Category Archives: Depression, mental health

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality

It’s the idea that how we think of ourselves will impact our lives. And that our lives impact everyone around us. 

I took a picture of a page in a book. I believe the author is JK Rowling. 

  
What do you think it means? 

xxSeren 

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Happy New Year Everyone!ย 

It was a great year and wish you the best and better for 2016! 

   

  

 
xxSerena 

Get more magnesium from the food you eat

Magnesium can help beat depression, reduce body fat and increase energy amoung so many other things!


Here is another list of vegetarian sources of magnesium:


What are your favorite ways to increase magnesium in your diet?

xxSerena

Make your life inspiring

I read something “pretty cool” (thx Miley Cyrus) yesterday.

Here it is:

  
I think this is an important one for the vitality section of Serena Glow!

Your life is a message. What you decide to do with that life, and that means how you decide to earn a living, can inspire those around you. So make it worth something.

Believe in what you live.

Do you? 

I know you do. Maybe not right now, but you were preparing to live your life in this way soon. Maybe you already do it in small ways. Maybe you want to do it more. What’s your story?

xxSerena 

The seven cardinal rules for life. Or are they?

I found something interesting. This is the type of information that may be interesting to discuss with someone deep and full of opinions! 

Or perhaps not. Take a look and decide for yourself.

  
What do you think of these seven cardinal rules? Is there any truth to this?

xxSerena 

Just because it hasn’t happened yet doesn’t mean it won’t happen

I came across a great quote to maintain your vitality, positivity and momentum. 

  
I believe the most important thing is to simply know what you want.

Once you know what you want, all you have to do after that is work hard to get it.

And if you really want it, really really want itโ€ฆ you will get it.

Why? 

Because someone wise once told me, “you will get what you want as long as you want it more than anything else.” 

Stay strong, have faith and carry on my lovely readers!

xxSerena 

The 30 day no-fail happiness challenge

It’s simple, really, here it is:


Try it. It’s only 30 days. It’s not a large time commitment either. The steps are very simple. Basically you are practicing gratitude, counting your blessings, focusing on what is meaningful in your life, building relationships, exercising your body and fostering your spiritual health.

What do you think of this? Is it a load of crap? Will you be trying it?

xxSerena

Vitamin B: the types, foods and benefits?

I only remember being in Africa, a friend of mine getting Malaria, and his mum coming home from the pharmacy giving him a box of vials.

He immediately opened the bag, open the box, cracked open a vile and took the black liquid in like a shot of Tequila.

It was liquid B vitamin complex.

It wasn’t meant to cure his malaria, drugs would do that no problem, but it was meant to help his immunity.


The vitamin B complex my friend took was also meant to help him with fatigue, help him sleep and prevent headache.

What foods have vitamin B complex? I can never get it straight. Here is a handy chart:


Do you take vitamin B complex as a vitamin supplement or as food?

xxSerena

Top 10 vitamin D foods

Vitamin D can give you more energy, soothe muscles and make you happier!


It’s important to get enough vitamin D every day. Especially when you live in cooler countries which don’t have a lot of sunlight during the winter.

Here are some foods with high levels of vitamin D:


Remember to talk to your doctor about how much you should be getting, and supplement to your vitamin D intake if you’re not getting enough.

 

Photography by Rizwan Alvi @rizwanalvifotoย 

 

Photography by Rizwan Alvi @rizwanalvifoto

Vitamin D supplements come in the form of tiny pills, or drops.

Do you take vitamin D supplements or just rely on foods and sunlight?

xxSerena

Five benefits of yoga asana “legs up the wall”

I bring it out at the end of a powerful rejuvenating yoga class: legs up the wall. In Sanskrit it is called Viparita Karani.

  
And it is just like it sounds. You lie on your back with your sit bones as close to the wall as is comfortable. Then, extend your legs up the wall, so that the backs of your legs are fully resting against it.

  

There are many, but here are five health benefits of legs up the wall posture. 

It’s relieves tired leg muscles.

As your legs rest up the wall, tension is drained from the legs, feet and even hips if you have them elevated on a bolster or block.

It gives you all the benefits of an inversion asana, without the effort.

Inversion yoga poses can help to reverse the effects of gravity on your body, help regulate blood pressure, help move stuck fluids and even help to improve your digestion.

This yoga pose gives you all the benefits of an inversion, while you relax.

It helps to quiet the mind. 

If you practice this pose for a period of time, recommended is 10 to 15 minutes, you may be better able to cultivate a quiet mind.

By fully releasing and relaxing your body, focusing on your deep inhalation’s and exhalations, you will evoke a meditative state.

It to rebalances your blood circulation.

This pose gives blood circulation a gentle boost towards the upper body and head, creating a pleasant rebalancing after standing or sitting all day.

Alleviates headaches and boosts energy

Since this pose calms the nervous system and balances unevenness of mood, it is known to reduce headache pain, freeing up energy to be used in more positive ways.

  
Have you ever tried this pose?

xxSerena