A step-by-step guide for beginners who want to learn Zentangle Art to practice mindfulness and de-stress.
During the month of my 50th birthday, I spent time reflecting upon my life and the lessons I've learned. Some were serious, some sad, and some funny. The most important thing I learned is we are always learning, no matter how old we get or how wise we think we have become.
You are never too old to act like a kid. You can bring back the laughter and joy you felt as a kid by acting like a kid. Surprisingly, acting like a kid may aid in longevity.
You may not heard of Dr. Hinohara, but this centenarian has some sage advice about how to live a long and happy life.
Are you annoyed by people who always comment on how busy they are? This preoccupation with being constantly on-the-go is prevalent in American society but actually inhibits creativity and innovation.
How do you bounce back from challenging times? Start with building your emotional resilience by learning skills that will help you to adapt and grow in adversity.
Feeling sad on or around your birthday? You're not alone—having the birthday blues is more common than you might think. Read on for ideas on how to get over your funk.
Meditation gestures are really a type of body language in which the meditative individual is expressing through the body the inner workings of the mind and soul.
“A principle is not merely a fundamental truth, but principles must serve as the very first source of every decision we make along the road to success.” ― Richie Norton
Normally I research and cite studies, but this article is going to be my own anecdotal spewings pertaining to my transition from depression to happiness.
I have an interest in mental and physical health. After doing some research, I came across some meditation programs. They promised to make meditation easy and more effective than meditating by myself. There was also a long list of benefits.
People love you when you are cool and happy. Use this arsenal of useful and fun techniques to reduce stress and manage depression.
Sleep deprivation or insomnia is extremely harmful to our overall health and many of the side effects of the more traditional sleep medications are often worse than insomnia itself. Aromatherapy is a great natural alternative to reaching for that bottle of sleeping pills.
Be aware of what's going on around you. Take it in, learn from it, and then let it go. Improve your life and live mindfully.
I practised transcendental meditation, or TM, for 17 years. Why did I give up? Would I recommend it to others? What can it do for you?
Whether we are recovering from an illness or we simply desire to live a longer and healthier life, we need social support. Learn why social support is important, and how we can build our networks.
Finding the best SAD light therapy lamps can be confusing at the best of times. This article reviews four of my favorites and offers some quick tips and hints on what to look for and what to avoid.
Are you finally ready to break out of your negative patterns and learn to become a positive thinker? Here are some tips on how to be more positive in your everyday life.
This article outlines four easy steps to reduce stress, cope with change, and live a life free of anxiety. You can manage your stress and live your best life today.
Crafts can be very therapeutic to do and can help to escape the dark pit that depression keeps us in, even if it's just for a little while.
A list of alternative self-help therapies which can be used to improve your health and well-being, either for the sake of living a healthier life or to be used in conjunction with medical treatment.
Lavender has long been used as a remedy for insomnia. Research shows that when the lavender scent is inhaled, it produces a calming, soothing, and sedative effect.
Here is everything that you need to know to wake up early. It's about time that you shake away that old habit and lead a more productive and satisfied life.
The reasons are varied as to why we should all take up singing. Science proves it not only benefits us mentally but physically, making us stronger, healthier versions of ourselves. It enables us to form strong social bonds, improves our sense of wellbeing and combats feelings of loneliness.
Research suggests that mental health apps, such as the ones listed here, can help you with many emotional difficulties, improve your outlook and re-establish a more positive quality of life.
Anxiety is a mental health condition that affects around 40 million people over the age of 18 in the United States. This article presents seven natural ways to get a handle on anxiety before it spirals out of control.
Mental wellness goes beyond the absence of mental illness; it is the presence of healthy life principles demonstrated in healthy habits. These twenty healthy habits help us focus on mental wellness.
Relaxing enough to get to sleep can be hard, so this article offers a wide range of videos available on Youtube that you can use to help you fall asleep.
Self-limiting thinking is negative, destructive, and habit-forming. Success is yours when you change to empowering thoughts. Learn to do this with the following tips and suggestions.
We are going to step outside of ourselves; we are going beyond what we think we are. We are going to realise the infinite amongst the finite.
A highly-effective strategy to reprogram your subconscious mind is to create an affirmation that addresses self-limiting beliefs and then anchor it to a powerful, positive feeling. Learn the step-by-step process to achieve your goals!
