Self Discipline and Meditation

Self-discipline means to control one’s feelings and overcome one’s weaknesses.This can apply to anything whether it is our work,exercise,diet etc. Meditation can help our self- discipline. Regular practice of meditation enhances our discipline and commitment.Jon Kabat-Zinn has said that you don’t have to enjoy your meditation ,just commit to it and the benefits will unfoldContinue reading “Self Discipline and Meditation”

Acid Reflux and GERD

Many people suffer with heartburn and use commercial medications.However it is also worth trying lifestyle changes.Changing your dietary habits may help.When you have acid reflux,stomach acid gets pushed into the esophagus. Twenty per cent to forty per cent of people with regular heartburn are diagnosed with GERD.As well as heartburn,symptoms of acid reflux can includeContinue reading “Acid Reflux and GERD”

Is Tai Chi good for Stress and Anxiety?

Many people may have found their stress levels increased over the Pandemic.It is good to know that Tai Chi may help! The benefits of Tai Chi can include improved mood,decreased anxiety and stress and better sleep according to the Mayo Clinic Website.It is best to practice Tai Chi at the same time and place everyContinue reading “Is Tai Chi good for Stress and Anxiety?”

Being Your Own Best Friend

Being your own Best Friend may sound like stating the obvious.Why would you not be your own Best Friend? Being your own Best Friend for Health and Weight Management requires some reflective thinking.You need to take time out to reflect. As Socrates said “The unexamined life is not worth living“.Just because you have always doneContinue reading “Being Your Own Best Friend”

Plant Based Diet Benefits(including weight loss).

A mainly plant based diet means eating mostly fruit, vegetables,beans,lentils,whole grains,seeds,nuts,herbs and spices.What is the benefit of a plant based diet for Health and Weight Management? In the five places in the world(The blue Zones)with the largest percentage of centenarians,the diet is 95% to 100% whole food and plant based.Their diet is rich in rootContinue reading “Plant Based Diet Benefits(including weight loss).”

Mindfulness Book -‘Light Mind’ by Padraig O’Morain

If you want a good book on mindfulness ‘Light Mind-Mindfulness For Daily Living’ by Padraig O’Morain is the book. Padraig O’Morain is a counsellor and columnist with the Irish Times.The book explains how mindfulness practice can enhance your life.The exercises in the book will enhance your mindfulness . Padraig O’Morain deals with the subjects ofContinue reading “Mindfulness Book -‘Light Mind’ by Padraig O’Morain”

Tai chi,Qi Gong and Yoga For Calm

We have all had a very different year to our life before the pandemic.It takes time to get back to our social groove again .Dr Ahmed Hankir,a psychiatrist writing in the Daily Mail on 8/6 21 says “if we rush back in with elaborate social plans or parties we may be overwhelmed and this couldContinue reading “Tai chi,Qi Gong and Yoga For Calm”