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Relaxation – Life‘s Elixir for Every Day
Constant stress leads to tension. You start feeling unwell, because disharmony manifests in thoughts and feelings, as well as in the body, in posture, and even in the organs.  Equilibrium, well-being and harmony, the basic prerequisites for life-energy and strength, are repressed. Therefore you should take a few minutes (even a few seconds can make a difference) every day to totally relax yourself. No matter how brief the moment of relaxation is, it means to let go and let it happen. Through that a new orientation, a new order, and a new harmony is created, out of which you can draw the strength to master the tasks ahead of you. These short moments of relaxation are like an elixir of life, always at our disposal, inexhaustibly and free of cost. Deep Relaxation Through Sound Far Eastern cosmology may be the explanation why singing bowl sounds are so pleasing to us.  They say all is made of sound, including men were created from sound, and as long as men is in harmony, men is healthy. Discordant sound on the other hand can make him sick. Let us assume we are vibration. Wouldn‘t that explain the primordial trust we have in sound?  We find it easy to submerse ourselves in sound, and with this trust in sound we as well enjoy the singing bowl vibrations in our body. Our breath becomes quieter and deeper, as soon as we reach the so-called alpha-state. In this state of trust the wonderful effect of letting go takes place. Only in letting go, we can get rid of worries, problems, of tensions, blockages and more. In the alpha-state we can find a new harmony and healing and the subconscious mind receives new information and new impulses. The Use of Sound for Relaxation There are many ways and different techniques to relax. Since most of the relaxation exercises require a lot of effort, are difficult to learn, or are too labour intensive, people give up on them easily. Relaxation through sound, on the other hand, is a particularly effective and easy method to learn. Because the singing bowls contain such a wide range of sounds, they speak to everybody; they are simple to use and invite you to experiment and to play. For that purpose it is a good idea to have a singing bowl with your favourite sound nearby to you, for example a singing bowl on your desk or at your work-place can quickly restore your concentration! as it will help you to pursue your work with higher energy and with new clarity! Some people place a singing bowl at a special place in their living room, at a place they often pass. The bowl invites to be tapped and produces sound. IN this way the sound produces casually a relaxing, calming and strengthening effect. For more Information on the Singing Bowls Some of you might have a singing bowls already. For those of you who would like to experience a singing bowl and are interested in buying one contact me at or call me at 667 43 88 29. I have quality Tibetan singing bowls in different shapes and forms, with different sounds available for sale. In addition I offer individual sound treatments as well as group work like sound meditations, and workshops on how to use singing bowls for yourself, with your partner, your children and friends.
Are You a “Do-It-All?”
Do you view Multi-Tasking as a good thing? Do you think that if you don’t do it all, it won’t get done correctly? Worse yet, it won’t get done at all? If you say “yes” to one or all questions, let me tell you that you are not only hurting your business, you are also putting your physical and mental health at risk, and your usual peak performance will diminish. Consider: • What causes you to multi-task, almost obsessively? Possibilities: • Need to control. • Need to be in many places at the same time. • Nobody cares as much as you do to get things done. • Need for perfection, because no one does it: a) Better than you. b) Faster than you. c) Prettier than you. Illusional Benefits of a “Do-It-All”: • Saving Time. • Saving Money. • Keeping things on track and “perfect”. • By being in control at all times, nothing can go wrong. Real Consequences: • Distractions. • Lack of Focus. • Incomplete projects. • Mistakes. • Forgetting what’s truly important. • Not enough Self-Care. • Putting yourself last. • Time and Money seem to elude you. • You begin to feel tired. • You begin to feel sick and tired of being tired. • Unexpected financial costs begin to creep-up • Suddenly, you are not working on your business; instead, you’re spending a lot of hours working IN it. • You are not engaged in your personal growth. • Your self-esteem takes a hit. • You begin to question your self-worth. Processes: • Create a one-page list of what you would like to see happen; one page for your business, and one page for your personal life. • Create a Profit