How To Overcome FOMO

FOMO presents in various ways. You may feel like you can’t stop checking emails or Facebook and Instagram in case you miss something. You may feel a sense like everyone else is having a great time travelling or studying and your at home watching Netflix. You may feel like you have to say yes to everything that comes your way in case you miss out. 

Finding Stillness In the Smallest Of Things

One of my favourite practices to find stillness can be done anywhere, anytime. It is finding the tiniest of moments in our everyday lives to stop, to observe stillness, quietness, move to a place of peace.

There is a minute moment of pause within each breath we take. A moment of stillness that exists between each breath in and each breath out. Since we take up to 30,000 breathes per day that is 30,000 moments of stillness we have access to!

Becoming A Spiritual Warrior

"Difficulty and obstacles, if properly understood and used, can often turn out to be an unexpected source of strength. In the biographies of the masters, you will often find that had they not experienced difficult circumstances they would not have discovered the strength they needed to rise above them."- Sogyal Riponche

It means that we learn to sit in the midst of turbulence and make room for all that we are experiencing. This goes against our natural tendency to be aversive to anxiety, fear, sadness, grief or the "unpleasant" range of feelings, yet when we bring a kind presence to our suffering we find our true healing, wisdom and strength. When we hold all that we are feeling in a field of loving awareness we learn the true vastness of our heart.  

The Two Wings of Awareness: Mindfulness & Heartfulness

In Asian languages, the word for mind and the word for heart are the same. We may think of mindfulness as being something to do with purely paying attention (like in the need to figure something out), yet compassion and kindness to oneself are intrinsically woven into it. 

We marry the qualities of the heart and the mind and this is particularly important when we're experiencing difficult emotions. 

Finding Stillness through Freedom Dance

Dance is one of the many pathways towards finding stillness, (which may sound almost impossible) however, it is part of the foundation that ‘Dancing Freedom’ practice is built on. It is the place we arrive after we have danced our whole body alive! We are connected to our Centre. 

Tarnie will guide this easy introduction into intuitive, mindful movement. 

The Antidote To Grief Is Compassion

Grief is rapidly changing and unpredictable initially that it's hard to know where you're "at". However for me the roller coaster ride has levelled out somewhat and I've gained some wisdom thanks to the profound teachings of my mentors and speakers that have helped me on this journey. I'd like to share some of this with you. 

How To Be Happier

Despite what we'd expect, winning the lottery, wealth accumulation, marriage and career advancement don't make us happier long term. Science has shown that after just six months most lottery winners return to their baseline level of happiness. Science has even shown that paraplegics eventually return to the same levels of happiness they had prior to their injury.

Letting Go To Present Awareness (Includes Guided Meditation)

Resilient people are often considered as those who can bounce back from tragedy or a setback and achieve success. Those who possess phenomenal inner strength, are tough and stoic. However in times of stress, sadness, grief, pressure and overwhelm it's compassion not toughness that leads to resilience.

Our capacity to recover from life's challenges depends not on how tough we are, but on our ability to include our suffering - just like we would for someone we love - with empathy and care.

How Exercising In Nature Changes Your Brain

A recent review found that compared with exercising indoors, exercising in natural environments was associated with greater feelings of revitalisation, increased energy and positive engagement. It also leads to decreases in tension, confusion, anger and depression. Participants reported greater enjoyment and satisfaction with outdoor activity and stated that they were more likely to repeat the activity at a later date - making it a habit we're more likely to stick with.

Optimising the Nervous System Part 4: Quieting the Mind

Studies show that practicing mindfulness leads to structural as well as functional changes in the brain as measured by MRI’s and electroencephalograms (EEG). The systems in the brain that support our well-being are intimately connected to different organ systems in our body, and also connected to the immune and endocrine systems in ways that matter for our health.

Optimising The Nervous System Part 3: Connecting With Your Body

We can spend large sloughs of time lost in thought that we may not really be present when spending time with our loved ones or visiting a beautiful place.

Our minds can get so busy planning the future or ruminating about the past that we can miss what's right in front of us. If we're frequently carried away planning our future how much of our life are we really living? How much of life do we spend 'preparing' for something in the future? If we are spending a large amount of time each day figuring out the past, how can we appreciate the experiences happening in the now?

Optimising the Nervous System with 1:2 Breathing

The breath is one of the most powerful resources we have for changing our nervous system. It's always with us, we can practice it at work and at home - we are only ever one breath away to reconnecting with it to return to a state of calm and clarity. It has an immediate and direct effect to our nervous system and how we feel and think and brings us into the present moment.

Relaxing Back Into The Present Moment

Today's meditation will help you to relax back into the present moment.

In the lead up to Christmas life can feel like a never ending to do list. Our inner voice may tell us that we're not doing enough and we feel under pressure. We also may feel a sense of shame and unworthiness because we believe we're falling short.

 

Todays meditation provides a opportunity to reconnect back to that which most matters, to still a busy mind and open the heart to the life that's right here.

Investigating with Kindness: Self-Compassion and Guided Meditation

Beliefs about being unworthy are so common for everyone and I'm sure you can relate to what I mean... The hollowing ache in the chest and belly when we feel like we're not measuring up. Self-compassion actually helps to create long term transformation. Changes that you want to create because you care about yourself, not because you believe are worthless or unacceptable as you are, are more likely to last.