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S E X
H E A L T H
Written by Stef Wild
H o w p o r n a f f e c t s o u r
s e x u a l i t y v s t a n t r a
Recently I had a lady ask me on Instagram
S O , I T U R N E D T O P O R N . A T F I R S T I T
@stef.is.wild about how porn affects our
W A S V E R Y E M P O W E R I N G , F I N A L L Y
sexuality. I used to watch porn quite regularly,
especially when I was trying to learn about
B E I N G A B L E T O L E A R N A B O U T T H I S
what it means to be a sexual being. Because,
let's face it, we all come from sex, we are all
T A B O O P A R T O F M Y S E L F , B E I N G
sexual beings and that is never going to
A B L E T O F E E L T H E S E X U A L E N E R G Y
change or go away.Porn was the only real way
B E I N G A C T I V A T E D W I T H I N M E . L O O K
for me to start to learn and discover a bit more
A T T H E S E X U A L P O S I T I O N S A N D
about this side of myself. I had a pretty crappy
sex education at school, which mainly talked
H O W T O P L E A S E A M A N . I C O U L D
about how to not get STD's and how not to get
F I N A L L Y S E E W H A T S E X W A S M E A N T
pregnant, we didn't really talk about sex at
home, I didn't start to become sexually active
T O L O O K L I K E A N D W H A T I T M E A N T
until I was 18 years of age and had no idea
T O B E S E X U A L L Y A C T I V E .
what to do about my sexual energy and my
S E X H E A L T H
s o p o r n b e c a m e m y t e a c h e r
I learned everything I could about porn sex. I
I thought that was what they wanted? I
didn't even know there was any alternative. I
thought that was what was expected of me?
became good at porn sex. I was a pro, I even
What on earth was I doing wrong? I was doing
thought, boy, I could become a great porn star
everything by the Porn book, yet I was feeling
if I wanted to.
very dis-empowered while partaking in the
But then, my long term relationship grew apart
and I found myself single for the first time in
I thought "Is this all there is? Is this all there is
years. "No problem," I thought. I'm just going to
to sex? Surely there has to be more to it?" and
go out there and sleep with whoever I want to
as soon as I started to ask this question, a
sleep with because I'm a strong, independent
Tantra book popped out at me, then I looked
woman and I embrace my inner slut. And so I
at Tantra workshops in my area.
I thought that men would fall in love with
because of the sexual 'porn' style prowess I
I did have some wonderful
but to be honest, the rest ended
in tears, me feeling like a used garbage bag
I went to my first two Tantra
workshops and it changed my
and me taking my emotions out on men
because of how horrible I would feel after
S E X H E A L T H
sleeping with them, before I was ready.
T h e r e w a s n o t h i n g s e x u a l i n
t h e w o r k s h o p s , b u t I l e a r n e d
w h a t c o n n e c t i n g b a c k i n w i t h
m y s e l f m e a n t .
I learned what real, love-filled connection and
We have outsourced our sexual education to
intimacy with others meant. I learned what
Porn companies and dis-empowered ourselves
boundary setting and respecting myself and
because we have been taught to think of sex as
others meant. I learned about asking and
a taboo topic. And if you think Porn isn't much
giving consent and also learned about sexual
of a problem then here are some stats:
energy and how powerful it is and how it is
important to be aware of it and respect it.
The number of girls aged 18 and under
undergoing labiaplasties has nearly doubled.
None of this is present in or taught Porn, yet
In 2014, 222 girls underwent the procedure,
up to 400 in 2015, according to the American
because we are all too guilt and shame ridden
to talk about sex, to provide ourselves with the
Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. - This
statistic has since grown further.
quality sexual education that we deserve and
need, this is where we are all turning to for
education (whether we consciously know it or
S E X H E A L T H
force energy), the more it will manifest in
A casual survey of forums where people
discuss "bad sex" suggests that men tend to
negative ways, more shame, trauma, lack of
education, perversions. On the flip side, if we
use the term to describe a passive partner or
a boring experience. But when most women
accept that sex is natural, normal, innocent
and also an art form that should be studied via
talk about "bad sex," they tend to mean
coercion, or emotional discomfort or, even
correct sexual education, then it has the
potential to free us from shame, guilt and help
more commonly, physical pain. Debby
heal a lot of trauma.
