Welcome to Euthymia – A personal blog by Mark Smith
Knowing how to bring our mind and body from a strong mood or emotion to a calm, centred and joyful state enables us to live happier, more productive lives and strengthens our resilience and resolve. This site playfully uses creative writing, tutorials, musings, pictures and poetry to highlight the importance of eating well, moving well and staying emotionally stable.
I believe that Mind is the chief and the rest will follow, so let us focus our attention on what is going on in the mind. If we learn to use a mind first approach we can start to understand how our mind works and how it affects the body when practicing and living through our day. We also get to learn how our bad habits affect the mind and body. We all know that eating too much refined sugar can make your blood glucose levels soar but did you know that some studies link high sugar intake to depression? Using a mind first approach is essential. If we do it this way, it doesn’t really matter whether we can twist ourselves into a pretzel or not, if we are too fat, too weak, too old, none of that matters if we choose the mind first approach. I hope this site is of benefit to you. This site will always be ad free. Enjoy.
The above picture is my attempt at drawing an untamed dragon. We all have them and they are nasty as they leave scars in your way of life and affect your health. For example I love dark chocolate but if my food dragon is untamed I’ll binge on way too much per day and feelContinue reading “Tame your Food Dragon – Boost your Brain!”
A spontaneous attempt at poetry. Do you like it? Leave a comment and let me know. Mark An Ocean wave crashes violently upon the shore with a soothing melody.Repeating. TshhhhRepeating. TshhhhRepeating. TshhhhSinging a lullaby, reassuring disconnected hearts that Nature is with them.Nurturing. MmmmDestructive.Nurturing. MmmmThe Yin and Yang of the beaches.The ebbing, flowing water line theContinue reading “An Ocean Wave”
The Great Oak is not a religious book but a big thank you to Ringu Tulku Rinpoche for teaching me the wonderful practice of Tong Len. Tibetan for Giving and Receiving, a profoundly powerful mediation suitable for all religions and none. This is a chapter, sneak peak from my Novel, The Great Oak. If allContinue reading “Tong Len”