Learning how to listen and be quiet,
in a world that expects us to react faster – do more – work harder,
is the next re-evolution of your health and well-being.
Explore the incredible potential of your own healing,
reduce stress, feel more balanced and rejuvenated
and lessen anxiety and stress in your everyday life.
Do less to BE MORE...
Do Less is sharing my home with your home!
I am so excited to be launching Do Less At Home. These simple little videos that will be free to follow and help you keep your practice of yoga and meditation humming along in the midst of the big events happening in the world today.
You are not alone... we are in all in this together!
It’s Okay to want to Live a Slow & Quiet Life
by Amanda Whitworth
How often do you question if the life you are currently living is the life that feels most authentic to you?
I had to get really present with my goals as a small business owner, as a creative, and an artist. It’s easy to be led to believe that we should want a life full of achievements, including stuff, but what kept coming back to me over and over was this idea of a simple life with just enough to keep me feeling like myself. ...
Ginger-lemon Healing Elixir
This has been a life-saver for me in these seasons of colds and flus. Let the healing qualities of ginger and lemon revive you and help you thrive in your daily life.
Why Restorative Yoga is the new Power Yoga
Anxiety, insomnia, irritability, and lack of patience are some of our worst enemies these days. Our society has never moved at a faster pace than we are now. The infinite stream of information we are facing on social media is firing us up all day long. With important topics, not so important ones, and a lot in between, sometimes it can be hard to separate one from the other. read here >
Why slowing your breathing helps you relax
by David Robson, a writer for Beyond 9-to-5
Cultivating more control over our lungs can bring many benefits to our mental and physical health. Is it time to relearn breathing? Within a mere 10 seconds of being born, the shock of the brave new world startled your lungs into action as you gasped your first breath. And they haven’t stopped working since, averaging around 16 breaths a minute for a resting adult – or 23,000 a day. By the time you reach 30, you will have inhaled and exhaled roughly 250 million times. read here >
Our bodies are chronically in "threat mode"—but being kind re-calibrates our nervous system
by JAIMEE BELL
Kindness is a virtue that is admired and applauded, in most cases. But did you know that being kind can also be good for your health? In fact, being compassionate to others can actually reset our consistently stressed systems back into our default "rest mode", causing all kinds of positive effects to our overall health. read here >
where doing less began...
The Do Less Project began in 2012 as a “what would happen if we slowed it down and did ...less.”. Embarking on a journey to discover and create what ‘doing less’ feels like in our busy lives.
How to Belong Be Alone
“How to Belong Be Alone” by Pádraig Ó Tuama is part of The On Being Project's “Poetry Films” series. We know poetry to be a critical pillar of public life. It rises up when official language fails us. And it gives voice to what is human and what is true, how we connect and what questions we hold. watch here >
Illustration & Animation by Leo G. Franchi (http://www.lacar.tv/), Sound by Chris Heagle, Music by Gautum Srikishan
The Vagus Nerve ...the Key to Well-being
by Edith Zimmerman
I kept coming across it in relation to deep breathing and mental calmness: “Breathing deeply,” Katie Brindle writes in her new book Yang Sheng: The Art of Chinese Self-Healing, “immediately relaxes the body because it stimulates the vagus nerve, which runs from the neck to the abdomen and is in charge of turning off the ‘fight or flight’ reflex.” read here >
– by Rutger Bregman
Shorter workweeks could help reduce accidents, combat climate change, make the genders more equal, and more, contends historian and author Rutger Bregman.
The relaxed State and Science
– Compiled by Robert Nilsson
Queues and bottlenecks occur during rush hour in our cities. At other times of the day, the traffic is less active and therefore flows better. It is the same with the body and mind; when activity is reduced, we experience a less stressed and less blocked state than that which we normally find ourselves in during our daily chores.
My do-less-world imagined...
Connecting to beauty through the eyes as a sensation to expand the whole of the senses. I use share images from my daily life happenings in through Instagram and share them here with you. As a part of the Contemplative Photography portion of the workshops I produce, I help insight the connection between mind and heart. Enjoy these glimpses of colour, light, shadow and some of the people that inspire me along my journey of doing less.
Parasympathetic Repair - Steve Fowkes
The autonomic nervous system is not just a matter of a balance between the simple sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems of earlier life forms. Mammals have developed a second (myelinated) parasympathetic circuit that connects us to our emotions and perceptions. Understanding this revolutionary parasympathetic development can help us be more effective at cultivating health and happiness.
What Rejection Does to Your Brain | Guy Winch
Author and Psychologist Guy Winch takes us through the psychological experiment that illustrates why rejection hurts us so badly, and the steps we can take to heal our wounds through emotional first aid.
What Happens To Your Body And Brain If You Don't Get Sleep
Sleep expert Matthew Walker breaks down the many effects of sleep deprivation on your brain and body. We certainly know that a lack of sleep will actually prevent your brain from being able to initially make new memories, so it's almost as though without sleep the memory inbox of the brain shuts down and you can't commit new experiences to memory...
I would love to hear from you
Keeping in touch, there are so many ways to do that. Offering a space to have thoughts and connection come together is so special. Share your thoughts with me and the Do Less Community. I do love testimonials too and you don't have to share if you don't want to.
... remember just for today ... be kind and compassionate.