I remember my late maternal grandmother as a very positive person, who loved to cook for her whole family, who loved to have family and friends over all the time, and also make a difference in others’ lives as much as she could with the limited resources she had. She got married to my grandfather at the age of 17, had four daughters, and a … Continue reading Metamorphosis of mental health across generations
For children and young people, the extent of their potential to be successful has been explained according to their intellectual intelligence (IQ) level for many decades. People with a high IQ level were believed to have high learning, decision making and application skills. Then, in the mid-1990s, we started to believe that people with high emotional intelligence (EQ) would be more successful, happier, and more … Continue reading What is your NQ level?
You might have heard the word “Neuroplasticity”. But do you wonder what it means? I am taking this online meditation course, not to become a meditation expert or anything, but to become a more knowledgeable meditator myself. And I have learned that neuroplasticity is the concept of the lifelong ability of the brain to change. New brain cells, also known as neurons, can be created … Continue reading Serious Health Benefits of Meditation
The human mind doesn’t like to deal with uncertainty. We want to know what is on the horizon, what will happen next, what we can expect. Because we like to feel secure and security comes with certainty. If we know what will happen, even if it might be something negative, we can get ready for it, we can start the process of accepting it, and … Continue reading Embracing Uncertainty
While meditating, we close our eyes, part of that is the act of temporarily giving up sight, we give up the pleasure of consuming our cell phones, TVs, computer screens. And sometimes as a product of meditation when we open our eyes at the end, we can have a renewed sense of gratitude for our ability to see. We live in a society that tells … Continue reading You have everything you need
Is it your gut which dictates your overall health? Did you know that gastrointestinal functions are linked to autoimmune disorders, learning disorders, neurological and psychiatric disorders? The food we eat directly affects our physical and mental health. In other words, it affects who we are and how we feel! So, when you hear the statement of; “You are what you eat”, you might as well … Continue reading Our gut is the King
When changes happen in your life such as moving into a new house, getting a new job, moving to a new city, a new community, a new career, getting married or having a baby (especially if it is your first child), it gives you some kind of anxiety. Because we human beings do not like change. Changes make us uncomfortable. Even if we get something … Continue reading Change is hard, or is it really?