4 February, 2015 Body, Corporate Wellness & Culture, Emotions, Mind, Natural Figure Competition, Slider
“Who am I”? he said from the outside looking in.
Sitting with the light behind his head, light he seeks in the fractured sense of self, a connection that gets lost among the disordered mind that speaks from many and varied selves. This is the view from a young man living with schizophrenia.
Mental health affects those we love and in turn our very selves. Look around and you will see all to common the torture that this kind of loss of well being brings.
Managing your health is the best investment you can make, without it life is made a confusing struggle. Unravelling the complexity begins with a step in another direction, even when you don’t have a map!
Observing people and their struggles is a regular professional experience for me and I am always humbled by their tenacity, perseverance and courage to find another way through and or out of the fog. Sometimes they stumble, sometimes they fall and each time they find the will to get up and try once more, each step honed by the challenges that came before.
Investment in people will always offer returns. Returns that may be unconventional measures, yet can literally lift you off the floor.
Take a moment today to enquire of self or another: How are you, what’s the view like from behind the windows that our human eyes see.
Vanessa Auditore – Coach, Counsellor, Human Development Facilitator
As we find ourselves at the end of another year and poised to begin anew remember to take and make time to give the gift of your presence as a present.
Often Christmas brings out our need to share our deepest gratitude and expression of love through gifts wrapped under the tree and also remember that your most heartfelt intent can mean so much more. Take time, make time to spend sitting with yourself to appreciate you and then share that with others. The truest you, connected to all that your heart holds sacred. Connection in today’s busy world often gets lost and that true sense of sharing, caring, love expressed can be just what we need.
Consider for a moment all that you have created, achieved and allow yourself to feel satisfied, enough!
Sure set goals, resolutions to improve any or many areas of your life as that’s what growth is about, yet settle into your innermost joyful moments and reveal in that cheer!
Wishing you all a joyful time spent with those you hold dear.
Life in the fast lane takes it’s toll, whether it’s stress, poor health or conflicted relationships
Taking time out to stop and enjoy the moment is what’s meant by living in the now, a concept made famous by many a self help or personal development facilitator
Yet how does one actually do it?
A few simple ideas you may choose to practice
1. Opening your eyes first thing in the morning and actually seeing the beauty of the new day, lie there a few extra minutes and drink it in, feel the newness.
2. Sitting in the park at lunch letting the sun warm your face as you actually taste your food rather than mindlessly swallowing while trying to clear the inbox at work / home / smartphone
3. Savoring the first sip of your coffee, letting the flavour dance over your tastebuds before rushing to the office / meeting / school run
4. Actually listening to someone share their story without being busy checking your phone or formulating a response in your head
A few simple ideas to help you reconnect with now. Slow down and maybe you may find something you thought was lost!
Vanessa Auditore – Human Development (PT, Life Coach & Counsellor)