How do you handle adversity… Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean? Here is a sweet story of a girl consoling with her grandmother about a problem she has encountered. The lady asks her granddaughter; “When a problem knocks at your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?”… One young woman went to her … Continue reading A life lesson; a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?
My Mother Says we all Love Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now. It’s simple yet so profound. The problem as ever is how to remember to apply The Power of Now in our daily lives. So here is The Power of Now summed up on one page… The present moment is the most precious thing there is Wherever you are, be there totally Always say “yes” … Continue reading The Power of Now in 1 page
Our bodies change after 30 (unfortunately!) and my Mother Says that we ought to be willing to make certain lifestyle changes in order to live happy, healthy and long lives. This is a wonderful way to encapsulate 20 lifestyle changes after 30 Stop worrying Sleep and wake up on time Pranayama Avoid getting angry Eat less spicy food Have a bit more of milk and … Continue reading 20 changes after 30
My Mother Says that Mark Mattson, Neuroscientist, has done some fascinating studies on what Fasting does for your body and brain. Intermittent fasting enhances the ability of nerve cells to repair DNA Fasting stimulates the production of new nerve cells from stem cells in the hippocampus. He also mentions ketones (an energy source for neurons), and how fasting stimulates the production of ketones and that it may … Continue reading Fasting is good for the brain?
The Huffington Post has written a nice piece on the ten habits of the most intelligent and successful people… My favourite one is nr. 8 “They know when to disconnect”. My Mother Says that if we don’t disconnect we risk living our lives in one big adrenaline rollercoaster where our bodies are constantly in Fight or Flight mode. A Fight or Flight state of being is … Continue reading 10 habits of intelligent & successful people
This is my favorite poem and so incredibly relevant to a modern day lifestyle. This came far before “Mindfulness” came in vogue. This poem is practical, honest and beautiful… Max Ehrmann, Desiderata, 1952. Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth … Continue reading My favorite poem
Commercial cleaning products contribution to indoor pollution. Some cleaning products are in fact a few of the most toxic products in our homes. Some cause skin or respiratory irritation, watery eyes, or chemical burns, while others are associated with chronic, or long-term, effects such as cancer.The most acutely dangerous cleaning products are corrosive drain cleaners, oven cleaners, and acidic toilet bowl cleaners. Combining products that … Continue reading How toxic are your household cleaning supplies?