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.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?
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
Amusement is what you feel when something in the world tickles you on the inside. It means that all is well, even if for a very brief moment. So do not discount it. It’s better than an apple a day. Why don’t they say “A chuckle a day keeps the doctor away”? Christine To subscribe … More Amusement is what you feel when…
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!
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
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
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
So we went to Provence. Yes, the Provence of Van Gogh, of the bridge of Avignon, of the Palace of the Popes, of all the other painters and artists who have ever lived there, of the lavender and poppy fields, of the smells and the food and the watermills. That Provence. If someone had told … More Perspective: the cure for the common disappointment
This expression, “the haves and the have nots”, usually refers to money. But it struck me today that I have been a “have not” for decades in so many unjust, narrow, obsessive ways that the world around me must have banged its metaphorical head against the wall practically daily with frustration. Let me explain… We … More How to cultivate abundance – or how I decided to be among the “haves” after spending years as a “have not”