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Flowers Appreciation Of Beauty & Excellence

Combined 4 of my top hobbies & passions to create this share / picture quote :- 1) Flowers 2) Photography 3) Quotes 4) Spirituality And it has touches of my favorite color PURPLE too... Love it ! This beautiful picture also reminded me of this quote "The Earth laughs in flowers." - Ralph Waldo Emerson Also check out this reflection on Roses

Happy Creative Positive Inspiring Workplace Workshop

Pictures of our Happy Creative Positive Inspiring Workplace Workshop with the staff of Asia's largest trading company that supplies garments, footwear, health and beauty products, home furnishings in over 350 brands and have an annual turnover exceeding USD 22 billion. Their PR team interviewed and filmed us so they can share our message of happiness, positivity, creativity with their 28000 employees in 300 offices across the globe. Grin your smile; giggle your laugh; unfurl your joy; dash the last trace of your self-consciousness; and cavort your most uninhibited play. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie Happy workplaces bring huge benefits, not just for people but for organisations too. People who

Roses - A reflection on gratitude and appreciation

Click on the individual roses for a close-up view! I love photographing roses. I can spend hours taking pictures of roses. Here is a gallery of some of the beautiful rose shots taken in a garden in Aix-en-Provence, France in 2014. What a beautiful, vibrant city rich with colors and art. Now pause and reflect on this amazing fact of life... "A beautiful rose is made of only 4 physical ingredients : a. Water b. Trace minerals c. Air d. Sunlight Only God can make something so complex, so beautiful, with just 4 ingredients. THINK ABOUT IT ! Scientists, even if given trillions of US Dollars will not be able to produce a rose with ONLY these 4 physical ingredients." Extracted from the

Happiness Wellness Workshops ESF Hong Kong

Practical Tools For Health, Happiness, Well-Being Workshop ESF (English Schools Foundation) staff loved our Practical Tools for Health, Happiness and Well-Being workshop. We shared with them Laughter Yoga, Yoga, Breathing, Yoga Dance and Positive Energizing Rituals. They were pleasantly surprised and ALL of them said that the workshop went far beyond their expectations. And they want more. Yayyyy! Excited to be working with the education community and making a difference in the lives of the teachers and the front line staff. English Schools Foundation (ESF) makes a vital contribution to Hong Kong by providing high quality education through the 21 schools that they run across Hong Kong w

Health practice peace of mind, heart & soul

What is health ? Reflect on this beautiful quote / reminder ! Health is a by-product of :- - Peace of mind (not thinking so much, less anxiety, stress, worry, fear, doing exercise, yoga, etc) - Peace of heart (loving, contentment, gratitude, appreciation, humility, generosity, sharing, forgiveness) - Peace of soul (total, unconditional acceptance, connection with the Supreme, blessing others) How many of us really practice peace ? Think about it. Really, really practice peace ?!? If you want to learn how to integrate peace practices in your daily lives, then you must consider doing the Certificate in Positive Psychology course by the Wholebeing Institute in California. I have done this c

Laughter Yoga American Women's Association HK

Life is Better When You Are Laughing - Laughter is the Best Exercise ! Fun 2-hour laughter yoga session with members of the American Women's Association of Hong Kong in July 2013. Demonstrated the benefits of laughter yoga and showed them how to use these tools and techniques in daily life to lead a healthy, happy, positive lives.

Positive Change In Life

Love this simple reminder by Brian Tracy. Positive change begins when we make a firm resolution and take an unwavering stand to do something or stop doing something. Please take a few moments to pause and reflect on a few (2-3 max) positive changes that you would like to make in your life. Write them down. Also please write down what you are going to do or stop doing from now on to achieve those positive goals. Keep it simple. Diligently practice for 30 days non-stop. Most people lack the discipline. The reason for continuously practicing for 30 days is to make it a habit. Success is guaranteed if you persist. Also share about it. What positive change are you creating? Let your family and

Beautiful Practical Wisdom By Rumi

We face many favorable and unfavorable situations in our lives that make us react in ways that may not always be in our best interests. Let us read, digest, understand and apply this timeless wisdom by Sufi mystic Rumi or Mevlana. 1. In generosity and helping others, be like a river 2. In compassion and grace be like the sun 3. In concealing others’ faults be like the night 4. In anger and fury be like the dead 5. In modesty and humility be like the earth 6. In tolerance be like a sea 7. Either exist as you are; or be as you look. Rumi teaches us that our generosity and help to others should be like the river, ever flowing. The Bodhisattvas in Buddhism understand that if one were t

Making A Difference

Good reminder in this quote. Many of us think that we cannot make a difference in our world. And that's not entirely true as Beth Clark reminds us in her book "Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption". You can always make a difference - in small ways. “People who really want to make a difference in the world usually do it, in one way or another. And I’ve noticed something about people who make a difference in the world: They hold the unshakable conviction that individuals are extremely important, that every life matters. They get excited over one smile. They are willing to feed one stomach, educate one mind, and treat one wound. They aren’t determined to revolutionize

