“To be beautiful means to be yourself.
You don’t need to be accepted by others.
You need to accept yourself.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
This quote is so true. In this day of shaming – body or otherwise -on social media, it is no wonder people have a hard time accepting themselves for who they are – themselves. Self-love has so many emotional, physical and mental health benefits to it, that it should not be ignored. And you have to love yourself before you can effectively love others. Below are 5 actions you can take to self-love. (more…)
As my mind receives a daily workout from life’s events, I give my body the physical workout it deserves.
I am determined to stay fit in body and mind. I realize that I only have one body, so I strive to take care of it the best way I can.
There are no shortcuts to having a healthy mind and body. The only way I will have success is to do it the right way.
My body and mind work together, so how I think affects how I feel, and vice versa.
Therefore, I must exercise my mind and keep focused on positive thoughts and emotions.
Of course, my body cannot be neglected; it needs my attention to feed it nutritiously and strengthen it with consistent exercise.
I allow myself to have a healthy mind and a strong body so I can withstand the tests of time and any challenges ahead.
My body needs the endorphin’s and my mind needs the rush of an exciting, fulfilling life.
I know it takes hard work, but I also realize that strengthening my mind and body will bring me health, happiness, and the strength to enjoy life to its fullest.
- How can I strengthen my body and mind?
- How can I challenge my abilities?
- How will I stay motivated?
The Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine defines holistic medicine as “the art and science of healing that addresses the whole person – body, mind, and spirit.” In other words, it doesn’t just focus on your physical health.
According to the practice, our health and well-being is the result of the interaction between physical, environmental, emotional, and psychological aspects of the person’s life. Therefore, what makes holistic medicine different is its integrative approach to health. It uses alternative as well as conventional medicine and studies all aspects of a person’s life. (more…)
It is a known fact that our minds, more specifically our subconscious minds, control our lives. We are what we think or believe. Research has shown that there is a mind-body connection and that the mind can help us overcome health problems.
There are many ways to reprogram your mind: Neuro-Linguistic-Programming (NLP), hypnosis, visualization, Emotional Freedom Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), affirmations and coaching. The method you choose will depend on your mind-set and budget. (more…)
Unhealthy eating habits not only expose you to chronic diseases but can also ruin the hard work put into a good workout at the gym. The unfortunate thing is that most people who engage in bad eating habits don’t know how much of a detrimental effect it’s having on their fitness. To help you make better food choices and get you on the right track to a leaner and healthier body, here are five bad eating habits that you need to avoid. (more…)