Herbenick, a professor at the Indiana
University School of Public Health, and one
of the forces behind the National Survey of
There was a time when I unknowingly
outsourced my sexual education to porn
Sexual Health and Behavior, confirmed this.
"When it comes to 'good sex,'" she told me,
companies, which led me to accept "hookup"
culture and not being conscious of the sexual
"women often mean without pain, men often
mean they had orgasms."
choices I was making for myself...this led to
tears, hurting others, unprocessed emotions
and feeling dis-empowered. Today, I choose to
And there are loads more where that comes
consciously empower myself in this area of life
Sex isn't just going to go away. Just because
we choose to push it away, not talk about it,
De-conditioning and reprogramming my
subconscious mind on what it means to be a
make it taboo, doesn't mean that it's going to
become obsolete. The reality is we are all
sexual being and what being sexually
empowered means to me.
sexual beings, whether we accept it or not. We
all come from sex, our parents had sex and
Working on myself, doing my inner work and
healing my unprocessed emotions and
that is how we were conceived. Why is it that
pregnancy is seen as innocent and beautiful
trauma - this way I'm not engaging in sexual
activities from a "wounded being "
but sex is seen as "nasty", "dirty" and something
that shouldn't be spoken about? To me, that
perspective and causing myself to
experience more pain.
doesn't make sense. The more we push this
powerful sexual energy to the side(aka, our life
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Loving, respecting and embracing my body
as it is.
Making sure I feel safe in my body by setting
in sexual situations.
Consciously embracing my erotic and
sensual nature - this means that I no longer
solid boundaries, so I know I can trust myself
trap myself in shame and guilt for being who
I naturally am (a sexual being). This allows
me to be free to be my true self and make
better choices for myself. It also helps me
empower others by speaking my truth.
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Understanding that my sexual energy is my
life force energy and I'm no longer going to
share it with just anyone, anymore. To me,
Not everyone deserves my energy. This
sex is sacred. It's a sacred energy exchange.
means that I have little or no sex in my life
at the moment but I'm ok with that because
I have learned how to channel my energy
into other areas of my life. I am a powerful
sexual being but I am not trapped by the
need to have sex.
This is what makes me feel sexually
empowered. What makes you feel sexually
empowered? Through Tantra, I have learned
that sex can be deeply healing, loving,
nurturing and a way to connect us to higher
levels of consciousness. This perspective is
not present in our mainstream culture. Let's
empower ourselves through openly talking
about this area of life, looking to other
conscious ways to learn about sex and no
longer outsourcing our education to those
who don't care about our sexual well-being.
Bio: Stef Wild
Stef Wild is a Tantra teacher with a deep
passion for empowering others to live
according to their own truth.
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Let's Discover 14 great things about Denia, near Valencia
Best places to eat out, best beaches, where to go shopping for
local arts and crafts, and learn more about its culture and history.
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1. Les Marines
Starting just north of the harbour, Les Marines may be the pick of Dénia’s superb beaches.At almost
three kilometres long it’s spacious enough that you can escape the crowds and laze in peace on the soft
golden sands.Behind the beach are low dunes and a mix of unobtrusive apartments and large holiday
homes.Kids will love it too, and you can let the little ones play in the shallows as the beach shelves very
gradually.As befits a Blue Flag reach there are beach bars and restaurants, and you can also hire
pedalos from the shore.
2. Punta del Raset
The closest beach to the centre of Dénia still
manages to have an open, natural feel about
it.Punta del Raset is broad enough that you’ll
need to use the wooden walkways that traverse
the dusky golden sands, which can get pretty
toasty under the summer sun.And as with Les
Marines, its size guarantees some seclusion,
even on July and August weekends.Also
convenient is Punta del Raset’s western
orientation, facing away from the harbour and the
easterly winds, so the sea is smoother here than
on Dénia’s other beaches.
3. Castillo de Dénia
On a crag behind the port, Dénia’s castle was built by the Moors in the 10th century on top of the
foundations of a fortreess from the Roman city of Diannium.In the 11th-century it would have been a
sumptuous palace, as it was the home of the Moorish governor of the Daniya Madinat.Later though it
was needed for military purposes to offer a stronghold against the Barbary Pirates who attacked the
coast incessantly in the early modern age.The castle is the highest point in the city and you can get up
to the roof for the best view of the harbour and also Montgó to the southeast.
