mindfulness

5 Ways to Deal with Stressful Situations, According to Science

By | 2017-05-21T20:00:21+00:00 May 21st, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

None of us really know how we’re going to react to unusually stressful situations. If there’s a death in the family or within a close friendship group, grief tends to surface in the most unexpected ways. Even people who think of themselves as well balanced or able to deal with stressful situations well, find themselves baffled by their own behaviour. So, what are the best ways of dealing with the

How Practicing Mindfulness Helps You Have Better Communication and a Deeper Connection with Others

By | 2017-04-27T23:33:42+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Practicing mindfulness has numerous health benefits. It turns out that it can also help us communicate better and form deeper connections with others. I have always found communication to be a perplexing beast. At first glance, it involves the exchange of information between individuals. However, especially in Ireland, where I live, the land of subtle hints and understated cues, what’s not said is at least as important as what is.

10 Zen Habits That Will Change Your Life

By | 2017-04-14T19:58:20+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |

If you are like many people, you'll think that life is more complicated than it is. By doing so, you line your way with unnecessary obstacles and pitfalls. Consequently, you impose stress on yourself. You'll need to simplify your life with beneficial Zen habits. What is Zen, and why should you turn to it? Which are the key zen habits that will change your life? What is Zen? Zen is

How to Get Happy with These 5 Science-Backed Rituals

By | 2017-03-23T02:14:40+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

Want to get happy? Check out these tips backed by scientific studies. What’s the point of work, family, exercise, reading, watching movies, and waking up in the morning? What’s the point of living, anyway? We may be aspiring for career success, family values, or personal growth. The point is always the same: being happy. We all know the basic rules of being happy: don’t worry, manage stress, figure what you

The Effects of Stress on Your Health and Well-Being: What You Need to Know

By | 2017-02-27T00:41:04+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

Research institutions from around the world have been making progress in understanding the effects of stress on the human body and their link with a variety of health problems. Stress has been linked to increased rates of heart disease, digestive issues, asthma, and various types of addiction. It is important to recognize the signs that you are being negatively affected by stress and learn which techniques will best help you

How to Improve Your Relationship Using Mindfulness

By | 2016-11-10T13:54:24+00:00 November 9th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

Are you looking for ways to improve your relationship? Mindfulness is the key to improving many areas of your life, including relationships! If it would have been a few months ago I wouldn’t have noticed how her shoulders or her gaze dropped as she mentioned her cat. Instead, I would have been waiting for it to be my turn and started in on a topic close to my heart –

Study Reveals Dish Washing Boosts Your Inspiration, Reduces Nervousness and Prevents Depression

By | 2017-02-26T12:58:07+00:00 November 12th, 2015|Tags: , , , , |

There are a number of things you can do to calm you down. Dish washing, is one of them according to science. Some of the things you could do include but are not limited to taking a tasty meal, taking a nap, going out for a drink, working out among others. Of course, this depends on your preferences. However, there is one more thing which you seem to be out of

How Your Lifestyle Affects Your DNA & How to Create a Healthy Legacy with Nature

By | 2016-12-09T14:19:05+00:00 June 20th, 2015|Tags: , , , |

“Place your hands into soil to feel grounded. Wade in water to feel emotionally healed. Fill your lungs with fresh air to feel mentally clear. Raise your face to the heat of the sun and connect with that fire to feel your own immense power.” (Victoria Erickson) Did you know that your lifestyle affects your DNA? In fact, our DNA is being altered all the time

5 Gut Instincts You Should Always Pay Attention To

By | 2016-10-15T20:21:59+00:00 May 16th, 2015|Tags: , , , |

  That funny tingling in your tummy, a quick urge to do something, that squeaky little voice ringing in your head! All of you would have experienced such feelings some or the other time in your life. And that is what precisely you would call a gut feeling. While instincts are natural, these are not exactly your thoughts. These can be considered as the thumb rules of your survival. Here

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