Renee Singh is a counselor, therapist, entrepreneur and management guru and is a sought after authority in maximizing human awareness and potential.

Poet, author, columnist, a T.V. show presenter, she is also the mentor of the motivational company. “Mind Power” that has been delivering a message of motivation, success and personal fulfillment...

Renee Singh is a counselor, therapist, entrepreneur and management guru and is a sought after authority in maximizing human awareness and potential.

Poet, author, columnist, a T.V. show presenter, she is also the mentor of the motivational company. “Mind Power” that has been delivering a message of motivation, success and personal fulfillment for decades.

Born in a Zamidar family in Dehradun (India), being close to nature has always been a priority. One of the pioneers in organic farming. She has been facilitating many seminars in this field in Delhi and Kerela and ran her own organic farm for many years. She believes that we are spiritual beings come to planet earth for a physical experience.

Her tremendous sense of adventure has made her venture from running a garment export house, bringing in a mineral water company with a Canadian collaboration and being the C.E.O. of a liscensed product company called MSM Product with an office in L.A. Finally setting into her true passion of counseling and therapy she has started.

 

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How To Overcome Fear with the Miracle of Love

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Most of us are grappling with only one main issue, that is, how to stay happy. Being calm, focused and joyous, in a world which is constantly drawing us, into its chaos, is definitely a well performed feat. How to keep our mood stable, and our lives in a state of balance, is something we need to work at, constantly. Keeping our wits about us, and our brains and bodies in a state of balance, is an art we need to master. This inevitably doesn't happen on its own, we need to make it happen.

Living a life, which is aware and at a level of consciousness which is constantly evolving, is our prime duty towards our own selves. It is only by living in a state of awareness that we are conscious of our day to day stresses and we have the ability to combat them.

Stress builds up within us because we allow fear to step into the realm of our existence. With no fear, imagine the possibilities. I feel it is only the fear within us that hinders us from stepping into progress.
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Making Self-Care Effective

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Self Care is a multifaceted process of engaging in activities that promote a healthy functioning in us and enhance our well being. Self Care is completely vital to build resilience towards stressors, which seem to be inevitable in our lives.Looking after our minds and bodies is completely essential in creating a balance, with the aspects available for living the best possible life.


SELF CARE AS A LUXURY

Many of us grow up thinking that it is essential to believe, that we need to suppress our inherent desires, and lead a strict and disciplined life in order to reach our desired goals. In true reality, this is not at all the case. We need not assume that Self Care is a luxury.

SELF CARE AS A PRIORITY

It needs to be viewed as a priority. It is essential, to keep the mind, body and spirit, completely in sync, to feel relaxed and easy, and to be able to handle life, from a positive perspective.

Most people feel overwhelmed, tired and ill equipped to handle life's challenges, as they seem to view Self Care as a luxury, and therefore deprive themselves the comfort of a balanced life.
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How The Act of Comparison is Unhealthy

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Stress and Self confidence, do they relate to each other at some level. Yes of course they do. A healthy level of self confidence is very essential for a successful life. In order to stay away from the throes of stress, I would definitely recommend, a strong dose of self confidence.

It is important to one's emotional and physical health as well. Whenever we look at a person, well turned up, exuding confidence, a sudden rush of energy and admiration goes through our system.
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How To Keep A Stress Free Environment For Personal Success

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We all realize that stress is affecting everyone at all ages and stages of their lives. It is a known fact that a growing child, even in his mother's womb, can start getting affected by the stress his mother carries.

Then onwards, once the baby takes birth, the influx of his environment and all the messages he seems to get from around him,  the vibration and the energies that he is facing,  they all have an extreme influence on his personal stress levels. 

I have noticed that in a students life, peer pressure and environmental social structure, are the main determining factors in his personality development. 

So it is important that a student as he is growing, becomes aware on how to keep his environment stress free,  so that he can be able to perform at his ultimate levels, and can be heading towards a successful career option.

It is imperative for a student to have a stress free life. The youth of every country is responsible for the future of that nation,  which of course has a further global impact. Indirectly we can say that, the youth makes up for the fabric of the planet. 

I will address the issue from a student's perspective so that he can have an idea of how to deal with a new level of stress,  which could seem insurmountable in his new role as a college student.
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The Impact of Stress on Weight Gain

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Weight watchers better keep a close watch on their stress levels. Stress actually does seriously impact a person's weight. In today's dynamic world, where everything seems to change, from moment to moment, where CONSCIOUS evolution seems to be an ongoing process. This process itself could be a reason for stress. 

It is an uphill task for most of us to stay healthy, when we are facing stressors, but that is the real challenge. Stress surrounds us constantly,  yet we need to realize and understand,  how we can keep ourselves physically and emotionally healthy,  despite all the challenges, that the world is throwing towards us. 
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Create Your Own Magic For A Stress Free Life

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We are all happy to realize that although stress is constantly building up within, if we are consciously keeping ourselves in an awareness mode, we know that stress relief is also so much within our own hands. 

One is so often bombarded with so many alternatives in terms of stress relievers. Yet, I personally feel that for each one of us,  there is this one factor that could calm us down. It has to be something that resonates with our inner core. It is all about connecting to that one factor and moving on with clearing our own inner selves. 

CREATE YOUR OWN MAGIC

Lots of times people have this constant question, " Could you please give us one short stress relief tip" this sounds so easy,  as if it's a magic word I need to decipher for them. But honestly personally I do believe life is magical, if we allow it to be. It's up-to you to create your own magic. It is only " We" who can decide what to create, and how to create it. Making a magic potion to relieve our stress levels is our responsibility. 
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Live In The Moment And Be Stress Free

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Time and again, I write about meditation, as a great stress reliever. I believe very strongly, in the benefits of meditation, but I also want people to realize, that meditation is not only that concept which they associate only with spirituality. It is in actuality only a way of life.

Mostly people who look inward, see it only as a method of personal spiritual evolution, but i want you to see just the basic levels of evolution, in order to clear the stress levels.

Meditation is a way that will get us, short term and long term benefits. It is up to our own intelligence intake, that we choose our path.

Anything that calms the body and brain and gives us a level of slow infiltrated joy us our meditative state.

Focused breathing is really  what gives a gentle and overall change to the general stress levels. It is the best way of calming the body and the brain, in the shortest span of time. Physical touch, such as, a simple hug, is another quick strategy.
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Your Emotional Well Being

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I feel that your emotional well being is what holds the answer to your overall happiness and joy. Happiness is what the human being is looking for. This comes to us through a combination of two things, we need to focus our concentration on these constantly. 

PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL BEING

This is what is important. It means, you combine, Feeling good with Effective Functioning. This basically includes, feeling good, happy and satisfied with life.You need to feel capable and we'll supported. There are only subtle differences in all these factors. They are basically almost the same, or we can even say, on a similar vibrational frequency.

HAPPINESS

This per se is supposed to be associated with, more money, higher performance, helping others, generally all behaviors that you can identify with success. Psychological well being means, feeling happy and doing well.
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Deal With Stress And Let The Happiness Flow

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In today's dynamic world, stress is perhaps the most common buzzword or should I say "disease". Almost every problem, be it mental health, physical health or emotional health, is related to the stress we are experiencing, knowingly or unknowingly. 

In a very broad spectrum, if we decide to give a definition of stress, we can say

WHAT STRESS IS OUR STYLE

Stress is the body's response to changes in the environment, which is affecting our lives. In each individuals life, there is constant bevy of changes happening. Adjusting and adapting to these changes is inevitable. But this effort of adapting to changes definitely leaves us with a legacy of stress to deal with. 

We can broadly define the reasons, as to why stress overtakes our lives, but we need to also understand, that stress us a normal part of everyday life for most people. We need to also understand it's causes and challenges,  and then look for our personal way of dealing with it. 
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Obsessing over thought - Rumination

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When we start getting obsessed with our own negative thoughts and brooding over them,  when we simply can't free ourselves from our nagging and repeated thinking,  when we are trying very hard in our minds, to sort situations, we call it Rumination.

This is really a basic human tendency,  I mean obsessing over a particular thought,  but as it begins to overwhelm us, it turns into stress. 

SENSE OF POWER

On the negative side of rumination, we understand the power struggle of the human mind. It is basically a constant repetition of negative thinking patterns which take over. When you are experiencing the feeling of a situation, which you perhaps experienced a day earlier,  maybe someone said something to hurt you,  and you continue to carry that hurt in your mind constantly,  you keep repeating that thought within you and actually magnify that whole situation and that hurtful feeling so much,  that it simply overtakes your whole life.  You then start rollicking in stress. 
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Coping with Your Angry Self

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All stress is basically arising from ignoring our emotional self.  We seem to be bombarded by information on Self love and Self care. Most of the time, we overlook this as people think Self love is synonymous with selfishness, and this in itself reflects a negative emotion. We need to understand that self love is an essential quality,  and emotional self care, is inherently needed by us. 

It is only when the awareness strikes you, that, you are neglecting a certain part of your innerself, which is leading you towards stress, you pick up on your stance, and start focusing on it,  and then start working towards alleviating it. 

SELF CARE

This in itself is about creating a plan, which you need to customize, to your own requirements, as each one's emotional requirements are different according to his own inherent needs. A self care plan for a student would obviously be different from that for a retired person. 

