Happiness is a powerful medicine: it can boost your mood

In a world consumed by ridiculous diets, over the top workouts and unrealistic body images, the most valuable type of health can often take a backseat. Why are you working hard in the gym if you’re not working on your happiness Why are you drinking kale and beet smoothies if you’re not actually happier at … Continue reading Happiness is a powerful medicine: it can boost your mood

Self-love is your ticket to health and happiness

“Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.” William James One of the lessons I quickly learned in my formative years was that life can be unfair. As a little girl, I’d been told that I must be gracious, soft and empathetic to all. To always offer … Continue reading Self-love is your ticket to health and happiness

So Absurd It Must Be True — Blogging Thoughts Photos & Life

Check the post about my debut book! So guess what popped through my letterbox today? Yes, he says gazing at the photos below, I’d received my slim shiny package from Amazon Prime, which upon opening contained a purchased copy of ‘So Absurd It Must Be True’ penned by authoress Victoria Ray…………………. Now please hold that … Continue reading So Absurd It Must Be True — Blogging Thoughts Photos & Life

Timeless Wisdom – the world is your oyster!

It’s amazing how much we can achieve when we put our minds to it. Look at me - I just published my first book: So Absurd It Must Be True.  We simply have to understand that our thoughts can become things by taking ‘shape' in real life. Do I feel proud? Yes! Its a huge … Continue reading Timeless Wisdom – the world is your oyster!

Kintsugi – philosophy of no-mind

When it comes to researching about ways we can help ourselves overcome the struggles and strife of everyday life, more and more people are coming across the unusual ancient Japanese art form of ‘Kintsugi’. Kintsugi is literally translated as ‘golden joinery’ and dates back to 15th century Japan when Japanese craftsmen were looking for more … Continue reading Kintsugi – philosophy of no-mind

KOKORO – 心

There are 3 words in Japanese to describe the heart: Shinzou - the heart as an organ (keeps you alive) Hato - the heart as 'love' (to celebrate Valentine's Day) Kokoro - as the mind, soul or consciousness. All 3 hearts are important for your existence, but let see what gives the nurturing to KOKORO – … Continue reading KOKORO – 心