I was having dinner with a couple of friends the other night. The conversation, food, atmosphere was all great. I truly enjoy good quality time with the people I value and care about. The reason I bring this up is right next to us was a large table of eight young twenty somethings probably in college. A good part of their evening I noticed was spent with their faces glued to their cell phones. Now I know we all have times where we need to be connected, but I remember going out with my friends in college laughing, talking and building strong relationships and bonds many of which have lasted over 20 years. I am not trying to say that we were any better than anyone else, but I do think often the youth of today is getting lost in technology and further away from true personal connections and deep relationships. Here are few important things to think about in order to build and maintain deep meaningful relationships: 1- Realize that there are great people everywhere. You should never feel the need to settle for anything short of true happiness. 2- Be clear about your future expectations. Who would you like to be connected with? What direction are you moving towards with your life? What are your core beliefs […]
When hearing people talk about meditation they will often say that the goal is to silence your mind when practicing. This takes practice and time, but with this simple exercise you will learn how to slow down the mind and get to a peaceful state. Often if you are new to this practice it may be a bit uncomfortable to let the mind be at rest or quiet. So as you start this practice begin with 5-10 minutes and when this is comfortable move to longer periods of time if you like. Once you have developed this skill you can use this anytime and anywhere. Maybe you need to focus before a big presentation or are feeling anxious or maybe you are having difficulty sleeping this exercise will give you the tools you need to find the needed relaxation to accomplish what needs to be done.