Did you know that there is an obvious relationship between your diet and your mental health? Have you ever wondered why eating different foods changes your mood? The evidence of the relationship between nutrition and mental health has been growing at a rapid pace. This evidence indicates that food not only plays a major role in short and long term mental health, but also plays a significant role in the development, management and prevention of certain specific mental health problems like schizophrenia, anxiety, depression, Alzheimer Disease and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Continue reading →
Many women grow up believing that life will be wonderful. They expect that there will be a happy-ever-after ending by about the age of 24 or so. Often this doesn’t occur, because we’re confronted with the pain of many generations gone. Not to mention the build-up of experiences over the course of our lives. Unless these things are dealt with we’ll never have the depth of connection that we want with an intimate partner. Continue reading →
This pain is not to make you sad, remember. That’s where people go on missing…. This pain is just to make you more alert — because people become alert only when the arrow goes deep into their heart and wounds them. Otherwise they don’t become alert. When life is easy, comfortable, convenient, who cares? Who bothers to become alert? When a friend dies, there is a possibility. When your man leaves you alone — those dark nights, you are lonely. You have loved that man so much and you have staked all, and then suddenly one day he is gone. Crying in your loneliness, those are the occasions when, if you use them, you can become aware. The arrow is hurting: it can be used. The pain is not to make you miserable, the pain is to make you more aware! And when you are aware, misery disappears.
Also, drop guilt! — because to be guilty is to live in hell. Not being guilty, you will have the freshness of dewdrops in the early morning sun, you will have the freshness of lotus petals in the lake, you will have the freshness of the stars in the night. Once guilt disappears you will have a totally different kind of life, luminous and radiant. You will have a dance to your feet and your heart will be singing a thousand and one songs.
A great awakening is happening throughout humanity this last 50 years. Millions of people are waking up to the fact that we are not just our physical bodies: we are a spiritual being having a human experience. From the early 1940s onwards, a group of souls incarnated on this planet to help rescue the world from where it was headed. Those souls were the predecessors to the Indigo Children. They were literally the soul parents of the children who would later crowd into the planet in a great wave of births in the seventies and eighties. The children born at that time came to push back against the suppression of those whose agenda it was to enslave us all. They were souls who knew that they didn’t answer to anyone, and that the people who were in power on earth did not have authority over them and their lives. Those souls knew that they were sovereign and answered to no man who sought to oppress them… they only answered to their Maker, to themselves, and as long as they harmed nobody, to no-one else. Continue reading →
I think the biggest part of being human and making peace with our shadow and ego comes out of our need to feel that we are loved. Loved by others, and by ourselves. The search for love leads us down many winding paths. We are plopped down here with no clear destination and with no real idea of how we are supposed to get there even if we had somewhere we knew we wanted to go. The only real instinct we are given is that we seek out love. We don’t know how to do that or what that really entails at first, so we inevitably head down many wrong paths and make many mistakes before we even begin to figure out how to get a clue! If we are lucky we are surrounded by a loving family and group of people who help us make a little headway in the act of how to search…unfortunately for almost all of us, that is not the case! We get love from our family if we are fortunate enough to be born into a loving one, but more often than not, they mean well but they themselves usually came out of the same confusion we were born into. So we are forced to look outside of them to others, and even if our family is very loving, out of curiosity we look to others to see what they are doing and would recommend anyway…and we of course run into trouble…big trouble! It’s just the state of the world we live in to be born into this chaos and confusion and try to make sense of it all. Hell, that’s why we are here! We usually start off doing okay for ourselves for the most part, up until we hit puberty and then BAM! the world flips over on top of us and we have to wiggle our way out from underneath it. Continue reading →
There’s no doubt about it, Ballroom and Latin dancing is changing the way people feel about exercise, and themselves! For those skeptics who don’t believe in the power of the mind in health and medicine, we have listed the physical proof first. Millions of people every year are enjoying the many benefits that these forms of dance provide. From physical, mental and social standpoints, our favourite recreation is one of the best overall forms of low impact/high aerobic workouts available. It’s fun, it can be free, and best of all it’s always done with someone else! Here are just a few of the many benefits Ballroom offers: Continue reading →