If you want a tale to tell your friends you can
tackle this monolithic 750-metre mountain that
separates Dénia from neighbouring Jávea.What
you don’t need to tell them is that, despite its
powerful appearance, it’s actually a relatively
straightforward climb.If you take the CV-736, you
can pull off on a side track and park near the
shooting club.Tackling the mountain from the east
side the going is surprisingly easy, as the path
winds up along grey limestone terraces.It’s only
near the top that you’ll need to go carefully, as
there’s a fair bit of scree after about 600 metres or
so.After that you can drink in the sight of Dénia
and its port in miniature.
5. Les Rotes
The further east you go from the port the smaller and rockier the beaches get.If you prefer small coves
to sweeping beaches then you’ll love this part of the resort.Les Rotes is a chain of little rock pools and
cute beaches that despite being in a quiet part of Dénia are complemented by a clutch of posh seafood
restaurants.They take advantage of the exquisite scenery, with clear views of the golden sandstone
cliffs of Cabo San Antonio and across the waters of the marine park below.
6. Local Gastronomy
Dénia’s fishing industry is alive and well, in part
thanks to one specific type of crustacean.The
Dénia red prawn has a bright red tint and lives in
a deep sea trench 600 metres beneath the
surface between this part of the Valencian coast
and Ibiza.Its habitat and algae diet gives it a
flavour that gourmands claim is unmatched – but
be prepared to shell out a bit extra for this type of
prawn because it’s tricky to catch.The local
seafood paella is as good as any you’ll taste, and
you should also sample espencat, a Valencian
salad with red peppers and aubergine, and
usually served with cod.
7. Gerro Tower
You could also take an exhilarating seafront walk up
to this vase-like historic watchtower, perched on the
bluffs on the Dénia side of Cabo de San Antonio.It
was built in the mid-16th century during the reign of
Carlos I, and was part of the first generation of
coastal watchtowers designed to detect or even fight
off incursions by Berber pirates.The structure
belonged to a system of defences that would
communicate with each other via mirrors or smoke,
and this one would have been pretty self-sufficient
as it was built on a freshwater spring.The most
exciting part for amateur historians is the surviving
coat of arms of Carlos V, with the two-headed eagle
of the Habsburg Empire.
8. Barrio Baix la Mar
One of the nicest parts of Dénia for strolling is the
Barrio Baix la Mar, a seafront quarter that for
centuries had a large population of fishermen and
sailors.It’s an area of one and two-storey homes
brightly painted in blue, yellow and red.The
wrought iron balconies are decorated with flowers
and plants that cascade down the walls.These
homes are mostly from the 18th and 19th
centuries, but there’s evidence that it was also a
waterside district in Moorish times.The closer you
get to the water there more restaurants you’ll
encounter, and close to the port these have
outdoor seating shaded by palm trees and canvas
9. Toy Museum
For the first few decades of the 20th
century Dénia was a centre for toymaking,
after its raisin industry was
wrecked by the phylloxera
blight.Starting in 1904 metallic
models of trains and the like were
assembled here.From the 1920s the
city turned its attention to wooden
toys, and became known for the high
quality of its model cars, dolls,
bowling sets and sailboats, all
carved, varnished and painted to
exacting standards.At this free
attraction in Dénia’s former train
station you can check out these
vintage toys, and track the
progression of toy-making in the city,
from the turn of the century to the
10. Ethnology Museum
This attraction takes you back a bit further, to the
1800s when Dénia experienced a bit of a boom
thanks to its dried fruit harvest.The income from
raisins helped expand the city, create a middleclass
and brought a railway line with it.On the
ground floor you can check out archive
photography of raisin production in action.Higher
up you can see what the wealth meant for the new
bourgeoisie, and the clothes and jewellery that
were in fashion at the time.Then on the top floor
are more rustic displays of work tools and folk
costume, as well as a map that indicated the
extent of Dénia’s maritime trade with other
11. Cabo de San Antonio
The walk to the tip of this
monumental headland to the
southeast of Dénia may seem a bit
forbidding to families, but the good
news is that there’s an upland road
twisting past old windmills to get you
there.Many people pack a picnic and
spend a good couple of hours
revelling in views that extend out
to Ibizaon clear days.The cliffs are
160 metres high and are part of a
marine reserve, where fishing is
prohibited in the waters below and
grouper and sea cicadas flourish.
