Practical Tips for Sticking With Your Workout Plan

As much as you want to stick to the workout plan that you have your eyes on, there will be times when you will lose the motivation and will that are needed in order to get up and hit the gym. It is imperative that you get yourself going during these times, because the little things that […]

Koan Meditation

A Koan is a question or a puzzle given to a meditator to contemplate during a meditation session. The object is to think long and hard about the question and try to solve the puzzle. It does not matter whether you are right or wrong in your conclusions, only that you have tried to solve […]

How to Deal With Stress and Anxiety

Although the terms “stress” and “anxiety” tend to be interchangeable in common usage, medically they are different.  Stress is a normal reaction to a specific threat or situation and as such, it is not a disorder.  Typically, once the cause is removed, the levels of stress hormones return to normal. However anxiety is a bona-fide […]

Locked Out: How to Keep Your Cool During Unexpected Stressors

Locking yourself out is something that can happen to anyone, no matter how careful or diligent they are. You never know when you will lose your key, when the door will lock behind you or when you will suddenly find yourself outside of your house or your vehicle. Here are some tips on how to […]

How Friends Make the Best Medicine

Is it possible that having close connections to good friends, old and new, is good for your health? Research suggests that if you cultivate a strong inner circle of friends—people you can count on through thick and thin—you may indeed gain an abundance of health benefits. Not only do strong friendships make you feel happy […]

How to Cope When Your Spouse is Depressed

Living with a depressed spouse can be extremely stressful for the partner and other family members. Communication is impacted, the couple’s social life suffers, and feelings of satisfaction with the marriage decrease. Here are fifteen ways to cope and keep your sanity and bearings when your spouse is depressed: 1.  Know what you’re dealing with. […]

How to Clear Your Money Blocks

In the search for a holistic lifestyle, sooner or later one faces the challenge of “right living”, where work and wealth are in harmony with our physical, mental and spiritual aspirations. Wealth is so often seen as simply possessing money, perhaps splendid amounts of money.  Yet across the spectrum of spiritual teachings, mentors and inspirational […]

4 Tips To Effectively Deal With Stress

Stress, we hear it all the time and we use it to describe people who look craggy and burnt out without even realizing what stress exactly does to these people and how our bodies react to stressful situations. When we perceive situations as threatening our nervous system reacts by releasing stress hormones like cortisol and […]

How to Breathe To Relax and Reduce Stress

So many things in our modern urban lifestyle contribute to stress and tension that it can actually increase our stress levels by just thinking about what we need to do – in addition to already overfull schedules – in order to maintain our health and a reasonable quality of life. Stress is a part of […]

Armchair Stress Busters – Five Ways to Beat Stress Without Leaving Your Chair!

If you are feeling stressed and have a few minutes to spare try one of these quick-fire stress busters to make you feel better. You don’t even have to leave the comfort of your armchair! 1. Call a friend. Your friends are only a phone call away, so pick up the phone and give them […]