Managing Emotions More Effectively

Do your emotions run wild? Or do you bottle them up? Hold back your emotions and eventually not only will you explode, but it will also affect your wellbeing and relationships. Let emotions overtake you, and it will distort your thinking and perspective. As emotions impact your ability to act, react, create and communicate, it’s Continue reading »

Manchester by the Sea

Navigating through Loss and Grief As I walked into the screening room with a bunch of seasoned reviewers and critics, to watch Manchester by the Sea – I have to confess, I had seen the poster in the tube station and heard that Casey Affleck had just won a Golden Globe for it but I Continue reading »

Mindfully Emotional

No matter what our belief, our faith or our political standing may be, we can still get along with everyone.  It’s quite a tall order to ask from ourselves, and yet it’s not only possible, but essential, if we want to make our lives meaningful and leave an impact.  All it requires from us is Continue reading »

Motivation Matters

What’s behind the scene? Motivation matters. Motivation gets us out of bed. Motivation inspires us. Take a few moments to think about what motivates you… why do you get out of bed in the morning? What’s the motivation behind your motivation? What is the motivation behind wanting the job, car, house, holiday or friends? Begin Continue reading »

Emotions in Motion

Do you find yourself moving from one emotion to another, from highs to lows and back again? Do you find yourself feeling drained by these ups and downs? Do you make decisions based on an emotional storm and then regret it later? Has it become a habit to react in a certain negative way to Continue reading »

Mood Management

A mood is different from an emotional reaction. Emotions are like the waves created on the surface of the lake by the wind. They tend to be reactions to external situations and short lived. Can you count how many emotions you experienced today? A mood is something deeper and it lasts for longer. Moods influence Continue reading »

Quit The Quibble

Quibble, Quibble, Quibble…To quibble is to find fault, argue or bicker over unnecessary details. Quibble over the small stuff and the important stuff might get forgotten or left un-dealt with, all because attention gets diverted from the larger and deeper problems. So is quibbling useful or is it just a waste of time and energy? Continue reading »

From Mood to Mood

Bad moods happen. There are days when we all feel down! Where no matter how bright and sunny the weather, we’re in a mood. And most of us allow our moods to get the better of us. So, how do you deal with the emotions? Do you eat yourself silly or spend time snapping at Continue reading »

The Relationship Equation: A + E = C

Attitude Our attitude is created by our thoughts and influenced by whatever is in our memory. Our attitude determines our outlook, how we interpret what we see and how we act. 2 primary attitudes: 1) The attitude of taking (wanting.) Here our mind is thinking ‘I want…’ all the time. As a result we are Continue reading »

Stop Complaining

Complaints, Complaints, Complaints. We all do it; sometimes we don’t even realise we’re doing it. Complaining about the weather, life, health, and people… complaining about when things don’t go right. We vent our thoughts and feelings onto the unlucky person who happens to be near us. Complaining saps our energy and drags others down. Why Continue reading »

Emotional Detox

The word emotion is derived from the Latin emovere, “e” is to move and ‘movere’ is “out.” Emotion, to move away from myself. My experience (through meditation) tells me that our true nature is that of being calm, loving, happy, resilient and understanding. When we move away from this central awareness we get hooked into Continue reading »

Emotional Genius

Question: How would it be if you had no buttons to push? The method for this is to have the highest possible relationship with ourselves that we possibly can. Once we have developed such a relationship with ourselves we are able to ‘sit back’ -feel comfortable inside and just breathe- and ‘detach’ from all that Continue reading »