Suffering from depression and anxiety is now widely acknowledged and is no longer considered a stigma. The good news is that more people are seeking treatment. The bad news is that anti-depressants get over-prescribed while healthier alternatives get overlooked.
A diagnosis can be shocking, whether it's cancer or a chronic illness. A mind-body approach is the best path, but often difficult to navigate. As a wellness advocate and patient myself, I've been there.
Setting a plan and holding yourself accountable is one way to stick to your goals. Another way is to always keep the end goal in sight even if you mess up along the way.
There's just something about unintentional videos that intentional ASMR videos just don't quite capture. So these are ten of the best unintentional ASMR videos I have ever watched.
If you're the daughter of an emotionally absent mother, you missed out on a lot of love and nurturance. Now, as an adult, it's time to reclaim your life and give yourself tender loving care.
Holistic health is an alternative form of medicine that is quickly gaining popularity in the Western world. Holistic health focuses on healing the whole body rather than just one part.
Ki, chi, or chakra energy is the energy of the universe. By learning how to use this energy in our daily lives, we can build greater spiritual awareness and protect ourselves against disease.
None of us are perfect, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t strive to improve ourselves. Here are ten habits you should start integrating into your everyday life to become a better, more genuine person.
Sleep deprivation might be the most effective means of torture known to man. Here are some tips on how to get through your day if you didn't get much sleep the night before.
I am a loner. Despite how others have treated me throughout my life, I am happy. Loners are individuals, true to themselves. Why are some people loners? Can you simultaneously be a loner and be happy?
Many of us have been the recipients of others' acts of thoughtfulness. Beyond simply feeling thankful to those who think of us, it's important to let them know that we appreciate them.
Read these opinions of scientists and conclusions of scientific data that confirm brain changes as a result of prayer. Prayer produces changes in thoughts and emotions and improves overall well-being.
Spiritual cleansing of negative energy is easy if you know how to get rid of it. Learn to attract positive forces and rid yourself of damaging negative energy today. Get rid of that bad mojo!
In the relaxing, creative world of ASMR, there are hundreds of what are referred to as "triggers" to help you relax and feel those head tingles. Find out if one of these triggers will do it for you!
Advice that will help people to develop attitudes and habits that will help them to have happier and more successful lives.
We know babies cry from the time they enter the world. They cry because they are hungry, thirsty, wet or sleepy. Adults cry for different reasons. So, why do adults cry?
Letting life's challenges overwhelm you and cause you to give up or give in is dangerous for your mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Let me show you how hope can save your life by giving you renewed motivation to dream of the future and set goals for yourself.
We've all heard sleep is important, but most people short themselves several hours of sleep a night. Could sleep be the key to transforming your quality of life? It's worth the investment of time.
Codependency prevents people from finding peace and meeting their full potential. Follow incremental steps to heal yourself from your codependent habits.
Using a guided imagery script for relaxation is a great way to help distract the mind from stressful thoughts. Natural environments are naturally calming, and you can visit one anytime you'd like.
If insomnia is getting the best of you, here are six tips for falling asleep faster and avoiding insomnia altogether.
Learn some simple strategies you can use to feel happier each day and stop feeling sorry for yourself. Happiness leads to a better life.
Here are 10 easy techniques to help you be attentively aware of the now-passing moment. The tips are as simple as observing your breathing and as fun as pretending you are acting for a movie director.
The road of life is paved with many sorrows. The loss of a loved one through death or divorce is among the most painful experiences humans face. Broken relationships, failed businesses and other unfortunate events can also cripple joy. Fortunately, there is help for these difficult journeys.
On the surface, perfectionism appears to be a noble pursuit. But here's how being a perfectionist works against you, along with steps you can take to break free from it.
Dreams are like anchors that keep us on our path in life. We might not have the same dream, but without a dream or a goal, where are we heading?
Happiness isn't difficult. It really is a perspective. I'm not talking positive thinking here. I'm talking about simply considering certain things which will contribute enormously to your happiness...
In a challenging work environment, it is easy to forget about ourselves. Practicing self-care at work may be less complicated than one might think.
All good things must come to an end. Here are five ways to overcome those "after special occasion blahs" that sometimes arise after festivals, vacations, holidays, and other special times have ended.
