by Dorothy Ratusny, PhD
Joy is your inherent nature. It is felt most deeply by going inward and simply observing what “is”. Joy is akin to 'peaceful contentment'. To express and feel the joy of your inner nature; that you are capable of being - is a conscious choice. Joy remains a part of you...
Editor's Note from Sandra Miniere: Dorothy Ratusny takes the understanding of joy to a new level. She encourages you to connect with a deeper experience of joy, not just associate it with the joyful activities of the holiday season. She describes joy as inner contentment—a soulful connection and invites you to experience joy without attachment to external things.
by Paula Davis-Laack, JD, MAPP
How happy are you and why? This is a question I spend a fair amount of time thinking about, not only as it applies to my own levels of happiness, but also as it applies to my family, friends, and the people who I work with. Since graduating with my master's degree in positive psychology, I've worked with and observed thousands of people in a wide variety of settings, and happy people just flow with the groove of life in a unique way. Here is what they do differently...
Editor’s Note from Eden Kozlowski: My favorite line in this article... happy people "embrace the suck." That's what meditation helps you do and, of course, why it is part of my arsenal of peace.
Editor´s Note from David Burrows: This peaceful video shows Thai Massage in motion. Note how the therapists uses not only her hands but her feet!
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by Mary E. Tricario
At times when your Work/Life Balance equation feels out of whack at the office, I offer you this 4-pose yoga sequence to inject some peace and balance into an otherwise hectic day. This will take less time than an extra-long lunch or a midday sanity-saving trip to the coffee shop. Remember to breathe deeply in and out through your nose throughout this sequence. Deepening the breath is key to helping your body recover from stressful stimuli...
by Shann Vander Leek
I’ve witnessed and been involved in situations where personal power is traded for acceptance and peace at any cost. Life coaching clients, family, friends and yours truly, can find ourselves in situations where we relinquish our personal power and over-empower others...
Editor's Note from Jodi Chapman: We have all been in situations where we have given away our power, and in this beautiful article, Shann Vander Leek reminds each of us to always speak our truth and honor ourselves.
by Vicki Woodyard
Knowing yourself as the Self is the ultimate intimacy. Unconditional love for yourself arises. You don't do anything but sit in the silence, inviting peace. I usually say, "I am in God's presence now," and relax into the silence that is always immediately there.
It took me a long time to get to this place...
by Dr. Ram Mani Bhandari
The modern science are engaged in researching the products and formula for anti ageing property. Based on the most recent scientific findings, one of the techniques of antiaging, for both women and men, is herbal treatment. The total blueprint of herbal anti aging treatment is in Ayurveda...
Editor's Note from Sonica Krishan: This is another wonderful article by Dr Ram Mani Bhandari wherein he specifies that the objective of herbal anti-aging treatment is to aim for a healthy aging mode, and to maintain both mind and body working at optimum level, so the treasures of old age can be relished with peace of mind and vitality. He shares with us the goodness of Ayurveda herbs like turmeric, aamla, neem, ginger, cloves etc that are a great aid that help to keep your skin soft and supple and thus keeping early aging at bay. Please read on...
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