Assessing and reassessing certain areas in life is very essential. 
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A sudden surge of overwhelming anxiety and fear: PANIC ATTACK

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In today's fast track world people are suffering from many facets of anxiety disorders. Loneliness is a key factor, closely followed by fear, which could further lead to depression. 

Many people chance themselves upon panic attacks due to these feelings, as being constantly inwardly drawn and tuned in without adequate outside support, leads to a condition we could name as a panic disorder. 

People who could be categorized into this, are the ones who are coping with challenging situations, nervous disorders, fear based problems and a  general state of uneasiness. 

Most people are trying in their own variant ways,  to deal with these emotions: 

MALADAPTIVE TECHNIQUES

These are the practices followed to cope with the emotional  anxiety challenges. Most of these methods are incorrect.They will only make the emotions go away temporarily. On the other hand may even lead to enhanced anxiety, and may have a negative effect in the long run. 
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Techniques to Stay Balanced and Feel Your Joy

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Stress is the buzzword of today's life. It seems to encompass everyone's lives, in each and every age-group and every strata of society. It is just as though people were in the throes of passion earlier, and now they are in the throes of stress. 
 
We can actually notice that many people are suffering from something we may call, a Social Anxiety Disorder, commonly termed as SAD. People suffering from this remain stressed,  most of the time. Their muscles constantly remain in tension almost always. There is a certain technique mainly used to get rid of this state called Progressive Muscle Relaxation or in short form PMR. This is one of the best techniques for anxiety reduction.  It was first introduced by the American  Physician Edmond Jacobson in the 1930's. It involves tension and relaxation in the body's major muscle groups.
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Allow yourself the luxury of extreme Self Care

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Many of us take the business of living life very seriously. We are very aware of our responsibilities, and in the process, one fine day, we sort of mentally wake up, to realize and understand, that we have forgotten, to take care of our personal needs. We have forgotten, who we are. That whole persona of ours, has been, by our own free will "brushed under the carpet " as we did not want to handle it, when it surfaced. We think we will handle it, as and when required. 

We do not realize, that those are the issues, which have allowed stress to seep into our being, stealthily. 

IMPORTANCE OF SELF CARE
We realize suddenly that we are feeling tired on every level. Mentally, emotionally and physically It's only when we wake up to this awareness, depleted in this manner, with a level of exhaustion on a physical and emotional plane, we realize that that we are incapable of handling stress 

We then understand that any form of Self care, like a massage, or a hot soak in the bathtub, or any activity that revitalizes us on a mind body level is essential for our extreme well being. 

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Strategies for Mindful Living

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Getting rid of stress is imperative, and we spoke of this in my earlier blog, as to how living consciously in the present moment, we could actually manage to eliminate stress. We call this Mindfulness. 

In simple and lucid words we could say that, any activity that you perform, where you stay fully present, and very well rooted in the "here" and "now" along with a completely non judgemental attitude, can be called Mindfulness. 
 
How to get there and start practicing and living in this state of mindfulness, is of course the crucial answer. As I had mentioned earlier, there are various strategies which we can adapt to this very vital and extreme state of relaxation,  but I am going to concentrate here today on what we will call Mindfulness meditation. 

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Better Living with Mindfulness

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In today's world where everyone and everything is constantly on the run,  it is extremely important that one is mindful of one's own everyday life. 

Stress is normally a two way process.  It is about how stress affects one's physical and mental health,  and how that physical and mental health affects us. 

Since we as individuals are, each one of us, unique in our own lives,  it would be correct to experiment with certain stress relief strategies to arrive at the right one. We must try to find strategies which help to manage stress in a healthy manner,  and keep it at a manageable level. 

Whatever we put into our minds will greatly impact our mental and psychological quotient. This includes doing things that keep your mind sharp. It can be activities like reading books or watching movies or any other activities that could be fuelling the mind. On another level, compassion, healthy inner dialogues and gratitude help mental peace. Many other activities  enhance inner peace.

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Simple Strategies for Keeping Up with Our Busy Lives

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We are on the path to stress management. But as we walk along this path, changes are constantly taking place in our lives. We normally just do not keep pace with these changes,  but if we start doing so,  we can start upgrading our stress management theories and skills accordingly. 

For most of us,  stressing becomes a way of life,  and we step into a comfort zone with it. We may begin to feel sometimes,  that we are not able to control the circumstances for the moment. But we can control our response to it. 

There of course, cannot be one style or strategy for all people. For each one of us, relief from stress comes in our own unique way. Whatever strategy works for one may not be ideally suited for the other. So it is important that we have, a number of stress management tools at hand.  Each one of us can decide,  which is the tool, best suited to us. 

Today I feel like suggesting, some very basic and simple strategies,  which can be worked from home, as it is, only in the privacy of our own homes are we far more relaxed than anywhere else, it is our natural comfort zone. So everything we do in our comfort zone works better and faster on us.
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How to be Stress-free and Feel Joyful!