Being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) is often misunderstood. This article examines some key differences, as well as some similarities, between someone who is a highly sensitive person and someone with social anxiety.
We are so influenced by our parents or caregivers, church instructors, school teachers, relatives, and friends. Every difficult situation we have encountered in life, whether we choose to believe it or not, has actually offered a lesson in life.
Although growing older comes with change, happiness can be achieved or maintained. This article provides strategies for developing a sense of happiness as you age.
Guidelines to create your own guided meditation script. When you write your own script, you can tailor it to your own needs, which can make it more effective for you.
Rewarding yourself can be a great way to gain the motivation to make healthy changes in your life. This article provides a comprehensive list of ways to reward yourself.
People make jokes about babies and old people taking naps during the day. Did you know that naps are beneficial for everyone, including the young and old? The next time you need a nap, it is because your body is giving you permission to take one.
The positive attitude and emotional awareness of the Japanese seem even more conducive to their health and longevity than their healthy diets, life outdoors and green tea.
The law of attraction is a great way to draw positivity into your life. Learn how to write your own affirmations and use them to bring happiness, wealth, and health into your life.
Use these five different sounds to stop "story lining". Calm yourself and center your thoughts quickly. I can show you how!
Learn about essential nutrients, simple juicing recipes, and different types of juicers. Juicing for stress and anxiety is simple, natural, and totally effective.
This is an article about my most recent episode of atrial fibrillation and about how I learned to stop worrying and fretting about AFib and a million other things.
Did you know that there are six different "styles" of procrastination? From the perfectionist to the dreamer, the crisis-maker to the defier, find out which style you are and how to change your ways.
Insomnia is a killer, literally. Lack of sleep is scientifically proven to shorten your life expectancy. Learn how to fall asleep fast—think 60 seconds—with some instant tricks (essential oils, tryptophan-rich foods, binaural beats, acupressure) that actually work and go beyond cutting the caffeine.
Smarten up everyday without even trying! These 9 easy tips on brain training will improve your neuroplasticty, making you happier, funnier and more successful.
The rose represents many different levels of spiritual development from the tightly closed green bud which hides its folds of blooms in the calyx to the fully fledged rose that has opened to its limit.
Caregivers need emotional resilience and good health for the demanding task of care-giving. Here are 10 tips to keep you healthy, prevent burnout, and help you to give quality care.
Since thoughts feed into our feelings and those feelings feed back into our thoughts, negative thoughts can keep us trapped in a vicious cycle of self-defeat and depression.
Wise living means setting priorities that align with your Christian values and beliefs which enable you to enjoy a satisfying and purposeful life.
It's not always easy to stay positive in your everyday life. See what can happen to you when you learn to move on and brush off negativity once and for all...
Stress is widely known as the silent killer. We experience stress every day of our lives and it is a natural occurrence that can kill you if not properly managed.
Most people have probably heard the question: "Is your glass half full or half empty?" So, what does that mean?
If your possessions own you instead of you owning your possessions, then you should consider becoming a minimalist. Here are some practical tips on how to organize your things and get rid of clutter in your home.
Color therapy, also known as chromotherapy, is an alternative style of therapeutic practice that utilizes the vibration and frequency of color to aid in healing.
If your habit of worrying all the time is holding you back, perhaps this gentle writing exercise can provide you with some relief.
Everybody bottles up their emotions at some point. The trick is to realize that doing so isn't healthy. Here are some techniques that have worked for me.
When my son got diagnosed with autism, family and friends turned their backs, leaving me shocked and bitter. Find out how to become a loving and compassionate human being again after a heartbreak.
This article discusses three styles of meditative practice, and the benefits they offer a beginner practitioner.
Why do we shed tears? How is it that nature somehow seems to relate to sadness as well as joy? This is a heartfelt article about what tears mean to us.
Are you always running late to work or school? Does it feel like you're rushing around every morning to get ready? Here are some quick tips to get you where you want to go on time.
As these seven people can attest to, it's never too late to try something new, and you are never too old to do great things.
“One message, at just the right moment, can change someone’s entire day, outlook, life.” This is the motto of the Kindness Rocks Project, a global initiative that is spreading happiness and hope to those who need it most. Here's how you can help spread the love.
