Reflections of 2015 – Conscious Beginnings

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Wow, what a year it has been! I don’t know you, but for me 2015 passed with great speed and intensity. In this post, I will reflect on the past 12 months and share the main events for Conscious Beginnings. The Science of Happiness It all started with signing up for the Science of Happiness course offered by the UC Berkeley. It is an online course that looked at how we can improve.. Read More

Boost Your Happiness Workshop

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I am happy to announce that I facilitated my first workshop “Boost Your Happiness” on Saturday 28th of February. Although, I have been running weekly mindfulness workshops for free since October 2014, this was the first time where attendees paid for my workshop. The idea of running workshops came to me awhile back with the idea to reach the maximum amount of people and spread consciousness. It was a gradual process with ups.. Read More

Relationship between Social Connections and Happiness

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We are social beings. No matter if you are an introvert or an extrovert; we all have the need to connect with others. We are born in families, live in communities and help each other to overcome obstacles. According to the Science of Happiness course by UC Berkeley, we are “ultrasocial” beings who not only care for our own offspring but also for others in need through empathy, generosity, and cooperation. In this.. Read More

Tips for a Happy Relationship!

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Maintaining a healthy relationship can be difficult at times. I surely had enough ups and downs in my relationship with my wife to provide some firsthand suggestions but let’s take a look at some of the latest research in the field. What is the secret of a happy marriage or a relationship? In their famous study of “the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse”, Gottman and Levenson have documented that four specific behaviours in.. Read More

Does Money Bring Happiness?

In this article, we will go beyond the proven facts that exercise, good sleep patterns and achievements contribute to our happiness. We will look at the scientific research to understand effective ways of cultivating happiness and challenge the myth “money brings happiness”. What makes us happy? When we identify happiness as pleasure or having our needs met, we end up in a vicious circle. Many of us, especially in the Western societies, associate.. Read More

FREE Mindfulness Workshop

Date and Time: Every Tuesday, from 6.30 to 7.30pm Location: West End Natural Therapies Centre, 11a Sussex Street, West End. Join the weekly FREE Mindfulness Workshops in West End to learn about mindfulness and train your mind to stay in the present moment through guided meditation. Have you ever noticed when you are doing quite familiar and repetitive tasks, like driving your car, washing dishes, or even eating, your mind is often miles.. Read More

The Science of Happiness

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Currently, I am participating in an online course on the Science of Happiness organised by University of California, Berkeley. In the next couple of articles, I will share some of the teachings and latest scientific findings that can help us to live a happier life. Who doesn’t want to be happy? I believe, we all wish that one day we will achieve this state of pure joy and happiness and never turn back… Read More

Mindfulness through Vipassana Meditation

There are many ways to cultivate mindfulness in our lives. In this article, I will discuss about an ancient meditation method which was used by Buddha. My first introduction to this mindfulness meditation was more than 8 years ago and it has definitely changed my life. At the time, I was depressed and confused about my direction in life. Nothing really made sense. I was going through very difficult times and didn’t see any light at the end of the tunnel.

After a 10 day retreat in Switzerland, I saw the world from a different perspective and made some drastic changes such as starting a new (more…)