A fun way to get out in the countryside around
Dénia is to set off in search of one of the handful
of old hermitages, or chapels, usually dating to
the 15th and 16th centuries.These tended to be
set far away from settlements and today usually
remain unfrequented apart perhaps from small
weekly masses and saint’s days when people may
make the pilgrimage.You can get detailed
information on how to find them from Dénia’s
tourism office.Take Pare Pere, on the middle
slopes of Montgó, which sits within the natural
park in pine-woodland.Still standing is the modest
17th-century house used by the founder, Fray
Pedro Esteve during his retreats for prayer and
13. Water Sports
Those in the know rate Dénia as one
of the top destinations in Spain for
water sports.This has much to do with
the resort’s orientation, catching the
prevailing winds at places like Les
Deveses at the top end of Punta del
Raset.it’s great news for windsurfers
and kite-surfers, and if you’ve ever
felt like giving these sports a go you’ll
never have a better chance than in
Dénia.The same goes for sailing, as
there are several schools in the
harbour.For spectators, the Real Club
Náutico de Dénia (royal sailing
school) is famed for its prestigious
regattas, the Ruta de la Sal and the
Copa del Canal.
14. Cova Tallada
There’s no way to reach this cave in the San
Antonio reserve unless you’re willing to get
intrepid.By land you can get there from Les Rotes,
continuing past the Gerro Watchtower.From the
rim of the bluffs are two hair-raising paths down:
It’s vital that you wear suitable shoes for this.A
more relaxing way is to book a kayak trip with one
of Dénia’s adventure sports companies and
paddle here instead.However you get there the
cave is worth the effort, with clear, sheltered
waters, perfect for snorkelling, and a huge
chamber to investigate.Many people come just to
sunbathe on the rocks and swim in the warm,
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a long time, numbers were at the center of my life.
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lightning of life has imposed itself on me here in
and more particularly in Valencia.
all the forms of modern art, the ones that inspire me
most are: abstract art, street art, modern art, .... I want
like being creative by playing with colors, lines, shapes, surfaces, ... to
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am not a number" ....
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I N N E R P E A C E T A R O T C A R D R E A D I N G
We don't need to go far to reach inner
peace, inner peace comes from within
not from the outside. If we are waiting
for something to give us inner peace we
are just losing time, time that would be
better used to watch inside of us to find
the answer we are looking for.
Confusion is a disturbance that is
necessary to teach us the ability to get
out of it and listen to our higher self.
I know it's not easy at all but listening
to our physical body is a good strategy.
Another important factor to reach inner
peace is to connect our mind to the
When the mind follows the heart we tune
into our soul purpose and that's when
When the mind drives the heart we get
sensations of restriction and
disconnected feelings could bring us to
experience loneliness and despair.
The best way to feel inner peace is when you know you
are following your path.
A sense of peace and satisfaction will surround you and
the ability not be involved in other people's drama will
increase. Once you have experienced the turmoils in life
and detach from them you'll be able to see your past
peacefully and a brighter future being able to help
Inner peace doesn't come with perfectionism but with
the ability of flowing with the life force, accepting the
reality as well as adapting and changing your
Spending time in nature and dedicating yourself in art is
really helpful, so dance, sing and honour your life.
Express yourself fully with authenticity and use
creativity at its wholeness.
It is just a matter of cycle and you determine your story!
Remember: when practicing kindness, generosity and
altruism you'll get an amazing sense of inner peace in
return because giving unconditionally without
expectations is one's of the best ways to feel inner peace.
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and Inner Peace: A Different
G R L
Much has been said about the workings of inner peace in our
society; how to get it, how to find it and how to keep it. However,
inner peace does not seem to be something that can be actively
pursued. In our complicated world of mainstream and social
media; troubled relationships, impure environment and chemicalladen
food sources, inner peace seems something relegated to
the select few and a concept only reserved for the monks and
mystics. However, in this country of life, liberty and the pursuit
of happiness (i.e. the US), many are pursuing inner peace like
never before. Stories abound of prolific activities including yoga
groups, positive affirmation mantras, active purchases of a bevy
of self-help missives, vacations to exotic places, individual or
group therapy sessions with a professional and all manner of
money spent in the prolific pursuit of something that perhaps
may be more esoteric and simpler in nature.
