Tuesday 30 September 2008
Monday 29 September 2008
Sunday 28 September 2008
ARE YOU LIVING A REFLECTION OF YOUR CORE TRUTH? ARE YOU FULLY ALIGNED WITH WHO YOU ARE? DO YOU WANT TO MAKE SOME CHANGES IN YOUR LIFE BUT THERE IS AN ELEMENT BLOCKING YOU? If your answer is NO, NO and YES then I say you must deal with your INNER-DEMONS. Most of the demons that we constantly battle with feed on OUR addictions. These addictions take many forms and so many of us have an UNHEALTHY relationship with them. It seems that when we try to FREE ourselves, something seems to push us further AND further into the abyss; and when this happens we somehow feel that this is life and this is what it is all about. But if one were to interject a counterintuitive, they would realize that we should get the best that life has to offer AND instinctively gravitate toward that. However, being creatures of habit and EASY targets for the elements that invade our lives; we gravitate towards PEOPLE, PLACES and certain PATTERNS OF BEHAVIOR that do us NO good. Many of the addictions we form are NOT conscious AND are based instead on learned behavior. Therefore if one is about break his/her addiction, they would have to kick their demons to the curb AND see life in a new light. I know this is difficult, but if we have compassion for ourselves as we work this process we can get there. It is helpful to remember is that in time we can establish NEW, HEALTHIER PATTERNS and a YEARNING for the old ones to disappear. Eventually, we will instinctively reach for things that are good for us, and the longing for positive change will form the basis of a new habit. In the mean time we need to understand that the ONLY way to get to this new place is to endure a time of difficulty, which is a challenge we can confidently handle, if we remember that it will lead to the change we seek in our lives. Our bodies, hearts, and minds always need time to adjust to a new way of doing things, but they will adapt, and even become our allies, if we remain true to our vision of a new way. IT IS ALL ABOUT BEING TRUE TO YOU & NOT LIVING FOR SOMEONE/SOMETHING ELSE. THOUGH YOUR DEMONS MAY NOT BE LIKE THOSE YOU SEE IN THE MOVIES, THEY MAY AS WELL BE BECAUSE HAVING A LIFE THAT IS NOT HAPPY OR PRODUCTIVE MEANS YOU ARE NOT LIVING UP TO YOUR POTENTIAL. SO BEFORE WE CHOOSE TO TAKE ON LIFE’S ELEMENTS, HOW ABOUT WE MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE MORE THAN ENOUGH SELF-LOVE, SELF-CARE & THAT WE ARE LIVING OUR TRUTH? WE NEED TO MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICES SO THAT OUR ACATIONS WON’T BETRAY US. AFTER ALL LIFE IS ALL ABOUT LIVING ACCORDING YOUR OWN SET OF HEALTHY RULES & STANDARDS…¿WHAT ARE YOUR INNER-DEMONS & WHAT ARE YOU DOING ABOUT THEM?
Saturday 27 September 2008
Céline Dion covered IF YOU ASKED ME TO and released it as the second single from her eponymous album. It was produced by Walter Afanasieff and was released on
Friday 26 September 2008
Thursday 25 September 2008
Wednesday 24 September 2008
Tuesday 23 September 2008
- PHYSICAL: Your physical wellness includes all the things you would expect, like your cardiovascular fitness, your strength, and your endurance; but it also includes preventive measures, such as regular testing for diseases, and maintaining a healthy diet, even if you're not overweight. In a traditional wellness program, the physical would be the entire emphasis—notice here that it's only one of six elements. That is because the body's wellness does not exist in a vacuum; it is part of an overall goal of health for the entire individual.
- SOCIAL: Social wellness is not just about having fun. It's also a way of addressing your interdependence with the people around you. You will have a better, healthier life (and body) if you have strong relationships and a sense of community. In fact, studies show that people who have strong social networks tend to live longer. But you will have to actively promote and maintain those relationships, rather than just rely on them to be there when you really need them.
- SPIRITUAL: We often think of spirituality as necessarily meaning religion. And, for some people, religion will certainly be a key part of a spiritual life. But from a wellness point of view, spiritual fulfillment will more generally mean feeling that there is a purpose to your life. This can range from practicing meditation, to taking up volunteer activities in your community. Anything you do that lets you feel that you are here for a reason, and that you have a connection beyond the purely physical (even in a mind/body sense) will form part of your spiritual life.
- INTELLECTUAL: Your intellectual development doesn't stop after school ends. Later in life you can, of course, pursue another degree—but you can also find other ways of maintaining your intellectual wellness. Creativity can do this, for instance, by stimulating new areas of your mind. Take up a new art, or some writing. Try to find mentally stimulating activities. The idea is to expand your sphere of interest beyond what you already find comfortable.
- OCCUPATIONAL: You probably spend eight to 10 of your waking
hours in a workplace that you hope will be fulfilling, where you are setting
and meeting goals, and where you feel a sense of achievement. To get to this
state, you want to stay on top of your occupational wellness. Do you do work
that you enjoy, and is it satisfying? Do you like both your work and your job,
or only one? Does what you do match what you want from life, and how you see
yourself? Note that this is not necessarily about financial gain; this is about
fulfillment in your job and your profession.
- PSYCHOLOGICAL: Your psychological wellness may be heavily dependent on other areas of your life. Problems elsewhere—in your relationships, or your career—will take a toll on your psychology. That's why you need to be able to assess where you stand emotionally, and have strategies for improving your feelings. What would you need to change in your life to feel better about yourself? Are there habits of mind that are keeping you back in life? Is there a form of therapy that you want to think about taking on to work on your psychological wellness, whether traditional psychotherapy, or hypnosis or other more alternative methods?
I hope that EVERY glance at this list will leave you wondering where to put the various elements of your life. After all, your friendships are part of your social wellness, but if they are work friends they may be part of your occupational situation, and will, sooner or later, cross into your psychological wellness. Most of the elements of your life will not fall sharply into one single category. That's OK—instead of thinking of these as hard-and-fast categories, you want to assess how the elements of your life are interconnected, and how changes in one area bring changes elsewhere. Your goal isn't to separate the pieces of your life into categories, but to try to restore balance when something in your life brings one category out of kilter with the others. Only you know your own life—and so it's up to you to develop a thorough portrait of what things in your life impact which areas of your wellness.