The Land As it Lays

It’s the start of July and here’s the lay of the land. Scarily, it’s over half way through the year and I’ve had so many amazing, life changing experiences. It feels like a lot of my 20s I was getting by and then I went though a severe illness and it changed me from the … Read more

Summit

Did you know climbing some of the biggest mountains can leave climbers with symptoms that are very similar to heart failure? Death zones are places at the top of a mountain where low oxygen and poor weather conditions make even breathing a pain-filled struggle. A documentary on K2 detailed the descent of a group of … Read more

10 Healthy Ways to Love Yourself This Season

10 Healthy Ways to Love Yourself This Season Today is the first day of Spring and if you’re like me, the thought of warmer weather, blooming trees and flowers, and Summer nearing warms your heart and offers an extra “spring” (get it?) in your step. While most of the dreary, dimmer days may be behind … Read more

Mantra Meditation

Mantra Meditation

Mantra meditation, which predates Buddhism, probably by hundreds of years, can be practiced by anyone and at any time. The power of mantra meditation is it focuses our mind so that it is no longer cluttered with distracting thoughts. This allows us to relax, center ourselves and create a deeper sense of awareness. The origins of … Read more

12 Things People With Anxiety Want You To Know

12 Things People With Anxiety Want You To Know

Can you imagine living with a feeling of apprehension or fear that could descend on you at any moment without notice? The sense of danger or panic can be momentary or lingering. This sense of powerlessness can even create physical symptoms in the body. What about walking out of the door and all of a … Read more

Easy Ways To Powerful Chakra Meditation: All Things Need-to-Know

Chakra Meditation

Do you know how to practice a chakra meditation? Before we get to the actual chakra meditation, let’s go over what your chakras are exactly.  They are the seven main energy centers in your body. What is Chakra The Sanskrit word Chakra literally translates to wheel or disk. In yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda, this term refers … Read more

Beginners Guide: Super Easy Way To Reiki Meditation

Reiki Meditation

Reiki meditation and techniques are one of the five main elements of the system of Reiki. The following two paragraphs are an excerpt from The Japanese Art of Reiki. There are three major techniques taught in the first level of the system that lie at its foundation. The first of these is a cleansing technique … Read more

21 Things To Do To Improve Your Mental Health & Wellbeing

21 Things To Do To Improve Your Mental Health & Wellbeing

According to the World Health Organization, 350 million people suffer from depression worldwide. With numbers like that, it is highly likely that you know someone who’s suffered from it if you haven’t yourself. And depression isn’t the only mental illness out there – from anxiety to other mood disorders, there are quite a few. Whether … Read more

Take Care of Yourself. Seriously.

A recent conversation that I had with another blogger got me thinking about how willing people are to put their work, education, etc. before their own physical and mental health. I’m just as guilty of this but I make an effort nowadays to keep this to a minimum because the body and mind I have are … Read more