To use Peter Gabriel’s majestic classic musical work, ‘Blood of
Eden' from the solo album ‘Us’, (released in 1993) as a guide to
this perplexing issue, both in oneself and in one’s relationships,
we can see clearly that inner peace may be so much deeper and
more than the pursuit of happiness. Although this particular
piece was heralded to be about divorce, the ubiquitous concept
can alternately be used to guide us through the concept of inner
peace. His lyrics start out with the obvious problem :
I caught sight of my reflection
I caught it in the window
I saw the darkness in my heart
I saw the signs of my undoing
They had been there from the start
And the darkness still has work to do
The knotted chord's untying
They're heated and they're holy
Oh they're sitting there on high
So secure with everything they're buying
...and then continues with the second stanza:
My grip is surely slipping
I think I've lost my hold
Yes, I think I've lost my hold I cannot get insurance anymore
They don't take credit, only gold
Is that a dagger or a crucifix I see
You hold so tightly in your hand
And all the while the distance grows between you and me
I do not understand
These soulful and descriptive lyrics on some level mirror the human
condition; both in identifying and knowing that the seeds of our
inherent destruction are not only apparent and manifest from the
beginning, but are contributing to one’s unrest, including manifesting in
relationship issues, financial difficulties, thus making inner peace
nearly impossible. Isn’t that every man on some
level, working to fight against the underlying darkness or perceived
rejections that seems to be a potential threat to our own efficacy,
freedom, and self-actualization?
So the question remains with this constricting dynamic of how does one
actually achieve inner peace, in such a potentially contentious
condition? Looking back on the insightful lyrics, Gabriel goes on to
make a profound exclamatory point, that should not be denied and
perhaps be seen as the apex turning point to finding a new road of
At my request, you take me in
In that tenderness, I am floating away
No certainty, nothing to rely on
Holding still for a moment
What a moment this is
Oh for a moment of forgetting, a moment of bliss
Gabriel goes on to illustrate that it is in letting go, not holding on which creates a
‘moment of bliss’. In letting go, we release our dependence on the outcome; in letting
go, we release life’s obligation to turn out as we require it to, thus healing our very
own relationship with life itself, into one of mutual respect, rather than anxious
attachment with the expectation of impending doom or annihilation by actively
pursuing something that is in reality endemic to our nature needing no pursuit at all.
It is in the unclenching of the fist of insistence and the opening of one’s hand and
heart that we are able to take in the experience in the present moment as it is, rather
than what we feel it should be or relegating our outlook to our past experiences. It is
the ultimate forgiveness, not only to those who have wronged us, but the forgiveness
of the entire threedimensional paradigm of lack and not enough and the perpetual
fight to include our own piece of it.
Gabriel goes on to explain the human condition with these profound
I can hear the distant thunder
Of a million unheard souls
Of a million unheard souls
Watch each one reach for creature comfort
For the filling of their holes
It is in the action of filling of one’s holes, that substantiates the reality of
the hole. Unfortunately, many of us create the condition of cause and effect
in our lives, thus contributing to the belief structure that there is indeed a
need to be filled, whereas the true reality is, there is no need to do
anything but be present in the moment and be aware of our part on the
larger collective, and from there ultimately our responsibility in that also.
Gabriel finishes the song with these at depth statements:
It was all for the union
Oh, the union of the woman, the woman and the man.
The blood of eden keeps running through me
running through my veins
the blood of eden keeps rushing through me
when I'm sure there's none that remains
the blood of eden keeps running through me
I can feel it in my bones
that blood of eden keeps rushing through me taking back what it owns
One can superficially interpret those lyrics as a relationship model
between a man and a woman but if looked at with new more cosmic
eyes, one can easily see, that the experience can be always
interpreted as an invitation to accept the oneness and union that is
inherent in everything that is.
Alone or matched, prince or pauper, of high station or low, acknowledged or ignored,
suffering is optional. We are all a part of the cosmic consciousness, and that
consciousness runs through our veins, bones, our very breath and to welcome it at
every turn with no conditions, even if the experience gives us great challenge in
believing its deeper meaning and invitation. Everything is connected, everything is
united, everything is working toward the expression of the whole, and that when one
one fully accepts and internalizes that profound concept, is when one will finally find
what the pursuit of happiness has been failing them all of their lives.
It is in the moment of forgetting (our separation), is the moment we find our eternal
bliss and inner peace.