and Loss statement of what activities are working for you and which ones are not. Yes, you must identify the “energy” leak in all aspects of your life. • Create a new Vision statement, both business and personal; and revisit your mission statements. Do they still hold true today? If not, re-write them. • Check your list of Personal and Professional Values. If you don’t have one, create them! This is very important. Solutions: The following action steps will help you take back your life, even in a “good”, multi-tasking way, where the “Do-It-All” in you, can take a much deserved rest. • Take time to analyze and evaluate what each list is telling you. • Identify the areas where you have energy leaks, and they are: a) Physical b) Mental c) Financial d) Emotional e) Spiritual • Understand what’s working and not working. • Hire a mentor or professional coach to help you plan to take action and make changes accordingly with what’s working and what is not. • Focus on activities that are revenue generating. • Work with your list of values. It is the foundation for identifying your ideal client. It is also the foundation for identifying the people you need in your life to help you succeed; both professionally and personally. • Find a pool of Virtual Specialists or on-site professional assistants to help you in the different aspects of your business. • Learn to let go and delegate. • Once you delegate, it becomes leverage. • Build your “trust” factor in others, as others will on you. • Soon you will find more time to do the things you really enjoy. • Put the FUN back in what you’re doing. • Re-kindle the passion. • Begin to do what you love. • The results of your efforts is an image of who you are and what you do, so your inner work is as important if not more, than your outer work. • And always remember a very simple rule: “When you grow, your business grows.” In closing, go do what you do best, and let the others do the rest. You can still multi-task without having to be a “Do-It-All”. Re-claim your self-confidence, assertiveness, assurance and self-worth, and let your brilliance shine.
Productive Summer Months
The past few weeks have been busy and productive.  A company called organsied a virtual concert for me on Miami Beach to promote my music, as the world seems to be crazy about virtual reality nowadays I took advantage of this opportunity as I am not a virtual lover myself, nor a fan of computer games.  My fan base went up from 17 fans to 112 in just that one day on reverbnation so the initiative worked well.  My music base seems to be more popular in the States and so it was nice to deal with international messages. I also joined F-Jam online music collaboration studio´s which works as a promotional and productive site for all music related people, and founded by an American guy, Fred, he is currently working on adding lead guitar and harmonies on my song “I Love You”. In these weeks I also finally managed to meet up with Costa Women members Christine Heckel and Sam Aplin.  I was able to witness first hand the techniques and sounds made and used with her Tibetan Bowls, the sounds were amazing and now I understand why her sound therapy sessions are so popular.  We also rehearsed the part she will play featuring in my next music video for my song “Inspiration”, which we will shoot some time next year.  Sam still continues to produce very high quality pieces of art and many her pieces will also be featuring in the music video, which again will be filmed next year.  As the song is about inspiration, the professions of these two ladies fits in well. Furthermore I am getting ready to go to England in a temporary promotional campaign to organise a string of gigs, concerts and performances to plug my music, whilst playing between here and there in order to get the best of both worlds.  The link to my reverbnation page to listen to my 5 tracks is…
Thoughts Become Things
  Thoughts Become Things The wonderful thing about being human beings is we never give up trying, despite the economic and personal challenges many people are going through, we can all get together and greet each other with smiles and laughter. I get the feeling that more people are really beginning to thrive again rather than just surviving, it is very refreshing to see. But do we take the smiles and laughter home with us? Does that energy stay with us once we get in our car and drive home or when we close the front door behind us?  What goes on in our minds, do we stay positive and happy? It is a state of mind; we can choose from one minute to the next which direction our thoughts will go in, ‘as we think so we are’. We are amazing creatures, our presence has graced the earth for at least 3 ½ million years, and yet up to 500 years ago we thought the world was flat! Only 100 years ago we still didn’t think we could get off the ground and fly- which still begs the question what timeless truths are we still missing? I think I know one of them and I think you do to without ever realizing the magnitude of our oversight. Have you heard the saying ‘be careful what you wish for because you just might get it’?  