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“Meditation just isn’t for me” and other excuses that may be holding you back from an amazing mediative experience.

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I can’t sit still! My brain doesn’t stop!

I just can’t meditate.

I have started and then stopped because it doesn’t work.

Meditation doesn’t have to be long. Just learning to concentrate on you breathing helps to relax the body and mind. You don’t have to sit cross- legged on the floor. Just sitting comfortable on a chair is good. If you lie on the floor, you’re more likely to go to sleep, which defeats the purpose.

I can still hear, “but yeah I don’t have time for that”

Don’t you?

Have you ever stopped to think about what it can do for you?

Or what can happen to your body when under stress?

There are different types of meditation

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Moving Meditation

We may also like to try some form of moving meditation such as doing Yoga or Tai Chi. In moving meditation you learn breathing techniques, the importance of posture, movement, flow, balance, and being centred. The art of visualisation and imagery is also practised.

Relaxation

Relaxation meditation is based on focusing attention on consecutive areas of the body and relaxing the muscles by tensing and relaxing, until the process is completed throughout the whole body. It allows the mind to be eased of the physical state of consciousness, and enjoy the heightened sense of relaxation and wellbeing

  Visualization

This is a guided visual experience that involves creating a virtual reality scene within the imagination. This may be something like peacefully swimming with the dolphins or walking in a beautiful garden. It is a good place to start when trying to quieten your mind.

Just to name a few.

The Benefits of Meditation on our health

Meditation is one of the most powerful tools we have in our modern world. The benefits of meditation are many;

  • It is a naturally relaxing and healing process, which focuses on calming the mind and relaxing the physical body.
  • Many cultures have preserved some practice of this ritualistic technique whether it’s in the form of prayer, reflection, or moving meditation such as Tai Chi or Yoga. These practices promote advances from the normal levels of perception that may result in a feeling of union and greater wellbeing to the world around you.

There has been much research to find out how much of an impact meditation has in our everyday lives and health matters. It’s been found to hold such a wide range of helpful and healing benefits across a broad spectrum that it is now included in medical mainstream practice as a great way to avoid general stress.

  • In some cases, it has helped people to reduce their medications, in addition to pain management.
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Increased Immunity
  • Emotional Balance
  • Increases Fertility
  • Relieves Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Anti- Inflammatory
  • Calmness

Learning meditation was a lifesaver for me and I could not imagine my life with out it now. It does not have to be difficult.

Please try my FREE Meditations under FREEBIES http://www.judithtehuia.com/ – !freebies/cpv7on my webpage.

5 Ways Spiritual Mentoring can change your life

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You too often, take the negative approach to problems, the glass half empty. Things needed to change but you don’t know how.

Life feels like it’s out of control, your anxious, stressed and at your wits end. Some times you feel very insecure, unhappy. You have always been spiritual, a believer one could say; but never really knowing where you fitted in; a lost soul. Life and your business are no longer making you happy.

 By creating CLARITY Spiritual Mentoring helps to bring empowerment into your life 

  • Finding a more positive way to look at life makes such a difference, a glass half full not a glass half empty.
  • Taking responsibility for your own life and behaviour rather than blaming others for what has happened.
  • Asking yourself what you have learnt from the situation and looking at how much you have grown.
  • Being kind to yourself.
  • Embracing change not fearing.
  • Waking up each morning and being thankful for what you have, not what you don’t.
  • Understanding why it was important for you to experience certain satiations.
  • Empowering yourself and others.

We all have a purpose to fulfil, understanding what that purpose is, can help us to make the most of the lessons we are here to learn and to love and care about our own life .

My book ‘Achievable Enlightenment’ http://www.judithtehuia.com/#!achievable-enlightenment/cz0s   gives answers to many questions you may have about your spiritual journey

Learn more about my services, FREE Meditation courses and meditations http://www.judithtehuia.com/#!3-week-online-meditation-course/c199non judithtehuia.com

5 Tips on Creating a Healthy Work/ Life Balance

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“Our lives are full of stress: transitions, growing responsibility, our goals, and our work. We may encounter more stressful situations at different times and in various stages as we transverse through our life journey even coping with happy situations can sometimes be stressful.”

