Daily Life

5 Quick Mindfulness Exercises to Activate Each of Your Senses

5 Quick Mindfulness Exercises to Activate Each of Your Senses

Sometimes, the effort to embrace neutrality and minimalism can be a refreshing way of letting go and relaxing into a clean, restful atmosphere that isn’t overstimulating. In the wellness world, there is often an over-emphasis on “clearing,” “cleansing,” and “letting go,” when in fact what we might actually be craving is the opposite of that feeling.  Nourishment of the senses…

Spirituality for Busy People: 7 Ways to Connect to the Higher Self During Everyday Life

Spirituality for Busy People: 7 Ways to Connect to the Higher Self During Everyday Life

Moments for deep practice are essential for continuing our spiritual progress.  For instance, carving out a time to explore one of the visualization techniques for conversing with your Higher Self, can offer experiences that range from the insightful to the profound. Of course, as spiritual practitioners, it is both our challenge and opportunity to integrate our practice into our daily…

The Mental Game: 5 Ways Meditation Gives Athletes a Competitive Edge

The Mental Game: 5 Ways Meditation Gives Athletes a Competitive Edge

Some of the world’s top athletes are frequent meditators: Olympian and professional tennis player Novak Djokovic practices 15 minutes of mindful meditation a day, and other practitioners include A-list competitors like Lebron James, Cristiano Ronaldo, Misty May, Tom Brady, and Derek Jeter. So what exactly does meditation do that makes it so popular among elite competitors? While the physical challenges…

Mindfulness vs. Awareness: What’s the difference?

Mindfulness vs. Awareness: What’s the difference?

In a landscape of increasing stress, anxiety and depression, meditation has taken on a cultural role as a coping mechanism. This ancient technique, once derided as a fringe “new age” practice, is now being integrated into the daily routines of even the most secular-minded among us. The terms “mindfulness” and “awareness” are two of the most important concepts in meditation.…

3 Tips for Resolving Conflicts Using Your Higher Self

3 Tips for Resolving Conflicts Using Your Higher Self

Difficult conversations, situations, and even people are all a part of our normal day-to-day interactions. Unless we isolate ourselves from our community, misunderstandings and conflict are impossible to avoid. Thankfully, conflicts are not something that should be avoided. Conflicts in relationships often occur because certain behavior and actions need to be corrected, so avoiding conflict for the sake of preserving…

4 Steps to Overcome Harmful, Unhealthy Expectations in Relationships

4 Steps to Overcome Harmful, Unhealthy Expectations in Relationships

Whether you are looking to grow spiritually or in your personal life, you’ll likely need to take an honest look at how expectations influence your relationships. To establish a closer connection with your Higher Self, your heart cannot be clouded by desires or expectations. In the same way, relationships cannot thrive under these conditions either. In a 2017 study conducted…

6 Ways to Navigate Difficult Conversations Using Your Higher Self

6 Ways to Navigate Difficult Conversations Using Your Higher Self

Mindfulness is a key tool when it comes to facilitating and engaging in difficult conversations. Disagreements and conflict can’t always be avoided, but with the help of our Higher Selves, we can become more in tune with our mind-body connection. We can improve our ability to identify when a conversation is becoming emotionally charged, leading to the rise of our…

Navigating Difficult Conversations with the Help of Your Higher Self: Conflicted Relationships

Navigating Difficult Conversations with the Help of Your Higher Self: Conflicted Relationships

Personalities differ amongst us all, and it is inevitable that we will find ourselves at odds with another person from time to time. Often, this is due to an inherent difference in core beliefs; conflicts are just more likely to arise when we pursue relationships with people whose beliefs and morals differ from ours. Sometimes the best-case scenario for both…