The Importance of Rest and Relaxation

For those of us who are used to being constantly on the go it is easy to forget what it actually feels like to kick back and truly relax. There are many things which we do that we kid ourselves are relaxing when in reality this is not the case. For example, we tend to […]

How Stress and a Lack of Sleep can Shorten your Lifespan

The fast paced nature of the modern world and the limited time we all seem to have to fit in our day to day activities are undeniably taking a huge toll on our physiological and physical well-being. Although the initial symptoms may appear to be harmless, sustained lack of sleep and stress can manifest themselves […]

Far From the Maddening Crowd – Find Peace With Meditation and Spiritual Retreat

In the year 2005, I found myself among hundreds of my neuroscientist co-workers, attending a spiritual conference that enlightened us on meditation therapy. Like any other aspiring young, those were nothing but mere lectures to me. In fact, I didn’t realize its benefits until I went on a 10-day meditation retreat in the year 2010. […]

Five Factors to Consider When Setting Goals

For many of us goals are an important part of our planning for the future. They motivate us, keep us focussed on our dreams and ultimate aims in life, give a clear purpose to our actions. However, there are a few things it’s useful to consider when we first start to formulate our goals. Let’s […]

Stopping Panic Attacks Naturally

Stopping panic attacks is the goal of everybody who suffers with them. After all these attacks can come on without warning and can be extremely terrifying if left unchecked. In a lot of cases the attacks can worsen the more of them you have. Panic attack treatment may be required to get the situation under […]

9 Simple Ways You Can Relieve Everyday Stress

Stress is the largest culprit that can bring us down mentally and physically. Here are nine ways you can chase stress away, simply, naturally and effectively! 1. Listen to music – The corporate cubicle farm takes on a completely new aura when you plug in your iPod while working on your computer. 2. Talk to […]

How To Use Journaling To Beat Stress

Do you often find yourself stressed and burdened with a perception of life as a “glass half-empty”? If you see yourself as a “glass half-empty” person, you may want to start a gratitude journal as a way out of negative thinking and stress. The person who views life from the perspective of a “glass half-full” […]

Manage Stress and Take Control of Your Space

A short while ago I went to see the fabulous saxophonist Kenny G play at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. I’ve seen him twice before, the first time at the large Manchester Arena and the second time at a somewhat smaller venue. It was his first visit to this particular hall and I was interested […]

5 Smart Ways to Minimize the Stress of House Cleaning

Cleaning the house can quickly become stressful, especially when managing a home with multiple children, pets and plenty of knickknacks. Eliminating the stress of house cleaning can be done with a few tips and tricks that can easily be implemented each day while picking up around the home. Clean Each Day Cleaning the home every […]

Criticism Is Often a Reflection of the Critic’s Own Insecurities

“Don’t criticize what you don’t understand, son.  You never walked in that man’s shoes.” ~ Elvis Presley All of us at some point in time have experienced a wrath of criticism from someone, and it’s hurtful whether we admit it or not. There’s nothing we’d like more than to verbally blast the critic with everything […]