The Essential Self vs. The Social Self

In a recent podcast I listened to, Martha Beck the well known life coach shares some wisdom on paying attention to the feelings you experience in your life and if you are living your way or the way others expect. Martha talks about finding your essential self- this is what you were born to be,…

Mindfulness- A state of ‘no-mind’

I see mindfulness as simply creating space for stillness and more frequent states of ‘no- mind’, where there are no thoughts about past or future. Just being fully present and giving your mind a much needed little break from it’s overthinking. Have a great day ahead fulled with stillness ❤ Taryn xxx Photo by Özgür Akman on Unsplash…

The journey or the destination…

Hedononia- Pleasure, satisfaction and enjoyment- happiness derived externally. Eudaimonia- The idea that happiness comes from within and the pursuit of becoming a better person intellectually. Staying connected with our deep values and acting in accord with them. A contented state of being happy, healthy and prosperous. The hedonic treadmill is a theory that proposes that whatever…

Organizing Our Minds

In An Age Of Information Overload, How Can We Use Systems Outside Our Head To Help Us? I am currently reading ‘The Organized Mind’ in an attempt to live more mindfully by offloading as much information and unnecessary thinking into the external world as possible. I came across the ‘3×5 index card’ idea in the…

Why we do what we do- Tony Robbins

I recently watched this old TED Talk by Tony Robbins, in which he talks about what motivates people to do what they do- something that has also always interested me. He discusses what he believes are 6 basic human needs : Certainty: Stability- we need to have security Uncertainty: Variety- as much as we need certainty-…

The Art of Happiness

The Dali Lama makes it clear from page one in his book “The Art of Happiness”, that he believes the very purpose of life is to seek happiness. He agrees it is not that simple to be happy all the time- but we need to train our minds to be happy. I agree with this…

Coming home, the real you

When we first arrive on this earth, we are full of curiosity. Our bodies are a vessel from which we can explore, learn, touch, taste, feel, climb and move around our strange new surroundings. We express our needs, wants and dislikes, with no filter or concern for their effect or consequence. Then we start to […]…

The 7 Pillars for Creating the Change You Want

Originally posted on Discovering Your Happiness:
Whether you are creating something new, changing something existing, whether it’s career or business, relationships or health, your finances or lifestyle objectives – these 7 pillars for effective change hold true. Often the absence of even one of these pillars is enough to put you on shaky ground. To ensure…

Ego : The wanting self — BayArt

Apparently, the Universe is trying to send me a message. This week I received two newsletters both about ego. I must confess my spiritual train has been derailed these past few weeks as I focus on my outer world. Having recently lost my job, my world has been thrown into a tail spin and I…… via…

Obstacles — Cristian Mihai

Life has a way of testing your commitment to a certain cause, principle, or even person. They are called obstacles. Setbacks. Things not going according to plan. You mustn’t lose faith. I repeat: you mustn’t lose faith. What is that, you ask? The ability to walk through fire, knowing that you’ll come out the other […]…

Is life happening TO YOU or FOR YOU?

We have a million choices to make each day, but waking up with intention, to me, is crucial. By choosing to live with intention you are choosing to live mindfully, with awareness. Awareness of your thoughts, your actions, others in your life and how you perceive your life and the happenings around you. Becoming more…