  1. Recognising symptoms of stress

We have all experienced stress and no doubt you have a pretty good idea what generates it in your life, and the havoc it can wreak. Most of us would like to have less stress but, it can be difficult to eliminate it entirely as we work, have families.

Stress symptoms can include:

  • Reflux
  • Irritable bowel
  • Ulcers
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhoea, constipation
  • Heart disease
  • Asthma
  • Immune system related disease
  • Cancer
  • Muscles spasm
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Alcohol and drug misuse and dependence

Understanding the symptoms of stress, can help us understand if we maybe suffering from any one of them. We realize that there is help out there and we must not be afraid to ask for it. Taking care of ourselves is necessary and we must not feel guilty about it.

  1. Making time for yourself

Are you are in a position where another person’s wellbeing depends upon you? This might be your children, your spouse, your work or even just caring for your family.

Making sure that you have me time is vitally important for your own mental, emotional spiritual and physical wellness. Your family and loved ones will benefit from you being well and happy. We can often be so caught up in making sure everyone else is looked after that we forget about the most important person. You. Here are a few quick suggestions for enhancing your mental and emotional wellness by doing every day ordinary things.

  • Walking, jogging and running really help with mental wellness
  • Use relaxation techniques
  • Lessen the amount of caffeine taken daily
  • Do something just for you
  • Soak in the bath
  • Read a book
  • Do yoga or Tai Chi
  • Ask a friend to look after your children
  • Talk to someone about how you are feeling, don’t bottle it up
  • Meeting up with friends is vital
  • Keep up your interests to whatever extent you can
  1. Learning relaxation techniques

Meditation is one of the most powerful tools we have in our modern world. The benefits of meditation are many; it is a naturally relaxing and healing process, which focuses on calming the mind and relaxing the physical body.

Relaxation meditation is based on focusing attention on consecutive areas of the body and relaxing the muscles by tensing and releasing, until the process is completed throughout the whole body. It allows the mind to be eased of the

physical state of consciousness and enjoy a heightened sense of relaxation and wellbeing.

There are free meditations available for download on my webpage judithtehuia.com

  1. Having enough sleep

Sleep is just as important as food and water in order for our body to function efficiently. The problem is that a lot of us don’t get the amount of sleep our bodies really require. Sleep deprivation can lead to learning difficulties, lack of concentration, fatigue and often-impaired judgement which inturn can lead to accidents happening. Most adults require around seven to eight hours of sleep per night, so what happens if they only get six? This two-hour loss of sleep can have a major impact on how they function during their day.

Here is a list of tips and tools see which ones work for you:

  • Waking at the same time every day, and going to bed at the same time each night. Setting a routine really helps.
  • Try not to have alcohol, cigarettes and caffeine before bed, as they can make it harder to get to sleep, and cause your sleep to be unsettled.
  • Try reducing your TV or computer time in the evenings. Take TV’s out of your bedroom.
  • Try not to nap during the day, as this’ll make it harder to sleep in the evening, in saying that if your body requires a nana nap then have a short one, 10 minutes can make all the difference.
  • Exercise first thing in the morning, or on your lunch break, getting outdoors in the fresh air can do wonders. Raise a slight sweat when doing it. By exercising we release tension Sunlight can help reset your body clock.
  • Learnrelaxation and meditation techniques to help you switch you mind off in the evenings.
  1. Eating Well

You have heard it before, ‘Eating well is really good for you’. The reason you have heard it is because it is true.

Denise Linn, in her book the Mystic Cookbook said; “food is so much more than food, your approach to it, can open up pathways to spiritual renewal”.

Whenever you are preparing food, or about to eat it, treat the food with the respect it deserves. Make this time a joyful time not just a chore. Give thanks for it and eat with the intention that the food will heal and strengthen your body.

