The Confusing Skill You Didn’t Know You Needed

Is it me or does it feel like the more we obsess about our goals, the more they seem to frustratingly not happen?

We are often told that if we want to be successful in life, we need to have motivation, desire, ambition and commitment, but as I’ve realized recently, there is another very important ingredient that many seem reluctant to talk about.

And since I’m not a reluctant person, but mostly because I want to share this information with you, I’ll let you in on the most secretive ingredient since KFC’s 7 herbs and spices.

The ingredient is ‘detachment’.

Yes, you read that correctly!

Now I can almost hear you murmuring, ‘what does detachment have to do with being successful?” cue confused face.


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What awaits you:

Remez Sasson, author of Emotional Detachment for Happier Life, weighs in on why detachment is so important for mental health.

We look into the book of Alan Watts, The Wisdom of Insecurity as it explains why you need to relax your tight grip on how life should unfold.

We break down the Backwards Law

Marla Tabaka, a small business adviser, as well as Tania Kotsos, contributor for Mind Your Reality, weigh in on why releasing control actually brings success.

Remez Sasson, author of Emotional Detachment for Healthier Life, talks detachment, peace and if they actually go hand in hand.


How to Trust Your Intuition

Have you ever had a thought or a feeling that came to from seemingly ‘nowhere’ followed by an urge to go do the thing, and you can feel your body instinctively react to go do the thing?

That’s what is called an ‘ intuitive nudge’, and all of the time, if you choose to not follow the nudge, life becomes just a tad more complicated and your mind, reproaches you by replaying that thought or feeling you got which you ignored.

The thing is, it’s not easy to trust these feelings or thoughts in your body, because simply put, we are not taught how to, or even that they have real value. In today’s world, if you’re making decisions based on how you feel or on your ‘gut’ you run the risk of being laughed at.

Yet, intuition is much stronger, more accurate and much more direct that what we are taught to use today, which is ‘rational logic’.

We have all heard people use the term ‘intuition’ in an attempt to express how they knew something before hand, or to describe this sense of unproven confidence they have in a situation and it’s really no surprise that women- the more empathetic of the two sexes are more likely to not only feel the pull, but also answer the call of the nudge.


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what awaits you:

#1 New York Times Bestselling, Gabrielle Bernstein reveals a strategy to calm the tide of fear, so you can hear your intuition more clearly.

More insights into the exact reasons trusting your inner guide makes life super easy

An actionable exercise to increase the clarity of your intuition and some homework around this.


You Need to Practice Creative Visualisation Now

If it was possible to do less, attract success and feel amazing while you do it, would you be interested or would you scoff at the idea as woo-woo propaganda?

This was the crisis I faced recently, upon stumbling upon a meditative technique called Creative Visualisation, which is the art of using mental imagery and affirmation to produce positive changes in your life.

The name itself was what intrigued me and as I dived deeper into my research, I discovered that this kind of meditation came highly recommended, having been successfully used in the fields of health, business, sports, the creative arts and said to have a positive impact in just about every area of life.

Why was this meditative process so highly recommended and how was it any different from normal visualization?

This was the question I hoped to answer and after much research, I realized that the process for Creative Visualization is in fact a simple form of meditation that encourages good feelings. And as all the experts will tell you, when you feel great inside our bodies and mind, we become a magnet for what we want, because our energy attracts its likeness.

As thought will always precede creation, everything first starts in our mind and is balanced between our subconscious and our conscious minds.

To understand the context under which the upcoming techniques will help you, let’s briefly explore the subconscious mind first.

Your subconscious can be seen as a programmable ‘hard drive’ much like your Fire Stick, mobile or phone, with the downloaded apps being stimulus-response behaviours. The subconscious remembers everything, is very literal and incapable of differentiating between what is real and imagined.

“The subconscious […]processes only in the present tense. It will look for and guide you to whatever you tell it. So you must be absolutely clear and specific in directing your subconscious to help you accomplish your goals. The subconscious mind uses imagination and feeling to communicate; you can practice in your mind without ever doing the actions,” explains Abigail Brenner M.D.

On the other hand, our conscious mind, the one we are aware of daily is a logical thinking entity that uses words to communicate. It processes in all three states of time, past, present and future and directly perceives the outside world, taking in what it ‘sees’ and reacting to is as such.

“The beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors that are programmed may override what our conscious mind desires. So to attain our conscious goals the idea is to access the subconscious in order to go beyond our limitations,” explains Brenner.

Creative visualization is one of the tools in which we can learn to access our subconscious mind, control our thoughts and manifest them into our conscious reality.  Changing what you believe, creates a change in your response to life and to what you believe you can achieve.

Let’s look at the steps towards using Creative visualization and becoming a happy magnet for your success!


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what awaits you:

The 6 significant steps of creative visualisation broken down and actionable

The Super attractor herself Gabby Berstein lends her insights and wisdom to the process.

The recommendations Tania Kotsos, contributor for Mind Your Reality, gives to make this process super easy and activate even faster.

How to make your visualizations into a frequency that will speed up your manifesting powers.


Why You NEED Solitude

In today’s world, with all the buzzing, deadlines and tons of things to distract you,  the idea of taking time to disconnect and simply listen into your own thoughts is nothing short of alien and may even seem lame, yet, it’s one of the healthiest things you can do for yourself.

