Renees Mommy is Here

I still remember the scene vividly. I was getting out of my car at the baby-sitters house and a little boy comes running out the door. The little boys begins to yell – Renees Mommy is here! I remember stopping in my tracks and thinking – Oh, that is who I am now – Renees Mommy. My whole identity is now Renees Mommy – or is it? As a Christian Working Mom I have multiple roles, I am Renees Mommy and Zacharys Mommy as well. I am Johns wife, Betty and Eldreds daughter, Karens sister, church worker, school helper, a therapist, professional coach, and a child of God. Do you often wonder who you are? Where do you fit in …

The History of Yoga

The history of yoga is long and steeped in tradition. Contrary to what some people may believe, yoga was not developed as the newest way to slim down so they could fit into a smaller pants size. The history of yoga goes back 5,000 years. It originated in India, and the first time the word yoga was found in written form was in the Rig Vada, one of the sacred texts used by Vedic priests. Yoga is a means of achieving spiritual enlightenment. Originally, yoga techniques were passed down from teacher to student through word of mouth. These techniques had never been written down until the Indian sage Patanjali wrote down a systematic method of yoga in the Yoga Sutras. …

An Introduction To Aikido

Theres no mistaken the fact that Aikido is one of the best and most popular martial art in the United States today. The art of Aikido is best associated with actor Steven Seagal, who made it even more popular with his movies. Aikido is rich and history in tradition, an art that originally started in Japan back in the 1940s. Aikidos founder, Morihei Ueshiba, was born on December 14, 1883. As he was growing up in modern Japan, Ueshiba witnessed the local thugs vandalize his father. The young boy decided that he would make himself strong in order to seek revenge against the thugs. Ueshiba was strong willed, and devoted every waking moment to physical training and martial arts. He …

The Magic Ratio of Positive and Negative Moments

According to the Nobel Prize-winning scientist Daniel Kahneman, each day we experience approximately 20,000 moments. A moment is defined as a few seconds in which our brain records an experience. The quality of our days is determined by how our brains recognize and categorize our momentseither as positive, negative, or just neutral. Rarely do we remember neutral moments. There is no question that the memories of our lives are recorded in terms of positive and negative experiences. Now scientists propose that each day our brainsi.e., our thoughts and emotionskeep track of our positive and negative moments, and the resulting score contributes to our overall mood. Our emotional tone or mood is defined by the number of positive versus negative moments …