09 Jul

Meditation, Mindfulness & Spirituality – Videos – CBS News

Group of people in a mediation retreat

‘Generation Meditation’

Today mindfulness meditation is practiced in schools, prisons and even in corporate America. This show looks at the spiritual roots of the practice and how it can be used to transform society. Featured are Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, spiritual leader of the Shambhala Buddhist tradition and Sharon Salzberg, Buddhist meditation teacher and cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society.

Source: Meditation, Mindfulness & Spirituality – Videos – CBS News

This is one of the best documentaries I have seen on the topic of Meditation and Spirituality. The video shows how the younger generation is making Meditation an integral part of their life.

See how the city of Chicago is using spirituality and meditation practices to create pockets of peace in their offices and neighbourhood.

A truly inspiring documentary by CBS News. Check out the link above.

08 Jul

Rewire Your Brain to Be Happier at Work

There are three simple steps to rewire your brain to be happier at work. Most of us spend a greater part of the week at work and and a recent Gallup poll in the USA found that only 13% were actually happy at work. The other 87% are unhappy. That means a lot of unhappy people who will suffer many illnesses caused by stress, anxiety and worry.

It is possible to learn to happier at work. According to ‘positive psychologist’ Dr Richard J. Davidson:

There is now overwhelming evidence to indicate that happier people are actually healthier.

Here are some facts in the video to ponder on:

  • The average adult spends 47% of the day on automatic pilot. It means that we do not pay attention what we are doing.
  • An average office worker gets interrupted every 3 minutes and after that interruption it takes 23 minutes to get back on track.

Psychologist Shilagh Mirgain says that doing 20 minutes mindfulness meditation, of focusing on your breath, for 30 days strengthened and ‘built more grey matter in the brain’s pre-frontal cortex, which is the area of the brain associated with attention, emotion regulation and executive decision making’.

Three Steps to be Happy at Work

Photo - Woman Enjoying the Sunrise

Spending time to absorb happy moments helps to rewire the brain to be happy

The three steps to help you learn to be happier at work are:

  1. 5 Minute Mindfulness Meditation: When you become aware that you are unable to pay attention to what you are doing. Pause and observe your breath for 5 minutes
  2. 3 Good Things: Write down 3 good things that happen to you every day. This will help overcome the negative bias of the brain and rewire it towards positivity. Doing this for just four weeks has shown that people are 5% happier.
  3. 1 Act of Kindness per day: Extend one act of kindness and this will help you experience a greater sense of well-being and happiness.

5 Minute Breathing Meditation – Audio

Here is a five minute mindfulness meditation practice by Diana Winston from the Mindful Awareness Research Centre, UCLA to start you off on your mediation practice.

If you would like to learn to practice mindfulness meditation there are more Free resources and downloads available on:


One of the best books I have read with comprehensive information and research on Mindfulness Practices is the latest edition of:

Full Catastrophe Living (Revised Edition): Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness by Jon Kabat-Zinn

This blog post was inspired by a news item on Today.com of NBC NEWS. Source: Why the numbers 5, 3 and 1 can make you happier at work

25 Mar

What is Energy Healing?

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Energy Healing is one of best methods to restore health, wealth and confidence. Infographic Courtesy – Mindvalley.com


What is Energy Healing?

Energy Healing is a method or different techniques by which you can heal your mental, emotional and physical energy patterns that are causing you disease or blocks in your life. There are many methods like Reiki and Pranic Healing that clear up your energy bodies to restore health and well-being.

I have participated in the recent Free Online Masterclass – ‘Discover Your Unique Soulprint’ with Carol Tuttle webcast on 24 March 2015. Carol facilitated an energy healing session that made us aware of the ancestral energy print that we might have inherited from our family and is a part of us.

Carol Tuttle emphasized that it is not enough to just change our attitude since there are three other energy bodies such as — the spiritual body, emotional body and the physical body. Healing has to occur in all the four energy bodies for us to effectively change our Soulprint to invite Affluence, Ease and Joy into our lives.