Relax! We are all seeking those elusive, quiet, peaceful moments. But how can we create that serene environment in daily life? Meditation is one tool we can certainly use to unwind and relax, but what else is available and how do they compare?
Let’s see how we can bring heaven to earth in just a few short moves!1. Get Moving
One of the first things I ask any new client is what physical activities do they participate in. It doesn’t matter whether it's walking or billiards, or even sex! What matters is that we’re doing some.
Physical exercise has been proven to increase mental [...]
Mindfulness is THE 21st century buzz-word. We’ve heard about it - be present, be aware, here and now! Originally a key part of many spiritual practices, mindfulness and meditation have recently found themselves among the top strategies to enhance work-life balance, retain employees and improve productivity. But how easy are these principals to live by when our professional lives are getting busier and busier?Cultivating a new habit always needs a powerful kickstart, a lot of effort and starting a meditation or mindfulness practice creates plenty of resistance. Excuses create the illusion[...]
American comedian, actress, writer and producer Ellen DeGeneres shifted her mindset to inspire her whole community.
In 1997 the actress, star of the sitcom Ellen, decided to openly announce her homosexuality. The coming out was double: both Ellens – the real one and the fictional character came out on the same day and within one year the show was cancelled.
Even in showbiz, being gay in the 90s wasn’t sugar and candies, and Ellen had no intention to put herself in such a challenging situation. So, what changed her mindset?A meditation retreat in California.
During the retreat, her [...]
Tired of dealing with negative people in your office? Dreaming of how wonderful would it be if your boss and colleagues were always supportive, positive and energised? Well maybe it's time to stop complaining and instead use my 10 ways for YOU to be that amazing colleague and boss you are wanting to manifest!
Of course, I understand work can be challenging and stressful, I see that every day with my clients! But once you learn how to keep a positive attitude, the benefits will be truly unfathomable!
Maintaining a positive mindset at work will benefit your career, general well-being and may [...]
Success starts in your mind. How many times just changing your attitude towards your results has led you to a great accomplishment?
The human mind is such a powerful tool that can transform everything. Why can’t the same mind that has conceived trains, airplanes and space shuttles, conceive ideas to take you on the most beautiful journey you could ever imagine?
Nowadays we are so concentrated on the outside, that we forget to look inside. We always expect external events to make and keep us happy, successful, strong. But the real power is right there inside you: your brilliant, beautiful[...]
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength – Marcus Aurelius
To keep us clear of the threat of sabre tooth tigers and the like, our ‘old brain’ – the limbic system - is far more sensitised to negative, threat-related information than positive. So firstly, we need to compensate for our natural negativity bias. And secondly, we can learn to create our own, positive reality, the way we always dream of, by starting NOW, and attracting positive things back into our life.
Hence, here are my 5 Perfect Payoffs from a Positive [...]
Robert Downey Jr. is known and loved for his bold characters and his witty humour. But there was a time Iron Man was covered in rust.
Born in Manhattan, 1965, to acting parents he grew up surrounded by drugs. His addicted father kicked off Robert’s marijuana habit at the age of six.
His nascent career began acting alongside his father and drugs became expression of their emotional bond. Robert became an addict at the age of 8 and in his early 20s he was taking drugs regularly. When presented with the opportunity to play a junkie in Less than Zero (1987) he simply got himself [...]
“Yoga is the cessation of the fluctuations of the mind” – Patanjali
While doing many forms of exercise are good for the body, there’s a lot of speculation as whether some practices such as yoga can also benefit our mind.
Much as I’m a yoga convert I’m also interested in fact-based intelligence. So, let’s see if modern science agrees with the grandfather of yoga!
If you share what I’m about to tell you with your boss you might just get complementary yoga classes at the office!!1. Yoga Boosts your Energy Levels
Is coffee your only ally when [...]
Creating a new habit is always a sweet struggle. And that struggle is even more intense if it involves a very emotional and physical practice like yoga.
Excuses and impediments are constantly around the corner: we are too busy with work, too busy socialising, too busy with life. “I’m too busy” is the mantra of modern age - and this is exactly where yoga becomes absolutely necessary.
But how do we establish a solid and pleasant daily practice? Here are my secrets!1. Small, Regular Chucks
You only have quarter of an hour before you meet your friend, your son comes back from [...]
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is characterized by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres’ - Schwab, 2015
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is on its way, but what does it mean and how does it relate to our individual well-being and the well-being of society as a whole?
Ever think how much the world has evolved in just a couple of centuries? Industrial Revolutions have prompted unfathomable change in human life and society. Let’s briefly look at the story so far:
1st Industrial Revolution - 18th - 19th centuries, [...]