If you're a light sleeper and trying to sleep with someone snoring, you can lose quite a bit of sleep. With my girlfriend's snoring, I know everything I need to about sleep with a heavy snorer.
Are YOU a Highly Sensitive Person? Have you ever been called "too sensitive" or been told to "lighten up?" You might want to read Dr. Elaine Aron's book on the topic-- it could change your life!
Can daily positive affirmations make a difference in your life? You've got nothing to lose by trying a few personal affirmations every day for a month. You might be surprised by what happens.
Do you ever feel that if your mind and heart were aligned you could experience less uncertainty and an increased sense of peace in your life?
This article goes over nine tips to help raise your confidence. If your confidence levels are low or have hit rock bottom, implementing even just one of these tips will lead you to a boost in your overall self-esteem and confidence.
Brilliant form of meditation used by Clairvision students to maximize stillness and silence the mind.
Every day we cross paths with people who are beaten down and discouraged. Here are some specific ways we can use words to encourage people we encounter on a regular or sporadic basis.
In this article, several quotations about finding peace of mind are provided. I've also included different activities people like to do to find peace of mind.
Clutter can dictate the quality of your life, your socializing, and how you feel about yourself. If the dream of being organized is elusive, there is hope. You can manage your feelings & your things.
A meditation retreat can be a powerful experience. From "going silent," to sitting in a meditation pose for hours, magical things began to happen.
Many people have trouble getting to sleep from time to time. There are several herbal teas that may help.
You don't have to be a dancer to live like one with these 7 tips for self improvement. Live like a dancer!
When a door closes, is there any way to see the positive? Here are six viewpoints that may allow you to find the positive in the face of adverse circumstances.
Even if you have justifiable reasons to feel sorry for yourself, there are some very good reasons to avoid indulging in self-pity.
After someone has had a long stay in the hospital, thoughtful welcome home gifts that help them ease back into normalcy are always appreciated.
All our lives we are told not to be a quitter because quitters never win, but often times the key to our success is quitting.
The relative humidity level in your home can affect the creation of allergens, as well as worsen or relieve the symptoms associated with them. The presence of symptoms can affect the ability to sleep.
Many people choose New Year’s resolutions on January 1st, but few are successful long-term. Resolutions must be realistic and planned. Written resolutions are more successful and they are tied to an individual’s happiness. I've included happiness studies and suggested resolutions.
Some people believe that if science cannot prove it, then it doesn’t exist. Many treatment centers support the use of prayer as part of a successful treatment program which can be used as evidence that in the same way we put ice on a bruised ankle, prayer can be used as a solution to healing. So, whether science can prove it or not, along with many people, I believe in the healing power of prayer.
The secret to changing your life is changing your mindset. Here, I provide general and fun tips to help you improve your mindset. No matter what area you want to improve, it all starts in the mind. This list is more than enough to get you started, maybe inspire you to dig a little deeper.
I have found three ways to reduce my anxiety without medication: exercise, yoga, and deep breathing. These methods offer wonderful alternatives to conventional treatment methods for anxiety.
Self-care is any activity we do to improve or maintain our mental and emotional wellbeing. It doesn't have to be an expensive spa getaway or indulgent shopping spree. There are plenty of ways to engage in self-care without the price tag!
The key to happiness is kindness: being kind to others and being the recipient of kind acts. Invite more joy into your life by committing a random act of kindness on a daily basis.
Self-compassion is showing ourselves the same loving kindness that we show our loved ones. One way to do this is to treat yourself regularly to something you enjoy.
Setting strong boundaries and learning to say no can help a person avoid stress. Read the directions for setting boundaries, reducing stress, and allowing yourself the happiness you deserve.
The following guide will attempt to address all the main concerns contributing to sleep deprivation with tips on improving your sleep hygiene.
These three suggestions point out some physical adjustments which seniors need to make and recommend adjustment in three basic areas: activity, nutrition and sleep.
With mindfulness (Mindfulness Therapy), people will be able to deal with stressors and distressing feelings with an accepting mindset instead of an avoiding attitude.
You keep hearing how meditation is beneficial for personal growth, spirituality, witchcraft—you just can't sit still long enough to find out. Guess what? You don't have to sit still to meditate.
Do you use affirmations? If you answered "no," it turns out you're wrong. Find out why—and how to make them work for you in a positive way.
