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The Challenge of Sensing and Responding to Stress and/or Trauma

Experiencing something really tough or frightening can turn someone's world upside down, especially when it comes to handling stress. Trauma can throw off how a person recognizes and deals with stress, often making it difficult for them to understand their body’s signals. This can lead to a person not reacting much at all, or going to the other extreme and reacting with overwhelming anger.

The Disconnection from One's Body

Our bodies have a natural way of coping with stress, like a...

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Awake in a World of Sleepwalkers: Why Comfort Can Be Our Downfall

These days, some people think value is in the brand of their shoes. It might sound silly, but it's a big clue. Many are drifting into a self-focused bubble. They're surrounded by their own comforts: swanky homes, swish cars, and the latest tech. But, what about the broader world? It's as if many have put on blinders.

The Comfort Trap

Money brings ease. There's no denying it. A full wallet means delightful meals, the trendiest outfits, and holidays in sunny spots. But is this the end goal?...

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Being okay with struggling

One of the many things that people do not tell us enough as we're growing up is that WE WILL STRUGGLE. Struggling is a part of life, but they do pass.

Sometimes our struggles are small, and sometimes extremely devastating. Sometimes the struggles are long term, other times they are short terms. We MUST know this, that in our struggles we are learning to understand the size of our cocoon, and maybe we are trying to get out of the cocoon at various stages of our lives, but we will struggle.

Far...

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Do not negotiate your peace of mind with others

mindfulness mindset Nov 09, 2020

No matter who that someone is, if they steal your peace of mind, you need to set up boundaries. 

Do not allow other people's bad moods to steal your good mood. How they wish to brood or be moody should not determine how you want to experience yours. 

If you experience peace within your heart and someone tells you that you're not caring enough, because they are not experiencing peace and they want you to empathise by losing your peace, then you know that this is a toxic...

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Our Herd Mentality Can Make Us Do Dumb Things

Animals follow their herd instinct mostly for survival and to keep each other safe.

Unfortunately for us humans, when we go with the herd mentality, usually we end up doing dumb and stupid things to ourselves.

While animals are meant to evolve as a group consciousness, the human's journey is about being self-realised persons, and then enlightened persons.

Unfortunately, we are far from being self-realised as a species. And truly self-realised or enlightened persons are a minority and we have...

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May the NOW be with you

In my previous class on MIndfulness for Beginners last week, I talked about how we must not allow our thoughts to run us. And that there are thoughts that are real, and most are not because they are based on the past or a future fantasy. One participant asked me what is real then?

My response was: the only reality is that one second of reality, the NOW, whenever we are aware. That is reality. In that one second of reality, we have no fear, we have no stress, we only have the NOW in our...

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The Panic-demic shows where we are as a species

covid-19 mindfulness panic Mar 16, 2020

It has happened.

It is now a pandemic. I will be sharing some tips further down this article on how to keep ourselves mentally, emotionally and spiritually at an even keel during these challenging times.

And if we focus on the facts, we know that the mortality rate of Covid-19 as of 3 March, as estimated by WHO is 3.4%. By comparison, the common flu “has infected as many as 45 million Americans since October and killed as many as 46,000 according to estimates from the Center for Disease...

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Our Insecurities Distort Everything About The World

Insecurities. 

Everyone suffers from this, at one time (read: teens) of their lives or another. Others struggle with this daily, and for some, never grow out of them.

It is a daily struggle where the mind tortures the personality, fills the mind with all kinds of thoughts, from how they look, how they dress, what people think of them, to one of the worst dark holes: comparison of self with others which can send the personality to spin out of control. 

When it is out...

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Mindfulness – Is It The Same For Everyone?

As people already on the path of some sort of holistic health journey, do we yet know what is mindfulness. I think many of you reading this has tried meditation at least once in your life. And for many of you, meditation is a practice you are on daily.

For seasoned meditators, mindfulness is about one’s state of mind. For the spiritually ambitious (I know it’s odd to be spiritually ambitious, but it is a thing), mindfulness is a practice that you may take to help you to gain some...

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