The Elemental Living Blog

Stop the Mental Noise

Mindset Building and Making a Plan with the Elemental Living Group!

The first thing that we need to achieve in the our search for purpose and mission is to Quiet the Mind. There is a lot of mis-interpretation about this idea of calming the mind. Some people seem to think that meditating is useless because you are not doing anything.

That is old industrialist thinking. Having to justify your...

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The Art of Listening to Life

It’s the art of listening to LIFE, not the Art of listening to external noise. Nor is it called the art of listening to anything and everything.

We are plugged into a very powerful network of information, which feeds us clues, signs and signals through various situations and circumstances that happen in our day to day life. Becoming more attentive to this internal messaging system is very...

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Unconscious Living – Still Works

Creating the life that you want doesn't always look the way You would expect.

Much of what we create comes from a subconscious place. When we find ourselves asking a question like, 'why did that happen?' or 'where did that come from?'; it is because we don't always see what emerges from our own deep well. It comes from within, so you would think we would see it clearly! Right?

A lot of our life...

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Who You Are vs. What You Do

“Who You Are?”  Is often answered by, I’m a “Professional So and So.”

There is a blurry line between what we do and who we are. In my decades of study and consultation, I have come to see this as a major issue of identity, which leads to several layers of issues or challenges, including confidence and mental clarity in day to day living.

What are the elements...

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How i Became a Life Change Consultant

There were a few moments in my life where I became aware that I was helping people in ways that I didn’t realize. One of these times was when I met a friend that I hadn’t seen in ten years. I asked how things were going. He gave me some details on his new venture and added, “you changed my life”.

I was caught off guard a little, and asked, “how did that happen...

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How i Became a Breathing Coach

When I was eight years old, my Mother dropped sugar from our diet, became a vegetarian, adopted healthy eating and became a Yoga teacher. I remember doing Yoga poses (Asanas) with my Mother in the living room and being introduced to a worldly view of health and living; this was around 1970.

In 1980 I made my first trip to India, where I sought out and stayed at Ashrams (quiet retreat centres)...

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Creating Dedicated Spaces

Creating Sacred Spaces

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It is important to have a space to do the things we do in comfort; without the pressure of other people or distracting activities and noises that take us away from what we are wanting to do. It is even important to have spaces in which we do specific activities throughout the home.

Dedicating certain spaces to certain activity does a few...

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Forest Breathing with Marcus

The benefits of deep intentional breathing is remarkable! Unknown to many, but a very powerful activity that can make you feel better, improve your health, and boost brain performance. So many deep breathing techniques have come to us from ancient traditions.

The most noteworthy are the techniques of Yoga, which have come to us from India.

There are breathing techniques with certain rhythms,...

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Rewiring Your Brain

We have so many broad statements that suggest what we should do. Expressions like, ‘Follow your dreams’, ‘the law of attraction’, ‘You are the creator of your reality…’ and so on.

Re-wiring the brain is one of those statements. I was thinking of a metaphor that could describe this idea and a memory came to mind. My good friend Eugene Goulet, rewired...

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The Purpose of Deep Conscious Breathing

Deep Breathing does more than you would think! Clarity of mind and a healthy body are desired side effects... read on. 

In general, we are shallow breathers. We only use the top 10 to 15% of our lungs. An interesting circumstance, given that oxygen is such an important source of nutrition and a crucial healing element for the human body. Many care and nutritional products add oxygen to...

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