Thursday, September 22, 2016

Byron Katie’s Four Questions for Self-Discovery and Healing


Entrepreneur and Wellness Guru Gellis brings yoga tips, health-related news, and inspiration to his readers as the president of On his website, Henry Gellis offers advice and original interviews from popular leaders in mindfulness and self-improvement, including Byron Katie.

Byron Katie’s method of self-searching relies on four big questions. She suggests that directed self-inquiry helps uncover the real reasons people experience suffering and emotional hardships in their own lives. As part of the healing process, Byron Katie asks people to identify an issue that is weighing on their mind and answer the following four questions honestly.

1. “Is it true?” Individuals must determine if an issue is as it seems or if something else is sparking the negative feelings.

2. “Can you absolutely know that it is true?” For example, it is difficult to know absolutely what another person thinks about you, and people cannot see the future to know if their fear will come to pass.

3. “How do you react, what happens, when you believe that thought?” This question asks people to evaluate how focusing on negative thoughts impacts their behavior and feelings.

4. “Who would you be without that thought?” The final question encourages people to envision themselves without the negativity that causes them pain.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

How Inspirational Leader Tony Robbins Prepares for a Stress-Free Day

At, Entrepreneur and Wellness Guru Henry Gellis presents tips for healthful, stress-free living to his readers. Many of the articles and interviews on Henry Gellis’ site come from popular inspirational leaders, including Byron Katie, Eckhart Tolle, and Tony Robbins.

An advocate for mindfulness, a popular motivational speaker, and the author of several best-selling self-help and motivational books, Tony Robbins attributes a good deal of his infectious energy to his unique morning routine. For years, he has maintained a ritual designed to shock his system and prepare him mentally and physically for each new day.

Tony Robbins often begins his day by plunging into a very cold pool or river for up to a minute. A fan of cryotherapy, he also enjoys spending several minutes in a cryotherapy unit on the mornings following a long seminar.

After a quick freeze, the motivational speaker begins his “priming” ritual, which includes listening to meditative music followed by performing sets of Kapalabhati Pranayama breaths. After this yoga exercise, he spends time contemplating three things for which he is thankful and finishes off with his own version of a prayer.