We need food to fuel our body but it is what we eat that makes the difference.

When you eat a well-balanced diet:

  • You will have a lot more energy
  • You will feel good and look healthier
  • Your immune system will function as it should
  • Your thoughts will be clear and you will find that you handle stress better
  • The likelihood of you getting diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease will decrease.

Having the right attitude goes a long way if you seriously want to change your eating habits. Work on changing your attitude and giving thanks. Using positive affirmations. Asking for help when you need it.

Here are a few tips that can help:

  • Take baby steps, just trying one thing at a time. Making too many changes at once can lead to disaster. Or no change at all.
  • Start with something easy, a piece of fruit or a salad or both if you want, on the first day. Just work your way gradually into what you want to achieve.
  • If you struggle with three meals a day break them up into 6 smaller meals.
  • Experiment with various foods and see which you like.
  • Try not to skip meals.
  • Don’t cut everything out completely just, decrease the amount. You are more likely to stick with eating well if you let yourself eat less healthy foods once in a while.
  • If you don’t like a lot of veggies juice them, this is healthy and you are still get your required amount of healthy food.

Learn to meditate in my FREE  meditation e-course will help reduce the symptoms of stress, getting enough sleep and with your general wellbeing.

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Tell-Tale signs that you need a Clarity Session


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You have no idea where you’re going in your life. You’re feeling frustrated, unappreciated and unsupported at home and at work. You are starting to feel like you have lost the connection with yourself and your life, which is so important to you.

You keep thinking there needs to be more and something needs to change but what? What can I change if anything? Should I just put up with it? What do I really want to do? What do I want to get out of life? How do I get there?

Above one of my clients wrote what they get out of a Clarity Session with me.

My approach is Holistic and Individual, as no two people are alike

No session is the same, as your needs are different from anyone else. But you will feel at ease and have a much clearer perspective at the end of the session.

We’ll spend 60 minutes together, by phone or Skype or in person. This time is yours where I will guide you through a set of exercises and questions designed to bring clarity to your jumbled thoughts and ideas. With both of us working together your direction perspective and balance will be come clear. Wow the relief.

This is all done with compassion and sensitivity and you will find it is never too painful.

Will you require more than one session?

That will be determined during your session.

Why work with me?

Hi, I’m Judith Te Huia, a Registered Nurse specializing in Mental Health, Transpersonal Counselor, Author, Clairvoyant and Medium and have the ability to get to the heart of the matter allowing people to gain clarity and direction. My mission is to help you find perspective again, it just got lost for a moment. Everything re-aligns, and you back in the driving seat again. We need you back in charge of your life, and directing the passion you have for your business, your family, your journey.

Clarity Sessions are currently available on Wednesday mornings, Australian time. If you know you’ll need a different time, please contact us before booking to check availability.

Investment: $100 AUS. Book here judithtehuia.com

By phone or in person

Clarity Sessions are valid for six months from the point of purchase.

I’m confident you’ll be delighted with our work together. You can’t, of course, know that for sure until you’ve actually experienced the session and I want to make sure you have nothing to worry about – which is why I offer an Investment Guarantee. If you fully participate (i.e. email the preparatory information in advance, attend for the full 60-minute Clarity Sessions, and engage whole-heartedly with the exercises and the process) and you’re not completely satisfied, email me within 48 hours of our session to request a full refund (minus PayPal fees if applicable).

What Happens Next?

You’ll be taken to my online calendar to book a Wednesday morning slot that suits. If our time zones are different we will work out the best time for us both.

Once your session is confirmed, you’ll receive an email asking for some preliminary information; this will help me to fully prepare for our time together.

Then, get ready for clarity purpose and direction.

Never Ever Give Up

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How many times have you just wanted to give up? Walk away and not look back. Some times it becomes all too hard and you ask your self why you are doing it?

There are other times when you probably need to go but you can’t, you want to but circumstances stop you.

