Welcome! Life is beautiful, right? Well, yeah, but it can also be f*cking hard! Especially in these unpredictable times of Corona Craziness, a lot of us are struggling to stay positive. Here I have gathered a few tips and tools to help boost your mood and mental wellbeing. These little activities are simple, but effective and can be used when in self-isolation or at anytime when you need a bit of positivity in your life.

Meditation for Children

It is never too early to get started on good habits. Meditation can be make fun and simple for children of any age. Deep conscious breathing for even just a few minutes can help children focus their attention, gain resilience, and to make happiness a part of their daily life.

Have a listen and have fun!

Marjorie

To read about my online classes and events, go to https://www.starksanft.com/events

Outward focused meditations are those that aim at opening our hearts and kindness to others: loved ones, acquaintances, and all creature on Earth. This might sound a little esoteric to some, but practicing the same openness and gentleness we have been turning toward ourselves in the past weeks meditations, in our relationship with others can bring us a level of fulfillment and happiness that inward facing attention will never achieve.

Be curious. Be open. Have fun.

Emotions do not need to be weighty. You may not be able to stop them from coming, but you also don't need to hold on to them.
 
Be curious. Be open. Have fun.

I've always wanted to try meditation I just to know how to start! This series is created for people who are just getting started with the magic that is meditation. Each week I discuss a little bit about the whys and hows  - building your understanding week by week - and then we jump right into a short sweet guided meditation.

Be curious. Be open. Have fun.

I've always wanted to try meditation I just to know how to start! This series is created for people who are just getting started with the magic that is meditation. Each week I discuss a little bit about the whys and hows  - building your understanding week by week - and then we jump right into a short sweet guided meditation.

Be curious. Be open. Have fun.

The Key to a Calm Birth

The number one tip to having a calm birth? Practice! In my work as a hypnobirthing instructor I see lots of parents-to-be not focusing enough on the one exercise I think has the most influence on how the mother will experience the birth. They forget to practice. We have all heard of athletes visualizing the perfect shot on goal, the perfect kick, well, how about visualizing the perfect birth?

When you change the way you view birth, the way you birth will change”.                                                     -Marie Mongan

“Self-respect is not the same as self-confidence or self-esteem…It is not earned by being better than other people at something. It is earned by being better than you used to be, by being dependable in times of testing, straight in times of temptation. It emerges in one who is morally dependable. Self-respect is produced by inner triumphs, not external ones.”

― David Brooks, "The Road to Character"

 

It is incorrect to believe you are just the way you are and you cannot change it. “I’m not good at small talk”. “I am not good with money”. “That’s just the way I am”. Wrong! It is very much possible to change how we interact with other people, ourselves and the environment. You can add, remove, expand personal characteristics and behavior if you are willing to put in a bit of effort.

In this episode I take you through an exercise that shows you how to achieve becoming more of the person you want to be, one simple step at a time, one characteristic at a time.

Be well and enjoy growth.

Marjorie Kinney

www.starksanft.com

“The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone”. – Goethe

We have been dealing with a pandemic long before we heard of Corona. Loneliness! All over the world more and more people are reporting that they feel lonely. While it takes initiative on your side, there are ways to deal with feelings of loneliness and in this episode I give you a few tips and ideas of how to do so.

Be well. Stay connected.

Marjorie

www.starksanft.com

The Wonders of Walking

If you are having a hard time solving a problem -  whether at work, or an emotional hurdle, or even what to write in that next paragraph - simply going on a walk may be the most effective strategy to get to the next step (ha ha). When we go on a walk, we make it easier for the two halves of our brain to communicate. That means, the creative, spontaneous, emotional sides can mix with the logical, controlling and detailed sides of our minds. And then, voila! Suddenly, it we feel better and can think more clearly.

Listen to this weeks episode to hear more about how walking, the easiest thing on Earth, is so amazingly good for your mind, spirit and body.

Be well.

Marjorie

www.starksanft.com

Sabrina Spellman does it, Samantha did it, Harry Potter and his peeps did it. Why not you? Make your own protection spell! Life is not always easy, but some people are able to bounce back from bad experiences with little collateral damage, while others wallow in negativity for ions. The key to it all is building a cloak of protection and strength, thereby gaining resiliency. Here I take you through a guided mediation to help you find your own inner strength to battle off every day bad shit. Repeat frequently and soon you will find all negative comments, mishaps, and experiences simply sliding by, without getting their claws in you.

Be well. Be strong.

Marjorie

www.starksanft.com

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