Do you think it’s true, have you given it any consideration or thought to just how it might be true? My thought is there’s a power that turns wishes into reality, the principal being ‘thoughts become things’, not some things but everything, not just positive things but everything. It’s an immutable law as rigid and predictable as gravity. Like throwing a ball in the air it has to come down, no matter who throws the ball as it leaves their finger tips the Universe and its principals take over. And that’s exactly the same with your thoughts – so choose them wisely. Thoughts become things, whether you’re just day dreaming or deliberating visualizing, thinking good thoughts or worrying on your way home from work. Understand and recognize this principal because then you can begin using it deliberately, turning your wishes into reality and living the life of your dreams. Because whatever it is that you most desire truly lays only a thought away! Have a Happy Thoughtful Day! If you would like some assistance to re think your business, your relationships or indeed your life and would like a One to One Coaching session I am here to help. email me on to arrange a personal or Skype consultation. More tips and ideas on my blog – With Love Joy Fahey Motivational and Happiness Coach, NLP Practioner and Artist
Birth of a Book - Rewiring the Soul: Finding the Possible Self
Introducing you to the proud birth of my book (now six weeks old!)    Rewiring the Soul: Finding the Possible Self   Here is the Product Description from the Back Cover and Amazon:    Ask anyone, whatever their circumstances, if their life is vibrant, fulfilling, harmonious and happy. An honest reply is likely to be ‘no’, because to answer a truthful ‘yes’ is no mean feat. Only to grow psychologically and emotionally is not enough. And only to grow spiritually is not enough either. All three dimensions need to be developed in order to realize your full potential. If you are willing to assume total responsibility for the self and to start what is an on-going journey, you will quickly begin to glimpse the first fruits of the ultimate goal: inner well-being, freedom, peace, harmony and joy. This book sets out the pathway to self-mastery and self-discovery and walking that pathway will be the most exciting adventure of your life.    Here’s what some early reviewers are saying about it: “A revelation of insight into the foundations of human suffering & transcendence. It not only lays out essential steps for inner freedom & joy but illuminates the way to true human potential. Dr. Kortsch is a spiritual master for our time.” Paul Rademacher, Exec Dir, The Monroe Institute; author: A Spiritual Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe   “The masterwork of a profoundly gifted healer of the soul. Dazzling, challenging, wondrously useful.” Peggy Rubin, Director, Center for Sacred Theatre, Ashland, Oregon; author: To Be and How To Be, Transforming Your Life Through Sacred Theatre   “The instruction manual on rewiring the soul. An in-depth guide on life, love, spiritual evolution & our integration within the universe.” Michael Habernig & April Hannah; Producers: The Path- The Afterlife & The Path 11 Documentaries   “Rewiring the Soul is one the best introductions to the spiritual life I’ve ever read. Not esoteric but real-world & practical. The implications are profound.” Peter Shepherd; Founder; author: Daring To Be Yourself    “The human being’s directory to the soul. A breakthrough for those seeking practical assistance, those of a more mystical bent & every soul awaiting discovery.” Toni Petrinovich, Ph.D.; author: The Call: Awakening the Angelic Human   This Recent Interview Answers More Questions   Who is the book written for?   Rewiring the Soul is written for anybody who suffers and I guess that means just about all of us! It is written for anybody who has not yet experienced enduring happiness and inner well-being; anybody who is reaching for inner peace; anybody whose life is not as they would wish it to be.   What can a reader expect to gain by reading this book? What makes it different from most other transformational or self-help books out there?   