I sit in front of the computer finishing the last chapter to my second book. I’m doing the homework that I need to do for the course I am taking. I set my self tasks to do each day so that I can get things done, and then out of the blue this voice comes into my head saying” what are you doing this for? No one is going to come to your classes, they won’t want to see you as a client”.

I have had times when I just want to give up, when nothing is happening and I think why am I doing all this work? I am tired; I have nothing to show for it. I read blogs where people are successful and they are getting a head and making a career out of their work. What am I doing?

Sound familiar, I’m sure it does to some of you.

It’s about this time that I think, “it’s time to go for a walk” which is where my crew in spirit decides to tell me what’s what. This is what they had to say.

“At one time those people who are successful will have been at this point that you are, don’t ever give up. People need to hear what you have to offer and if you give up what is that saying to them?”

I keep remembering what one of Reid Tracy’s the (CEO of Hay House) favourite sayings is “It takes 10 years to become an over night success” for some it maybe 5 years for others they may need to identify what being successful really means to them.

There will be times when you feel like this, but take sometime out to go and have a break. Catch up with a friend, have a chat on the phone to someone, or Skype, I do with my lovely online business manager Erin who listens to my verbal diarrhea and then does her best to get me back on track. Whatever you need to do, do it. As this time will pass.

¨    Tell that negative voice in your head to take a hike they don’t have a place in your life.

¨    Be mindful.

¨    Take time out to meditate it helps get things in perspective.

¨    Go for a walk.

¨    Have a chat to someone.

¨    If need be have a rest.

¨    In all cases take care of yourself.

One of the things that I find that works is find a quite place; do some breathing exercises. Concentrate on your breathing for a minute or two, and then ask. “What is it that I need to do in this situation?”

Your intuition will know, learn to trust it and use it often.

 Life is about creating your own backdrop

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Mine at the moment is watching the blossom coming out on the pear tree.

Be strong, be true and never give up.

Until I see you next time

Smile and be happy

There are some more free meditations on my webpage http://www.judithtehuia.com/ – !freebies/cpv7

The Top Three Stressors that almost everyone can get rid of

Our lives can be challenging and busy so anything that can reduce stress is beneficial to our healthy and wellbeing. I have included a few that I know have worked for me.

Morning routine

  • Set your clothes out the night before and make sure everything is set up for you to get ready in the morning. Prepare your breakfast if you can and don’t skip it, it really is the most important meal of the day.
  • Make the lunches for school or work the night before get your family to help.
  • A five- minute relaxation (breathing exercises sets you up for the day). Download my Free Meditation e-course com

Meals

Some tips on planning meals for the week and reducing stress

  1. Try and plan your weekly meals, as this also allows for a weekly shop and as you know what you’re having for each day there is then less stress.
  2. On Sunday nights or morning if you’re working nights spend some time working out the menu for the week.
  3. Place the menu on the fridge so you and the others in your house know what you’re having.
  4. Delegate some of the jobs. Peeling potatoes extra.
  5. Prepare ahead if you can. I know that there will be times when you are just too tired, but planning is the key to succeeding with being able to enjoy some healthy meals.
  6. Make lunch to take to work, it costs less and can be a lot healthier.

Check out my blog on 5 Tips to Creating a Healthy Work/Life Balance

Work practice

  • My work practice is:
  • Meditation as it brings me into balance and I can focus on my important tasks.
  • I have a sheet of paper where I write down my three most important tasks the things I need to get done that day.
  • I also use Todoist, which helps keep things on track.
  • Emails, respond to email immediately, when responding keep to five sentences or less. Delete those you don’t need and categorise the others to keep your inbox tidy.
  • I spend sometime in the morning checking social media then check later in the afternoon. I found I needed to be really disciplined in this otherwise I could have spent half the day on there.
  • Take your breaks, you do not do yourself any favours by not.

Leonie Dawson from Life & Soul Art & Biz has an awesome planner in her Life & Biz Workbook. http://shiningacademy.com/

What is the difference between Depression and the Blues?

