A Cottage in sweden Weekly Saying Man kan sola sig en hel dag i en varm tanke "One can lie in the sun a whole day with just warm thoughts" Swedish proverb Thoughts and Meditation One of the benefits of incorporating a regular meditation practice into your life is in helping to settle the mind.… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Meditation
Sometimes the Universe sends you just what you need to hear in an unexpected moment. I hope these words will be as meaningful for you, today, as they were for me. May I be peaceful, happy and light in body and spirit. May I be safe and free from injury. May I be free from… Continue reading Meditation
Most of us spend our waking lives up in our own internal world. We over-think and, like overdoing anything, over-thinking tends to have negative consequences. In the case of constant mental meanderings, the risk is that they will lead to a negative spiral of indecisiveness, self-loathing depression and insomnia. One way to counter this is… Continue reading Slowing Down
This week in Traditional Art, we examine a treasured possession of mine, a Buddhist Thangka depicting the Wheel of Life and its cultural meaning.
"Meditation has been used in clinical settings as a method of stress and pain reduction. Meditation has also been studied specifically for its effects on stress." With a simple string of beads, you can employ this technique as a quick pick me up through the day, allowing you to reduce stress in the most beneficial way possible.
http://youtu.be/EzpX0TLKS9Q Slow Tech by Joe Kraus The effects of Smart phone technology on our future lives. "The ability of our brains to pay attention to anything will be lost" The more we multi-task, the worse we get at it! Average of text messages sent by teenage girls a month: 4000 Changes to our brain. The… Continue reading Smart phones – as dangerous as Poker/slot machines?
Therapeutic Hunger: Necessary for good health
I want to coin this term “Therapeutic Hunger” (TH), to differentiate it from the hunger that is associated with problem issues like famine, poverty and eating disorders.
“Therapeutic Hunger” (TH) is residual hunger that is still left when we don’t eat stomach full. When we finish meals, and have eaten just the right quantity of food, that we don’t feel full. This sweet hunger is very therapeutic, as it helps optimise digestion, proper absorption of nutrients, and enough space for elimination of waste.