Releasing control <3

“That moment you fantasize about, when the bills are paid, the roof stops leaking, the phone’s not ringing, and you soak in the caught-up-ness of it all. That’s when the dog runs away. Or the girlfriend gets pregnant. Or the tornado touches down. Life doesn’t give you breathing room, but if you stop grasping for…

Emotional Contagion

Our emotions have the superpower to transform the mood in anyone we are interacting with. Daniel Coleman says, “We unconsciously imitate the emotions we see displayed by someone else, through an out-of-awareness motor mimicry of their facial expression, gestures, tone of voice, and other nonverbal markers of emotion. Through this imitation people re-create in themselves the…

The Beginner’s Mind

Living in the moment, seeing things more clearly, more richly and sometimes for the first time. Find joy in the mundane and find extra in the ordinary. Explore the small stuff,; each unnoticed breath, sip of tea, bite of food, living tree you walk past and each step you take. This present moment living can…

Back to Square One

In a follow up to my previous post in which life coach Martha Beck discusses what our Essential Self is vs. our Social Self, the next part of the interview was a true AH HA moment… Martha explains ‘Square One’ : “As humans we believe that we are supposed to start our lives small with little…

Wearing Busy as a Badge of Honor

We may think filling our days up and keeping busy proves we are more than just ordinary and are getting more out of our lives, but is it about how much we can cram into our day or about how truly present we are in each activity? Having recently been able to slow down after…

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-…