Be authentic and reach more people at the same time — here’s how

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Photo by Jr Korpa on Unsplash

How can you reach more people with your services while being authentic and coming from the heart? Ironically, it is by bringing together the head and the heart — by embodying both wisdom and compassion in your marketing.

If you feel a very strong pull to serve others through teaching, healing, art, or your business, it comes from a natural sense of compassion that stirs within you from the understanding that we are all interconnected.

A deeper part of you knows that by helping to alleviate the suffering of others, you alleviate your own as well — because there’s never been a difference between self and other. …


Wise words to live by as I welcome another decade on this planet

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Soaking up the beauty of the Albanian mountains (photo by author)

Contemplating the meaning of life and the nature of reality is one of my passions — but it really gets cranked up high around my birthday as I consider life’s beauty and my own mortality all in one. So on this last day of being in my 20s, I decided to scroll through my list of favorite quotes and pick 30 that I would like to keep living by in the next 30 years so that I can keep enjoying each moment fully in all its magnificence! …


Use this brain power to positively transform your life — even during these stressful times

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Image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay

Contrary to what many people grew up believing about the brain, we are not doomed or hardwired to be the same once we reach a certain age. Our brains are constantly changing. This includes our personality, general attitude and sense of happiness, and our ability to handle life’s challenges — whether that’s COVID or the uncertainty surrounding the elections.

Have you noticed yourself getting stressed out — even about the little things that normally wouldn’t bother you? …


How Neuroscience and Quantum Physics Help Us Understand Ourselves and the Nature of Reality

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mohamed Hassan from Pixabay

What is behind our ability to be aware that we are aware? How is it that we can make sense of complex ideas and consciously choose how we respond to the world around us? Unlike animals, how come we have the capacity to examine our own behaviors and actions?

The term consciousness is often used to refer to that mysterious something that is responsible for these wonderful human capabilities.

The question of how consciousness arises is one mankind has been asking since the beginning of time. Countless perspectives have been expressed through the worlds of art, philosophies, religions, and science. Understanding consciousness better can help us make wiser decisions and create the lives that we fully enjoy living. …


Feeling burned out, overwhelmed, or disillusioned with your work or creative projects? Bring the fun and meaning back into your days with these three simple tips

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Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

Remember all that passion and joy you felt when you started a new career or a new work or creative project? These feelings don’t have to evaporate over time. That tingly excitement in your tummy when you just couldn’t wait to get up in the morning and continue working can be brought back.

If you ever finding yourself feeling disillusioned or just getting a bit too serious about your work, it may be time to take a step back. …


Yes, you sweet soul — if you don’t live out your passions, you are depriving all of us

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Photo by Erik Dungan on Unsplash

One of the biggest regrets of the dying is not living a life that’s true to themselves and their dreams. Those that are nearing the end of life often wish they would have listened less to the voices and expectations of society and more to the voices within. Most of us have heard this before…so then what is it that keeps us stuck?

Why don’t we all move past others’ expectations and take that leap into trusting what wants to born from within and expressing that full out? Why do we hold ourselves back even when we know that our inner gifts will ultimately benefit all those whose lives we’ll touch? …


An Article Series Exploring the Quantum Science Behind the Mind-body Connection

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Image by beate bachmann from Pixabay

This article series delves into the question of whether our thoughts create our personal reality. Many of the world’s most successful people are walking examples that we can achieve anything we set our minds to. To better understand how and why our minds are so powerful, we dive into the exciting field of quantum biology — the intersection of quantum physics and biology.

The marriage of these two fields of science is a relatively new concept. While its implications to the real world are infinite, one of the things it can help us understand is the power of our mental focus — including our thoughts, attention, and beliefs. …


An Article Series Exploring the Quantum Science Behind the Mind-body Connection

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Photo by Riccardo Annandale on Unsplash

This article series delves into the question of whether our thoughts create our personal reality. Many of the world’s most successful people are walking examples that we can achieve anything we set our minds to. To better understand how and why our minds are so powerful, we dive into the exciting field of quantum biology — the intersection of quantum physics and biology.

The marriage of these two fields of science is a relatively new concept. While its implications to the real world are infinite, one of the things it can help us understand is the power of our mental focus — including our thoughts, attention, and beliefs. …


Meet Carlos and Emma — bringing more presence and nature into others’ lives — one forest bathing experience at a time

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Forest bathing experience in the olive groves on the Greek island of Corfu (by Simona Ondrejkova)

As the blazing July sun started setting below the green peaks of Corfu’s hilly terrain, I was preparing to enter through a portal. Two mighty olive trees marked the official entry point into the enchanting olive grove up above the cozy village of Magoulades on the Northwest side of this vibrant Greek island.

My friends Carlos and Emma were guiding me and a group of 16 others through a forest bathing — or in this case olive grove bathing — experience. The concept of forest bathing is relatively new for many in the West. …


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A forest in the Austrian Alps (by Simona Ondrejkova)

An introduction to forest bathing and its numerous physiological benefits

Whether hiking along a mountain trail or laying outside on a warm summer’s day, we’ve all felt the wave of relaxation that nature brings. That pleasant sense of rejuvenation and refreshment goes beyond just lifting our spirits. Science now confirms what many of us intuitively know: reconnecting with nature brings numerous benefits to our overall well-being.

The positive effects of nature are evident across our physical, mental, and emotional health.

Spending time in the forest is a great way to compensate the effect of our modern stressful lifestyles, strengthen our immunity, calm our brains, and balance our nervous system activity. Ever heard of forest bathing? If not, read on to learn more about what it is, how it started, how to do it — and most importantly — how it can benefit you! …

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Simona

A soul who is passionate about sharing insights from science to help bring more mindfulness, joy, and self-compassion into the lives of others.

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