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Sparky is here to help, with wellbeing articles, mindfulness, and meditation, as ways and means to achieve balance and good health. This is an open forum that will offer guidance, open conversation, and sharing of personal experience through chat and/or video meet-ups as a more natural form of group therapy or more personal one-to-one support.
Selected articles, talks, videos and essays offer guidance and helpful links to mindfulness tools to enable awareness and the prevention of negative perceptions and thinking that can cause stress or anxiety that can impact our daily lives dramatically.
When we are overcome by anxious thoughts that affect our quality of life – we can mindfully train our body’s physiological response to anxiety to lessen, manage and ‘flip’ the effects of negative thinking into positive feelings of self-confidence, self-esteem, and mental wellbeing. By engaging in simple, guided, knowledgeable, open conversation, and a little time daily to sit still, and practise appropriate mental and physical exercise techniques.
Preparedness of experience – Awareness of now – Transience acknowledged – Understanding sleep chemistry and patterns – Anti-inflammatory diets, wellness and fitness ethics – Logical and open organisational skills – Focused observation – Appreciation of everything
Watch neuroscientist and author, David Eagleman, in conversation with Sadhguru as they discuss a variety of subjects, ranging from different parts of the mind, the concept of time, quantum mechanics, religion, and meditation. The conversation is laced with humor and incisive logic, and moves towards an interesting climax where David Eagleman acknowledges that science and mysticism meet at a certain point.
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Online consultations are private, safe, and personal experiences that will help re-balance the mind and body. An appointment will offer suggestions on how to balance overall wellbeing with the demands and challenges of daily life. Helping you adopt better living practises and a more satisfying and healthier experience by simply being a good human.
Through observation and query, a participant’s daily activities, perceptions, and relationships are considered and examined without judgment. By using self-awareness and self-care tools and practices participants experience and develop a ‘knowledge’ of themselves, and discover how to nurture positive change within while negotiating a constantly changing world.
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The image: Come Hell or High Water by COCO AMARDEIL more about this image below Sleep – In a Nutshell What Happens When You Sleep? Fact Checked – Updated October 30, 2020 Medically Reviewed by – Dr. Ealena Callender Written by Eric Suni Home /Sleep Topics/ What Happens When You Sleep? When you sleep, your body undergoes a series […]
Empathy over conflict, it’s all a matter of perspective Social Perspective – there are only two ways of responding to any challenging social circumstance or situation, positively or negatively, these are basic responses in individuals within the wider community, especially when feeling vulnerable or under threat. Human nature being what it is, usually tends towards the negative, as […]
Early rise and early outdoor activity for the best benefits from exercise. When we sleep, our bodies use up more energy, or fat, in order to mend, develop and restore ourselves for the coming new day. When we awake we are in a low state of ketosis, a metabolic state in which some of the body’s energy […]
Morning exercise and fasting makes perfect sense Published on YouTube by Kram Gallery on Jan 19, 2015 Sparky has another note on morning rituals and why its good to ‘design’ and commit to your own. When you wake you have a high level of BDNF (and endorphines) created during sleep as a means of […]
By Ashley Fetters When Daniel Russell and his colleagues at UCLA set out to create a standardized way to measure people’s loneliness in 1978, what they came up with was arguably the least fun 20-item questionnaire in history. On a four-point scale from “never” to “often,” it asked individuals: How often did they feel they […]
The first 20 hours – how to learn anything | Josh Kaufman | TEDxCSU Josh Kaufman is the author of the #1 international bestseller, ‘The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business’, as well as the upcoming book ‘The First 20 Hours: Mastering the Toughest Part of Learning Anything.’ Josh specializes in teaching people from […]
How to practice emotional hygiene | Guy Winch | TEDxLinnaeusUniversity • This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. We have medicine cabinets for common physical injuries like cuts and colds but no toolkits for common psychological injuries such as failure, rejection, guilt, and loss. In his inspirational […]
TED collaborates with animator Andrew Park to illustrate Denis Dutton’s provocative theory on beauty — that art, music and other beautiful things, far from being simply “in the eye of the beholder,” are a core part of human nature with deep evolutionary origins. • Uploaded on YouTube Nov 16, 2010
French teenagers on a boat on the Seine river, Paris 1988 – Photo: David Alan Harvey / Magnum Think of a time when you sat across from a friend and felt truly understood. Deeply known. Maybe you sensed how she was bringing out your ‘best self’, your cleverest observations and wittiest jokes. She encouraged […]
Photo by Eve Arnold / Magnum Source: Thinking positive is a surprisingly risky manoeuvre | Aeon Essays • Do you believe that positive thinking can help you achieve your goals? Many people today do. Pop psychology and the $12 billion self-help industry reinforce a widespread belief that positive thinking can improve our moods and lead […]
Designing Your LifeAuthors Bill Burnett and Dave Evans discuss their new book (Designing Your Life), which shows you how to build–design–a life you can thrive in, at any age or stage. For more information: http://bit.ly/2bAjI1FDesign thinking can help us create a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling, regardless of who or where we are, what […]
Happiness is habit-forming Chade-Meng Tan, a former engineer, joined Google in 2000 as employee number 107. Though he played an instrumental role in building Google’s mobile search function, among other technological feats, he’s better known for the mindfulness classes he later led for employees. The role earned him the job title of Jolly Good Fellow […]
This week on the Science of Happiness, Julian looks into the selfish side of forgiveness. What do you think is in it for you? Watch and find out: http://youtu.be/8o9_TlZyB_Y Watch more episodes of Science of Happiness! http://bit.ly/ScienceofHappiness Read the study here: http://bit.ly/16k3PnE ▃ ▅ ▆ SUBSCRIBE to SoulPancake ▆ ▅ ▃ http://bitly.com/SoulPancakeSubscribe Created by: Mike […]