Are you grateful? It is Thanksgiving in the United States today and this year is quite different than any other Thanksgiving I’ve ever experienced (including living overseas during an American holiday!). The COVID-19 pandemic crisis has changed how people can celebrate. So, I thought why not write about how to incorporate a gratitude practice into your daily routine? So, what is gratitude? It’s an affirmation of what is good and beneficial in our lives. However, we can be grateful for things that can be painful as well. Gratitude is in the eye of the beholder, and I struggled for YEARS with a healthy practice myself. One day — during my dark night of the soul — I started to think about things that had happened “to” me. I would say, “Everything would be great if ___ didn’t happen TO me.” And I stopped to think about that statement what had happened TO me. What if I changed the way I looked at the ‘bad’ shit that had happened throughout my life? What if I changed the statement to be a question, “How has my life changed for the better because of what happened FOR me?” I know some people think,… View Post
A healthy lifestyle is the need and wish of a person who wants a happy and satisfying life. It’s not a matter of how much you have. But how good you feel during your days and nights. If you feel stressed, less satisfied, and unhappy, then you need to add some yoga workouts to your life. Fifteen minutes of yoga can transform your mood and bring you peaceful sensations. That’s why many health gurus recommend it. Yoga transforms many lives into better ones. In this post, you will know undeniable reasons to add yoga to your lifestyle. Moreover, you will know breathing, meditation, and yoga poses. So, you can do yoga workouts accurately to get a healthy lifestyle. Keep reading further. Core benefits of yoga no one can deny Yoga is the most flexible workout routine. A person can do it during any time of the day. Moreover, it does not require the best fitness equipment. Below here are the reasons that will compel you to set up a routine for yoga immediately. Peaceful and holistic exercise Burning of fats Transformation of mood immediately Normalizing body weight Strong mind-body connection Regulation of heart rate Better breathing Higher serotonin levels A decrease… View Post
It’s that time again! Another year has passed since I decided to give up alcohol. Year two was not without its challenges, but I continue to believe that I am gaining more from my current lifestyle than I ever did while I was still drinking. This post could have filled an entire book – and maybe it will be one day (I hope!) — but, for now, I will keep it short by quickly sharing the three lessons I’ve learned from living two years alcohol-free. I love being in my head I used to think that being in my head was the worst and most detrimental space I could exist. I no longer feel that way, because my mind is clear and my anxiety is managed through better coping mechanisms. I can spend so much time by myself these days – in fact, I find myself NEEDING to be alone more than I ever did before. To be honest, when I would need alone time when I was still a drinker, it would be to drink wine on my own – without anybody judging me or invading that ‘sacred’ space that I so longed for. When I was in my… View Post
I have been told for more than half of my life that I should try meditating. I would always respond with, “I can’t meditate!” or “It’s physically impossible for me to stop thinking for a second, let alone five to ten minutes!” And many other iterations of the same sentiment. Back in September, I hit rock bottom with my anxiety and depression and decided that for once I would try something I had never (sincerely) done before. I started meditating five months ago (and this is what happened). Premeditated Erin Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt personally victimized by your own mind. via GIPHY I have struggled with GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder) as far back as I can remember. To be real, since as young as five years old, where I felt what I would later call, ‘panic attacks’. My Montessori school referred to my behaviour as a ‘tantrum’, but it was severe overwhelm and fears that my child-mind could not communicate properly. Naturally, the child panic manifested into teenage anxiety and depression, which led to multiple eating disorders and a host of other bad habits throughout my 20’s and (most of my) 30’s. The problem was always my… View Post
Ayurveda has become very popular all over the world. In this blog post, we will take a look at the benefits of learning Ayurveda in further detail, as well as providing some useful information about it. You will learn why Ayurveda has become popular and why so many people are taking courses to learn more about it. The following is a full guide to learning Ayurveda and what you will need to know when enrolling in an Ayurveda or Yoga Diploma course. The Story Of Ayurveda Ayurveda courses are often something that many people look for across the whole of the country and the reasons why are numerous. You may be looking to learn different forms of medical practice or Yoga to increase your knowledge, or perhaps you want training in Ayurvedic techniques to help treat ailments you, or a loved one, are currently suffering. From contraception methods to dealing with stress; Ayurveda covers all areas of health and well-being. But what is the history of Ayurvedic medicine? Etymologically speaking, the word originates from a combination of the ancient Indian words ‘ayur’ (life) and ‘veda’ (knowledge). It also arose from deep meditation and spiritual practice many thousands of years ago in India.… View Post
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