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12 – We Lost too Many People to Depression

Enough is enough .. We’ve lost too many people to depression .. Anthony Bourdain .. Kate Spade .. Robin Williams .. and many before them.. many in between and many more we may lose in the future .. Famous or not .. this is an open letter to you .. may your soul rest in […] The post 12 – We Lost too Many People to Depression appeared first on r2r.org.


R2R 11: What is Life? Exploring the System of Life for Happiness!

Life is an Emotional Rollercoaster Ride.. one moment you’re happy.. then, something happens, and you’re feeling down .. Examples are plenty .. starting a new job .. dating someone .. going to a friend’s party .. first, you’re excited .. engaged, hopeful.. emotionally solid.. energetic .. Then, something happens, someone is in your way to […] The post R2R 11: What is Life? Exploring the System of Life for Happiness! appeared first on r2r.org.


R2R 12: We Live for Love

It was a Spring evening in Istanbul, about 36 years ago, when my dad invited me to a business dinner he was planning to have with one of his clients from Germany. I was 15 then. The reason for the invitation was that I spoke German – I was going to German High School in Istanbul […] The post R2R 12: We Live for Love appeared first on r2r.org.


10 – A Guided Meditation for Feeling Not Good Enough

Were you able to relate to some of the personal situations that I mentioned in Episode 8 that made me feel not good enough? If so, this guided meditation is just for you. It will help you process the emotional stress and the physical tension created by a situation or a person that made you […] The post 10 – A Guided Meditation for Feeling Not Good Enough appeared first on r2r.org.


Sometimes, I don’t feel good enough, and that’s ok!

Episode 8 deals with our unexpressed feelings, mainly not being good enough. Even though, many of us feel this way, we’re afraid of those negative feelings and keep them suppressed. In reality, we can’t negotiate with our feelings, and can’t control what we want to feel. These emotions naturally arise as a result of people […] The post Sometimes, I don’t feel good enough, and that’s ok! appeared first on r2r.org.


7 – How do you spark your relationship?

If you’ve been in a relationship for a while … I have a question for you .. do you remember exactly how the beginning of your relationship was? .. the first days, weeks, months of dating your girlfriend.. or your boyfriend.. You remember that spark? .. You remember that chemistry? .. Now fast forward .. […] The post 7 – How do you spark your relationship? appeared first on r2r.org.


6 – Overcome Failed Resolutions

Here are the secrets of manifestation … What part of us says .. “Starting tomorrow, I’m going to wake up early, and exercise” .. and then, what part of us stays in bed the next morning .. ?? I know .. we probably mean it well the night before when we commit ourselves to waking up […] The post 6 – Overcome Failed Resolutions appeared first on r2r.org.


5 – Managing Holidays

Another holiday season is upon us, and we all have expectations and certain images of what we’d like to experience in holiday spirits .. For most of us, this is our favorite season of all. Families and communities get together in their festive spirit to celebrate life. It is a time of reunion in joy, […] The post 5 – Managing Holidays appeared first on r2r.org.


R2R 5 Self-Observation Meditation

The Self-Observation Meditation is the first key practice in the Rise 2 Realize method, as described in The Seeker’s Manual. Mastering this technique naturally allows you to create space between you and your thoughts. As a result, you slow down your emotional reactions to trigger events and make better decisions by being consciously present in […] The post R2R 5 Self-Observation Meditation appeared first on r2r.org.


R2R #4 Looking for the Secret Door

Is there really a secret door that will take us from our mundane, monotonous routines to a more joyful and fulfilling life? Let’s explore together if there is one, and if so, how we could find that secret door. In our first episode, we talked about how we trap ourselves in our Comfort Zone, and […] The post R2R #4 Looking for the Secret Door appeared first on r2r.org.


R2R #2: Found Presence

A few weeks ago, I was shooting the first episode for Rise 2 Realize (live on Facebook) … and something very interesting happened .. I found Presence .. You probably saw the video on the Rise 2 Realize FB page (watch it here) .. or on YouTube (check it out) It took all together 5 […] The post R2R #2: Found Presence appeared first on r2r.org.


R2R #1: Feeling Stuck? Step out of your Comfort Zone

Are you feeling Stuck? Trapped? For a long, long time.. I’ve been wondering about why most of us feel stuck .. and why, seemingly, only a few of us could dare to break free from their entrapped life .. Why? Is it really security that we can’t live without? Or maybe it’s the fear of […] The post R2R #1: Feeling Stuck? Step out of your Comfort Zone appeared first on r2r.org.