A few days ago, I had an ah-ha moment that shook me to my core. During a writer’s workshop I attended, one of the speakers presented a perspective that literally took me aback. She said, “Self-abandonment for the sake of others isn’t heroic. It’s self-betrayal.” I sat stunned. Goosebumps made my limbs shiver, and I [...]
"Ayurveda is the science of life, and it has a very basic, simple approach which is that we are all part of the universe, and the universe is intelligent and the human body is part of the cosmic body." - Deepak Chopra Long before modern medicine and pharmaceutical companies become the norm, there existed a [...]
"Yoga takes you to the present moment, the only place where life exists." - Karin Heller Modern day stresses and chaos often wreak havoc on our mental and emotional health. We end up overworking, overthinking and living our lives for a never present future. That's why yoga is so great — it allows us to [...]
"Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know." - Pema Chödrön Each of us has our own path in life, and those paths aren't neatly paved nor are they perfectly constructed. Instead, they're rough at times and uneven — requiring us to use all of the strength that lies within [...]
Suicide doesn't discriminate. But what it does do it show us that appearances are often deceiving. That's why this topic is so important to talk about— we need transverse the cracks together, and patch them up because 123 people's lives depend on it EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.
And yours might be one of them.
Here are 5 warning signs you might be suicidal (extracted from my personal experience), and how to get help...
I don’t think anyone ever wakes up and thinks, “it’s going to be the flu that gets me.”
We don’t think about our morality in those terms — many of us don’t at all. We think the days will keep coming and the clock will keep ticking...until suddenly, it all stops. And part of our denial is fear-based. Another part of our denial is being completely desensitized and detached from the events happening in our world.
Here are 5 things this year's deadly flu strain can teach us about living:
The relationship we have with food is one of the most intimate we relationships we have in our life. Everyday (if we're fortunate) we consume 2 to 3 meals — and what we put into our bodies impacts our overall health, wellbeing and happiness.
So what can you do to ensure you have a healthy and loving relationship with your food? Here are 5 things:
There is no magical place that exercise and diet will get you to — you might have a number that you think is your ticket to happiness — be it in inches or pounds but your number is just that, a placeholder for the next number you come up with when you’re still not happy with yourself.
So how do you make wellness a lifelong journey and just not a target on the scale? Here are 5 ways: