Category Archives: Mindfulness

Gratitude = Healthier You

The mind-body connection is quickly coming of age. We’ve moved from the early stage when researchers were challenged to prove that our thoughts affect our bodies. The next stage was focused on how toxic mental patterns can harm us. Now … Continue reading

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Wondrous Delights

The beauty of nature The miracle of a newborn The joy of discovery The awesomeness of God The thrill of accomplishment The passion of love The power of music The deliciousness of food The appreciation of life The surprise of … Continue reading

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Character Traits

The formal definition of personality includes our habitual ways of thinking, feeling, and relating to others. Most of us understand that people differ in certain characteristics … What most people fail to realize is that the qualities we value – … Continue reading

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Art Therapy

Pablo Picasso once said, “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” It’s no surprise, then, that many people around the world use art as a means to deal with stress, trauma and unhappiness – or to … Continue reading

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Purpose

Many of us struggle to find our “life purpose” … always searching to hopefully move onto the right path. We are not perfect and we will make mistakes as we try to define who we are and what we are … Continue reading

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Gift of Dawn

I have risen early today, far in the distance, a faint glow paints the horizon. Dawn is coming, gently and full of prayer. I step quietly from my bed, alive to the silence around me. This is the quiet time, … Continue reading

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Morning Ritual Suggestions

 Wake up early – research has shown that going to sleep wary and waking up early help you to attune with the earth’s circadian rhythms thus promoting more restorative sleep, more optimism and you may be able to anticipate and … Continue reading

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Do I Need A Morning Ritual?

Take a close look at how you start your day and figure out how to get more from it. A morning ritual is entirely about you – an opportunity to center and ground yourself. Rituals are one of the most … Continue reading

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Welcome to HopeAllianz

I believe that we are each on a personal journey, which is filled with challenges and opportunities … seeking balance and harmony with our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual realms of life. We often look for answers, but they do … Continue reading

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