Are Your Feet Causing Your Back Pain?
When you see some cracks in the walls you immediately check if the house lacks foundation. If your car is difficult to handle, especially after you hit a large pothole or the curb, you immediately check the alignment settings in your car. In both cases, you make sure that there is a proper structural foundation.
Why is it then that doctors rarely check the foundation – the feet – when someone is dealing with back pain or hip pain? When it comes to the ‘structure’ of our bodies, we seem to forget that it needs to have a proper foundation as well.
Balance Your Body, Mind, Emotions, and Spirit
Health is a state of complete physical, mental, emotional, energetic, and spiritual balance and not merely the absence of disease.
Cornelia will share with you all the practical tools — including mindful awareness, meditation, and how to overcome negative beliefs and mindsets — that you will need for a real change in the way you approach your body’s health problems and life in general.
Fever is NOT a Symptom of the Corona Virus
Western allopathic medicine has us convinced that fever is a symptom of an illness, when, in fact, it is a symptom of healing. By telling us that we need to take medication to bring the fever down, to alleviate the symptoms of the ‘disease’, over time we have adopted the belief that fever is a ‘bad’ thing that needs to be avoided and thus ‘medicated’.
Take Care of Yourself First
As a holistic health coach and body awareness teacher, for the last 20-odd years, the focus of my coaching has been on uncovering the limiting beliefs and disruptive emotions that cause stress in the body, which in turn negatively affect our immune system and make us prone to all kinds of illnesses and diseases. And with so many people being completely disconnected and therefore unable to listen to their bodies, the second pillar of my coaching has been on helping people reconnect to their body through movement and body awareness. This approach came from my own experience of living in excruciating pain for 8 years and then discovering the interconnectedness between the body, mind, and emotions.
Self-Care: How to deal with fear and anxiety
In these unprecedented times, when our lives are changing forever with incredible speed, it is normal to feel fear, anxiety, worry and overwhelm. The problem is, when we are allowing these emotions to take hold in our body, over time they will compromise our immune system. Something we just cannot afford right now when we need our immune system to function as best as possible.
The Four Steps to Self-Love
In the last few years, self-love and self-care seem to have become buzz words, with the notion that we all need to take better care of ourselves and love ourselves more. Many people think that self-love and self-care are about doing nice things for themselves, if and when they have time. That it means to schedule some “me time” in order to honor and love themselves. However, true self-love goes much deeper than that.
Self-Discovery: The First Step to Self-Love
When you start your journey to more self-love, the first step is getting to know yourself. Who are you on a deep level? What are your needs? What are your desires, your longings? What are your dreams? What do you want to achieve in your life?
And at the same time, it’s also about finding out what is actually stopping you from going after your dreams?
Self-Acceptance: The Second Step to Self-Love
Once we remember and know who we are, the next step on our journey to self-love is to embrace who we are – the good, the bad, the light, the dark.
What are your thoughts, mindsets, beliefs about yourself? How often do you compare yourself to others, to the ‘beautiful people on TV or in magazines? How do you talk to yourself? How much of it is positive? How much of it is negative? We put ourselves down for not being as beautiful or perfect as the people on TV, for not be as smart as our siblings, for not sticking to our diet, for not exercising enough, for spending too much money – the list is endless.
Self-Worth: The Third Step to Self-Love
The lack of self-love and self-care usually stems from the feeling of unworthiness that was installed in us during our childhood. We were brought up thinking we are not good enough, smart enough, or too ugly to be loved. Love was often given not because of who we are but under the condition that we behaved in a certain way. This has led us to believe that we are only ‘worthy’ of other people’s love when we are what and how they expect us to be.
Self-Care: The Fourth Step to Self-Love
A few months ago, I hosted a 5-Day challenge on Self-Care, and while I was preparing for it and sharing my ideas with some of my friends, I realized how many of them were actually confusing Self-Love with Self-Care; they thought they are one and the same. But they are not. So, in this blog post, I will show you how self-care is only a part of self-love, albeit a very important one.