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Can We Break Free Of The Fear Of Missing Out?

‘For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else.’

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Are we so hooked on social media that all we’re really in it for is to ensure we’re not missing out on something? Do you feel your body urging you to ‘pull away’ and ‘break free’ from the superficial connectivity and frantic never ending site hopping? What are we waiting for?

Read more here.

Or if you’re feeling a little over-connected or fed up with Facebook.

Site Move

Hello  followers. This is just a quick note to let you know that I have transferred my site from wordpress.com to wordpress.org. I will be moving you all with me – assuming all goes well with the transition.  Email subscribers will continue to receive email notifications of new posts as before, however, WordPress.com followers will only see new posts in the Reader. You will not receive email updates unless you subscribe to receive those from the new site.

The site is still http://www.inspiredjourneys.net. But if you get somehow get lost in the transition I hope you’ll find me again and resign up.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR ONGOING SUPPORT!

Desmond Tutu: On Why We Forgive

Forgiveness is an art. It’s a hard skill to master for all of us. The following exert comes from The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World by Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu, and it is a beautiful, inspiring read.

Why We Forgive

 

And if you need a little help saying I’m sorry or more on forgiveness from Jack Kornfield.

 

Primal Living: The Way To Optimal Health

I’ve recently become an advocate of going back to basics, of following the rules of life that our ancestors followed. Although we may be living in quite a different world today from when we first evolved, our bodies and brains have not really changed that much. In our crazy, busy, overcomplicated world, sometimes the best way forward can be going back to the simplest things.

This article from Mark’s Daily Apple on the Primal Blueprint is well worth a read. Enjoy!

If you are looking for a life of optimal health and wellbeing don’t’ forget to check out these previous articles on the liver and sleep.

Neuroscience And Art – Where Is The Overlap?

As I keep saying – tapping into your creative side can help you in so many ways, including the way you work. There is huge benefit in meshing the analytical mind with the creative. Check this out – even neuroscientists are doing it!

Neuroscience and Art

 

Related Links:

Quick Right Brain Access

10 Things Creative People Know

Quitting The Corporate World To Do Something More Creative

 

The Empathy Library: An Inspiring New Concept

Yep, the world sure is changing quickly. Sometimes it’s a little scary, and sometimes even a little confusing. But, it’s also pretty fun with so many cool new concepts being developed every day.

Check out this one – The Empathy Library.

Check out the 2nd Annual Eating Psychology Online Conference at No-Cost!

2nd Annual Online Eating Psychology Conference 
July 21 – 26, 2014.

I’m excited to share that I’m participating in the 2nd Annual Online Eating Psychology Conference . Join me, along with Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, as he interviews over 45 experts in eating psychology, embodiment, weight, health, and nutrition. Get ready to hear some great insights and information that will advance your understanding of eating psychology and personal transformation in this one-of-a-kind virtual conference!

Sign up for the 2nd Annual Online Eating Psychology Conference for FREE here: Click here

It’s time for a whole new understanding of our relationship with food. Obesity, overeating, body image concerns, emotional challenges with food, and diet-related health issues are with us more than ever. People have abundant access to nutrition facts and information, but need to search long and hard for true healing wisdom. It’s time for an approach that honors all of who we are as eaters – body, mind, heart and soul. Join us for an exciting time together as we explore leading edge thinking in the fields of eating psychology and nutrition. Get inspired by speakers from a variety of disciplines who have something unique and innovative to share.

Speakers include Dr Mark Hyman, Dr David Perlmutter, Paul Chek, Dr Hyla Cass, Amy Pershing, Dr Srini Pillay, Dr Frank Lipman, John Robbins, JJ Virgin, Tom Malterre, Dave Aprey, Dr Tom O’Bryan, Jon Gabriel, Dr Susan Albers, Sayer Ji, Donna Gates, Dr Alan Christianson, Jessica Ortner, Daniel Vitalis, Emily Rosen, Meghan Telpner, and many more!

Dates: July 21 – 26, 2014
Price: FREE
Where: Sign up online: Click here

I look forward to seeing you in the conference!

Best regards,

Sarah O’Flaherty

 

When Nothing Is Sure Everything Is Possible

We don’t have to agree with each other in order to think well together. There is no need for us to be joined at the head. We are already joined by our human hearts. –Margaret Wheatley

Uncertainty is not always a bad thing – find out more here.

Inspired By Play

One thing I think that grown ups can learn from kids is how to really let loose and enjoy play!  Play has many benefits, including the joy and energy gained from playing. And kids are brilliant at keeping it central to their lives, often through their worship of toys.

Check out these inspiring pics of kids from around the world and their favorite play companions.

Inspired By Play

Storytelling: An old way of communicating, new mediums, and big changes

Today’s storytellers show that each of us can be part of something more powerful, diverse, and creative than we might have imagined.

Be inspired here.