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August 17, 2019

Meditation can improve your health and energy when we ask what our body what it needs. Try this! 

Sit in a quiet and comfortable place. Notice what feelins you are aware of in your body. Focus on one place at a time. Ask your body what food would balance this area or which food is imbalancing this area.

Write down what comes to mind. Then ask your body what foods it wants and which foods it doesn't want anymore to cover any other things that are linked to your emotions and overall energy. Food can help us with manifesting energy, spirtitual communication, stability, mental clarity and so much more! 

August 18, 2019

Did you know that smiling alone activates feel-good chemicals in the brain? Smiling and laughing boost serotonin and endorphins in our brains, and surprisingly, also reduces the stress hormone, cortisol. 

Share a laugh with a friend. Check out a comedy show. Watch a funny movie. Even, fake it till you make it. Turn that frown upside down! Improve your mental health, appearance, and relationships by smiling a little more. You will feel happier, less stressed, and lead a much more fulfilling life. 

August 19, 2019

Here's a quick meditation tip to reduce anxiety that really works. Take a deep slow breath visualizing soothing light blue light with specks of gold coming into your body with your breath. 

Slowly breathe out and visualize greys and dark colors that represent your negative energy leaving your body as you exhale. Watch the soothing energy go into each part of your body to relax it and you continue to breathe slowly and deeply. 

Now visualize white light around your body with golden fractals of light. This is your soul that always has your back and connects you to the universal field of energy that you can call on for emotional support at anytime. See the white light shining from your body and connecting to the entire universe. In your mind see great things coming to you and people smiling at you. 

Take one more inhale, smile and open your eyes. You have just changed your emotional state, activated the law of attraction in your favor and all in just a few moments of meditation. Meditation is your super power.

August 20, 2019

Did you know that volunteering in your community can have a positive impact on your mental health? Volunteering increases your confidence and sense of pride, helps create a positive identity, and generates a sense of accomplishment.

Volunteer in your community today. Help out at a local animal shelter. Volunteer at a soup kitchen this weekend. Donate old clothes or non-perishable food items. Giving back to your community will make you feel happier and more confident. Do your part. It’s a win-win. The positive effects on your mental state will make it entirely worth it.

August 21, 2019

A daily meditation practice can relieve stress and reset your mental state.

Those who practice regular meditation had higher brain activity in the areas that deal with stress and concentration. Healthy ways to manage stress can help ease depression and anxiety.  Making meditation more accessible has even been suggested as part of Canada's mental health strategy.

Meditate for 5 minutes each morning to calm your mind. Be kind to yourself. Make your mental health a priority!

August 22, 2019

Did you know that the popular Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing, is gaining speed in western society for its mental and physical health benefits? Research suggests that spending an hour or so in nature, particularly forests, every day can positively impact your mental and physical health. Studies have shown that doing so can decrease stress hormones and blood pressure in the body and lower blood glucose levels.

Take a walk amongst nature to reduce your stress. Spend 30 minutes to an hour in the morning or evening walking in a natural setting. Refresh, reset, and rejuvenate. Give your mental health a much-needed boost!

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You Are Here: MIND

The Holistic Triangle represents the necessity of maintaining the balance of your Mind, Body, and Soul. Being the most structurally sound shape in the Universe, each arm of the triangle is connected to and supports the others. For the triangle to remain equilateral, the Mind, Body, and Soul all need to be in optimal condition. At Daily Life, we understand the intricacies of this fine balance. We work to provide you with tools, strategies, and resources that you can use to maintain your Mind-Body-Soul balance and achieve your ultimate potential and happiness - daily.

What is the Mind?

The mind is the filter through which we as humans perceive life and ascribe meaning to our experiences. Your mind is what allows you learn, form opinions, and make decisions. Like the motherboard of a computer, your mind is the generator of your consciousness, and therefore, your reality.

What is the Difference Between the Mind & the Brain?

Think of the brain as hardware and the mind as software. The brain is the physical vehicle that your mind exists within. When the mind habitually thinks something, the brain develops neural pathways that create certain thought patterns and behavioural cycles. This means your mind can rewire your brain as you become conscious of your instinctual and habitual thoughts and behaviours. Becoming conscious of your thoughts and behaviours is the first step towards a healthier mind, body, and soul.

Mindfulness Articles

How to Practice Mindfulness - Daily

Mindfulness is the practice of constantly observing, reflecting on, and directing your thoughts. Being mindful means intentionally overriding your automatic thoughts with thoughts of positivity and love. Mindfulness allows you to take responsibility for your experience of life, to be aware of how you affect others, and to use your time and energy to become the best version of yourself.

Being mindful means slowing down to think before you speak. It means taking a moment to ask yourself why you are feeling something and how you should respond. It allows you to be less reactive, anxious, and defensive so that you can live more compassionately. Because our culture trains us to prioritize thinking and talking quickly and efficiently, most people struggle with mindfulness.

Mindfulness allows you to see how your thoughts become the energy that creates your life. When you become aware of your thoughts and typical thought patterns, only then do you hold power over them. Being mindful allows you to develop self-love and self-respect, to move beyond judgement to compassionate, understanding, and empathy. Mindfulness allows you to see windows where others see walls.

Mental Health Articles

The Importance of Mental Health In Your Daily Life

In a time when anxiety and depression are becoming widespread worldwide epidemics, we offer alternative, holistic, simple ways to deal with trauma and stress to get you back on the road to emotional healing so you can beat the odds.

As we educate and practice holistic remedies for mental health, we build a foundation of inner strength that allows us to uplift ourselves as well as others. Instead of masking our problems, we encourage you to face your mental health head-on (see what we did there?) so we as a society can work toward erasing the stigma surrounding mental illness.

When you spend time worrying in isolation, your health deteriorates and your energy drains. At Daily Life, we provide you with simple tools to help guide your mind towards a healthy headspace. Your ultimate source of freedom and latent potential for extraordinary living comes from the relationship you cultivate with your mind and soul.

Meditation Articles

What is Meditation?

Meditation is the practice of focusing, clearing, and quieting your mind and body for a sustained period of time. Meditating can be done in many ways and looks different for everyone - it is a deeply personal practice that takes time to master.

Meditation is the ultimate tool of self-reflection, personal empowerment, and inner transformation. The goal of meditation is the realization that the self is not just what can be perceived with the eyes, but rather a soul that is energetically connected to the entire planet and the Universe as a whole.

How to Practice Meditation in Your Daily Life

Meditation is the practice of quieting the mind in which you work to clear out all thoughts to achieve peace. Meditation helps alleviate stress, trains us to be more mindful, and cultivates the forward momentum we need to live our best lives, daily.

Meditation can be done any place, any time. It is a practice of perceiving differently and of tuning into the soul’s wisdom. Meditation allows you to study your thought patterns and reorganize all of the information in your brain. Over time, your meditation practice will allow you to see the root cause of your feelings so we can find your inner harmony and balance.