So many wonderful teachers tell us about working on our spiritual selves. So many other wonderful teachers show us how to work on our psycho-emotional selves. But very few actually integrate the two. And Rewiring the Soul is my response to that challenge. Rewiring the Soul brings together the need to take your daily life in hand with the need to put your spiritual life in order as well. By daily life I mean your personal life, your professional life, the way you do or do not love yourself and all that such an attitude entails: conscious awareness, healthy boundaries, meaning in your life, recognizing you always have a choice, and taking responsibility for all your choices, etc., and by spiritual life I mean the inner connection to your eternal self.   If you have learned how to meditate, or do yoga, or whatever it is that you do, have you also learned how to observe yourself in the middle of an argument with your rebellious teenage son or your angry partner and hence choose to react differently because you have learned to love yourself enough to do so? If you have learned how to communicate more effectively with your children, spouse, friends, colleagues or employees, have you also learned how to be mindful and connect to yourself in meaningful ways to achieve that spiritual balance in your life?   While  Rewiring the Soul is about so much more than that, those previous examples give an idea of what my book is about and how it does so in such a way that our psychological and spiritual selves nurture each other.   In a nutshell: neither the spiritual nor the psychological or emotional dimensions of your life will work if you neglect: your inner connection to the eternal self while you seek happiness in the outer world your happiness in the outer world while you seek the connection to the inner eternal self It was Goethe who said “If everyone will sweep in front of their own door, soon the entire world will be clean”. In Rewiring the Soul ‘sweeping in front of your own door’ means bringing yourself to the utmost point of inner and outer growth, creating progress in body, mind, and soul. This literally means that you have already begun to change the world because of how you are changing yourself.   Are there many exercises in the book?   Not at all. This book does not mean hard work, or spending a lot of time doing specific things. It simply means that as you read – if you so desire – you begin to incorporate small changes into your daily life. And so it begins. And the quality of your life changes…   How did you come to write this book?   For years the essential content of  Rewiring the Soul was like a small, recurring voice in my head; it was always there, and simply would not leave me alone. I had dozens of excuses for not writing it: I was working on my Ph.D. in psychology, I was teaching at a state university, I had three sons, later I was occupied with moving back to Spain, I was setting up my private practice, I had a monthly newsletter to write in English and Spanish, I had a weekly one-hour radio show to broadcast, I had a daily blog post to write, I facilitated numerous workshops and gave frequent speeches, and apart from all of this busy activity and work, sometimes I even had a life. In short, I told myself the book would simply have to wait. But just as a splinter under your skin eventually needs to be seen to, I ultimately realized that the only way I was going to be able to honor the more and more loudly clamoring voice in my head – and heart – was to sit down and write the book.   And you know, that goes to meaning. We all need meaning in our lives, and although I had many things that gave much significance to my life already, the inner urging and excitement I felt each time I thought about Rewiring the Soul compelled me to write the book. Rumi puts it beautifully: When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy. More Early Reviews From the Inside Pages and From Amazon   “I thought I could pick just one chapter to write a review, but I couldn’t …. I was glued to the chair as I read Rewiring the Soul … a literary, in-depth masterpiece to the human psyche, behavior and ultimate transformation. Exquisitely written, beautifully executed.” ALI R. RODRIGUEZ, Business Coach, co-author of Mastering the Art of Success with Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Aug. 2011)   “A glance at the contents of Rewiring the Soul will tell you much about the values promoted: awareness, freedom, peace and love. I fully agree with the author that it is all about re-connecting with our authentic ‘loving self’: it is only then that we can deeply transform our life while also inspiring a transformation in the lives of others! Through this powerful book, Gabriella Kortsch honestly shares her love of serving the inner potential and the spiritual growth of human beings with passion, joy and commitment.” ELISABETTA FRANZOSO; International Speaker, Coach, author of Stella’s Mum Gets Her Groove Back: A True Story   “This book is a gift to humanity, a valuable tool in aiding seekers to accomplish mastery of their own lives. Gabriella Kortsch provides clear steps to help people find peace in a practical and powerful way. She does