Always Well Within

Calm Your Mind, Ease Your Heart, Embrace Your Inner Wisdom

Month: April 2011 (Page 1 of 2)

Worried, Nervous or Stuck? Release Yourself with the Wind

Feel the gentle breeze and internalize it.

Air is the very essence of life.  All pervasive, it represents movement, change, curiosity, learning, flow, and flexibility.

You can connect with air to lift yourself up when you feel down, breakthrough constricted habits and mental pattens, or get unstuck from an entrenched argument or point of view.

Tuning into the 5 elements – earth, water, fire, air, and space – is a powerful way to transform moods, accelerate personal growth, and activate the healing power within.

Each element represents unique qualities that exist both in the outer environment and the internal environment of the body.  Thus, connecting with the outer elements can help restore balance to the inner elements.  This will aid in bringing about greater well-being in mind, body, and spirit.

In the first article of this series, I suggested nourishing yourself with space.  This time we explore the transformative power of the air element.

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Change, Grow, Expand

Hope and Fear in Blogging and Life

Change, Grow, Expand

The one year anniversary of Always Well Within flew by on April 4th.  I didn’t blog about it.  At the time, I didn’t have anything noteworthy or provocative to say.

After all, it’s just a blog – a dreamlike stream of words melting into a growing archive that will eventually be lost in time and space.

And, I’m not a super blogger like Leo Babauta, Penelope Trunk, Daniella LaPorte, or Gretchen Rubin.  I don’t even have their focus, verve, sass, or energy, respectively speaking.  And – no offense – I don’t want to be them either.

You don’t have to be a celebrity blogger to create positive change in this world.  Every drop of positive action adds to the great ocean of change.  Even touching just one person’s life, you’ve made a difference in the world.

Blogging Can Really Mess with Your Head

So I’m late with the anniversary, but I finally figured out something to say.

Have you noticed how blogging can really mess with your head? Oh, the hope and fear about the numbers, getting it right, being good enough, and being well received!  Blogging easily becomes a wild emotional roller coaster ride.  Your true purpose can easily get shoved to the side.

If you’ve ever had this experience, you are not alone.  Chris Guillebeau from the popular blog The Art of Non-Conformity recounts his own emotional ups and downs:

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Morning Sky with Trees

Are You Afraid of Stillness and Space? Part 2

Modern life conditions us to busyness and a breakneck pace.  So much so that we almost become afraid of stillness and space.

Morning Sky with TreesIn my last post, I suggested nourishing yourself with space.  I explained how space is a vital element that brings balance into our lives, helping to keep stress, distress, and illness at bay.

But, with a strong habit of busyness in place, it can seem almost impossible to nourish yourself with space. Life has sped up dramatically in just the past decade alone.  It seems like everything and everyone is pulling us in the opposite direction from space.

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Nourish Yourself with Space – Part 1

Do you take time to nourish yourself with space?

Or is your life so crammed full you’ve forgotten the taste, the feel, and sumptuous joy of spaciousness?

Having a full life is not necessarily a bad thing.  It can be a sign of passion, enthusiasm, and dedication as well as the source of great happiness.

But when you start to feel frazzled and overwhelmed – as though there’s not enough time or space – something’s gone awry.

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1 in 3 May Be Gluten Sensitive. Could It Be You?

eating bread and gluten sensitivityCurrent research is revealing an epidemic of gluten sensitivity – an immune reaction to the protein found in wheat, barley, rye, and oats.

1 out of every 3 people – up to 40% of the population – may be gluten sensitive.

Chances are, you are at risk.  In fact, you may already be affected without realizing it.

Only a fraction of those effected will ever have full blown Celiac Disease.  Others have Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity and their health can be seriously impacted.  [Just to be clear, for this conversation Gluten Sensitivity is the broader term refering to both Celiac Disease and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity.]

If you are sensitive to gluten, a serious amount of damage may occur in your body long before there are visible symptoms.  This damage won’t necessarily be limited to your digestive system.  Some of it may not be reversible.  The insidious nature of gluten is that the damage often occurs silently and goes unrecognized for a very long time.

So before you reach for that next piece of bread, please listen up.  Here is some important information about Gluten Sensitivity and your own potential susceptibility.

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The Art of Seeing

Stop the World and See

The Art of Seeing

Often, we don’t see the world around us because we’re thinking too much, daydreaming, or just zoning out.  It’s like we’re in another world.

Other times we’re overly concentrated on the project at hand.  So we only see what’s right in front of us like we’re wearing blinders. We haven’t learned to balance mindfulness with global awareness.

Or we’re in a rush.  We’re just trying to get from here to there as fast as possible and aren’t in the habit of seeing what’s in between.  Then there are times we’re so engrossed in a conversation that the background no longer exists.

Does any of this sound familiar to you?

We all know that not seeing can get us into trouble

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