Happy New Year everyone! 🙂
In this first post of 2022, I wanted to summarise some of the most effective ways of implementing (and sticking!) to new habits in our lives. Keep your mind open, your personality and preferences in mind, and read on! … More Two approaches to achieve your goals this 2022 – Which one is for you?
Happy New Year everyone! 🙂
You probably have come across this term by now, Emotional Eating. And if you haven not, you probably have eaten “emotionally” at some point (like most of us, humble human beings). Who can blame us? Food is great! It is comforting, satisfying, rewarding, it fills our bellies, reminds us of good times and memories… In … More Understanding Emotional Eating
Crunchy, fried, sugary, creamy, fatty, chocolaty, oily, rich, filling, salty, melty… What do all these adjectives have in common?? They are normally related to the foods we tend to crave the most. The fact that you, me (and most humans for that matter) crave these types of high-caloric foods is not a joke from Mother … More It is not you, we are designed to crave sugar SUGAR and FAT, but WHY?
There are many posts recently defending the right of women to no having children. There is even a book, Regretting Motherhood, by Orna Donath. Its overall idea presents mothers really loving their children -not that they want to send them back (not that they could, anyway); but somehow thinking that their life would be more … More The uncool business of ‘wanting to have children’
This one makes post number 50, and it might be a special one. Mainly because I haven’t written for more than six months now, since February this year. The reasons behind the silence are varied but kind of connected. I guess the main one is that I felt I said most of what I wanted … More The reasons behind the silence
Happy 2018, dear friends and readers 🙂 We start a brand new year from scratch, a moment that tends to make me feel quite emotional – reflect on the last 365 days and think about the coming 365 that lay ahead of us. As a good (ex) perfectionist, I always used to have New Year’s … More This 2018… Be Kind – To everyone, including yourself
A few weeks ago I attended an interesting workshop at work called Shine Offline. Yes, you probably guessed it right, it was about reflecting on the role that the Internet, our smartphones and other tools, such as social media, are playing in our lives. As they well describe it on their site: “We value the … More Shine offline – Gaining mental space
Fear is something very instinctive and inner in most human beings. It is normal to be afraid of the unknown, of changes or threats, of new things… Especially when you lack the confidence in yourself to overcome whatever is the test you are facing. In yoga, being brave is something that became important to me … More Be Brave – What would you do if you were not afraid?
I’ve recently finished another interesting book by Olivier James. This one is about how many of us these days, and our society, are affected by what he calls the Affluenza virus, which he defines as “a set of (life) values which increase our vulnerability to emotional distress. It entails placing high value on acquiring money … More Affluenza – How to be successful and stay sane by Oliver James
This BeLikeYoga post might sound similar to the one about Patience. However, the difference is that being persistent normally involves something we can do directly, whereas patience is something we need to practise when things are out of our own control. Persistence is something essential in yoga, as well as in any physical discipline that requires training … More Be Persistent – It’s a process, change takes time