Ask any physician and they will tell you that rest is essential for physical health. When the body is deprived of sleep, it is unable to rebuild and recharge itself adequately. Your body requires rest.
Ask any athlete and they will tell you that rest is essential for healthy physical training. Rest is needed for physical muscles to repair themselves and prevent injury. This is true whether you run marathons, pitch baseballs, or climb rocks. Your muscles require rest.
Stress ruins relationships, and its certainly no secret that a wedding can be stressful – more so for women, than for men. Keep it in perspective; it is only ONE day of you life, regardless of how special it is.
So many women put extraordinary effort into trying to make the wedding the perfect day. Why? Because most women have this fairytale picture, that they have held in their minds (for years), on how they want this day to be. This is perfectly fine, as most women want to be a princess for a day – and this is exactly how they look.
Before I was an author, I was a wedding singer for five years, and sang at loads of weddings. I never saw any Bridezillas, and everyones wedding seemed so perfect.
But so many women put so much pressure on themselves, for months and months, to have the perfect wedding. Some women have even died, trying to achieve this (one woman over-tanned herself). And life, like a wedding day, and just like a marriage, is NOT perfect in every moment.
So how can brides to be put less emphasis on controlling every second of €˜The Wedding Day, and a little more emphasis on being rested, and prepared, for the first day of their marriage.
I am a romantic, yet I only had a very affordable wedding, small reception (in the local footy hall), and my night could not have been more perfect. Sure, I had my hic-hups, like the makeup artist accidentally giving me a blood nose – not what you want on your wedding day.
So, now looking back on the past 19 years of wedded bliss, if I had to give advice on how to enjoy YOUR almost perfect Wedding day to the fullest, this what I recommend:
Every now and then I read something that strikes a chord, leaving me to ponder over the idea for days and days on end. Last week it was the following extract from The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell:
“People say that what we’re seeking is a meaning of life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances within our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.”
Rather eloquently said, don’t you think?
What is it that inspires and pleasures you, so much so that your enthusiasm for being alive drives you each and every day to build upon that joy?
What choices are you making that bring you closer to reaching that state of being?
What contribution are you making to the community and earth to enable it to be a “better” place for future generations to live in?
If you’re reading this article, chances are you live in a world of information overload, an abundance of choice and the luxury to be, think and act as you wish. Whilst this is a wonderful freedom that we have created, it also brings with it many distractions that “dumb down” our consciousness and divert our attention from what would truly be nurturing for ourselves, loved ones, future generations and the world in which we live in.
Have you ever thought about what consequence your choices are having? (on your life; your loved ones’ lives; your community; the planet; future beliefs, standards and ideals)
Whether we like to believe it or not, there is always choice. It’s very easy to blame something or someone else for our circumstances or lack of, but the truth is we are all responsible for our own choices and can make a different choice when ever we choose to.
The four key areas that I work with, are developing rituals to:
improve energy levels;
encourage a peaceful night’s sleep;
learn how to cope with stress; and
nurture our own self and loved ones more so.
Why? Because I strongly believe that by balancing these four areas in your life helps to bring about holistic happiness, which in turn improves one’s health, life experiences and Joseph Campbell’s idea of feeling “the rapture of being alive”.
Over the next four months I will feature each one of these key areas in a holistic manner, demonstrating how best to make improvements that benefit you, your loved ones and the planet we share.
If holistic happiness is something that you would like a little inspiration with then how about using this next month to become more aware of how you feel, the choices you are making and whether there is any relation between the two.
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The beauty of an empty inbox is a thing to behold. It is calming, peaceful and wonderful. An inbox that is overflowing with actions, urgent calls for responses, stuff to read … its chaos, its stressful, its overwhelming.
A friend recently posted: “Help! Im drowning in email!” Lets look at how to get your head above water first, and then how to get safely to dry land.
Dr Brett Hill is now offering personalised life and wellness coaching. Whether you want help with a specific problem, dietary advice, exercise advice, emotional advice, business advice or all of the above, Dr Brett can use his extensive knowledge and experience to help you get back on track.
Dr Brett specialises in cutting through all of the clutter to quickly find what the core problem/s are and give you real, practical solutions that you can take away and start to work on straight away. Life and Wellness Coaching sessions can be either a one off or a regular monthly session to debrief on progress and then re-goal for the next month.
These life and wellness coaching sessions are open to anyone interested in improving their health, anywhere in the world. These sessions can be conducted in person, via phone or Skype.
Cost: $100 (Australian) for a half hour session.
Life and Wellness Coaching is a paid Green Dove sponsorship.
Did you know that moving house can be one of the most stressful times in your life? Its right up there with losing your job, divorce or the death of a loved one, as one of the biggest causes of stress.
You know what you need to do. You know why you need to do it. You even know what steps you must take to get it done. But theres one small problem: you cant seem to get moving. Its a common problem. Maybe its chronic procrastination or maybe youre just so overwhelmed that you feel paralyzed.
Are you aware that the very desk that you sit at might be stressing you out? I’m not talking about your job, that annoying person you have to sit next to or even your strung-out boss. I’m talking about the actual desk!
From celebrities to yogis, everyone seems to be doing it, but what are the benefits of yoga and where do you begin if you’ve never tried it? The Green Dove headed to YogaWorks to get the low down from instructor Chrissy Carter.
Swine flu has created mass hysteria. Schools are closing, hand sanitizer sales are rising, and people are in a state of panic. But according to CNN, the hysteria is the real danger.