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Practice Meditation for a Healthy Mind and Spirit

If there’s one little ritual to implement in you your daily practice I encourage it to be meditation. To just sit and ‘be’. A simple act that is not-so-simple at the very same time.

The act is simple. Sit still, focus on your breathing and continue to do so for about an hour. Having the mental discipline to go beyond the reflexive, “thinking” mind and into a deep state of relaxation, however, is a challenge to say the least. Continue reading

Practice the Art of Equanimity and Be Present and Grateful for What Exists Right Now

About 10 years ago I sat my first Vipassana meditation – 10 days of silence – no reading, no writing, no talking, no eye contact with anyone. Simply wake up and meditate for 10 to 12 hours a day with breaks for breakfast and lunch and a cup of tea for dinner. It was most certainly a life changing experience of which I am forever grateful so much so that I went back again and again. Continue reading

Everyday Tips to Help Yourself De-stress

Anxiety, sleeping problems, mood swings, stress, the “blues”… do these words sound all too familiar to you? It seems that as the years go by, these stress-related states are becoming more prevalent, with mental health problems fast becoming the number one health issue. If you are currently suffering or would like to prevent these debilitating feelings from consuming your life, there is, in fact, much that you can do to help yourself be the happy and healthy person that you deserve to be.

In my opinion it all starts with the basics: eating healthily, exercising regularly, breathing pure natural scents and setting aside a few moments in the day to nurture yourself. Continue reading

Suffering from Stress and Anxiety? Try Breathing and Relaxation Techniques.

breathingI am a big believer in prevention rather than cure. I’d much prefer to look after myself on a daily basis and utilise self-care practices than go down the road of being prescribed pharmaceuticals to mask symptoms. Continue reading

Meditation – The Key to Help Develop a Healthy Mind

meditationIt’s interesting to marvel at how something that appears to be so simple can be so beneficial. To just sit and ‘be’. To meditate.
That’s just it. It’s simple, and it isn’t, at the very same time.
The act is simple. Sit still, focus on your breathing and continue to do so for about an hour.
Having the mental discipline to go beyond the reflexive, “thinking” mind and into a deep state of relaxation, however, is a challenge to say the least. Continue reading