Over 70% of us never achieve our New Year's resolutions, but it's not because we lack the willpower or the motivation. Here's how to set ambitious goals you can achieve.
Looking for new ideas for good deeds that you can easily incorporate into your day? Here are 10 ideas you may not have thought of before. These will make other people (and you!) very happy.
Eleuthero, also known as Siberian Ginseng, is an herb used to relieve stress. Brew a cup of Tension Tamer Tea by Celestial Seasonings to calm your nerves at the end of a long day!
We live in a world of many challenges, and it is easy to respond with worry and anxiety. But, we can give God all our cares and concerns—and thereby experience abundant life.
Two of the most effective self-help tools are meditation and hypnosis. Both have impressive science confirming their success. Combine the two, and you have guided meditation.
This article tries to define what “motivation” and “discipline” are, what is holding us back from achieving our dreams, and what can we do about it.
Feeling blue? Everyone feels “down in the dumps” sometimes. Here are 12 easy things you can do to chase the blues away and lift depression.
A sleep light is a special bulb that has no blue light and automatically dims like a sunset. A sleep light helps you get to sleep!
Scientific advances allow us to live longer, healthier lives than our predecessors. How can you add years to your life? Here are six effective ways to live a longer and healthier life.
Many people struggle with insomnia or not getting enough quality sleep. We need sleep to function properly and for good physical, mental, and emotional health. Learn some insomnia remedies, too.
Why do people chew their nails? Nobody finds fingernail biting attractive, but some of us just can't help it. For some, nail-biting is as difficult a habit to stop as smoking. Find out how to stop.
We're more stressed than ever! We can't sleep, concentrate or have fun. We need to relieve stress and we need to do it now. Read on to learn how...
Why do Japanese people live longer than everyone else? Here are seven reasons that you'll die before them.
Everyone wants to be happy. An examination of the advice of famous people given in the following quotations can help. Here is their wisdom distilled into “The Top 15 Rules for Happiness.”
Is every evening at home the same as the last? Realise at the end of the week that you've done nothing but work, eat and sleep? Try some things on this list for greater productivity and lifestyle!
You may already know about the usual advice for insomniacs, but the place you sleep—your bedroom—is often overlooked. Learn how to create the perfect sleep-friendly bedroom.
We all feel lonely sometimes and it is normal. What matters is knowing why and what we should do to stop feeling lonely in order to have a healthy lifestyle. Life can sometimes be difficult, and when it gets tough and you feel alone, here's what you can do.
Is multitasking an effective time management srategy? Is it good or bad for your brain? What does research say?
Your body will react to stress through emotional or physical responses like having an acne. Learn how stress can affect your body & health so you can take appropriate action
If you want to be luckier in life, pay attention to what you think and feel when something positive happens in your life. Here are some mentally and emotionally healthy habits of people who act and feel like the luckiest people in the world. Are you ready to join them?
Some books are written to change people's lives. I have read at least five books that changed my life. Hopefully, this article will encourage you to let these books change your life also.
Struggling with snoring issues at night can be a very frustrating thing for you and your partner, and it can even affect your health. Here are 18 proven, natural methods to stop snoring right now.
Tips and advice on becoming more positive in your life and career. Turn a negative attitude into a positive mood, and use mind over matter to overcome negative emotions.
Anxiety is a normal part of everyday life, however, it can control your life if you allow it to get out of hand. Follow these techniques to combat it.
When we’re happy, we’re more productive, motivated, and are mentally and physically healthier. Here are a few science-proven ways to be a happier person.
While searching for a natural treatment for anxiety and stress, I discovered Kalms herbal tablets. So, do they work? Here are my thoughts.
Wake up lights mimic the light and timing of the rising sun. Here are the best wake up lights for better sleep.
A community of artists have popped up on YouTube to promote sleep and relaxation using ASMR, a tingling sensation caused by soft speaking and slow movements. These are my favorite ASMR channels.
Zen sitting meditation (zazen) is a mindfulness practice in the Japanese Buddhist tradition—a gentle practice that anyone can do alone or as part of a group. Zen meditation has a proven, positive impact on physical, mental, and emotional health.
Zen is a difficult concept to understand. We often overthink life so much, that we do not take the time to enjoy the experiences it holds for us. Live in the moment!
