Mindful Eating Day 21 – A Cornerstone Habit

There is a type of habit called a ‘cornerstone habit’. It is the habit that in addition to its own effect leads to the adoption of other seemingly unrelated habits. Cornerstone habits, just like all habits, can be beneficial or detrimental. The main difference is that a cornerstone habit is 100 times more beneficial orContinue reading “Mindful Eating Day 21 – A Cornerstone Habit”

Mindful Eating Day 3 Realizations

Who knew that when you begin to eat mindfully – i.e. not combine food with entertainment or any other activity – you would eat so much less. Also, since the ‘food + entertainment combo’ is no longer an available comfort, I am finding myself less comfortable and entertained, and at a loss as to howContinue reading “Mindful Eating Day 3 Realizations”

If it’s Worth Doing, It’s Worth Doing Badly

Failure. Why do we entertain this notion, often presented in movies, that someone who is good at something was exceptional at it from the beginning? We know it is not true! But we still watch the drivel, like the new Star Wars movie, where a girl picks up the lightsaber for the first time andContinue reading “If it’s Worth Doing, It’s Worth Doing Badly”

The Philosophy of Fitness Minimalism

My whole life I have been obsessed with growing up. There was a freedom, discernment, drive and ability in it that I felt was inaccessible to my scattered and emotionally immature child’s mind. This is, I believe, a natural instinct most children possess. However, it can be suppressed or derailed, by family, culture or circumstance.Continue reading “The Philosophy of Fitness Minimalism”

Encouraging Thoughts on Nutrition

    Persevere. In my personal and professional experience, I have noticed that both the effects of higher quality diet on a neglected body and of low quality diet on a healthy body, are relatively slow to show. Why? In many ways it’s down to cellular life span. Your body is building new cells allContinue reading “Encouraging Thoughts on Nutrition”

If Something is Important…

If something is important, do it every day. If it’s not important, don’t do it at all. Dan John   This is my favorite quote by the philosopher coach, but it seems to be also a frequently misunderstood one. You could say: ‘But there are some things that are important to me, yet I cannotContinue reading “If Something is Important…”

Body Image vs Body Confidence

Imagine how much energy can be freed up in the service of worthy pursuits if you swapped worrying over your body-image for cultivating body-confidence. In our culture, we focus on creating a positive body-image, as if an image has any power. No one’s body-image has ever accomplished anything. Body image is a passive object, itContinue reading “Body Image vs Body Confidence”

From Discipline to Habit

Last week I reached a personally significant milestone of 365 consecutive days of meditation. It seems like a huge number to some, but I knew I would not stop, ever, since day one. So what was it, that got me to commit so utterly to meditation on 11th of May last year and to neverContinue reading “From Discipline to Habit”

Comparison Trap and How to Leave It.

An air of comparison was very rife in our household when growing up. Younger siblings were compared with me, often elevating me to a higher status, and I was compared to my classmates and friends, encouraged to think I was the smartest, prettiest, best at everything. And when that was demonstrated not to be theContinue reading “Comparison Trap and How to Leave It.”