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magnetic therapy, or Bio-magnetic adjustment, consists in finding and
energetically, the causes that make it impossible for the vital energy to flow
our body at a good level. The vital energy is what takes care of our body so
it does not get sick and the essential thing is to always keep it in good condition.
can be various causes that affect this vital energy at the time of flow, such as
existence of food, chemical, environmental, emotional or stressors of inherited
load or stress, also vital energy leaks (by a strong blow, etc.) energy anemia,
imbalance in the spine, toxic emotions, lack of energy hydration, energy acidity,
or overload of emotions in some organ ... among others.
of them affecting the immune system.
W R I T T E N B Y N O E L I A L A B O R E R I A
is important to know that the body has
individuality and that what is
for some is an aggressor for
which we call energy aggressor. We
the kinesiological test to track and find
energy aggressors and how to drain
just the way they want, where they
and for as long as the body wants. This
is as respectful as it is effective and
That is why it is important to perform
magnetic reflex tests so that the person
have the knowledge of what could be
triggers of their aggravation. We are fully
that health will be the result of
person living a life in which there is
for the energy of his body.
bio-magnetic adjustment is
by the following:
Seeks to identify and avoid energy
Try to recover the energy circulation of
The first and only unipolar technique can
considered (Because in our therapy we
apply only the negative magnetic
of the magnets and avoid positive
because the vast majority of the
consider it acidifying the organism
producing an aggravation crisis, apart
that, its application in therapy is
because with the negative
we have the best results.)
Today it is the only method of
that gives real importance to
emotional situation of the consultant by
emotional adjustment in a large
of manifestations that are
considered only physical but that
is of utmost importance to erase from
energy of the consulted unpleasant
that are transformed into
diseases. (So it is a therapy with
acceptance among therapists,
psychologists and others who
draining from the cellular memory
the magnets the toxic emotions of
events, by draining the energy
and ultimately adjusting
required by the vital energy so
this time flows 100% throughout your
the treated person , you will feel a
of inner peace when you remember
traumatic events never before
This inner peace is what gives
vital energy of our body when we take
of it and respect it. Well, we all
here with a vehicle that is our
body, which is pure magnetism, and
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HOW I FIND
Karen Tate is an English speaking UK registered Cognitive
Behavioural Therapist and mindfulness teacher, in Valencia. She
works with a range of common mental health issues.
a registered mental health therapist and mindfulness teacher, I see more and more that clients are coming to me to find
from their stressful lives. Sometimes they are looking to find contentment and inner peace. Sometimes they just want
consequences of not finding your life purpose include chronic, lingering dissatisfaction; an absence of inner
and a sense of not being fully in sync with your inner self.”
people who you surround yourself with – the people you surround yourself with affect the way you think, feel,
behave. Try to establish healthy emotional and physical boundaries.
blame – taking things personally ” its all my fault”. Take responsibility for your choices and decisions and
the things that are out of your control – like politics, the weather and others.
out of your comfort zone – A favourite quote of mine is “change is a challenge take the first leap”. Allowing
to feel discomfort and getting out from your comfort zone is key to living a better life.
trying to impress people – don’t waste your time worrying about whether other people approve of your choices.
try to focus on living your life and finding your values.
– striving for perfection is exhausting and you’ll never feel good enough. Mistakes are a part of life, like
flaws and weaknesses.
possessions – yes it’s nice to have lovely things. But having that bigger house, a brand new car or latest
handbag doesn’t give peace of mind. These things give us a momentary sense of joy but in the long run don’t
practical help to overcome day to day difficulties.
YOU’RE STILL READING, THEN YOU ARE PROBABLY STRIVING FOR A BETTER
PEACEFUL LIFE AND HAPPIER EXISTENCE. HOWEVER, THIS IDEAL CAN
SOMETIMES SEEM LIKE AN IMPOSSIBLE CHALLENGE.
Why is it so hard to find inner peace and contentment?
satisfy our needs.
the past 10 years, I have been learning and
mindfulness and yoga. I previously was quite
about the benefits and this was because I
really understand the power of slowing down and
attention. I didn’t even really know what
was. I thought yoga was all about getting
the poses and when I couldn’t do the perfect
facing dog” I used to get really frustrated.
