Today I just sat and drank a cup of coffee. You may say “wow, I wish I had that kind of time.”. The hard truth is that YOU DO. We tend to fill up our day with a million tasks and our “to-do” list never ends. We have learnt that if you’re not perpetually in […]
As humans, much of our life is centered around happiness. The United States Declaration of Independence serves to protect “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”. With the rising rates of depression, divorce and anxiety in our world, it seems that we are missing the mark when it comes to happiness. Or, is it that […]
Is yoga a bunch of people in funny orange robes? Is yoga when girls put themselves in really flexible positions on beaches and in waterfalls? yoga seems to have blown up in recent years, so let’s dive a bit deeper into what it is exactly… Yoga has many components to the philosophy and theory. From […]
Good quality sleep is the foundation to health. Eating well, exercising optimally and general wellbeing are all affected by sleep. Melatonin is a critical chemical in the sleep cycle and it is important to understand how to increase melatonin levels and “zzz” quality. What is melatonin? Melatonin is a chemical produced in the brain that […]
The term “meditation” is heard more and more these days and is becoming a popular practice. While this term was often used in the past to describe the lifestyle of monks, it is now not uncommon to hear that co-workers and friends are meditating on a daily basis. Because of the spiritual association and the […]
We often start off our day with a feeling of positivity and optimism. As the day goes by, however, we may start to become irritated with people and situations around us. It is important to not allow small inconveniences to take over our entire day. Here are some tips to have better, happier days.
Hi everybody! Today I want to talk about the practice of Loving-Kindness Meditation. This is a simple practice of thinking loving thoughts towards others, which has incredible benefits. This practice has shown to increase our own happiness, as well as feelings of love, joy, gratitude, self-acceptance and positive relations with others. Start by practicing […]
Everyone these days seems to be doing the most intense, cross-fit-like exercise. They are able to run a half marathon before the sun rises and then drink a zero-calorie, zero-taste health smoothie and be good until noon. With the health and fitness standards being this absurd, how do we push harder to keep up? The […]
We all have habits and behaviours that do not serve us. If we are able to understand how our brain works, and how habits are reinforced, we can then look at ways to change these habits.
Hi Everyone! Part of my morning routine is a 10 minute meditation session. I can pretty much only manage 10 minutes at this point in my journey because I really struggle to quieten my mind for any longer than that. Our minds can often be like a river, where our thoughts flow from one idea […]