“Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand-new hours are before me. I vow to live fully each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.” Thich Nhat Hanh Buddhist monks wake up every morning, at approximately 4 a.m. while the stars are still out and the world appears to be peacefully […]Lire la suite de "A simple buddhist guide to having a mindful morning"
Listening to what’s in your heart and feels right in your cells In this very busy and technological world, teaching how we are all interconnected requires a sense of knowing the sound of truth. When we hear truth our cells respond. It sounds like a note sung perfectly in key. This sound aligns our cells […]Lire la suite de "6 Steps to Develop a Spiritual Practice"
For all the lonely hearts : Loneliness only has power over us when we go to great lengths to avoid her. Facing her can be incredibly painful at first. And then it becomes beautiful. Both are true. These words are for me, they are for you, they are for us—to hold close to our chests as […]Lire la suite de "The Art of loving loneliness"
“If you ask why we meditate, I would say it’s so we can become more flexible and tolerant to the present moment.” ~ Pema Chodron Are you intrigued by meditation and mindfulness practices but don’t know how to get started? Mindfulness is available to all of us. Everyone deserves mindfulness, but because our lives are […]Lire la suite de "Mindfulness for beginners : dispelling 7 myths of meditation"
To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh I was visiting a friend in New York City this past weekend as we discussed various elements of all things spiritual. Discussion of teachers, techniques, paths and so forth culminated into some […]Lire la suite de "Change your entire life with this simple technique"
But don’t worry, there are natural ways to increase your dopamine so you can experience a more constant level of happiness. Best of all, the following techniques don’t involve medications. 1. Exercise Exercise can boost your levels of endorphins, serotonin and dopamine, which will not only strengthen your muscles, but will help reduce your stress. […]Lire la suite de "How to supercharge your dopamine levels to never feel sad stressed or depressed again"
I’ve always felt stable. I associated change with what was going on around me, not inside of me. Then I learned that my brain is always in a state of transformation, thanks to phenomenon calledneuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity is our brain’s ability to form and re-organize neural connections. It happens constantly as we go about our day. Whenever […]Lire la suite de "How I changed my life by changing my brain"