The sound of water trickling over rocks from a waterfall, birds chirping happily or uplifting music playing on the radio. Sounds have a therapeutic influence on your health and wellbeing. They calm and move you physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Courage doesn’t come easy, for some it requires more effort. It takes courage to be able to be yourself and make decisions that help achieve your goals. It is easy to fall into a pattern of doing the same thing day in day out. The status quo. The comfortable. Or even making decisions in lineContinue reading “Six types of courage to a happy you”
As the lockdown extends once again on the eastern seaboard of Australia, it is timely to recognise the impact of being socially isolated has on your mental health. As you are aware, humans are naturally social creatures. They thrive on human interaction. When that contact is restricted, the toll it plays has serious consequences toContinue reading “How social exclusion impacts your mental health”
It is RU Okay day on Thursday. A day where people check in with each other and sure each other are okay. However, don’t make your check in feel like an obligation. If someone is not feeling okay take a moment to stop and genuinely listen. It doesn’t cost much to take ten minutes toContinue reading “Are you really RU Okay?”
When we were children, nothing delighted us more than listening to a bedtime story. It allowed us to transport ourselves into another world (or time) an escape. As we got older, we began to read our own stories but not as often as we liked. Plus, those stories grew up as we did. No longerContinue reading “The power of storytelling”
In a previous post I discussed how you achieve a flow state when you are completely focused and engaged on your tasks. For some this comes easy, but others may find they need some help to trigger a state of flow. This post discusses some suggestions and practical exercises that can help trigger your flow.
In last week’s post we talked about discovering more about how mindful eye contact contributes to your wellbeing. However, it is understood that not everyone is comfortable with making eye contact with another person. It is not only strangers who find it difficult to look someone in the eye, some also find it challenging toContinue reading “How to be comfortable with mindful eye contact”
Awareness of your mind and body is frequently discussed as a mindfulness activity that improves your mental wellbeing. However, the science behind mindful eye contact can be just as beneficial to your health. The eyes are one of your key communication tools that are not only used to see but to be seen. People areContinue reading “The Art of Visual Mindfulness”
Over the past couple of weeks we have discussed the benefits of mindfulness and how it can help you live a happy, healthy life. Yet knowing the benefits doesn’t automatically translate into action. This week we look at how you can implement mindful actions into your day when they are needed.
When you think about your health and wellbeing, what is the first thing you notice? It’s probably your physical health such as weight or how you look, right? Then next you may focus on your mental health and how you are feeling. These are the main areas most people tend to focus on. Most ofContinue reading “The benefits to living a holistic life”