In a recent consultation with one of my clients, we were talking about the value of listening to our intuition in decision making while being careful not to confuse it with impulse.

In many occasions impulse leads us astray while intuition allows us to act from a place of knowing. This is because impulse derives from our fears, our pains and what society thinks we should do while intuition is really there to guide us, protect us and develop us. …


The beauty of meditation is that there are different mediation techniques that we can play with to keep the practice exciting but most importantly to focus and achieve specific goals. Loving-Kindness Meditation is a great way to practice compassion and has plenty of science-backed benefits that in the long run can greatly boost our happiness and wellbeing.

Loving-Kindness Meditation is a type of meditation in which we think of people in our life and send them our best wishes and love. The meditation is a great heart opener and connects you to the energy of love. …


Meditation has become a very popular exercise to calm the mind and practice detachment however it is not an easy practice to achieve. Fortunately, there are a number of ways in which you can meditate today and you should experiment with all of them to see which one works best for you. Personally, I find Japa meditation a beautiful way of meditating and it has really worked for me. I loved learning more about the technique and the different ways in which you can perform it, so I thought it would be useful to share some of that with you.


Pranayama is the practice of breath control in Yoga. The word “prana” is the body’s life-force energy while “yama” means control or restraint. Pranayama is therefore a number of practices meant to control and consciously expand the life-force into every cell of the human body. Because breath is the source of prana, pranayama is mainly constituted of breathing techniques. However, it can also include a few meditative visualizations and visual locks.

Pranayama plays with the inhalation, exhalation and the pauses in between the breath to create stillness in the mind. In fact, we observe that whenever our breath stops, the…


I have never been someone who loves change. I don’t mind it once in a while as it can bring adventure and something better into our lives but I am not the person who goes looking for change on a daily basis. I like my routines, I like to have a place to call home and I like to have people around me that I can call home to as well.

Having travelled the world for this last year however, I had to come to terms with change and find strategies to feel home wherever I was. No matter where…


Grief is our response to the pain of a loss and despite the fact that loss is inevitable; grief is one of the most challenging processes for us humans to endure. Loss reminds us of the impermanence of life and the lack of control we actually have over it. It breaks us, bends us and makes us vulnerable before the fragility of life. We are surrounded by loss but unfortunately we still have a hard time accepting its presence. …


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When I started my first job working in investment banking in London it wasn’t long before I started questioning my life and if this was all there is. Commuting for two hours a day to a job that didn’t fulfill me and working long days leaving no space for my family, friends or myself made me feel miserable. I was earning a great salary but ended up spending it all as a compensation for the way I was feeling. This is when it became clear to me that I had fallen into a common trap that many unconsciously still do…


Healthy relationships are considered one of the pillars for your well-being because they provide you with life energy that nurtures you from within. Being aware of this, relationships have always been one of the highest priorities in my life. I have always been dedicated to my partner, friends and family, focused on quality rather than quantity. And, I have to admit, I have always felt really good at it. …


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Dedicated to my Mother

Since I can remember, I have been curious about people and everything that is good for our mind, body and soul. At the time, I didn’t fully comprehend the connection between these 3 areas however. It started with me wanting to know as much as I could about myself. Who I was, why I was here and how I could become better. I was guided by this extreme sense of curiosity and wanting to experience it all. I was lucky to have a mother that was interested in that herself. Since young, she would takes us…

Jessica Iachia

I am a wellness coach & a spiritual finder. I love to write about self-development, healing, spirituality and poems | foodforsoul.guru

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