The Monkey Mind Matters

For many years, my mind seemed to have a mind of its own, especially when I worked as a physician in a busy cardiology department. From the moment I woke up, my mind started in, running me through the day’s seemingly-endless “still-not-done list.” While in the shower and during breakfast, my thoughts jumped randomly from … Read more

Health Damaging Effects of Stress

The health-damaging effects of stress have been well documented. Heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, gastrointestinal problems, and auto-immune disease are only some of the diseases that are closely linked to increased stress. Our immune system is especially susceptible to negative emotions. Deepak Chopra says in his book, Quantum Healing, “Our immune system is continuously … Read more

Realignment and How to Stay in Balance

One of the most reliable facts of life is that it never stops changing – no matter how much we resist it. Whether it is your job, relationships, the place you live in or the state of your health – changes get you out of balance and make life often appear like walking on a … Read more

Feed Your Body With Joy

7. Use meditation and relaxation exercises on a daily basis. Meditation and relaxation have been shown to be very beneficial to treat chronic pain, migraines, hypertension and other chronic illnesses. Relaxing the mind and the body also activates our immune system. Even 10 minutes per day will make an enormous difference. A great way to … Read more

Listen to Your Symptoms

4. See the disease as an opportunity to learn and grow. Identify the metaphors of the illness – if the illness had a message for your, what would it be. Notice the messages of the symptoms you are dealing with – sometimes symptoms can be taken very literally (“pain in the neck”, “heaviness in the … Read more

We Can Move Mountains

The subconscious mind is also responsible for all physiological functions of the body; we don’t regulate our heart rate, breathing, kidney function or digestion with our conscious mind. If we would, the collection of trillions of cells that comprise our body, would not work together as effectively and harmoniously as it usually does. And even … Read more

The Vast Subconscious Mind

The subconscious or unconscious mind (terms which can be used interchangeably), is the part of our mind, which operates usually below the level of our normal consciousness. Like in the iceberg analogy, the subconscious mind is the faster and more substantial part of our mind. Out of the 2 Million bits of information which approach … Read more

The Iceberg Comparison

An iceberg is a great analogy that describes the connection between the conscious and the subconscious mind– with a small, visible part above the surface and a huge part below. The conscious mind is responsible for our awareness in the waking state. Thinking analytically, creating logical order, wondering about cause and effect and asking “why” … Read more

How to make fear a catalyst for love

Someone once said fear is the opposite of love. But no matter how much we try to avoid being afraid, we all have to face our fears at some point in our lives. Fear is a natural part of life – and one that is often misunderstood. Listen to empowerment expert Dr. Friedemann Schaub to … Read more

Actualization – The Art of Taking Action

How many times have you told yourself, “I should do this – or start doing that.” How many self-development books ended up on your shelf, looking impressive in your library, but unfortunately never really had a true impact in your life. No matter how inspired and ground breaking a thought might be – unless you … Read more

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