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Over one million people in Australia live with depression. Over two million have anxiety disorder. How do you know if you have the blues or are suffering from depression?

The Blues

Everyone will experience the blues at some point in their lives. The feeling of sadness, grief, loneliness or lack of motivation when going through a difficult life experience is part of being human. They can often be helpful in a sense, life’s way of letting you know that something is amiss, which is your cue to either making changes in your life or stopping and facing issues that you might have been avoiding. Most of the time, you can continue to function normally and you know that you will bounce back, and you do. With depression that is not the case.

What is Depression?

Depression is a serious condition. While we have all felt sad and low in mood, from time to time you may experience these feelings very deeply and very profoundly, often without a reason. Have you ever found it difficult to function on a day-to-day basis? Have normal activities become increasingly more difficult to cope with?

Have you ever had trouble getting out of bed? This is more than just laziness; it’s a profound desire to have no interaction at all with the outside world. Activities that once you enjoyed are harder to take part in. Depression becomes a serious problem when the feelings persist.

How do you know if a person has depression?

If a person has been feeling sad, down or unhappy most of the time for more than two weeks or has lost interest in most of their activities.

Depression symptoms can include:

  • Not wanting to go out anymore
  • Withdrawing from close family and friends
  • Finding it difficult to concentrate
  • Feeling overwhelmed, irritable, unhappy, sad, tired all the time
  • Having negative thoughts i.e., ‘I’m a failure.’ ‘I’m worthless.’ ‘Life’s not worth living.’
  • Feeling sick and run down, not sleeping
  • Getting headaches and muscle pains, significant weight loss or gain

Some factors that may contribute to depression are:

  • A family history of depression
  • Hormonal changes
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Medication
  • Medical conditions
  • Abuse
  • Personality type
  • Loss of a job

Left untreated, depression can last for weeks, months or years. Early attention is important. It is a serious disorder, however, when treated properly you can hope to expect a full recovery. In some cases, antidepressant medication will be required in combination with personal development and the techniques that have been mentioned for anxiety and stress.

Depression is not something to take lightly, and can sometimes require immediate professional attention. Your mental health is too important to take lightly. As mentioned previously, it is important that you acknowledge all parts of yourself in order to heal. Use your self-care management techniques and if your feelings are still troubling you, then seek further help from your Doctor or another health professional about getting appropriate treatment.

You can find a Depression Checklist on Beyond Blue’s website. http://www.beyondblue.org.au

Understanding the difference between feeling “blue” and being depressed can make a difference in the quality of life for an affected individual.  With proper treatment, depression can be managed, and individuals can live more enjoyable and productive lives.

Self-care management techniques

On the road to recovery

Making sure that you have me time is vitally important for your own mental, emotional spiritual and physical wellness. Your family and loved ones will benefit from you being well and happy. We can often be so caught up in making sure everyone else is looked after that we forget about the most important person. You. How can you care for someone else when your own happiness is not being taken care of? Here are a few quick suggestions for enhancing your mental and emotional wellness by doing every day ordinary things.

Some key ideas to help with Self Care:

  • Take time for yourself each day
  • Keep a journal – it can help
  • Have a good cry it is part of the healing process
  • Take life one day at a time
  • Get regular exercise with gardening, walking, yoga or Tai Chi
  • Relaxation Meditation can be found on my webpage judithtehuia.com
  • Keep up with your hobbies, passions, and anything you love doing
  • Lessen the amount of caffeine taken daily
  • Eat a healthy diet: three main meals a day, don’t just graze
  • Be kind to yourself
  • Do something just for you
  • Ask a friend to look after your children
  • Never be afraid or ashamed to ask for help you are human not superhuman
  • Talk to someone about how you are feeling, don’t bottle it up
  • Meeting up with friends is vital
  • Keep up your interests to whatever extent you can

There is no shame in having the blues or having depression. It is knowing that you can move on to living a happy and healthy life if you chose to.

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