Our Neuroscience Of Love event is coming up and we would like to share the story of one of our speakers – @regina_sf_
And here’s her story:
You know my name. Not my story.
In my twenties, my romantic relationships were challenging. I thought that no one could truly love me. All my insecurities were hidden deep inside as I tried to be a strong and sarcastic “tough cookie.” I was longing for depth and openness in relationships but did not know how to access it.
And then it all changed due to a simple daily meditation practice that I found in the book Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time, by neuropsychologist Rick Hanson. One simple meditation deeply resonated with me- “Loving Your Inner Child”. As a part of my 2013 New Year Resolution, I decided to do it every day for three months and it worked! On March 1st, 2013 I went on a first date with my future husband. We had such a strong connection that we ended up flying to Las Vegas the same night! We engaged the same year and got married in 2014.
This simple daily practice helped me to rewire my relationship to love. I finally felt deserving love and able to give love. I got so interested in the power of meditation and neuroplasticity that it eventually lead me to do Masters in Integrative Health Studies and becoming an Integrative Health and Wellness Coach. It’s hard to believe that one simple daily practice changed my personal and professional life!
What is a small habit that you can start today to improve your life?
It’s the little things that count!
For a full story, visit our blog. To learn more, come hear Regina present at our upcoming event Neuroscience of love: Build better relationships.
Story by Regina Akhmadullina