Archive for the Mindset Category

Leadership in Focus

Leadership in Focus

4 Simple Changes to Reap the Benefits of Focused Awareness at Work Keeping your team aware of the present and focused on the intention will help them be more productive, happier, and less stressed. You probably are tired of hearing about  mindfulness and all the magical claims that are presented and rightly so. But the practice of training the mind is not just about mindfulness but needs the essential component of focus.  When we put mindfulness into focus we can actually apply it to all aspects of life, including the workplace. Focused Awareness is the practice of mindfulness with the

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Mindfulness in Focus

Mindfulness in Focus

Is Mindfulness Enough?   Over the past decade our media channels have been flooded with  the marvels of mindfulness. It’s been embraced by celebrities, business leaders, politicians and athletes; and recommended by doctors, clergy, psychotherapists and prison wardens. Apps and bestselling books touting the benefits of mindfulness as well as meditation proliferate. Google “mindfulness” and you’ll get over 24 million hits.  ”Are we in the midst of a “mindfulness revolution”?  This movement presents mindfulness as the panacea for all ills ranging from individual unhappiness to lack of work productivity. And if so, can its claims be justified? We know that mindfulness can improve

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Meditation and It’s Practice

Meditation and It's Practice

According to Sri Swami Rama, it was stated that “meditation is a process of purifying the mind and making it one-pointed, inward, and tranquil.  Through the method of meditation, the mind will help you to fathom the deeper levels of your being and lead you to the highest state of realization.” From The Essence of Spiritual Life By Swami Rama Meditation is a practice.   It is not something that happens right from the beginning unless you are very lucky. It is also not mindfulness, relaxation, listening with a headset different tones and pitches or for that matter, anything that

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Digital Detox

Digital Detox

Is your technology habit hijacking your brain? Fall, each year, signals the arrival of new Smartphones. And now we have either chosen to hold on to last year’s technology or move onto faster, better and more techno time. A serious problem exists, and is not going away until we rewire our own life. It’s no surprise that we are in the energy flow of mobile device attachment. Yes, attachment to our mobile devices. Do you know that at least 46 percent of participants in a Pew Survey from 2015 said that they “couldn’t live without” their devices. Snapchat, Instagram, and

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Be The Force of Positive Change

Be The Force of Positive Change

A woman’s life is an absolute tightrope walk.  The demands that society has placed upon her take a toll on not only herself, but on her family and society as a whole. Her ability to endure while raising a family and working endlessly is a telltale sign of her strength and stamina. But over time there is a decline in her energy pool due to continual changes and challenges occurring throughout  life. Nature has provided women with the innate wisdom to override such phenomena, we must learn to use it.  This process starts with “training your mind”.  Why? Because the

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9 Ways to Overcome Anxiety

9 Ways to Overcome Anxiety

Anxiety is one of those things that we can do without.  Our feelings of worry, apprehension or fear over something that may or may not happen in the future is all part of what we call anxiety.  And your are not alone.   The Brain And Behavior Research Foundation reports that 40 million American adults live with some anxiety each year. We all have experienced anxiety one time or another when we are not sure about our security or safety.  When we experience anxiety in our body we experience sensations such as heart palpitations, nausea, chest pain, shortness of breath, stomach

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Root Up the Issue

Root Up the Issue

4 Steps to Root Up Our Issues We are all driven by our likes and dislikes, beliefs and non-beliefs, rights and wrongs. Our search for finding out how to be happy and healthy does not need to go any further than exploring our lifestyle habits. When we examine our habits not only of our body but of our thinking process we come to find that our reality is totally a product of all these habits intertwined. How many are in the habit of thinking positively or negatively? What drives our habits is our deep rooted fears. Anyone who is a

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Nourish Your Body, Balance Your Mind

Nourish Your Body, Balance Your Mind

Nourish Your Body, Balance Your Mind As I reflect upon the health crisis now facing us, I keep pondering on the concept that there are ancient healing practices that help people to maintain the health and happiness of the mind-body and spirit, if only they were understood and practiced we would ultimately discover the secret to health and happiness. I believe that each and every one of us has the innate wisdom to feel good, and I know from experience that the pathway to health and well being is not out of our reach.  We need three components to sustain ourselves

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8 Strategies to Boost Your Mood

8 Strategies to Boost Your Mood

8 Strategies to Boost Your Mood Depression is one of those things that we can do certainly pass on.  We have all  experienced the feelings of sadness, hopelessness, fatigue and lethargy one time or another in our life.  The big Pharma companies have picked up on the issue but without cure.    It is estimated that more than 20 million Americans, roughly 7%, experience depression.  However, I believe that the numbers are much higher if dysthymia is included in this statistic.  With one in ten using antidepressants there seems to be no cure with conventional approaches, just management. Depression is nothing

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Diet and Nutrition for a Balanced Mood

Diet and Nutrition for a Balanced Mood

Diet and Nutrition for a Balanced Mood Recent evidence suggests that good nutrition is essential for not only our physical but emotional health. Research shows that  a number of mental health conditions may be influenced by dietary factors. The  body of evidence linking diet and mental health is growing at a rapid pace. One of the most obvious, yet under-recognized factors in the development of major trends in mental health is the role of foundation nutrients.  As well as its impact on short and long-term mental health, the evidence indicates that food nutrients play an important contributing role in the

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7 Brain Essentials to Focus and Remain Calm

7 Brain Essentials to Focus and Remain Calm

Focus, remaining calm and having a good memory seem to be what most people need to feel good. I have heard people time and time again fearful as to whether they will perhaps be one of the 10 million people who develop Alzheimer’s disease later on in life.  Although no one supplement can guarantee total brain health, I have listed some supplements that I have personally found useful in working with clients and my own diet.  This list is by no means all inclusive, just some that I have had success with working on the path to feel good.  Magnesium:

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What Emotions Are You Feeding?

What Emotions Are You Feeding?

Making Sense of Five Emotions In Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as Ayurvedic Medicine, unrestrained emotions are considered to be just as responsible for illness as are external pathogens. It is now commonly recognized in the West as well as in the East that emotions and stress can cause physical diseases. Each emotion is linked to nature’s  five elements as well as to our organs.  Having the awareness of this process will help us avoid getting ill during times when we are stuck in emotional turmoil.  In order to recognize the emotions that bind our heart, we can use our

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