Relaxation

Are You A Bouncing Ball? … Checking In On You!

Posted by on Sep 28, 2011 in All Categories, Anxiety, Children, Coaching, Family, Friendship, Goal Setting, Habits, Health, Life Purpose, Life Stages, Lifestyle, Love, Marriage, Mindset, Parenting, Passionate Living, Personal Development, Relationships, Relaxation, Self Esteem, Spirituality, Strategic Intervention, Wellness |

I have had several people recently tell me in their own unique ways that they felt something like a bouncing ball in life. Trying to juggle work, school, health and family responsibilities can be overwhelming, leaving someone to feel out of balance, disconnected and unfocused. Many of us can get caught up in busy and active lives. We start treading water and just surviving rather than making purposeful choices and actions with ourselves and others. This can be slippery slope in any relationship. I think it’s important to take a quick assessment every few months – check in on your priorities and values and what’s important to you right now. Have you...

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Playing full out!

Posted by on Aug 9, 2011 in Habits, Leadership, Lifestyle, Passion, Passionate Living, Relaxation, Responsibility, Success, Time Management, Wellness, Women |

Playing full out!

This is a video of the great Maya Plisetskaya dancing the dying Swan. She is 61 here. You see her dancing like this at 61 and you think to yourself: “There’s a woman who plays full out! Who is living life to the fullest! Squeezing the juice out of life!” You are probably imagining her activity filled days, her rehearsals and the rigorous training she still has to undergo to keep her body and her skills at a high performance level. This is someone who clearly pushes her own limits! But here are her own words as she describes working for the first time with Roland Petit, on the production of La Rose Malade: Roland himself rehearsed with me, not trusting the coach....

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Be Yourself… REALLY Be Yourself

Posted by on Jun 29, 2011 in Anxiety, Attraction, Creativity, Dating, Emotional Mastery, Freedom, Friendship, Habits, Health, Life Purpose, Lifestyle, Love, Marriage, Men, Passion, Relaxation, Self Esteem, Self Love, Wellness, Women |

Be Yourself… REALLY Be Yourself

You know, it’s pretty hard to live with passion when you’re just not be being true to yourself. If we feel compelled to act or behave or be what we believe others expect of us or would like from us, then we aren’t being true to ourselves and chances are we aren’t all that happy, either. We are stifling our own energy, creativity, spontaneity, contribution, and love among other qualities that as a whole are special or unique to ourselves. If we have to become someone else just to fit in or get along, then haven’t we sacrificed the very essence of our own identity? Anyone can really fit in if they really want to. But how many people really...

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Two types of stress

Posted by on Jun 22, 2011 in Emotional Mastery, Health, Lifestyle, Relaxation, Wellness |

Two types of stress

Stress is possibly one of the most destructive and insidious barriers to the experience of good health in our world today. But not all stress is created equal, and the different types of stress have very different effects on our bodies and ultimately our wellbeing. The first type of stress is called eustress – the prefix ‘eu’ comes from the Greek meaning “good” or “well”. Eustress was a term coined by Dr Hans Seyle in 1975. While eustress can be taxing on the body, the effects of this type of stress have a positive outcome for the individual. Some examples of eustress would include strength training, applying for a job, going on a holiday to a new place...

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How the mind affects pain

Posted by on Jun 20, 2011 in Anxiety, Health, Pain Management, Relaxation, Wellness |

How the mind affects pain

The ability of our mind to affect our perception of pain is becoming more and more studied and understood in many fields, including the medical field. Once we can understand the role that the mind has on the body, we can design strategies, or utilise existing strategies to deal with pain. And the more we are able to do this, we find that it gets easier each time. Our focus plays an enormous part in the level of pain we may experience from day to day. When we are engaged in pleasurable activities, or when our mind is completely occupied in performing a task we enjoy, our likelihood of experiencing negative emotions or physical symptoms appears to lessen. But when we are...

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Getting Your Mojo Back

Posted by on Jun 13, 2011 in Creativity, Emotional Mastery, Lifestyle, Mind Power, Mindset, Personal Development, Relaxation, Self Love, Wellness |

      We all go through rough times in our lives, but some people have it worse than others. No matter who you are, though, you can probably use a little self-help every now and again. Whether you need to heal from a recent loss, are in recovery for an addiction, or have reached any other kind of low point in your life, you can still get your mojo back. Healing takes time, but there are plenty of things that you can do to help it along.   So, who exactly needs to get their mojo back? Well, in truth, anyone who isn’t happy or who isn’t living their life to the fullest. This could be because of addiction or depression, or because of anxiety...

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