What is Practicing Mindfulness?

I love meditation. I meditate everyday. It’s insanely beneficial, and you should meditate daily as well. Meditation and mindfulness are very similar, and the terms are often used interchangeably. However, they are not wholly the same. This post will address the confusion between mindfulness and meditation, and tell you how you can practice mindfulness anytime, … Read more

How to Find Your “Big Why” with 7 Questions

7 Levels Deep is a powerful awareness-building exercise by Dean Graziosi that helps to reveal your, perhaps unconscious, driving motivations, or your “Big Why.” While it appears simple, this exercise is actually deceptively difficult because it forces you to really examine why you want what you want a a deeper level. This exercise will show … Read more

Take My Advice, I’m Not Using It!

If the problems I am dealing with were someone else’s problems, I would have great advice to give. Intellectually, I know good actions to take. Why don’t I take my own effing advice!? Apparently, I’m not alone in this struggle. Dan Ariely is a  behavioral economist, best-selling author and advice columnist for The Wall Street … Read more

You Can’t Deny Your Shadows

Every person has parts of themselves that they’d rather not admit or accept. These are personality shadows, or things you don’t like to bring to light. Repressing or disowning certain qualities in yourself creates more of that quality. Conversely, when you acknowledge the quality you free yourself from it. It’s a general rule that all … Read more

Just Keep Breathing

In the movie Finding Nemo, the character Dory sings, “Just keep swimming.” For fish who take in oxygen through their gills, this is very similar to reminding someone to breathe. It’s also a clever way of telling someone to keep going, and pressing forward. Today I remind myself, and all of you,  to just keep breathing. … Read more

The Power of Intention

Setting your intention before beginning any meditation, learning, or personal development activity helps you to remain focused, and tells your brain to which information, out of the the millions of bits of information you process every second, to pay attention. In other words, your intention directs your attention. How to Set Your Intention To set … Read more

Relaxation Response Exercise

Girl relaxing in lavender

Happy Sunday! If you live in Canada like I do, it’s a long weekend, so today is like a second Saturday. Here is an exercise to help you relax. This exercise was adapted from Herbert Benson’s book The Relaxation Response. Essentially, this exercise combines a focusing mantra with a progressive muscle relaxation exercise. It’s best … Read more

7 Stages of Personal Change in NLP

7 stages of personal change

In this post we discuss 7 stages of personal change as understood through NLP (neuro-linguistic programming). Personal change is an internal experience, and also an external one at the same time. It stems from a change in our mindset and thus branches out from there. We are always moving toward some things, and away from … Read more

Kim’s Notes on Winning the Game of Fear with John Assaraf

Mind prison winning the game of fear

These are my notes from John Assaraf’s online webinar called “Winning the Game of Fear.” He discusses how to manage fear and still take action toward our goals. In this webinar, John Assaraf takes the viewers through the science of fear, and the scientifically proven ways to handle fear. Winning the Game of Fear There … Read more

Increase Mental Strength With Every Thought

Mental Strenghthening Exercise

These are second hand notes of mental strengthening exercises and practices from Andy Shaw. ​Albert Einstein wrote, “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” But don’t confuse mental strength with positive thinking. Increasing your mental strength requires virtually no effort at all, whereas positive thinking requires sustained effort … Read more