Deep Relaxation: 2 Steps, 5 Body Parts, One Quick Exercise for Stress Relief

Is it hard for you to relax? I know… for me too… and for millions of people suffering from all manners of stress and tension. It is really difficult, it seems, to walk around with my body in a relaxed state, muscles lean and smooth, stomach not sucked in. Most days, when I take the … More Deep Relaxation: 2 Steps, 5 Body Parts, One Quick Exercise for Stress Relief

Quora Question: How should I gain my self esteem back?

Quora.com Question: How should I gain my self esteem back? Last 2 months I got rejection every scholarship and job which I applied and I kinda feel loser and it kinda leads to depression. Before that, I had a wonderful year which I won two scholarships and felt very confident but suddenly things didn’t work … More Quora Question: How should I gain my self esteem back?

Tender loving self-care – or how to keep your own fur glossy

A few years ago I was walking downtown Bucharest with a colleague from the private school where we were both teaching English as a Second Language. We were taking in the sites and, because it was a very hot summer afternoon, we chose the terrace of a small bistro to sit and have a cool … More Tender loving self-care – or how to keep your own fur glossy

Affirmations not working? Try saying them to your inner child!

Some people swear by affirmations. They credit them with their success, with shifting attitudes, moods and lifestyles. They do seem like a good idea: repeating something over and over and over, until SOMETHING inside of you starts to believe what you are saying and then… gets to work on it. The thing is… that never … More Affirmations not working? Try saying them to your inner child!

When intuition calls: how to follow the whispers of your inner knowingness

In my early twenties I found myself in the emergency room of a large – and very reputable – Los Angeles hospital. Even though I was young and relatively healthy, I found myself struck with a host of strange physical symptoms: I had numbness in my hands, tingling in my legs, headaches and a general … More When intuition calls: how to follow the whispers of your inner knowingness

When sadness strikes out of the blue: or how to deal with a case of the pre-emptive blues

When my son was very little and didn’t have much awareness about his surroundings, he wasn’t afraid of going to the doctor. That was before the age of, say, one. This is not to say that in his first twelve months of life he wasn’t feeling scared in certain environments or of certain people – … More When sadness strikes out of the blue: or how to deal with a case of the pre-emptive blues

New love, mature love, ageless love, timeless love: Francesco Petrarch vs. Married Life

To be able to say how much you love is to love but little. Francesco Petrarch   Francesco Petrarch was an Italian poet and scholar who lived between 1304 and 1374. He is considered one of the initiators of 14th century Renaissance. To be completely honest, I knew OF him but, until two weeks ago, … More New love, mature love, ageless love, timeless love: Francesco Petrarch vs. Married Life

A daily dose of “Sunday” feelings: or bringing out the special emotions reserved for special occasions

Today was a so-called “ordinary” day for me. I put ordinary between quotes because I don’t believe there are ordinary days, by the way… but that is another story. For now, let’s just stick with ordinary in the sense of habitual, mostly repetitive, done-that-before-will-do-it-again sort of thing. My son and I woke up in the … More A daily dose of “Sunday” feelings: or bringing out the special emotions reserved for special occasions