Solitude allows you to reboot your brain and unwindConstantly being “on” doesn’t give your brain a chance to rest and replenish itself. Being by yourself with no distractions gives you the chance to clear your mind, focus, and think more clearly. It’s an opportunity to revitalize your mind and body at the same time,” writes Sherrie Bourg Carter Psy.D.

“Solitude provides time for you to think deeply. Day-to-day responsibilities and commitments can make your to-do list seem as if it has no end. This constant motion prevents you from engaging in deep thought, which inhibits creativity and lessens productivity,” she continues.

Solitude allows you to become more comfortable in your own skin and gives you the …


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What’s awaiting you:

Easy ways to incorporate solitude into your day, even if you’re not into meditation

Key advice from Mental strength trainer and international bestselling mental strength author, Amy Morin.

More benefits of solitude and how it helps your mood, mindset and overall lifestyle.


Start Dating Yourself

The idea of self-dates may seem strange especially if you’re in a relationship, after all wasn’t one of the overall points of having a partner, so we wouldn’t have to go and do things alone?

But that’s just the thing, why are we so determined to not spend time with ourselves?

Why does the idea of going out alone, bring up feelings of awkward loneliness and feelings of slacking off, when we could be spending time being more ‘productive’.

We know we are social creatures, but does that really explain the sheer panic and fear many of us feel at the prospect of being alone with our thoughts or visiting a place alone?

Mental strength trainer and international bestselling mental strength author, Amy Morin, breaks down this conundrum for us …


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What’s awaiting you:

Key advice from Mental strength trainer and international bestselling mental strength author, Amy Morin on why dating yourself is a must!

Online Coach, Sarah Von Bargen, weighs in on how doing what we love also benefits our other relationships.

Elite Daily Contributor Lena Oh, gives awesome insights on the connection you achieve when going solo.

Find out if it really is natural to enjoy your solo-ness or if you should want others with you…nature vs nurture.


How to Protect Your Energy During the Covid-19 Lockdown

Just last night , Acting Prime Minister of Barbados, the Hon. Santia Bradshaw, confirmed that the country now has 45 cases of the aggressive covid-19 virus, and that the Government has decided to implement additional measures under the Emergency Management Act, including the closing of banks, beaches and parks as well as the prohibition of alcohol sales, among other restrictions.

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For me, this comes just hours after witnessing the cremation of my Dad, who died of a heart attack last month. Needless to say, it is not an easy time in our household, but I’ve decided that rather than give into the creeping fear and growing panic, I prefer to look at all of this as a chance to protect my energy and stay centered.

Right now, with everything around the world seeming to be spiraling right out of control, where you are being encouraged to practice social distancing of at least 6 feet from everyone, to stay quarantined home, and to practice as many healthy hygiene habits as possible, this is a very deadly, yet oddly surreal time.

So if you’re with me and prefer not to give into the addictive siren call of fear, here are some things to do to protect your energy and keep your mind healthy as well as your physical space.

  1. Start the day without the phone. I wake up pretty early and have enforced the rule of not looking at my phone until at least 9 am, so that other people’s energy and vibes do not affect the way I begin my day. I’m considering enforcing this at the end of my day as well and possibly keeping the phone on airplane mode during the ‘off times’.
  2. Do start the day with positive affirmations. I’ve felt pretty ‘out of it’ these past few days, as huge lifestyle and emotional changes have been coming at me one after the other, and I’ve been trying to be mindful of how I’ve been perceiving them. And it has not been easy at all. What I find does help is to spend 10 minutes in quiet solitude, and by speaking positivity into existence around me. This helps to rewire fears and brings deeper understanding and healing.
  3. If I can, I host a dance party or I exercise in the morning. Turning up the music and moving is one of the best ways to shake off negativity and bring your endorphins up, while also boosting your mood.
  4. Make time for self care! Now is the time to be super mindful of your health in every aspect and to allow yourself time to rest, goof off and to clean your environment. Feeling clean, comfy and relaxed does untold wonders for your mood and overall health.
  5. I’ve limited my news intake to only important updates and actively cut myself off if I feel as if I’m spiraling. When that happens, I engage in activities that boost my moods.
  6. I have an amazing support system and I check in with them regularly. They not only ground me, but also respect my boundaries and it’s good to remember that other good and positive things ARE happening around your world.
  7. Just take a deep breath, hold it and then slowly exhale. Practicing breath work is important especially when dealing with situations that may trigger you. I’ve started practicing some techniques and it helps to clear out the fog in my head at times.
  8. Just allow yourself to decompress and just be. You do not have to be in constant motion, sometimes being quiet, still and introspective is a great medicine.
  9. I’ve always wanted to try to sage my home at the beginning of each month to ward off negative energy and I may do it this month.
  10. Get your REM sleep and eat your fruits and veggies and get your water fill. Physical health is super important right now and it’s not just about fighting to not catch the flu or Covid-19, it’s about staying healthy. Period.
  11. Know that there is only so much you can accomplish in a day, so do not over work yourself, but know that you do have free hours to goof off with. Be greedy with your time and practice self-love in all instances. This is a lesson I’m still learning, but it is defo coming along.
  12. Use social media to help add to your mood. Whether it is inspirational or motivational or even humorous posts, I’m there, because laughter and joy are important y’all!

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