9 years ago I began to get a little bit curious
meditation but didn’t really know what it was all
I decided to do some research and even with all
google searches, I found it difficult to actually
and understand. A colleague at work was doing
thing called Mindfulness and she invited us to a
she was doing with her clients. She had some
bells and she then talked us through a sitting
scan meditation. After the session I found myself
lighter, less busy in my head and generally more
” So that must be what meditation is” I said to
I have grown and developed as a therapist and
teacher, I can only see the benefits of
a daily practice. I have the privilege of working
clients and seeing them change after only a
of sessions of mindfulness. Teaching mindfulness
clients gives them a choice. A choice to try something
new, to embrace the challenges that life
and to learn a practical and useful skill.
much has been written about mindfulness and its
I myself have contributed to the exponential
in research papers on this very subject. However,
is not for everyone. I love it and have
from living a more mindful life, but I know lots
people who just can’t do the practice. But I would
is so much more than sitting in the lotus
is “paying attention, on purpose, in
present moment, non – judgmentally”. (Jon Kabat
focusing our attention on our daily lives we can begin
notice the patterns that arise and how we react to
So going back to my list before and trying to
people. Mindfulness and focused attention can
you see when you may be trying to impress
and how you respond. Noticing how you react
then help you change and respond in a more
of my favourite mindful activities is to just sit and
out of my window. I have an apartment on the river
I love to sit and just watch the river. The boats that
up and down, the flow of the river, the changing
the seagulls. I find myself feeling very calm and at
MINDFULNESS AND INNER
PEACE.I HAVE A SOLUTION FOR
MY OWN QUEST FOR INNER
suggest you try. It can change your life.
you know that getting out and connecting with
can improve your overall well-being and mental
humans, we have an instinctive desire to be close to
This is nothing new as we evolved in it. There is
of evidence to support exposure to the natural
improves our psychological wellbeing and
not connecting with outside environments has
opposite, putting us at risk of deteriorating mental
are three simple ways you can become more
in your daily life:
beginning a new activity take a couple of
of silence and focus your attention on the
Then begin to notice how this feels. Slowly
to focus your attention on the activity, this could
the middle of an on-going situation or process –
washing the dishes or taking a shower notice
temperature of the water, the feeling of the soap
when you are just waiting, gently bring your
to the breath, sounds, sensations or the
whilst waiting at a red light, in a queue, or
for someone else to arrive.You can practice
like this throughout the day and practice
a few mindful moments.
mentally and emotionally calm, helps you sleep
gain the ability to be emotionally and mentally
by what people think or say about you
GET OUT IN NATURE, THE PARK,
be noticing sounds if you are outside.
reasons why you need
improves your ability to focus your mind.
makes you feel centered, grounded and stable
gain self-mastery and self-discipline
improves your ability to handle life stressors
improves your relationships with other people
makes life look brighter
the ability to meditate.
to be more
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After a year of working with therapists who tried to help her autistic
son, Kristine Barnett took a different approach on her own. Born a
happy, affectionate child, Jacob had stopped talking or smiling when
he was about 14 months, which led soon after to the diagnosis his
mother describes as "devastating." As the owner of a daycare, she
was interested in children and their development. And Jacob, her
firstborn of three sons, had shown early signs that he was clever:
learning his alphabet before he could walk, sounding out short
words by the age of one. But the therapists didn't think alphabet
flash cards were of any use. They didn't think he would ever read.
She persevered, watching her son closely for the things that
interested or preoccupied him. Astronomy was one. One summer,
she took him out into the countryside near their home in Westfield,
Ind., lying down together on the top of the car to watch the stars.
He had become obsessed with a college-level book on the subject.
One day, she decided to take him to a planetarium, where a lecturer
was presenting a special program on Mars. At one point, he asked
the audience if anyone knew why the moons around Mars are
elliptical. Nobody answered. Then Jacob put his hand up. "Excuse
me, but could you please tell me the size of these moons?" It was
more conversation than his mother had heard from him in his entire
life. The lecturer answered him. Her son then explained: "Then the
moons around Mars are small, so they have a small mass. The
gravitational effects of the moons are not large enough to pull them
into complete spheres." The room went silent. He was 3.