not ask you to give up anything other then what no longer serves you. Brilliantly written!” HILLARY RAIMO; Author & Radio Host   “Rewiring the Soul is a thoughtful guide to the peace and joy that self-government through inner awareness brings. In the words of author Gabriella Kortsch, anyone’s ideal ‘possible human’ becomes their actual reality by following the simple inner steps in this remarkable book.” JIM WAWRO; author of Ask Your Inner Voice   “Gabriella Kortsch uses her talent and experience to write the instruction manual on rewiring the soul. An in-depth guide on life, love, spiritual evolution and our integration within the universe.” MICHAEL HABERNIG & APRIL HANNAH; Producers of The Path: The Afterlife and The Path 11 Documentaries   “This meticulously researched and crafted book is clearly the masterwork of a profoundly gifted healer of the soul, one who thinks deeply, feels deeply, and cares deeply about the well-being of the world and its humankind. Reading it will change your life; beginning to live actively any of its ideas, principles, and suggestions will transform your life. And bring you safely and joyfully home to your true self, your soul. I found it dazzling, challenging, and wondrously useful.” PEGGY RUBIN, Director, Center for Sacred Theatre, Ashland, Oregon; author of To Be and How To Be, Transforming Your Life Through Sacred Theatre.”   The Soul doesn’t get sick but it does need nourishment; if not it seems as if our life starves to death. This wonderful book by Dr. Gabriella Kortsch is definitely healthy “Soul food”. It becomes clear that as the personality endeavors to “rewire” the Soul, it is its own energy or conscious awareness that is elevated to that higher level where the invisible becomes visible and experienced as peace, joy, love and freedom. A treat to enjoy and celebrate.” ERIC ROLF; author of Soul Medicine: The Heart of Healing   “Rewiring the Soul is a revelation of insight into the foundations of human suffering and transcendence. It not only lays out the essential steps for inner freedom and joy but it also illuminates the way to true human potential: the stunning and dynamic “Possible Self.” Written with clarity, compassion and wisdom, this chronicle is not one of mere speculation, but arises from the depths of hard won personal experience. Gabriella Kortsch is a spiritual master for our time.” PAUL RADEMACHER, Executive Director, The Monroe Institute; author of A Spiritual Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe   “Rewiring the Soul is one the best introductions to the spiritual life I’ve ever read. Not esoteric but real-world and practical. Read it and Soul is no longer just a dogma, nor hypothesis, it is made real and as much a part of your being as your toes. We usually shut off our inner voice, yet by recognizing this aspect of ourselves we begin to discover our essential nature, our intuitive truth, and that becomes our loving guide. The author illustrates the limitations of living only as the mind’s Ego, and demonstrates in practical terms how we can transcend this by awakening a conscious viewpoint, following the path of our intuition and feelings, no longer separated from our body and the reality around us, and integrating at last our Soul’s inner guidance and wellspring of love. The implications are profound.” PETER SHEPHERD; Founder Trans4mind –; author of Daring To Be Yourself   “Rewiring the Soul is the human being’s directory to the soul. This inspirational book asks you to simply open yourself to the possibility you are much more than you have considered yourself to be; in truth, you are spirit in form living a soul-directed life. It is a breakthrough for those seeking practical assistance, those of a more mystical bent, and every soul awaiting discovery. Read it cover to cover first; then place it close at hand to pick up every time your mind strays from your soul’s message radiating from within the heart.” TONI PETRINOVICH, Ph.D.; author of The Call: Awakening the Angelic Human     More About the Book From Amazon:   ‘Rewiring the Soul’ provides a user-friendly roadmap for personal transformation. Using conversational style, it guides the reader to an understanding of those problems and how they can be resolved, deliberately including the reader’s connection to his own soul and spiritual growth. Based on common sense and the author’s work as an integral psychotherapist as well as lessons gleaned from teaching and personal experiences, all interwoven with current findings from neuroscience, positive psychology, quantum physics and Buddhism,  ‘Rewiring the Soul’ signposts the path to resolving everyday life and its problems while converging with the inner quest for connection with the soul. This process allows life to take on a revolutionary new meaning: resolving personal and interpersonal issues while keeping the inner connection to the soul in mind leads to unprecedented growth that is simply not possible if psycho-emotional matters and spiritual concerns are not combined.   