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Posts from the ‘Mind’ Category

How To Achieve Optimal Health By Sarah O’Flaherty

We all want our bodies to work optimally. And so why have most of us have let ourselves get run-down to a suboptimal level? We seem to forget that our bodies are systems, and that when they’re functioning on top form we feel good, look younger, sleep better, digest better, have optimal energy, are our best weight – not over or under weight, and are less stressed. We should all be aiming for this optimum goal, right?

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Overwhelmed? Five Ways To Find Peace In Less Than Five Minutes

When the daily chaos of life gets to be too much, sometimes you just need a quick fix to give you peace of mind. These tasty tips will help you find peace of mind in the most overwhelming of situations.

Check them out here.

Quick Right Brain Access

This article includes some interesting thoughts on accessing the ‘right’ side of the brain – our creative side (if you want to take sides). The right side is also the area that tends to take more of a big picture view.

Check it out here.

Yoga in Schools

With yoga, comes teachings on breathing and meditation. All wonderful foundational tools for kids.

Research shows that yoga and other contemplative practices can help kids better regulate their emotions and behaviors in healthy ways. Findings from the Kripalu Yoga in the Schools (KYIS) initiative show that students who have been exposed to these techniques are less reactive, more optimistic, and better able to focus, concentrate, and interact with their peers.

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The Importance of Going Within

I’ve just started reading Arianna Huffington’s book Thrive. Early on in her book she talks at length about the importance of going within. I received this quote yesterday and it struck a chord, so I thought I’d share it with you.

Just as we cannot live without water, so are joy and peace essential for our inner fulfillment. We may not even be aware that we are searching for something. It manifests only in our restlessness as we move from here to there, trying out different friends, different ideas, different jobs, different countries. Whatever we attempt is a reflection of our inner thirst, which we hope to quench in all these external ways. What we are looking for lies within us, and if we gave out time and energy to an interior search, we would come across it much faster, since that is the only place where it is to be found. 


—Ayya Khema, “Thirsting for Enlightenment”

7 Mind – Body Practices to Transform Your Relationship With Stress

Stress is the body’s way of reacting to a challenge. In days of old it was a useful reaction that set off the sympathetic nervous system resulting in a fight or flight response. However, today that ‘fight or flight’ response is often unnecessary.

Because we live in a rather over-stimulated world, where we face many challenges, it is all too easy to get overloaded and stressed out. And once we are stressed, it can be difficult to get back to a healthy equilibrium.

These 7 practices will get you off to a very good start. Find out more here.

Helping Kids

Children are our future. And we all want to see kids bought up with a healthy mindset that enables them to deal with life and it’s many challenges.

If you have kids or work with kids then check out these two articles, they both address that little issue called ‘failure’.

Helping Kids Overcome the Fear of Failure

Does Teaching Kids to Get ‘Gritty’ Help Them Get Ahead?


“There is no such thing as failure – failure is just life trying to move us in another direction,” 


10 Risks Happy People Take Every Day

Risks are what life is all about. Who wants to get to the end of their life without having ‘lived a little’?  This inspiring article provides a few pointers on how certain risks will increase our chance at happiness.

10 Risks

How to Manufacture Happiness

Dr Junger talks about the important role the gut plays in creating happiness.

View the five minute video here.

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