Global warming could be part of the root cause
In the 2020 pandemic year, everyone had at least one challenging situation they had to manage related to physical or mental health, through the mind-body connection. The crisis overwhelmed us to adapt to situational stressors or looming anxiety from personal situations even if they weren’t forefront in our minds. The immediate stressors created daily body havoc, overeating, or inflammations as outward signs.
As an optimist and life learner, I believe whatever you went through (or are going through) is meant to help you grow and so you can sustainably live healthy…
1. Remember to take several long deep breaths, bringing oxygen into your lungs and circulating through your body to your brain. When you stay calm, you make better, more clear decisions, and you better affect the people around you.
2. Listen to light music that you can hum to. Music therapy is known to impact the mind positively. Harmonious and pleasant songs like those from Sara Bareilles, John Mayer, or Ingrid Michaelson. Jazz and classical music can be helpful to relax, but can also put you to sleep.
3. Clean or bake or do something with your hands. You can…
Last night I woke up in the middle of the night. This question popped up in my head: why are we here on earth? And the subconscious half-asleep whispered answer that followed was: to learn lessons.
This was a thought that I received revelation on years ago when I was trying to figure out the purpose of this life that can be joyful and sad at times.
Decades ago, I thought I was pursuing “happiness.” A simple and easy life without a lot of ruffled feathers. Case closed.
Naively believing that way led to some disappointments, so naturally, I changed…
When you cry, there’s an emotional release that’s cathartic. A teardrop can lead you to gratitude and productivity. Sadness (and laughter) can be good for mental health.
An emotional chord in you has been rocked that doesn’t just have to stay for the moment.
Your natural sad feelings can serve to help you take an action.
If you experience a secondhand loss like someone you know suffered a loss or you see a tragedy on media, your sadness shows compassion and empathy.
If you lose a loved one firsthand, then your grief and sadness are felt like a deeper loss…
I believe environmental sustainability is the biggest challenge that we have on a global scale today. And I believe in global effort, where the world will map out the answers with technology and AI in the next decade.
Since 1995, an annual global summit convenes to work on these bipartisan issues. The next one this year is focused on food systems (COP 26 in Glasgow).
Global warming and cooling, fires, volcanoes, snow, and hailstorms during summer are signs that our climate challenge has hit its peak. …
When I started jotting down a weekly gratitude list of 5 things, I noticed my outlook immediately changed. Yep, it’s that empowering.
Writing down is so powerful because you can go through the process of deliberately thinking through and recalling recent memories. But you knew that.
And you also knew to wisely read what you wrote, to reinforce and record those thoughts in your brain. Otherwise, the thought may just pass through without acknowledgment.
(The same reason why self-awareness doesn’t always happen — there’s no meditating on or making deeper thought connections).
I found that limiting the list to 5…
When I shifted from an office environment to remote working, my job became sustainable in work-life balance. I started thinking about how to incorporate wellness into the evenings and not just the weekends.
According to the Global Health Institute, wellness is defined as “the active pursuit of activities, choices, and lifestyles that lead to a state of holistic health.”
I embraced balance and that there’s a better way than the daily work grind of dreading Mondays and looking forward to Friday that many Corporate America working employees feel.
I worked for companies and organizations in offices and remote for over…
Lessons learned from the perspectives of a Dean’s List student
If you want your first job to be in Corporate America, then get a college degree. If you want to bypass the traditional route and make significant change and impact in the world with your potential abilities, then skip the four years of outdated higher education learning.
Go be an apprentice in an up-and-coming field so you can set yourself up for success in our fast paced, digital world that affects most sectors.
In the Middle Ages, apprentices learned skills and techniques under a master teacher. Had it not been…
If you’ve ever asked someone or yourself, “what are you feeling?” and the answer is met with silence or an uncertain response, maybe that’s because the thoughts-deeper feelings haven’t yet formed and settled in yet.
There can be an internal communication delay that can have mood interference. A new mood can pop up anytime, and live subtly and obscure below the skin surface.
Conversely, a tear or burst of laughter is an obvious sign of happy or sad feelings or even a concrete thought that can be articulated in words.
If instead, you asked someone, “what are you in the…
When you’re happy, you’re admired. You’re a role model to others as they envy you for an authentic life and a smile on your face they see and the impact you make in your life contributions.
People naturally want to know what you know and what steps you took for success in your life. In your assured confidence, others can sense you’re living whole, have mind-body awareness, are in control, and are living a healthier life.
But what if you’re not there… like, this season has left you with doubt, loss, or lemons?
There’s a distinction between authentic (showing up…