Taking responsibility for your own happiness, your own well-being, your own feelings, your own actions, reactions, attitudes, and way of thinking, is the philosophy that lies at the core of her work and in her book  Rewiring the Soul this comes to the fore. Whether you want to improve your relationships, your professional life, your inner and outer health, or the way you feel about yourself; whether you feel blocked in your emotional expression, whether you are suffering from phobias, fears, trauma, difficult sexual relationships, obsession, possessiveness, desire to control, depression, shyness, lack of confidence, self esteem, and assertiveness; whether you cannot control your anger, live with violence or abuse of any kind, and are unable to extract yourself from dysfunctional situations; whether you no longer feel motivated in your life, or that you simply are unable to find the next turning in the road, her work and this book focus on the reader’s growth and empowerment.   The book is available as a paperback and Kindle e-Book for Kindle and all Kindle applications on Amazon   Rewiring the Soul is also available via most of Amazon’s global sites (USA, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Japan), but due to reasons I am unable to explain, it appears that the US print book rate (even taking shipping charges to Europe and other areas into consideration) is currently the best.   Rewiring the Soul can also be ordered via most bookshops, but due to additional delivery charges and other fees, choosing that method may notch up the rate.                  
Wearing unsuitable sunglasses can cause more damage than wearing none at all
This summer, Specsavers Opticas in Spain have conducted a survey about protecting the eyes from the sun, and with some interesting results.   Almost 100% of people asked know the importance of protecting their eyes from the sun, but not all of these people wear suitable sunglasses to protect their eyes from damage. According to the survey conducted in the Costas and Mallorca, at least 40% of people aged 18-34 wear sunglasses for fashion purposes as well as protection. However, not all sunglasses provide sufficient protection from damaging UV rays.   To ensure adequate sun protection, choose sunglasses that meet industry standards and carry the ‘CE’ mark which indicates these shades have met the necessary requirements for the European market.   The National College of Opticians and Optometrists in Spain (CNOO) have been campaigning for years on the importance of protecting your eyes from the damaging effects of the sun. They report on their website that close to 80% of the 12 million sun glasses sold in Spain during 2005 haven’t passed any quality control. They say “It is fundamental to use lenses with special filters that fit the following criteria: stop dangerous solar radiation reaching your eyes, like infrared and ultraviolet, and reduce the intensity of the visible radiation to remove glare and have a clear and comfortable vision. Only sun glasses bought in optical stores with advice and prescription of an optician or optometrist can guarantee the quality of the filters and the eye health of the user.”   Choosing the right sunglasses   Specsavers Opticas advise that when looking for sunglasses, customers should check the UV rating and choose a style which offers the maximum coverage to avoid stray light entering the eyes through the top or sides. Lens colour is not an indication of protection, yet neither is price.   Wearing sunglasses that do not meet the European industry standard protection of UV380 rating, especially dark lens glasses, is more damaging to the eyes than not wearing any at all. Dark lenses make the pupil dilate; therefore letting in more harmful rays than if you weren’t wearing them, because without the glasses the eyes would naturally squint to keep the rays out. Without the sufficient UV protection, they are nothing more than fashion spectacles.   For those aged 18-34, it takes just 5 hours per day of exposure to sunlight on the eyes to double the chances of developing early age related eye problems. People with lighter coloured eyes will be even more sensitive to this. This makes it all the more important to be able to combine fashionable designs with high UV protection.   To make protecting your eyes more affordable this summer, Specsavers is offering a free UV and sun tint on your second pair of glasses when you purchase from the 75€ ranges. There are Specsavers Opticas stores in Fuengirola, Calpe, Javea, Torrevieja and Santa Ponça, Mallorca. Visit to find your nearest store.
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