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100 Art Therapy Exercises - The Updated and Improved List - Expressive Art Inspirations. (Fritz Perlz - Gestalt Therapist) Here is a popular internet list of art therapy activities originally posted up many years ago by the Nursing School Blog, and as time has gone by over half of the links have become defunct or out of date.

100 Art Therapy Exercises - The Updated and Improved List - Expressive Art Inspirations

I have researched current links that reflect the inspiring art therapy directives on the internet today, while aiming to keep them as close as possible to the original list. Warmly, Shelley Klammer Emotions Deal with emotions like anger and sadness through these helpful exercises. Draw or paint your emotions. Relaxation Art therapy can be a great way to relax. Paint to music. Happiness Art can not only help you deal with the bad stuff, but also help you appreciate and focus on the good. How to Love: Legendary Zen Buddhist Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh on Mastering the ... What does love mean, exactly?

How to Love: Legendary Zen Buddhist Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh on Mastering the ...

We have applied to it our finest definitions; we have examined its psychology and outlined it in philosophical frameworks; we have even devised a mathematical formula for attaining it. And yet anyone who has ever taken this wholehearted leap of faith knows that love remains a mystery — perhaps the mystery of the human experience. Learning to meet this mystery with the full realness of our being — to show up for it with absolute clarity of intention — is the dance of life.

That’s what legendary Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, teacher, and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh (b. Pretty much my favorite Buddhist quote ever. Bonus: just below, I’ve added another all-time favorite, that helped me when young to remember that sadness is not only okay, it’s essential to our empathy, to our vision of creating an entlightened society…and that the fruition of all this meditation practice and study, of the power and the vision, of our genuine sadness and empathy for suffering, but…the fruition is simply right here, right now, in our present actions: like how we drink our tea.

Pretty much my favorite Buddhist quote ever.

Σταμάτα ό,τι κάνεις και δες αυτό το βίντεο. Είμαστε ελεύθεροι ή ζούμε μέσα σε ένα ψέμα; Full Moon Manifestation Meditation. Once again the energy of the moon creates subtle influence in our life’s journey.

Full Moon Manifestation Meditation

UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. A Video That Might Just Awaken You to The Real You. 9 Year Old Boy Gives The Best Answer Ever On The Meaning Of Life & The Universe. 5 Questions to Ask Yourself about Why you are Here. Have you ever wondered why you were here?

5 Questions to Ask Yourself about Why you are Here.

What purpose there could be to waking up each day? Well part of your purpose here is to find out why. Then once you find out why you are here, you can begin to make the difference that only you can make. If you don’t know where to start ask yourself the following questions. 1. I’m not talking about your Job or even the thing that makes you money necessarily. Are you building a community of people to live healthier? A Little Quote to Help Us get through the Hard Stuff. Via Brian Westbye on Nov 11, 2014.

A Little Quote to Help Us get through the Hard Stuff.

2014’s Best Books on Psychology, Philosophy, and How to Live Meaningfully. By Maria Popova How to be alone, wake up from illusion, master the art of asking, fathom your place in the universe, and more.

2014’s Best Books on Psychology, Philosophy, and How to Live Meaningfully

After the year’s most intelligent and imaginative children’s books and best science books, here are my favorite books on psychology and philosophy published this year, along with the occasional letter and personal essay — genres that, at their most excellent, offer hearty helpings of both disciplines. Perhaps more precisely, these are the year’s finest books on how to live sane, creative, meaningful lives. (And since the subject is of the most timeless kind, revisit the selections 2013, 2012, and 2011.)

Scientific Proof Our Minds Are All Connected. By Steven Bancarz| Are our minds connected to one another?

