• How to Skillfully Deal With Suffering in the World – This article is a good place to start here at BalancedExistence.com as it explains the purpose for this website. I’m sure you have experienced difficulty in reconciling spiritual views and pursuits that aim towards peace, joy, love, happiness and compassion with the very dark and heavy bombardment we receive daily from the media. Terrible events do occur daily around the world. However, this article will show you how to skillfully handle the bombardment, help yourself and at the same time help aid those who are suffering.

  • My Battle with Chronic Fatigue & How I Won – The title of this article is a little misleading. What went on between chronic fatigue and I was not a battle. It was war. If you are currently going through the Chronic Fatigue experience then you will sympathize with my story. You will also want to read exactly what it was I did to overcome it once and for all. Please understand that in this article I will not try to sell you anything nor endorse any product or service of any sort. I personally know what sort of life ending hell Chronic Fatigue is and I sincerely wish to help you claw your life back in any way I can. If you know someone who is struggling with Chronic Fatigue then direct that person to this article today! Your thoughtful action may very well help turn their life around.

  • How to Stop Procrastinating, Get Motivated & Achieve – The exercise I’m going to show you is no joke. When I tried it out some time ago I had been very badly ill with Chronic Fatigue, lost my job and virtually failed at university. Through long struggle I had gotten my health back on track and was about to start studying for my degree by correspondence. I hated university with a passion. So I spent some time running through the exercise in this article to get motivated to just get the thing done. Well, it worked. It took me just 16 months to complete an entire degree. There is nothing special about me. I just knew of a technique to motivate myself and importantly I made use of it. This exercise helped me put procrastination to bed, get motivated and achieve. It worked for me and it will work for you.

  • Are You a Victim of the Great Cholesterol Con? – Cholesterol is vital to the function of the brain and the nervous system. Cholesterol protects against depression and plays a role in the utilization of serotonin, which is your body’s feel good chemical. Which is why the research shows that people on cholesterol lowering drugs have an extremely increased risk of depression, aggression, and suicide! This article will open your eyes to the great cholesterol con.

  • The Best Diet for You – There are thousands upon thousands of books on the subject of diet. Browse through the internet and there is a staggering array of conflicting advice. This plethora of information has lead to confusion and frustration for those seeking the path to physical health and wellbeing. To make matters worse it has been shown that those who diet and fail regain more weight then they actually lost. The effect on health of a wildly fluctuating body weight and dietary intake is not good to say the least. Can there possibly be a solution to this problem that is plaguing so many?

  • Is Cardio Necessary for Fat Loss? – I don’t like to make decisions regarding what is the best use of my time nor what is best for my health based upon pure anecdotal evidence. So I thought I would share what I know of the scientific research into this matter. That way you can inform yourself and make up your own mind.

  • Your Life is What Your Thoughts Make It – Probably the most vital lesson we can learn in life is the importance of what we think. Some say that if they knew what you think, they would know what you are. Indeed our thoughts make us what we are. If we think failure we will fail. If we think of lack and worry we will have lack and worry. If we think happy thoughts we will be happy.

  • The Cause and Cure of All Suffering – It may interest you to know that Buddhism contains a formulation of the root cause of all suffering in the world. The idea being that if you know what the root cause of suffering is that root can be removed and all suffering averted. The root cause is known in Buddhism as the Three Poisons (doshas). The three poisons are greed (raga), hatred (dvesa) and delusion (moha). These three poisons are seen as three fundamental aspects of selfish craving causing suffering.

  • The Power of an Inner Smile and the Law of Entrainment – A few years ago I decided to try an experiment. I had been reading about the secret of the inner smile and wanted to test it under the pressure of modern life. Whenever I drove in traffic I would maintain a small smile, just a little uplifting of the corners of my mouth. I would smile quite literally to myself. The energy of my smile directed towards myself. It works as a feed back loop. If some other person smiles at you this feels good and there is a tendency to smile back. So smiling at myself made me feel good which made me smile even more which made me feel even better, and so on.