Spiritual/Wellbeing

Bardo Thodol

I have always been fascinated by religious and spiritual books. I want to learn as much about the history and roots of religion and spirituality as I possibly can, and what better way to start? This particular passage is from a Tibetan book called The Bardo Thodol, known here in the west as The Tibetan Book of… Continue reading Bardo Thodol

Fitness, Healthy Eating

The importance of protein in our diet.

When I decided to become a vegetarian I spent a good few weeks researching everything first. Because I am very active and also do strength training I was worried about how I was going to get enough complete proteins in my diet. Proteins are the basic structure of all living cells in our bodies. The… Continue reading The importance of protein in our diet.

Spiritual/Wellbeing

We are all a little broken.

I was watering one of the plants on my window sill, at first it seemed like everything was normal. But as I got closer I noticed on one side one all of the leaves on one stem were slightly brown and droopy with broken edges. Oh, maybe this one didn't get enough sunlight. But I… Continue reading We are all a little broken.

Spiritual/Wellbeing

Words of wisdom.

Some Monday words of wisdom from the Dalai Lama. It's always important to me to start the week on a positive note, new intentions for this week and new aims. This is an excerpt from a book I'm reading which i think is the perfect mindset to go on with. Although i do not personally… Continue reading Words of wisdom.

Spiritual/Wellbeing

Gratitude.

I decided to start writing this post as i'm sitting out on my rooftop soaking up what is likely to be the most sun we see in Dublin all summer. It's moments like this, the small seemingly meaningless ones, that actually give life meaning. One of the best lessons i ever learnt, was to be… Continue reading Gratitude.

Spiritual/Wellbeing

Seasons Change, mad things rearrange.

If the sun sets on the most beautiful day you've ever seen, should that day become any less beautiful just because it’s over? To me it makes the day even that more precious. If I told you that today was going to be the best day this year, you would really want to make the… Continue reading Seasons Change, mad things rearrange.

Spiritual/Wellbeing

Intuition

  Following on from my previous post about synchronicity... Another part of synchronicity is intuition. Although they may seem like two separate phenomena, they are actually very closely connected. What you need to remember is that you ARE the universe, you are connected to everything and everyone. Your intuition is your life compass, your soul giving you a… Continue reading Intuition

Spiritual/Wellbeing

Synchronicities.

Often described as small ‘meaningful coincidences’. There is no such thing as a coincidence. There is an order and connectedness of the universe that we cannot even begin to comprehend. Have you ever picked up your phone to look at it and exactly as you did it started to ring? Or you've just been talking about… Continue reading Synchronicities.

Spiritual/Wellbeing

Mindfulness Meditation.

I recently wrote a post on Mindfulness, explaining how to be more mindful in your day to day life and why I feel this is important. If you haven’t read it yet, you can find it on my home page, scroll down on the right hand side and click on the ‘Spiritual’ category, and you… Continue reading Mindfulness Meditation.

Fitness, Spiritual/Wellbeing

Do not fear failure.

You know, I keep seeing these quotes everywhere trying to inspire and motivate people saying things like ‘failure is not an option’. I know they are coming from a good place but things like this make me realise why people have such unrealistic expectations of themselves and of others. Of course failure is not an… Continue reading Do not fear failure.