4 Tips For Your First Meditation

4 Tips For Your First Meditation

Meditation is a great exercise for anybody experiencing stress or anxiety, however getting started for some people might not be as straight forward as it sounds. Here are a few tips that should helpful for your first time meditating. 1)    Sitting comfortably It may seem obvious but it’s extremely important to be comfortable when you are meditating. Whether you are at home on the sofa, in your car or sitting on the beach, make sure you comfortable with some back support. This way you will — Read more →

5 Recipes for Christmas Dinner Leftovers

5 Recipes for Christmas Dinner Leftovers

We can all be guilty of buying a little too much food for Christmas. Only your immediate family came round, and you made a Roman feast? here are some recipes to make use of the leftovers.   1. Use up the left-over turkey with this hearty turkey carcass soup. 2. This roasted vegetable frittata is a great way to make use of extra vegetables. 3. Couldn’t eat the mound of potatoes made on Christmas day: try this potato and leek soup. 4. These dried fruit and — Read more →

Guest Article: A 7-Day Challenge To Better Self-Worth

Guest Article: A 7-Day Challenge To Better Self-Worth

Lise LeBlanc is the tutor of How to Heal from a Life of Trauma and Stress   Do you ever compare yourself to others and feel like you’re not good enough? Do you ever find yourself simply believing you’re not worthy of happiness?   There are many causes for low self-worth, which can include childhood loss, abuse, neglect, rejection, as well as parental overindulgence. These experiences can cause us to internalize feelings of worthlessness, guilt, shame and beyond. But regardless of the specific experiences that contributed — Read more →

Judgement

Judgement

A key step towards happiness.Как штукатурить потолок Most of us are judgemental everyday to a certain extent. Using our judgement helps us to assess different situations and different people. It can determine our likes and dislikes and our opinions. However, many judgements can be harmful, both for us and others around us. Holding onto judgements of the people in our lives can be detrimental to making connections and feeling compassionate. One way to combat feelings of judgement is to learn how to become a more — Read more →

Clarity about Creativity

Clarity about Creativity

Creativity has to be one of those odd words that you often cannot get your head around: what does it mean or is it not something that has any definitive meaning? Several sources all say the same though: creativity is a process by which everyone is able to generate and work with ideas to make things happen. It is something that is in us all, even though we do not always know it! I was never good at writing creative stories in school, and at — Read more →

Guest Blog: Healthy Living

Guest Blog: Healthy Living

Mary-Jane Sharratt shares some tips on healthy living to introduce her course on the site: 21 Day De-Stress Programme “I work with people every day who experience stress in some shape or form. It seems to me that the majority of physical illness stems from feelings of stress. One exercise I have done with people is to ask them to write down ten things in their life which they are finding difficult at the moment. Most people get the first five really easily but the remainder — Read more →

Finding Happiness is like Catching a Butterfly on Film

Finding Happiness is like Catching a Butterfly on Film

Nancy Radford reflects on finding happiness and introduces her course: 7 Ways to Cheer Yourself Up Finding happiness is like catching a butterfly on film. Just when you think you have the knack of finding happiness, it flits away.  It always seems just round the corner, just beyond the next goal, just over the next hill, just through the last obstacle. If I get that job, I’ll be happy. If I can earn enough to buy a car, I’ll be happy. If I can get into — Read more →

Guest Article: 10 Steps to Curing Insomnia Naturally

Guest Article: 10 Steps to Curing Insomnia Naturally

Course tutor Lise Leblanc shares some tips. For more: take a look at her course: How to Heal from a Life of Trauma and Stress   Do you feel worn out? Tired all the time? You’re not alone. Millions of people aren’t getting enough sleep, and since sleep is essential to a person’s health and wellbeing, this lack of sleep can result in many problems including weight gain, anxiety, depression, exhaustion, lack of concentration, irritability and diminished immune response. Whether you have trouble sleeping on occasion — Read more →

‘We are made wise […] by the responsibility for our future.’

‘We are made wise […] by the responsibility for our future.’

‘We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.’Декоративные гипсокартонные потолки -George Bernard Shaw With a title like ‘responsibility’ the urge to shrink away and hide under a blanket may be strong for many of us; but I will try my best not to make this an article that mirrors an outdated educational video. Firstly, it is probably important to notice that on closing this word document I will return home to meet unwashed dishes, slowly — Read more →

Solitude

Solitude

Solitude is blissГиппопотам “If you cultivate time alone with yourself then you can hear your own voice, and if you hear your own voice everything will be fine” (Ethan Hawke, see footnote) For some people, the idea of spending time alone by themselves is a very unappealing prospect. For others, it’s the best way they can spend their time. Personally I fall under the latter category: most of the time I would rather spend time by myself than with a large group of people – — Read more →