For a magician to fool his audience his deceit must go unseen, and to this end he crafts an illusion to avert attention from reality. While the audience is entranced, the deceptive act is committed, and for the fool, reality then becomes inexplicably built upon on a lie. That is, until the fool wakes up and recognizes the truth in the fact that he has been duped.
Maintaining the suspension of disbelief in the illusion, however, is often more comforting than acknowledging the magician’s secrets. (more…)
“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…)
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…)
An important aspect of self-development is to know when it’s time to change something about yourself. When you change, you often become more knowledgeable, skilled, and comfortable about a task or situation.
However, any kind of change, even if it will make your life more enjoyable, can be difficult because it involves stepping out of your comfort zone. (more…)
Do you know what happy, successful people think about every day? It’s simple. They think about what they want and how they can get it. Positivity can change your life.
When you spend your time thinking and talking about what you want from life and how you can achieve it, you will feel happier and more in control. When you think about happy things, your brain releases endorphins, which give you a feeling of well-being. It doesn’t take long to develop a positive attitude. (more…)
Stress is divided into two types, the eu-stress, and the dis-stress. The good kind is the acute variety that raises your heartbeat, elevates blood pressure, and gets you on the alert. It can happen during a meeting, your kid’s soccer game or when you’re driving and someone cuts you off.
The adrenaline starts pumping in your veins and your thinking becomes sharper, your reflexes faster. However, the good kind of stress goes away after a while and adrenaline levels return to normal, blood pressure stabilizes. (more…)