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Stress and Mental Health

Laughter-at-Workplace

Did you know that the average preschooler laughs or smiles 400 times a day? That number drops to 15 by the time people are 35 yrs. old. Isn’t it amazing what stress and too much responsibility can do? So who says that work always has to be serious? Work environments where humor is encouraged, tend to be happier, less stressed and more productive.

Seven Powerful Steps to Increase Self-Confidence

We come into this world with total self-confidence/self-esteem. An infant has self-confidence/self-esteem that their cries will get them what they need: food, diaper change, cuddling, communication, soothing, etc. If the child's needs are readily met and the child senses they are accepted unconditionally they flourish.

The Stable and Pleasurable Seat: Choosing Your Seat for Meditation

The idea is to create a seat for yourself that will beckon you to practice- a seat that is both inviting and optimal for your meditation practice. Let's look at two main factors: Comfort and Convenience.

Comfort: helping your body be happy and relaxed

Comfort is a major factor in choosing your seat for meditation.. There are several schools of thought on this subject.

Stress and Modern Life

There is nothing wrong with short-term stress. It is after all what gets you motivated. Stress in the short-term may be considered healthy giving you the get up and go to achieve your goals bring you the results you desire.

Zen Meditation (Zazen) As Taught by the Classic Zen Masters

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Zen Meditation (Zazen) - Awakening to Your Own True Nature As Taught by the Classic Zen Masters

According to the Zen ancestors, it is only through realization of our own true nature that true liberation can be realized. After each of the masters personally realized their own identity with Buddha, they spent their lives helping others to realize this identity. 

The Importance of Sleep in Preventing Burnout

It’s tempting to ignore sleep in your efforts to pack more into the day. It’s true, you can train your body to survive on less sleep, but the long-term harm to your body is enormous. Aside from weakening your immune system and stamina, sleep deprivation damages your mental health.

Beginner's Guide to Chakra Meditation

This is a wonderful chakra meditation to do to reconnect and recharge. It takes between 20-30 mins and you can do it by yourself in the comfort of your home. All you need is to print out the guidelines, a bit of imagination and a quiet space.

Chakra Meditation Guidelines 

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