Losing Weight in a Healthy Way: A Guide

When the majority of people think about dieting, their only goal is to lose weight as fast as possible in time for that anticipated summer vacation or special event. However, it is much more important to lose weight in a healthy way as this will support your body and even mean that you are much less likely to put the weight back on.

What are the best diet options?

diet optionsInvesting in a diet plan is an excellent way to diet in a healthy manner as this means that you will be receiving a diet which has been catered towards your own body’s needs by a professional nutritionist. Even better, Result Plan runs a diet food delivery scheme which allows you to get your meals delivered straight to your door, which is an ideal option for those with busy lifestyles or people who struggle to stick to diets. Continue reading “Losing Weight in a Healthy Way: A Guide”

How to Maintain Mindfulness During Sleep

mindfulnessPaul Lenda – You probably know how helpful, and even crucial, mindfulness is to a balanced, calm, and fulfilling life.

Far beyond just something you do while sitting in lotus position with your eyes closed, mindfulness can also be done standing, walking, and lying down. You may not even get the inner calm and visionary insight you would expect from sitting in a traditional meditation posture.

It’s not practical to sit in meditation for more than a few hours a day. What do we do then, in order to stay in conscious awareness of our thoughts? You bring that mindfulness into everything you do during your waking state: mindful eating, mindful drinking, mindful driving, and any other action we experience in our daily lives. Continue reading “How to Maintain Mindfulness During Sleep”

Things Happy People Do Before Getting Out of Bed Every Morning

lifePaul Lenda – You just woke up and are ready to get out of your bed and start your day. Why not bring some mindfulness into life from the moment you  get lucid?

These five things you can do before getting out of bed are  so simple and easy to add to your daily routine yet so effective that it begs the question – why we weren’t doing them before? You’ll soon discover that they will create a sense of mindfulness, elevate your state of mind and put you in the right space  to be happy and successful at whatever you set out to do. Continue reading “Things Happy People Do Before Getting Out of Bed Every Morning”

Through the Eye of the Eclipse

Important dates for this Mercury retrograde

August 12, 2017 at 6:00pm Mercury Stations Retrograde at 11º Virgo, opposite Neptune at 13º Pisces.

Mercury begins its retrograde journey in a very close opposition to Neptune who’s in his home sign of Pisces, indicating that our experience of the mundane may be colored by Neptune’s dreamy and ethereal qualities. This could ripple into human consciousness in the form of heightened imagination and connection with the unseen realms. It could possibly spell out tendencies toward escapism, confusion, or an unconscious tendency to avoid the more challenging aspects of one’s experience.

August 22, 2017 at 3:00am – Mercury conjunct the Moon at 7º Virgo. Emotional awareness.

Aug 26, 2017 – Mercury Conjunct the Sun. One highlight of the Mercury Retrograde period – miscommunications intensify.

August 31, 2017 – Mercury moves backward into Leo. We will be revisiting issues from July and particularly the time around the first Leo New Moon of July 23rd.

September 3, 2017 – Mercury conjoins Mars and trines Uranus from 28º Leo which is ALSO the Solar Eclipse Degree, and therefore more significant. This is a dicey time when things that are spoken or blurted out could go wrong. Unforeseen consequences. These two days therefore require caution.

September 5, 2017 – Mercury Stations Direct at 28º Leo. The conjunction with Mars has shifted with Mars in Virgo. This is still a time to be careful and to silently witness everything that is happening to you.

September 9, 2017 at 8:48am – Mercury Escapes Retrograde Shadow. The Retrograde period is officially over but we will spend the next six months or more contemplating the lessons learned.

new moonHenry Seltzer –   Mercury Retrograde is here again. That time become notorious for missed connections, miscommunications, and malfunctioning electronics is with us through the Solar Eclipse of August 21st and on into September.

Among the seeming drawbacks and headache-inducing circumstances, however, Mercury Retrograde periods are also a time when greater awareness and mindfulness are employed, so that there are rich potentials to be had, as well as urges within that we slow our activity down. We are enjoined to tune in, and to be truly present with ourselves and our issues.

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Calm Your Mind Without Sitting to Meditate

“Our way to practice is one step at a time, one breath at a time.” ~Shunryu Suzuki

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Bill Lee – Sitting meditation has always been challenging for me; practicing mindfulness, even harder.

As a self-confessed worrywart who has contended with constant ruminations, flashbacks, and nightmares for most of my life (more on this later), all prior attempts at being fully present and not thinking merely served as reminders of how little control I had over my mind. Then I took up hiking and stumbled upon a form of meditation that literally transformed my life.

Initially, just being out in nature on scenic trails cultivated calmness and cleared my head. Almost immediately, I realized that hiking provided a respite from intrusive thoughts that have plagued me since I was a tyke. 

They include flashbacks of my mother’s numerous suicide attempts in our decrepit Chinatown apartment, my father’s drunken rages, and recurring images of shootings, savage beatings, and other gory crime scenes from my gang-banging days.

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