Inspiring change through teaching, learning

Beautiful quote / reminder on what teaching & learning entails and this applies to both, students and teachers. Reflect on it. "Teaching is more than imparting knowledge, it is inspiring change. Learning is more than absorbing facts, it is acquiring understanding." ~ William Arthur Ward (American writer, 1921-1994) A teacher must tweak his or her teaching methods, techniques and teaching style in order to inspire change among the students. Its a great responsibility to ensure that the teacher not only impart the knowledge of whatever they are teaching, but actually motivates their students to take it to the next level i.e. inspire them to implement the teaching and improve their lives in

Laughter Yoga at Citibank Conference Jeju

Did a fun, energizing 25 minutes Laughter Yoga session with over 80+ finance professionals and large business owners from all over Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and Singapore at the Citi CSS Greater China Financial Markets Conference 2014 in Hyatt Regency Hotel, Jeju. Here are the some of the amazing benefits of Laughter Yoga StartFragment EndFragment

In Command Or Enslaved By Technology

Great illustration of slavery / mastery. Hong Kong is full of phone slaves (I am one of them). Whenever I see a funny or inspiring or motivational quote, picture, video or read an empowering article, my PHONE commands me to SAVE IT and then SHARE IT. And I usually and helplessly obey it. Isn't it a sad reality ? And we THINK we are in charge ?!? Let us remember to turn off our devices every once in a while AND interact with real people face to face.

Starting Conversations With Strangers

Wonderful entertaining 15-min TEDTalk by a charming, bubbly & pretty Indian Radio Jockey from Dubai (Malavika Varadan) on the subject of starting a conversation with almost any stranger. She gives very good pointers and is a great presenter. If you lead workshops, you fill learn some wonderful techniques to engage with your audience. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4Zu5ZZAG7I

The Absolute Works With Nothing - Rumi

Beautiful Empowering Reminder To Cultivate Patience & Empty Receptivity We are always so busy. We are constantly making plans, building ourselves up, projecting ourselves into the world. Amidst this constant fullness or busyness of life, Sufi mystic Rumi reminds us, that we must also cultivate a sense of emptiness. Be like the empty or blank pages in a notepad so something meaningful may be written on them. Be Nothing. If our hands are full, we cannot receive anything new. For the ground to be ready to receive a seed, it must first be cleared. That takes real courage: patient, empty receptivity. To be at ease with blank, still spaces in the soul. To feel our own fruitfulness and ferti

Finding Peace In This World - It's Easy !

Yes, finding peace is really easy. Provided we take action. I love this wonderful list of 46 different ways of finding peace in our world. And there are 4 more BONUS ones at the bottom of the list. Remember there is a solution to every crisis and it can only be found when one FIRST finds peace. Choose any 3 activities and practice them daily. Finding peace is guaranteed! 1) Breathe Deeply 2) Forgive and Forget 3) Quiet this constant sense of urgency 4) Take a SPA vacation 5) Let go of the past 6) Look for the positives and appreciate it 7) Have quiet time everyday 8) Find my own mantra 9) Accept my weaknesses 10) Sleep under the stars 11) Control your temper 12) Lighten up! Ta

Happiness Workshop TV interview

Wonderful memories. Reuters TV interviewed us while we were doing a 90-minutes Happiness workshop for the staff of Ocean Park Hong Kong. The newsreel was broadcast on 10-July-2014 and featured on 87 Television stations all over the world including ITN, SkyNews, GMA, CCTV News, FoxNews, CBC News, NTD, etc. Check out our Press Articles Page for more. Video Link here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8qhO5KNThA

How we learn - What we remember

Important Intellectual Well-Being reminder - We remember 90% of what we say and do ! Our attention span and learning capacity is on the decline. We are constantly engaging in activities like social media browsing, instant messaging, whatsapp-ing, etc. This comes at a price. Observe in the image above. Most human beings only remember 1) 10% of what they read. 2) 20% of what they hear 3) 30% of what they see 4) 50% of what they see and hear 5) 70% of what they say 6) 90% of what they say & do Take the case of browsing or skimming through or jumping through posts, photos, windows on social media on computers, smartphones, gadgets, etc. That kind of activity can hardly be considered a

How To Make Work Life Balance Work !

Wonderful TED Talk by Nigel Marsh on Work Life Balance - TEDxSydney 2010 Work-life balance, says Nigel Marsh, is too important to be left in the hands of your employer. Marsh lays out an ideal day balanced between family time, personal time and productivity — and offers some stirring encouragement to make it happen. We deliver Work Life Balance workshops at Hong Kong's largest companies

Write Down Your Goals, Dreams, Projects

Love this reminder. "You generally accomplish your written goals, dreams, plans & visions. Writing them down lends power & commitment to their accomplishment" - Brian Tracy. Our goals are our short-term desires that drive us to take specific daily actions. Writing them down clearly is very important and it acts as a compass. It’s what enables us to stay focused on our goals and it helps us to avoid getting sidetracked.

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