Crying is caused by the body’s production of tears. There are three types of tears.
1. Basal tears. Basal tears are omnipresent in our eyes. These constant tears are what keep our eyes from drying out completely. The human body produces an average of 5 to 10 ounces of basal tears each day.
2. Reflex tears. Reflex tears serve to protect the human eye from harsh irritants such as smoke, onions or a strong, dusty wind.
3. Emotional tears. Emotional tears begin in the cerebrum where sadness is registered. The endocrine system is then triggered to release hormones to the ocular area, which then causes tears to form.
In this Blog post I only refer to the shedding of emotional tears. Read More
The ways of the world can be overwhelming. I have started drawing again as a form of meditation – I relax when I draw, and I forget everything about everything – a welcome switching-off from a busy life.
What do you do to switch off? How do you recover, charge, restore and repair your soul? If you haven’t found a way yet, I highly recommend drawing. Read More
The central sun is the cause of life. It burns and shines. It warms, energises, and makes everything grow. Its rays touch everyone. We all need daylight. Whether we walk under clear skies and feel the sun’s warmth, or it’s a cloudy day – the sun shines, and allows for our existence.
Imagine that one ray of sunlight shines especially for you. This sunbeam is yours – you live because of it; it was designated to be yours from before the moment you were conceived. Read More
(This post is a copy from my other blog miriamvankeulen.com)
I have been Doing a lot lately. I managed a relocation from Sydney to Canberra in March. I furnished a new house. I’ve familiarised myself with a new environment. I have studied really hard to finish a HR Management course.
I was in the Doing for a long time. Read More
Letting Go of the Old Year – Cleaning Up Everything you don’t wish to take into the New Year – Allowing Gratitude for What Was – Getting Ready for What Will Be – Surrendering to, and Relaxing Into What Is – Guided by Miriam van Keulen, International Life Coach and Independent Author specialised in The Sedona Method, Quick Coherence, and Guided Meditation.
On Saturday 17 December from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm I will guide a group meditation session focused on letting go of thoughts and feelings that have been stirred in the old year, that you don’t wish to take with you into the new. Read More
On your quest for happiness and freedom you may have looked for answers and solutions everywhere around you – in books, documentaries, workshops, lectures, online; in going out perhaps and drinking and/or using drugs and/or having sex, or in extensive travel. You may have tried everything you could think of to fill a certain void you’ve felt inside of you – to find happiness; to feel free. You may have succeeded at times, and you may have not. Read More
Being human with a body and a mind – with visible cells, tangible flesh and a smart brain – it may be tempting to believe you are all that. Read More
Today I met with Tom. Tom isn’t his real name but it’s easier to write about ‘Tom’ than about ‘a man’. Tom wants to respond in a more neutral manner to the things that happen in his life. He finds himself a bit too passionate especially while driving his car through busy traffic Read More
When I grew up I was taught to always follow my heart. This felt like perfect advice. And I followed my heart, or so I thought. As I believed I was obeying what my heart told me, what I really gave my power to was my emotions. Read More