May 2013

falun gong exercise review

52 Exercises #22: Falun Gong Surprise

Having been told that falun gong is not a form of exercise-based meditation but a sect I’m instantly suspicious. Paranoid even. There’s a free falun gong

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How to Stop Feeling Grumpy and Start Feeling Happy

How to Stop Feeling Grumpy and Start Feeling Happy

It’s a ten minute trip from my home to the psychotherapist’s office and I was trying to be mindful as I drove. I remember briefly focusing

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Jiu Jitsu and How to Deal With Anger

52 Exercises: #21 Jiu Jitsu and How to Deal With Anger

There are three reasons I decide to go to a Brazilian jiu jitsu class this week: 1. I’ve been spending too much time in bed and not enough time going to new

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How to Learn to Meditate: 5 Dos and Don'ts for Beginners

How to Learn to Meditate: 5 Dos and Don’ts for Beginners

Learning how to meditate’s easy if you know what to do and what not to do. In March I decided it was finally time to stop thinking about meditating and

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Walking and Mindfulness for Beginners

52 Exercises: #20 Beach Walking and Mindfulness for Beginners

I’ve learned so much from this bout of depression but mainly I’ve learned that I know nothing. Today I’m not sure if I even have depression. Maybe the anti-

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Underwear and self esteem

Self Esteem and Underwear: 3 Things Every Woman Should Know

I finally have the strength and energy to do some things which are long overdue. Things that have been weighing me down for ages. Things like cleaning

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Ocean swim and depression

52 Exercises: #19 Ocean Swim with Unwanted Depression

Tess has been a good friend but I think I’ve pushed our friendship to the limit this time. She took me jogging, played bat and ball with me and now she’s

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Best Things to See and Do in Chiang Mai

Looking for travel tips and things to see and do in Chiang Mai in northern Thailand? I visited Chiang Mai many moons ago (we’re talking 1993) so I asked

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Mini Travel Photo Story - At the Airport

Mini Travel Photo Story – At the Airport

No one really wants to be at an airport. Everyone there would like to be somewhere else. So travel lovers have a love haterelationship with airports. There’s

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52 Exercises: Mountain Hiking and Why I'm in a Bad Mood

52 Exercises: #18 Mountain Hiking and Why I’m in a Bad Mood

Some of my greatest ideas turn out to be idiotic when I try them out. For example, last week I was given a beautiful dress by Leearna Saunders, the fashion

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