Stress management is core for optimum performance and health. When we experience acute stress our gene receptors are changed. This change is known as the methylation of DNA and it is present in cancer and chronic disease. Researchers from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), together with colleagues from Basel, Trier and London published the results of their study this week in Translational Psychiatry. (It’s complicated…just saying). … Continue reading Stress changes our DNA
“I used to run from my yesterdays until… Marvelous moved in and turned all my attention toward possibles and purpose in my life. She is a wild and sensible guest.” -Rhana Pytell Marvelous often changes presence: Friend, lover, child, teacher, mentor, beloved puppy, et al. Each brings a message, a light that illumines the universe for us. One marvelous friend transitioned on August 18th along … Continue reading Take a Breather
Art, creativity and imagination are agents of wellness. Continue reading Expressive Art ~ A Vital Nutrient
“The Paradox of Declining Female Happiness”, a thorough research study published by Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers in 2009 reports that the subjective measures of well-being in the female population have steadily declined since the 1970’s. Continue reading From Unhappiness to Un-boring to Flourish!
To Waste or Not to Waste from Rhana Pytell on Vimeo. If you can’t see the video paste this link in your browser: //vimeo.com/26637288 and see the beauty we live in and our opportunities for reconnection and change. Continue reading Do You Feel Connected?
When fierce challenges arise our minds can ignite in worry and we are “all over the place”. “Where is the information I need?” “How can I solve this situation?” “What can I do?” … leading to inner shrieks of desperation. Opinions, information, fears and questions come pouring in. How can we possibly stay focussed and attentive to our best course of action? In times like … Continue reading Living By Default or Not!
What happens when we make feeling good a priority? “Feeling good”, is feeling clarity, balance, big chi, wonder and exhilaration.Gay Hendricks, renowned author and consultant reveals in his fantastic new book, “The Big Leap”, that feeling good is essential to living in our “Zone of Genius”, a big leap beyond our “Zones of Excellence and Competence”. This guide to growing our awareness of what is limiting us and for defining our unique gift is essential to anyone in a process of reinvention and everyone who senses the need to express on a higher level. Based on our current challenges that could be an epic number of people!
What we once referred to as our “personal best”, goal, or miracle (the radically improbable) is now our “epic win”. Context changes how we consciously engage and we determine context. Continue reading What Is Your Epic Win Today?
Sudden changes wake us up. Something or someone upends our enduring beliefs, and way of life, sooner or later. We name these events and tell our story in a state of amnesia, forgetting that there are seasons, cycles and the infinite unknown, present and influencing our lives naturally and continually, even when things look bad. When a person has a near miss or a near … Continue reading ENERGY SHIFT
What if each of us assimilates the Gulf tragedy as our own? What if we adopt the star of Zero Waste as a guide to our daily living and stop wasting oil or sending goods produced from oil into the landfills? Continue reading BRING THE GULF HOME