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Physical activity has always been given a lot of importance in health related issues, so we can even be justified in saying that,  stress is the direct result of how actively we have maintained our physical health.
 
I did discuss earlier,  how stressful experiences,  contribute in a big way to weight change,  and I do believe seriously that the control button to these changes,  is so very much within us. 

IMPORTANCE OF EXERCISE

Exercise can actually ward off many kinds of mental health problems, even before they start raising their heads. Research also tells us, that exercise can improve the symptoms of existing emotional and mental health issues.

We mostly on the normal scale, evaluate mental health issues, like stress specially, with psychological factors, and people land up with psychiatrists, psychologists and therapists for stress relief. 

These people need to realize the intrinsic value of physical exercise and the key role it plays in balancing our stress levels. It is only now that exercise is being recognized as the official part of the treatment for mental health issues.



EXERCISE CAN ALLEVIATE DEPRESSION
The main issue with stress is that it takes you into a level of depression and makes you redundant in your main activity level. 

SIGNS OF DEPRESSION
The main signs which take over when stress overwhelms us are fatigue, lethargy, decreased energy, insomnia, social withdrawal. 

PHYSICAL CHANGES
1. Unexplained aches and pains
2. Weight gain and weight loss 
3. Increased or decreased appetite

EMOTIONAL ISSUES ARISING
1. Sadness
2. Feeling of guilt
3. Loss of self esteem 
4. Helplessness
 
MOOD SWINGS
Irritability, anger, anxiety and pessimism, indifference and being critical are some of the ways in which we project our moods. 
 
CHANGES IN THOUGHT PATTERNS
Stress causes a lack of concentration, indecisiveness, confusion, disorganization and memory issues. On the other hand if we look at what exercise can do for us to eliminate these negative factors is amazing. 

PROMOTES POSITIVITY
It enhances the well being of the body, specially for those who feel mentally fit, improves moods, energy levels, quality of sleep. 

DECREASES STRESS HORMONES
Hormones like cortisol get decreased, increases the endorphins. The feel good chemicals in the body get enhanced. 

NATURAL BOOST TO IMMUNE SYSTEM
As the mood gets elevated,  it heightens the natural metabolism within us. 
 
PROMOTES CONFIDENCE
Since it helps us loose weight,  tones the body, maintains a healthy glow. There is a constant positive change happening within us. This naturally uplifts the self confidence. 

DISTRACTION FROM NEGATIVITY
Exercise takes your mind off your problems and you are able to redirect your thoughts on to a positive mode. 
 
SOURCE OF SOCIAL SUPPORT
When you join a yoga class or any group activity class like it maybe a spinning class or perhaps dancing, it gives an immense boost to stress release. 
 
OVERALL HEALTH BENEFITS
Regular exercise facilitates a lower heart rate, controlled Blood Pressure,  improved respiration, reduces depression and increases energy level. 

BETTER SELF WORTH
Looking good makes you feel good. We can say that more than half the battle of life's joyfulness is won, when you facilitate your own feel good factor. 

SOCIAL PHOBIAS
These are hugely generated by stress. Regular exercise, like swimming, cycling, aerobic exercise, running etc, these all help in alleviating stress by improving overall health condition. 

RECOMMENDATION
Before you start a strict physical discipline for yourself, I would suggest, you consult your medical doctor. Only he can advise you the best form of exercise, for your particular body type and physical condition. Consulting your dietician is also imperative. 
We are all unique individuals and require personal plans for ourselves. 

PLAN A COMMITMENT
Make your healthy well being, your topmost priority. Stay patient and consistent with your plan. Enjoy your results.
 
Be stress free and feel joyful. 
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Gaining Weight and Stress

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When we look all around us,  we can actually see people having a serious obsession with weight. This is why there are so many weight loss clinics, and gyms have gained a high level of popularity nowadays. 
 
One of the favorite lines of women in a party is " Oh I really think that you have lost weight " This is almost a cliche.  Yet we need to realize that, we actually hold the control button to this story of weight loss. 

Stress has a serious impact on how much we weigh. Sometimes it can be responsible for weight loss and sometimes for weight gain. 
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Evaluating your stress level and how to find relief

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As over the years i have been talking of techniques for stress management,  I have also been observing the degrees of mounting stress all around me, at different levels, in different ways. As lifestyles evolve and grow, competitive attitudes seem to grow along with.  The planet seems to thrive on a burgeoning stress situation. People's minds are clogged with fears.  Unblocking these,  is what is required in a very planned and systematic way. 

I have been speaking about keeping the mind stress free from a general perspective, but one needs to also comprehend that,  since there are too many different ways of managing stress, we need to evaluate ourselves and realize, which would be the best possible way for oneself. 
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