Scientific Proof Our Minds Are All Connected

Some phenomena people point to for evidence of this include telepathic experiences and psychic abilities. We all know what it’s like to know what a friend is going to say right before they say it. But there is an entirely new field of evidence that exists which gives serious credence to the idea that our minds are connected at a much more intimate level than ever imagined. This may seem like a far out idea, but is it possible that our thoughts create fields of information that go into the Global Mind we share? What if consciousness is not created in the brain, but is received by the brain in the same way a cable box receives satellite signals? There is a fascinating phenomenon in science known as the “multiples effect“. Carl Sagan on the Meaning of Life. The Meaning of True Love (from a Buddhist's Perspective). Did you ever fall in love with someone?

The Meaning of True Love (from a Buddhist's Perspective).

35 Must-Read Spiritual Books You’ve Never Heard Of. Author Amateo Ra: You might have had an experience many of us share: We get an idea, a thought or even a dream with a theme that truly inspires us, stretches our minds or opens us up to a greater understanding ourselves and our lives.

35 Must-Read Spiritual Books You’ve Never Heard Of

And, like magic, within a day or so, we find a book which not only confirms our thoughts and feelings, but goes deeper into the very idea we had than we even did. How cool is it the Universe works with such magic & synchronciticy? Many of us have also experienced that moment where we find the perfect book at the right time, and it exactly addresses what we’ve been thinking about, wanting to learn more of or a story whose themes directly relates our current lives and experiences.

I’ve decided to compile a list of 35-very special books which have fit this description for thousands if not millions of people. These are primarily lesser-known books, although there are a few you might identify or think are very popular. Research Mapping Human Emotions Shows Strong Mind Body Connection. Inspired by an article written by Alex Pietrowski of Waking Times| Mapping out human emotions shows how strong the mind-body connection really is.

Scientists from Finland have recently been able to use topographic methods to see what the effects different emotions have on body temperature and other sensations in the body. 7 Morning Rituals to Empower your day & Change your Life. Do These 5 Things Before Bed & Wake Up Happier. How To Cleanse Your Aura. Visualize Your Aura In a quiet room, sit or lay down comfortably in a position you can keep for about 15 – 20 minutes. Start by focusing on your breath, inhale and exhale slowly. Create a steady stream of breath, let there be no gaps in between each breath. Focus on the rise and fall of your stomach. Focus on how it feels, how the tips of your fingers and toes feel, how the air surrounding every inch of your being feels.

Visualize a white light starting to form at the crown of your head. The Primacy of Consciousness - Peter Russell - Full Version. 10 Movies That Could Change Your Understanding Of Life. Every movie has the ability to affect its viewer differently. Some films evoke wonder and excitement, while others provoke fear or sorrow, but a commonality among all films is a prevailing message or theme. 12 Ways To Calm The Overactive Mind. “Chemtrails Are Happening All Over The World” According to Former British Columbia Premier. The Former premiere of British Columbia Bill Vander Zalm is putting politicians on notice.

Nothing is solid: This is the world of Quantum Physics. Nobel Prize winning physicists have proven beyond doubt that the physical world is one large sea of energy that flashes into and out of being in milliseconds, over and over again. Nothing is solid. This is the world of Quantum Physics. Harvard Study Unveils What Meditation Literally Does To The Brain. Sam Harris on the Paradox of Meditation and How to Stretch Our Capacity for Everyday Self-Transcendence. Sam Harris on Spirituality without Religion, Happiness, and How to Cultivate the Art of Presence.

The Disease of Being Busy. I saw a dear friend a few days ago. The Effects Of Negative Emotions On Our Health. Joe Martino, Collective Evolution, Guest | Humans experience an array of emotions, anything from happiness, to sadness to extreme joy and depression. Each one of these emotions creates a different feeling within the body. After all, our body releases different chemicals when we experience various things that make us happy and each chemical works to create a different environment within the body. For example if your brain releases serotonin, dopamine or oxytocin, you will feel good and happy. A Neuroscientist Explains How Meditation Changes Your Brain.

10 Wonderful Ways To Practice Self-Love. Against Positive Thinking: Uncertainty as the Secret of Happiness.