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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 content across the internet offers relevant guidance and helpful links to mindfulness tools.
When we are overcome by anxious thoughts that affect our quality of life – we can mindfully train our body’s physiological response to anxiety and stress.
We all have the ability to soften, manage and ‘flip’ the effects of negative stress, and use that attentive energy to promote feelings of self-confidence, self-esteem, and mental wellbeing. We can usually relieve bad feelings and stress-related discomfort by engaging in simple, guided, knowledgeable, and open conversation.
Add balanced and mindful nutrition with some outdoor physical exercise, and just a little time each day to sit still, and practice appropriate meditation and awareness to keep the mind and body healthy.
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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Unlock your brain’s ancient pleasures
5 ways to unlock your brain’s ancient pleasure tools Jamie Wheal for Big Think Check out Jamie Wheal’s latest book “Recapture the Rapture: Rethinking God, Sex and Death in a World That’s Lost Its Mind” ►► https://www.recapturetherapture.com/ For our own mental health, we must occasionally disconnect from the world and reconnect to ourselves and to […]
Creative Living Beyond Fear
Learn to reach beyond fear and tap into your creative potential, as Elizabeth Gilbert, the beloved bestselling author of Eat Pray Love, shares the exact strategy she uses to overcome fear, as well as the profound secrets behind her creative success.
Awake while Asleep
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 […]
Just thinking …
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 […]
The Positive Spin
Thanks to Jonna JInton for her mindful image to illustrate this conversation
In the Shadows
Shadows of Barcelona A slideshow of meditative and ambient images by Greville E. Published on YouTube Jul 23, 2015
The Benefits of Daily Fasting
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 […]
How Loneliness influences our Wellbeing
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 […]
How to learn anything, … quickly?
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 […]
The Theory of Beauty
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
Play with Particles
Play with your particles – A wee distraction from the rigidity of life – http://particle-love.com
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 […]
Not too Positive
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 Life
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 […]
The Power of Forgiveness
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 […]