Discovering Your Own True Voice

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

How do you make that first break from the pack? How do you venture on your own true path, following the cadence of your own true voice?

I used to think that in order to follow my own inner longings I had to be alone. I had to suffer in silence and find my ‘own way.’ I was very impacted by an experience that I had in high school.

I’ve always felt differently than the ‘crowd’ and no place more markedly so than when I was in high school. My inner voices were strong and loud and they didn’t seem to be saying what everyone else was. I was awkward at connecting with people who could not come from this deeper place and met me on the short ground of the surface self. There was one girl in my history class, Patty, whom I did like immensely right from the start. She was a very strong, self-possessed person, who also wasn’t a ‘crowd runner.’ I remember mustering up the courage to ask her to get together – though I can’t place what I was inviting her to – and can vividly remember her words:

“Go ahead and go without me. You have a mind and will of your own.”

Somehow, I took those words to mean that I had to do it alone. Instead of seeing that it could also mean to follow your own urging, even if no one else will keep you company.

How often do you hear your own voice and feel that you must do it alone? Today, I understand that there are quicker ways to travel the path from dream to reality, from seeking to realization. Follow your inner urgings, your true voice, AND align with others who are on the same path. You see, the more that each ONE of you creates the new groove – travels the road less followed – the easier it becomes for more to do the same.

Follow your own true voice . . . Yes!

Achieving Optimal Health And Wellbeing

When you stop and take a look at the way that you feel and how you live each day, do you find yourself wishing that you could do more for your overall health and well being? If so, you should know that you are not alone. There is a balance that has to be struck between how you care for your body as well as how you care for your mind. You can sign up for a gym membership and go on a diet, yet if you are not taking care of your mental well being, you are always going to be off balance.

 

Entering into a decent state of health and well being is a process that you should always be working on. To begin with, you need to look at what you are putting into your body as fuel. Quality foods that your body needs without a lot of the processed junk that is so readily available today is the best way to form your diet. Of course, you always want to make sure that you are properly hydrated so that your body functions properly.

Keep moving! There is nothing good about being inactive. You want to get out and enjoy a nice walk, take that bike ride or even swim each day. The more that you keep your body moving, the less chance you will have of certain diseases and health conditions. To make it even better, the more exercise that you get, the easier it will be to keep a clear and healthy mind.

 

Try to do all that you can to relax and de-stress. No matter what your daily life entails, everyone can benefit from a mental day to refresh and recharge. Here is where you will be able to find a decent balance with good health and well being overall.

What You Should Know About Health And Wellness

When you say “health and wellness”, most people think they are ethereal concepts that can only be achieved by frequent trips to the spa and taking your yoga mat with you wherever you go.

However, the truth is that there are many ways to achieve health and wellness, and most of these paths are free to do. What are some of these ways to achieving health and well being?

One of the most important ways that we know of is to relax. Too many people are too busy with their lives and end up doing things that negatively affect their health, from eating junk foods to drinking too much. But negative habits aside, there’s one other negative affect to the lack of relaxation and it is this: It makes you a negative person who’s riddled with negative emotions all the time.

Your doctor will not tell you this, but emotions are actually powerful creatures that need to be expressed. It would not be a problem if you were experiencing positive emotions because you will feel light, but if you’re experiencing negative emotions and you’re dwelling on them, that negativity has to go somewhere.

In most cases, unexpressed negative emotions manifest themselves as ulcers and even cancer. So, that said, the key to being healthy and feel a sense wellbeing is to relax. Relax so you feel more positive.

If relaxing does not come easy for you, there are several things that you can do that don’t involve money. One is to bring yourself to the moment, and don’t think of anything else. Notice your body and notice your surroundings, and if you’re drinking a cup of coffee, really smell the aroma.

You’d be surprised at how much relaxation a keen sense of awareness can bring to you.

The Role Of Health And Safety Signs

We come across signs almost everywhere we go. When you go to a restaurant, you will see entrance and exit signs. We also come across signs that dir3ct us to the emergency exits. Signs also play a key role in keeping things in order, and provide instructions.

There are different types of health and safety signs today, and each one of them serves a certain purpose. Here are a few of them.

Warning Signs

These are very important as they inform an individual of the hazard he or she will face ahead. If you are on the road, you will come various signs that inform what to expect ahead. You will also come across warning signs in certain establishments. In a restaurant for instance, if the floor is wet, then you will come across a sign that warns people about the floor. This is important as it lets you walk carefully to avoid slipping.

Prohibition Signs

These are important in instilling that a certain act is not permitted. Most will use this in rules implementation. Some of the most common prohibition signs include; no trespassing, no U-Turn and No smoking.

Fire Safety Signs

This is a sing you will see in all establishments as it is something the law mandates. All public and private organizations should have these signs posted on their establishment’s walls. This directs people to the nearest exits and also provides information on what individuals should do in case of a fire breakout.

health and safety signs play a crucial role in our society. They provide us with warning on a possible danger area and this lets people to take precautionary actions or measures as they enter the area. They also provide instructions on what to do and what not to do. This is important in maintaining order in the society. Most importantly, health and safety signs direct people to safety when there is a fire.

Causes and Effects Of Depression And Anxiety

 

Anxiety and depression are common in the modern world. When one looses a loved one, gets fired, is going through divorce and other situations, he may feel nervous, lonely, scared and anxious. They can also make one feel nervous or get depressed.

 

Depression and anxiety can make it difficult to carry out his daily activities. A person with an anxiety disorder stands a higher chance of suffering from depression or vice versa. Luckily, this condition is not permanent and can be treated.

 

Depression can make one feel discouraged, hopeless and unmotivated, may get disinterested in life and cause blues if it lasts for a short period of time. When it lasts for more than two weeks, it may interfere with daily activities and may not take care of his family, go to school and experience depression disorder.

 

Major depression may affect the way a person feels, and behaves. The most common depression disorders include:

• Dysthymia
• Bipolar
• Disorder

 

Depression can also interfere with eating, studying and even sleeping patterns. Major depression episodes may occur once or twice in one’s lifetime and may recur frequent. They may spontaneously reoccur when one breaks up with a lover or the death of a beloved one.

 

Most people cannot differentiate between anxiety and depression even though the two are different. Individuals suffering from depression may experience symptoms similar to those suffered by people suffering from anxiety disorders. The person may become irritable, nervous, have sleeping problems and may not concentrate on his activities. Each of the disorder may cause emotional and behavioral symptoms.

 

All said, it is important to remember that most people who suffer from depression may have a history of anxiety disorder in their life. Even though there is no evidence that one disorder causes the other, it is true that people can suffer from both anxiety and depression. There are various methods of treatment including methods of healing depression and anxiety, which you can seek from a professional.