Soon, Jacob was "mainstreamed" in school, and
with each year, his teachers and parents discovered
more of his abilities. Like Dustin Hoffman's
character in the movie, Rain Man, he was adept at
calendar calculation – telling you which day of the
week someone was born, based on the year of
birth. He had stunning visual memory. He could
remember how many windows there were in a
skyscraper he had only seen once. By the age of 8,
he was taking classes in astronomy at Indiana
University. At 10, he entered university. Last year,
his story was on 60 Minutes. His YouTube video on
calculus, in which he writes reams of calculations on
the window panes in his house, went viral. Kristine
Barnett has now written a book: The Spark: A
Mother's Story of Nurturing Genius. Warner has
bought the movie rights.In person, mother and child
are a study of an extraordinary bond, of a biological,
emotional, spiritual, and intellectual connection, that
both affirms the helicoptering, hyper-parenting ethos
of modern culture and rejects it.
"It is an adventure every day," says Kristine Barnett
with a laugh when asked about their family life.
Brought up in an Amish family, she left her
traditional community to marry her husband,
Michael, whom she had met in college. But there
are qualities about her – steadfast, pragmatic,
down-to-earth and stubborn – that could be seen as
part of her upbringing. She is not fazed by any
question or, it seems, by any event. While in turmoil
about what to do with Jacob before his
breakthrough, her second child, Wesley, was born
with disease called reflex sympathetic dystrophy, a
neurological disorder that can affect every system in
the body. When she was 30, she suffered a stroke,
from which she is now, at 39, fully recovered. In its
aftermath, she was diagnosed with lupus.
While she talks, Jacob, now 15, sits at a table in the
boardroom of her publishers. Diagnosed with highfunctioning
autism, he is polite in the way every
parent schools her teenager – shaking hands firmly,
looking his interlocutor in the eye, adept at
pleasantries about the weather and his recent
travels. He listens to the conversation, but often
when addressed, looks to his mother to help him
interpret the question.
Asked how he feels about his mother's ability to
identify his genius – his IQ is higher than Einstein's
– he wrinkles his brow and says, "What are you
asking me? Hmmm," he says, thinking to himself.
And then comes his enthusiastic reply: "I'm very
appreciative."Does he hang out with other
teenagers? "I do hang out with average people who
are my age as well." Any girlfriends? "I was dating
some for a while, but then I realized I didn't have
very much time for a girlfriend." Does he feel
different from other teenagers? "No, not really," he
says. "I think they have just as much potential to do
what I do. It just takes doing it."But not all autistic
children have Jacob's capabilities. Do either of them
worry about giving parents false hope? "Everyone
has capabilities," Jacob replies. "It's who recognizes
it," his mother adds. "It's the human spirit to
overcome, and we all have it," she asserts. In 2000,
she started a not-for-profit learning centre for
autistic and special-needs children, called Jacob's
Place, where she will often bring in animals, to
engage the children.
"The animals change," Jacob explains. "One time it
was a llama. One time it was a sheep.""There was a
rabbit farm one year," adds his mother."And
currently, we are in cats," he deadpans.She
believes in a learning technique she calls
"muchness ... It is finding that thing that children are
truly passionate about within themselves. It can't be
something that you're telling them to do. And then it
has to be total immersion, very rich experiences
built around those interests.""Muchness" sounds like
an endorsement of hyper-parenting Tiger-momish
culture, I point out. But she shakes her head. "All
I've done is follow him with wonder into the stuff that
he loves … But it's very hard for many people to
take a leap of faith and put everything you have into
[some interest] that doesn't look like it will turn into a
job on Wall Street. As a parent, you have to let go of
your dreams for them, because they are yours.""I
like having autism. It's part of my character," Jacob
explains. Currently, he is working on three projects:
chaotic laser physics, classic PT symmetry, and one
that "has to do with string theory." He is looking into
graduate programs in math and physics.
He has ideas all the time, he tells me, often in the
middle of the night.
"He wakes me up to tell them to me," his mother
says."Only if it's a good one," he puts in.And what
was the last one that he thought was really good?"I
come up with them too rapidly to think of the last
one. Assigning them an order isn't going to
help."Suddenly, his mother turns into the one asking
questions of this sweet, extraordinary prodigy.
"What do you think about when I go, 'Oh, I'm
worried about you taking [on too much]?'"He looks
at her, offering a rapid comeback: "I'm worried about
you having more media appearances."I wasn't sure
what he had said, and asked him to repeat his
comment.He does, and then explains: "I'm using
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