Episode 168 Being well with Lauren
Finding Purpose and meaning
Immediately following my rabbit being attacked( all is well) and as I recover from the exploding flood which damaged our home I sit down today with a happy sigh to chat to you about Purpose and meaning. This is part of my much belated( oh dear) 14 day Mind Body challenge.
Episode 167 Being well with Lauren
Lets wake up -Self-awareness and Observation
Today we talk about self-awareness and observation
Episode 166 Being well with Lauren
Why we fall in love
Parting is all we know of heaven and all we need to know of hell. ~Emily Dickinson
We are animals. One of our instinctive, primal urges is to fall in love. The funny thing about falling in romantic love is that it is based upon animal desire and wanting …and the funny thing(not so funny actually) about desire and wanting is that it is the exact polar opposite of having and being. Let’s talk about falling in love and what it has to do with cleansing our sense of self. Why do we cleanse our sense of self? … To be happy and peaceful of course.
Lauren Ostrowski Fenton
Episode 165 Being well with Lauren
Acceptance & Determination Day nine of the 14-day MindBody Challenge
In times of challenge, change, and conflict we have just three choices. We can choose to accept, let go, or withdraw. The constant here is acceptance and determination. Yes I know it is not that easy. I get that. But that is the way it is. When life does not go to our plan and gives us lemons let’s dust off our lemonade jug and get squeezing. After all a life which is accepting brings enduring happiness.
Day eight of the mind body cleanse
Episode 163 Being well with Lauren
Humility is a sexy topic- Being humble is the keystone to happiness
Day seven MindBody Cleanse – The way of humility
Humility is the quality or state of not thinking that you are better than other people.
One who has a need to be better than others logically needs to impress others, craves reassurance from the group, and lacks a sense of peace. I am not suggesting that we stop working towards personal growth but we do so realizing that we are one of many precious amazing beings on this planet including animals and plant life- Every life counts and every life has credence.Humility comes hand in hand with gratitude, compassion and an open heart.It is our very humility which gives us worth.
Imagine for a moment that you are looking down upon the planet and you are floating higher and higher and higher in the air. We look down upon our world and we gain perspective as we see our humble role as one of many. When we climb up the mountain of life we can look down and see how insignificant so many of our western cultural beliefs are. Concepts such as ego, arrogance, and pride take away from our communal perception and instead support a misguided cult of individualism.
Lets instead focus on what counts. Enlightenment, peace and happiness comes with humility. …The knowledge that we are born to serve others.
I just love this video…I hope that you do too.
Episode 162 Being well with Lauren
The way of simplicity- less is more – Number 7 of 14 of the Mind Body cleanse program
Day six MindBody Cleanse – The way of simplicity
Writer and designer Graham Hill asks:
Can having less stuff, in less room, lead to more happiness?
He makes the case for taking up less space, and lays out three rules for editing your life. This is one of my favorite areas as my own way of simplicity keeps me on my path to self-realization and happiness. As a mother of 4, I find it challenging to keep life simple but I find that the more I keep it simple the better I feel – I feel stronger with a clear mind and a clearer mind comes from decluttering and editing my life. Decluttering is not just about physical space- the funny thing is that when we clear out physical space we let in the light of clarity and peace. Look around you- Look at all the stuff can you clearly say that each item brings you joy? At the moment I am reading the life-changing magic of tidying up. By Marie Kondo…Amazing book – you must read it. a lovely listener recommended it for me.
So as Kondo teaches us let’s pick up each item in our life and ask
’‘what joy does this bring us today”. Kondo
Let not get distracted by clutter let focus upon what really counts.