Browsing All posts tagged under »self help«

How to have a good day

June 27, 2017

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I haven’t been here for over a month and I have missed it. I had a lot going on; my sister visited me for a month and we moved homes. It’s an exciting time, but it was easy to get caught up in the frenzy and get lackadaisical about things that keep me grounded. It […]

10 Affirmations for Today

April 11, 2017

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I have actually had a few phenomenal weeks as my new homeopathy remedy finally seems to be working at a deeper level. Even though my back has been giving me a lot of trouble the last few days, my mind actually has been a good friend. This morning however, I was feeling challenged. I have […]

My Journey w/ Chronic Pain & Yoga

April 4, 2017

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In 2007, I was diagnosed with spondylitis and eventually spondylosis. I was told my spine was slowly deteriorating. I tried painkillers, physiotherapy, acupressure and a bunch of other things. Nothing brought results. Nothing brought relief. I was in pain and sad constantly. I wish I could tell you that I started doing yoga and now […]

50 Life Lessons I (Try to) Live By

March 25, 2017

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Don’t try to explain yourself to everyone. Be spiritual. Take care of your body. Be authentic with yourself and others. Don’t try to fit in. Voice your fears. It’s okay to walk away. Listen to music daily. Practice gratefulness and gratitude. Pay it forward. Be approachable. Admit your mistakes freely. Be vulnerable. Assert your power. […]

10 Quick Ways to Improve Your Mood

January 30, 2017

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As a person who struggles with anxiety and worry, I have good days and bad. In 2017, my mission is to care for myself. I am trying to create good habits that will have an overall impact on my mental health and well-being. Here are some things that help me when I am down.

World Mental Health Day – Living with Anxiety

October 10, 2016

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I live with chronic hormone-related anxiety. This means that I can several weeks of being absolutely trigger-free and then I can have a few weeks of living in panic. So what does living with anxiety feel like (to me)? I get very physical symptoms – heart racing, bile rising in my stomach and my body […]

Lessons from 10 Years of Writing / Blogging

November 2, 2015

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Why am I not blogging more? This is a question I have asked myself several times over the last few months. I know the answer. It is a good answer. But it still makes me sad. For the longest time, my blog used to have the following text in big font: “The answers to life […]

Lessons from (Alcohol) Abstinence

February 1, 2015

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My name is Henri and I am not an alcoholic. Let’s face it. Food and drinks are an integral part of our social lives. On weekends, an overwhelmingly large majority of us go over to our friends’ houses or head to crowded pubs and clubs or yell at tv screens as our favorite teams battle […]

Compliments I’d Give Myself

December 2, 2014

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Today I felt a little jealous of someone who comes to my dance class, simply because she dances well. She is very nice to me and it makes me not like her even more. As a person, I am trying to compete less with others, and encourage myself to do better at the things I […]

That Time of the Year Again

December 17, 2012

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When 2012 began, I had no new year’s resolutions. Or perhaps, none that I said out loud. But I had two. (A) To spend the year working for families affected by Alzheimer’s and (B) Work out at least 3 days a week for a year. I am proud to say that I kept both my resolutions. […]

The Grass is Greener on My Side

March 27, 2012

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This is a post about gratitude. In the last few days, I have spoken to a few close friends about this at great length. The basic premise is that there is no horrible situation that you and I can be in that does not have a positive side. Or more simply, “It could have been […]

How I Handle Jealousy

September 23, 2010

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Jealousy is a natural emotion. Yet we’re told that feeling jealous is not nice, which adds to our misery. Because when we feel jealous, not only are we feeling left out, we’re also feeling guilty, dirty, bad, un-nice, selfish, etc. I have to say that I feel jealous all the time. Everyday in fact. I […]

On Life Skills and Spirituality

July 24, 2010

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Every once in a while, we all go into the “Why is this happening to me” mode. And self pity or anger at the situation never helped anyone. Yesterday while working on the life skills programme that I am currently associated with at Aparajitha Foundations, a line came forth a couple of time – “Focus […]

How to Change The Way You Feel

July 12, 2010

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The blues may be here to stay, and it may seem like there’s no way, but here’s something you can try to do, to make you NOT feel blue. Sometimes when we are down, it’s hard to pray, meditate or even share our feelings with someone else. We feel a disconnect with life around us. […]

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