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self-love | pg.3
The busier we become, the more we steal from our “joy” time. If work demands more time and effort, chances are our gym time will suffer. When the teenager has yet another hormone tantrum, watching a movie or painting our toenails goes out the window.
Dear Arielle & Brian,
I have been fortunate enough to come across your recent work, The Soulmate Secret. The guidance you provide is sound and amazingly simple. The ideas suggest much of what the Hindu religion teaches, of which I am a faithful follower. I find it very refreshing!
“If you would fall in love with what you really want to be, you would become it. It takes an intense hunger to bring about a transformation of self.”
Every week we highlight the best articles, blogs, news, videos and interesting Web tidbits to help you live green, be healthy, and connect with your sense of spirituality. Read our roundup for info that just helps you live better.
We all crave connection. We long to love and be loved. Even those of us who have been hurt or abandoned secretly hope that someone will come along to prove to us that love is real and intimacy is achievable. During the holidays we are catapulted into situations where we can see how far we have come or how far we have yet to go regarding relationships. Today I want to share a tool to help you or someone you love transform feelings of isolation by looking at connection as a choice.
How can we feel like enough?
In this culture, it is all too easy to believe that we are not quite good enough. We are not thin enough; we are not young enough; we are not wealthy enough. We don’t have enough stuff, or at least not the right stuff …. We want to achieve some perceived level of perfection, and often feel dissatisfied with ourselves when we have not met our ideal.
If you mentally scold yourself when you go off your diet or gain weight — or you can’t lose the weight you want to lose — this post is for you!
We often think that by berating ourselves we’ll get ourselves to do better next time. How is that working for you so far? Has it helped? Probably not.
Five years ago I began a spiritual journey. I wanted to know, how can I be happy? Why am I so unhappy? I am always struggling and fighting with myself to “get better”. I had just ended a 7 year relationship and I sold my company. I had so many questions about what to do and whom to love. Whom do I want to become? I felt scared to make the wrong choice and I felt excited about rebuilding my life. In the midst of all this questioning I began to get answers and signs. I want to be happy. I want to make a difference and help others. I want to like myself. I want to wake up! What came out of all that questioning and searching were many teachers, many books, many tears, sessions with healers, and conversations with friends. The product of that searching was the creating of my new business and personal development program, intenSati. I think the best way to describe it is to say it is the practice of self love and appreciation put into an exercise class.