Part 2 of Take Your Weight Off Your Mind explores the mind-body connection. I refer to one of the questions from last week’s post to explore how our thoughts, feelings, and beliefs can then influence what we choose to do. I also return to the importance of our gut health in supporting our wellbeing.
As I have celebrated in earlier posts, we are all unique. We are not meant to look the same regardless of what the current fashion or fitness trends promote.
I embrace the Ayurveda approach to help our understanding of body and mind. It offers an alternative explanation to why some people are unhealthy and unhappy when they appear underweight, whilst others have this experience when they are carrying extra weight.
What you think about your body weight may have a large impact on your ability to enjoy a healthy and happy life. Take your weight off your mind and focus on what makes you feel vibrant and alive.
This week I am sharing some highlights from my Singapore mindfulness talk. The talk was hosted, on 17 July, by Mahsuka Singapore Buddhist Centre and was well attended by friends of the centre and monks from Serang Monastery, Nepal. The talk, which was translated into Tibetan by Nuptul Rinpoche, explored how Western Science and Eastern wisdom can work together. Mindfulness is central to making choices that best suit your current requirements.
It seems a strange topic “how to enjoy quality sleep”. Some of you may read this and think that you sleep well—so what is all the fuss? Others will be frustrated and think, why can’t I sleep? Then a few may think that sleep is not important at all and that you feel fine on less than 7 hours. The current recommendation for quality sleep for adults is 7 to 9 hours of unbroken sleep. On average, adults sleep 8 hours.
Image – Ben Kerckx
Last week I explored the numerous benefits of eating pulses—legumes and lentils. And this week I am sharing a few of my tips to make cooking with pulses simple and enjoyable.
Winter arrived in Australia with bountiful rainfall and cooler weather. The beginning of the new season provided many good reasons to have some time indoors by a fire, move our bodies more and enjoy warm foods. Mindfulness allows us to adjust to new external and internal cues. It guides us in our selection nourishing winter foods.