What an unprecedented year the 2020 has been! There are many lessons to learn, but the one that stands out for me is to expect the unexpected. Few days ago while enjoying the beauty of nature out on the balcony, I spontaneously sat down and started my daily meditation. With my eyes closed, my hearing
If you are one of the many people who really wishes to give meditation a go but finds sitting meditation really difficult, why not try walking meditation? In fact, walking meditation can help with two of the five pillars of brain health which neuroscientists recommend (see 5 Factors to Boost Brain Health). Because it combines exercise and stress reduction through mindfulness in one activity. Particularly during the holiday season, you can take a walk down the beach, in the park, or go bush walking mindfully.
The holiday season is upon us, and most people are already in a heightened mode of operation. There is activity everywhere, to wrap up the end-of-year tasks, do the Christmas shopping, prepare for family reunion or travelling, and so on; followed by two or three weeks of change from our routines. This can be all good fun, and a restorative period for our mental health if we observe few simple tips.
A deceptively simple practice with incredible benefits. We are born freely inhabiting our bodies; but somehow we forget this as we grow up and begin inhibiting ourselves. I owe the inspiration for writing this post to a dear client who accidentally mistyped "inhibit" as "inhabit"; or was it a so called "Freudian slip" on her
Very often I come across people who are so tied up feverishly putting time and effort in everyday activities such as family matters, work, study, friends, aspirations, check list travelling (ticking off more places and tourist attractions) even shop-around self-development (jumping from one self-development work to the next in search of the latest and the
Dr .Harriet Lerner, author of "The Dance of Anger" We all get angry at times, some more often than others. What is anger, is it a negative emotion, is it harmful or can it be helpful for our growth? These are some of the questions many may have about anger. This year Dr. Harriet
Rumi Calendar – Response to the April Question: Health and Healing Why is there sickness and weakness at all? Are physical and mental health interrelated? I sense much ambiguity and confusion both in mainstream and alternative medicine areas; please enlighten me. This month’s response is contributed by Dr Roozbeh Malekzadeh. Roozbeh is a GP, counsellor,
Antidepressants can be useful and have their place in the treatment of depression. However, if you or someone you know has been hastily prescribed antidepressants or have become dependant on such pills over time, please watch this report from France24 and revisit your doctor to ensure you really need to continue taking them. Also ask
The New Biology – From Victim to Master of Your Health If you feel inadequate in achieving your goals, or feel unhappy about your life, work, relationships or even about your physical health, then it’s time to check your fundamental beliefs and perceptions. Particularly if you know that the unacceptable situation you are in, feels familiar and
The New Year is almost upon us and the tradition calls for people making their New Year’s Resolutions. Losing weight/getting fit, improving one’s financial situation (debt management, getting a better job, …), creating better relationship with family and friends, and quitting smoking or alcohol are consistently among the most popular New Year’s resolutions every year.