Personal Development

5 Steps Towards Developing a Positive Attitude

Sep 04, 2012

One thing all of us have in common is an instinctive desire to be happy. We all understand that a positive attitude towards life is an integral part of happiness and well being. Experience, though, sometimes makes maintaining a positive attitude difficult.

Developing Self-Compassion & Learning How to Love Yourself

Aug 10, 2012

We're taught to be compassionate towards others, but what about ourselves? How can we learn to love ourselves and develop self-compassion? And why should we try? In this article, we explore a few potential pathways to self-love. What is Self-Compassion?

How Compassion Can Make You Happy

Aug 08, 2012

In the words of the Dalai Lama, “a smile heals you and your neighbour” and it seems that science agrees. Many studies have found that exercising compassion can help you live a happier and more fulfilling life. What the Science Says Numerous studies...

The Power of Positive Thinking

Aug 02, 2012

When you feel negative emotions, all those self-help books about the power of positive thinking can seem to be more like wishful thinking than practical advice. Is there a scientific evidence on the power of positive thinking? Does having a positive...

How to Deal with Overwhelm

May 28, 2012

Life coaches and others who help people manage their lives have coined a new noun to describe the feeling of being overwhelmed by work or worry: overwhelm. What is overwhelm? More importantly, how do you deal with overwhelm?Two dictionary definitions...

In Pursuit of Happiness

Mar 19, 2012

Happiness is a word, emotion and state of mind that is bandied about a lot these days. Everyone is seemingly in pursuit of this nirvana-like state, though I fear we are all too busy to actually ever realise if we arrived. As the saying so aptly points...

Embrace Death and Be Happy

Mar 16, 2012

World-renowned Buddhist teacher Sogyal Rinpoche - author of the bestselling The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying - is quite obviously obsessed with the finite nature of our lives. Not that you would have noticed as he charms a packed auditorium with...

Exhale, Pause & Breathe: Happiness and its Causes 2012 Forum

Mar 08, 2012

One of Australia's pioneers in mind-body medicine, Dr. Ian Gawler, is leading me through my first guided meditation. Together with a roomful of delegates, I am at Happiness and its Causes 2012 – a "forum on human happiness". I'm at the workshop to...

How Happy is Australia?

Mar 05, 2012

According to the latest research conducted by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Australia ranks extremely favourably in its Better Life Index. The study found that 75 per cent of us said we were satisfied with our lives, significantly...

5 Ways to Get More Out of Life

Mar 02, 2012

At the end of the day, what Natural Therapy Pages is all about is getting the most out of life. The practitioners listed on our pages range from acupressurists to yoga instructors. While they may teach very different modalities, they are all people...

Exercising Your Willpower & Self-control

Feb 17, 2012

Willpower, the resource we call upon to resist temptation and accomplish a host of other tasks, has been analysed afresh in a bestselling book.  The work, Willpower: Rediscovering Our Greatest Strength co-authored by eminent social psychologist Roy...

The Importance of Patience in Weight Loss

Jan 30, 2012

Getting the body you want takes patience. It involves lifestyle changes, dedication, hard work and discipline. It sounds difficult, and it is, but the effort is worth it.We live in a world of instant gratification, we want something and we get it. We...

5 Ways to Improve Your Health

Jan 19, 2012

The Natural Therapy Pages Facebook page is buzzing with New Year optimism. Many community members are setting their sights on weight loss. Some are planning on making a career change. While others have decided to get organised, once and for all! To...

An Evening with Wayne Dyer

Jan 19, 2012

I am. That was the main mantra 71-year-old Dr. Wayne Dyer sprouted at "Wishes Fulfilled" – a recent Sydney seminar in which he explored the themes outlined in his new book of the same name. Thousands of people filled the hall at Darling Harbour's...

Having Your Wishes Fulfilled

Dec 20, 2011

There's a level of awareness available to you that you are probably unfamiliar with. It extends upward and transcends the ordinary level of consciousness. At this higher plane of existence, which you can access at will, the fulfillment of wishes is...

How to Deal with Negativity

Nov 18, 2011

Everyone knows or works with someone who unendingly complains and exudes negative energy. You may have a colleague, family member or friend who fits the bill – or you may be running into the same doom merchants online; either on your social networking...

Healthier Habits: How to Stay on Track

Nov 14, 2011

If you have been working hard to make changes to your diet and lifestyle it is important to stay motivated and continue to be a healthier and happier person. Starting a new diet or regime can be the easy part – sticking with it long term can be where...

Cultivating Kindness With Meditation

Nov 09, 2011

It's official: kindness is good for your health. We have known for some time that simple acts of kindness can significantly improve our mood, sometimes for days. But kindness can also increase immune function, help prevent heart disease and slow down...

Get More Out of Life: A Guide

Nov 03, 2011

You don't often hear people saying, I don't want more out of life, I'm ok the way I am. Most if not all people would like more from life and it's the fine print that differs. Some people want more in terms of career – more money, better job, better...

How Do You Feel About Change?

Oct 28, 2011

If you are like some people, you don’t like change very much.  Change is hard and as we are creatures of habit often letting go of the old habits, the old way of being and the old you can be quite an effort.  But what are we afraid of?Change involves...

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