Category Archives: Zen

Understanding anxiety and 5 ways to manage it better

Anxiety is something we have all experienced at some stage of our lives. It could be described simply as a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear that can be mild or severe. These fears ad worries are often related to thing which may or may not occur in the future. Anxiety is a natural human response when we perceive that we are under threat.

1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health issue during our life. 25% of 13-18 year olds suffer from an anxiety disorder and 80% of people diagnosed with an anxiety disorder don’t get any help.

There are many symptoms which I go into in the video and also some of the people I have worked with have given me permission to share how it manifested for them. A big part of anxiety is for us as individuals to decide when it becomes a problem and when it is time to do something about it.

At the end of the video I share 5 ways that we can manage our anxiety better. I hope you find some value in this video and it helps you going forward in dealing with your anxiety.

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Some helpful links I mention in the video

My Vlog on Mindfulness : https://youtu.be/uk3anD3wYvI

Tim Ferris’ Interview with Gabor Mate : https://youtu.be/H9B5mYfBPlY

How to overcome fear and anxiety booklet : https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/overcome-fear-anxiety

Understanding anxiety and panic attacks booklet : https://www.mind.org.uk/media/1892482/mind_anxiety_panic_web.pdf

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How to be mindful – 5 helpful tips for more mindfulness

In this episode I’m talking about all things mindfulness. What is mindfulness? Why practice mindfulness? And also sharing 5 tips to increase your mindfulness practice. By the end of the video you will have all the tools necessary, and know everything you need to begin practicing mindfulness.

I have had a mindfulness practice for close to 10 years now and it has transformed my life, its increased my level of peace and happiness and allowed me to experience every aspect of my life more fully.

The 5 mindfulness tips I share are:

  1. Mindful activities.
  2. Focussing on the breath.
  3. Become aware of the sensations in your body.
  4. Remove distractions.
  5. Include a 10 minute morning meditation into your daily routine.

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A look to the future. What’s possible?

In this episode I thought I would share briefly where my mind has been at and what things I have been thinking about.

We don’t have to accept the lot we have been given. We have the potential within us to make a massive change in our lives. Society has grown and been shaped by thousands of years of historical influence, this doesn’t mean that we must accept our current station in life.

I am super confident that an individual can change their life for the better, but these books I have been reading are turning my mind to what might be possible for us as a collective. Keep watching to see if my thoughts might well become a movement….

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The Pursuit of Happiness | Our Subjective Well-Being

The Goal is to increase happiness and well-being, and decrease suffering, depression and anxiety.

If mental health is our current condition regarding psychological and emotional well-being, this would mean that each and every one of our states of mental health is in a state of flux and fluctuation.

What influences this state? How can we develop our state of mental health and pursue happiness?

“Happiness is the soul purpose of life.” – Epicurus

“The essence of a human life is to be happy.” – Aristotle

In this episode I also speak about some of the environmental and material factors that constantly influence our mental health and well-being.

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Making Time for Mental Health

  • What is Mental Health?
  • How can we increase our awareness of it?
  • Why is it so important to make time in our life for better understanding of Mental Health?

Mental Health can be defined as a persons condition regarding their psychological and emotional well being. It affects how we think, feel and act, and is also a huge determiner in how we handle stress, make choices and relate to others.

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Steve Jobs’ Reality Distortion Field

Ive been working on this one for a while now, and really excited to finally release it into the world! See the Video at the bottom of the page.

If you wanted to learn about the mechanism behind Steve Jobs’ Reality distortion field you could read a number of books: ‘The Secret’ or ‘the power of your subconscious mind’, some books on NLP or auto-suggestion. Alternatively, you can just sit and watch this video and learn how to implement these ideas and techniques to distort your own reality and move towards something which currently seems highly unlikely.

Steve Jobs had charisma and an indomitable will, as well as the eagerness to bend any fact to suit the job at hand. I share an interesting story in the Vlog about a story when Jobs went to find someone to produce the glass for the iPhone and iPad and how he used his reality distortion field to get that deal done, and ahead of schedule to boot.

We have seen the reality distortion field at work very often if we are fans of the Star Wars franchise, this Jedi mind trick is a staple tool of the Jedi Masters. I share an example of this to further illustrate how powerful this tool is in the Vlog.

So what can we learn from Steve Jobs’ reality distortion field to bring into our own lives? We need to cultivate two things; our inner Steve jobs, and a mind as sharp as a Jedi Master. We need to stay focussed and motivated towards our goals by concentrating on the big picture and not the miniature, tiny details that don’t have too much impact on reality.

By expecting greatness, we can achieve greatness.

To innovate our lives we need to generate our own reality distortion field and create the reality that we want to experience. This way, we can manipulate our life to conform with the dreams that we have always had, and can finally make them a REALITY!!

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Priya’s Upcoming Retreat

In this episode I speak with my good friend Priya who got in contact with me to talk about retreats. We opened up a dialogue to discuss all things related to retreats and she decided to take the plunge and book one.

Here we speak about what caused her to make contact in the beginning and what encouraged her to finally book up her first retreat and the location of the retreat. As well as what she is hoping to take away from it, looking forward too and worried about.

You will find encouragement and inspiration in Priya’s courage to take a leap of faith and move into the unknown. We all want more for ourselves and our relative well-being, but rarely do we take action and move towards a better life. Priya is doing just that. Taking a positive step towards taking care of herself, self-development and self-love, something we could all do with more of in our day to day lives.

We will follow up on this episode with Priya’s experience of the retreat. What was it like? How was the silence and new environment? Has it helped? I am really excited to hear about her upcoming retreat and what lessons she learns from it!

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