Let’s Review Your Joyfulness Quotient

Review Your Joyfulness Quotient“Be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars. In the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.” ~Max Ehrmann

In our rush to meet the daily obligations of work, family, and social life, we tend to overlook our own needs. As a result, we feel exhausted to the point of emptiness. What’s missing is a relationship with ourselves. We need time to get to know ourselves, time to joyfully nurture our spirits, and time to create.

Wondering if you are doing a decent job of taking care of yourself – or how your self caring could be improved? Review the following questions, and reflect on your answers. Chances are you are struggling in at least a few of the realms where self-care is most important: a satisfying diet, physical activity, solitude, and reflection. Continue reading “Let’s Review Your Joyfulness Quotient”

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5 Steps to Replace Unwanted(negative) Habits with Positive Ones

“They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.”  ~Confucius

Sometimes, change comes easily and naturally. Some things are just easy to change. Then, there are deeply ingrained habits that are much more difficult to change. You try to change those habits, and you succeed for a while, then you stop and end up feeling like a failure. When this cycle of trying and failing happens a few times, you finally decide to give up and decide this good change is not for you. Story over. Not really, cause something inside you will keep making you want to make the change that your heart so desires. But the fear of failure will not allow you to try. Its a vicious cycle full of negativity and self doubt.

Why are habits(especially negative ones) so difficult to change?

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How to Nurture Self Love + 16 Practical Ways to Begin Your Self Love Journey

How to Nurture Self Love + 16 Practical Ways to Begin Your Self Love Journey“My primary relationship is with myself – all others are mirrors of it. As I learn to love myself, I automatically receive the love and appreciation that I desire from others. If I am committed to myself and to living my truth, I will attract others with equal commitment.”~Shakti Gawain

While we all know and agree that Self Love is the ONLY force that can make us whole and healed, we still struggle with it daily. In the last article I shared why you deserve to be loved, no matter what! Lets take that a step further and understand the importance of self love and how we can heal through it.

In a recent workshop on Self love, while discussing the merits of it, a kind gentleman asked, “But I think self love is just too self indulgent and narcissistic! How can I think of myself when I have so many responsibilities towards my family and loved ones? Shouldn’t I be thinking of them first before my own needs?” Continue reading “How to Nurture Self Love + 16 Practical Ways to Begin Your Self Love Journey”

Why You Deserve To Be Loved

Why You Deserve To Be Loved

The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring. ~ Oscar Wilde

Let me begin by asking you a simple question:

Are You Loved? Truly and completely loved for who you truly are…by yourself and by those around you…

Many of my patients and people I meet feel like they Dont deserve to be loved, even if they are being loved. They believe they have so many flaws, that how could anyone possibly love them.

Everyone deserves love! Love is a divine gift we each possess the spark of. In-fact, we ARE Love.

Everyone on Earth wants to experience and be loved, but with so many struggling relationships and the enormous divorce rate, something is obviously missing. Why are we still not getting it?

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3 Positive Ways of Calming the Chaos in Your Life

3 Positive Ways of Calming the Chaos in Your Life“It’s all about finding the calm in the chaos.” ~ Donna Karan

Life is So rich, so stimulating, so amazing! I love how life thrives in me and around me. There are opportunities and activities going on everywhere around me and I feel like a kid at a carnival, wondering which game to play first. Its an amazing feeling to be immersed in the wide tapestry of life and enjoy its colors fully. There is wonder and awe everywhere if we choose to see it that way. But, while life can be full of all things amazing, it can also be full of unmanageable tension when our mind is going so many places at once. That’s inner chaos for you. On the outside, it all feels doable, approachable, delicious even…but on the inside there is indecisiveness, stress, anxiety and tension.

Sounds familiar? Continue reading “3 Positive Ways of Calming the Chaos in Your Life”