We sleep in our beds for 7-10 hours a day. If a good night's sleep is a priority for you, read on to find out how to ensure a good night's rest.
When you have a period of poor mental health it can be easy to neglect self-care. This article contains a list of suggestions for self-care that are helpful, easy, and not overwhelming.
Studies show that intelligence accounts for just 30 percent of what you achieve in life. Mental strength plays a much more significant role. Here are 7 things you can do to become mentally strong.
A body pillow is a long, firm pillow that supports your body while you sleep on your side. From snoring to acid reflux to brain health, a body pillow aids your health by helping you sleep better.
Our belief system is our guide. Where is your belief system guiding you? Understand this to achieve more for yourself.
Feeling bad about yourself and dealing with anxiety lately? Improving your self-esteem and anxiety go hand in hand. Here's how I've boosted my confidence while handling my generalized anxiety disorder.
People who live busy lives find themselves in a bit of a catch-22 when it comes to de-stressing throughout the day.
Do you experience angry outbursts you can't control? Is your anger getting in the way of your daily life? Read on for tips on how to keep your anger in check and how to be happier.
This article focuses on the reasons to make a gratitude list. What's important about gratitude? What if we feel we don't have much to be grateful for?
Why do compliments make you feel uncomfortable. Is it natural to feel like you're being lied to? What are the rules for accepting a compliment? Can I change how I feel? Absolutely!
Learn how to make a hops pillow for better sleep. Hops and lavender are known to aid deep sleep. If you have trouble with insomnia, give this natural remedy a try!
This article suggests a list of the 10 best natural treatments for insomnia. Provided with each substance or herb is a summary of its potential effectiveness as a sleep aid.
Depression is not only a physical disease treatable with pills as the pharmaceutical industry wants you to believe. In this article, I suggest 10 ways to treat depression besides using antidepressants.
When the bustle of everyday life gets too stressful, it can be nice to listen to some calming sounds and have a minute of peace to yourself. This article lists 11 websites that feature ambient sounds.
Examines the evidence for omega-3 supplementation to treat depression and applies this to choosing a supplement. Readers learn to interpret labels and find the best supplement for their goals.
Meditation is a proven method to reduce stress and quiet our overactive minds. Anyone can learn to meditate and this primer will show you how.
We don’t like change, we like things as they are. Not many of us like to be told to change. This can be intimidating, upsetting and downright patronizing. We have the right intentions. Here I tell you how to make change a positive experience and to get the most out of it!
Minimalism isn't about deprivation. It's about cherishing and creating space for thought and being present. If you are overwhelmed by clutter—be it mental, material, or social—minimalism might be for you. I've learned that it takes some time to embrace this new lifestyle, but you can do it.
Are you ready to step out into a new direction but need help getting started? Here are six steps to creating a positive change. A Christian perspective.
Every human life is a work of art; a unique self portrait. After we take our final curtsy, our story will live on. Will you leave behind a meaningful legacy?
There are a multitude of reasons to smile. As we all know, a smile turns a frown upside down, so why not make someone smile today and every day...
If you frequently feel frazzled and overwhelmed by responsibilities and everyday tasks, this article offers tips for reducing stress and coping. These are the strategies that work for me.
There’s nothing more annoying and exhausting than insomnia. Although there are tons of medicines that promise to help you sleep better, why not fuel your body with the natural sleep-promoting foods?
You may think you've got the world fooled, but unless you've done the hard work of overcoming the causes of your insecurity, you're 'act' is bound to spring a leak eventually.
Sometimes, people are unhappy with their life circumstance. It may simply be temporary displeasure or it may be something more enduring like depression. Usually, this happens when we feel beaten down by life. Punch after punch, we wish we were living someone else's life.
Simple steps we all can take toward lives filled with wonder and pleasure. Implementing these steps will make you feel more connected to our world and inclined to protect our natural home.
I will share with you ten things I do that help simplify my life with reduced stress, leaving me felling good about myself. Try it yourself.
Are you having trouble getting yourself to be productive? Is there a big task that you need to do, but you just can't get started? Here are some powerful ways to motivate yourself.
Life is full of injustice and obstacles that make building a happy life seem impossible. Practicing compassion is the key to overcoming all that negativity. Here are 5 challenges to get you started.