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,…

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…

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…

“Whatever you are going through ,you will do just that: go through it. It will pass. So say thank you now. Because the rainbow is coming.” Oprah

An important aspect of mindfulness is the acceptance of impermanence, that nothing stays the same and everything is in constant motion. Learning to embrace change and uncertainty has been a big eye opener for me and helped me release the need to control everything and understand how impossible and unnecessary this is. Just as everything…

Hit the delete button every time doubt appears.

Dr Wayne Dyer talks about this, about hitting this button to eliminate any doubts, thoughts of conditions and limitations. When you truly believe, and your vision and thought have not been tampered with the thoughts of boundaries and judgement – I believe the universe will start to deliver. In a previous post, I explain how choosing…

5 things I do that help me to S.M.I.L.E

Keep things simple and embrace minimalism.  Live mindfully and meditate. Remember to look after my inner world , as my outer world will be a reflection of this. Learn, and keep learning, then share my knowledge with others. Exercise – even just a brisk walk in nature will do wonders.  

How to Slow Down Time

Written by Eric C., MA., PhD Candidate Audio version available | Click here “How did it get so late so soon?” ~Dr. Seuss 1. Live for now, not for later We can only experience happiness in the present moment. Just because we are in the middle of a mundane project does not mean we cannot…

“The Secret To Manifesting anything that you desire is your willingness and ability to realign yourself so that your inner world is in harmony with the power of Intention.” Dr Wayne Dyer

Living mindfully is about living in the present moment, however it is completely natural that our minds wonder off . I think of it like this: If you were to go shopping, would you spend your time walking down the aisles full of your favourite books, films, food, things you love- that make you feel…