Author: Gabriela Ioan

AvatarGabriela is a yoga and meditation teacher, a freelance writer, and a life coach certified in hypnotherapy and NLP. She loves traveling and watching sunsets on the beach. Gabriela knows that her main life purpose is and will always be the search of love and truth, and likes to call herself an 'eternal life student'.

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Why love ends and what you can do to prevent that

Why love ends and what you can do to prevent that

Why does love end? How is it possible that people who were in love and were couple goals for other people end up one day going different ways? How do [...]
Principles of love and Sufism: my 7 favorite rules from “The Forty Rules of Love” by Elif Shafak

Principles of love and Sufism: my 7 favorite rules from “The Forty Rules of Love” by Elif Shafak

  I read "The Forty Rules of Love" by Elif Shafak with great interest and enthusiasm. I immersed myself in the ancient world of Rumi and Sh [...]
In defense of Valentine’s Day

In defense of Valentine’s Day

In this article, my intention is very simple and I’ll lay it out for you from the very beginning: I’m going to defend Valentine’s Day. Is it because i [...]
Anahata chakra: teachings of the heart

Anahata chakra: teachings of the heart

Anahata chakra is the fourth of the seven main chakras discussed in the yoga philosophy books. In the Western world, it is known as the “heart center” [...]
What is self-love?

What is self-love?

The self-love movement has been on the rise for a few years now. We have been told that love starts with us and that we cannot love others unless we l [...]
You can be extraordinary

You can be extraordinary

Do we all have the capacity to be extraordinary? Or is this just for a handful of lucky people who were at the right place at the right time? Recently [...]
When you should quit

When you should quit

One morning, as I was in that state between sleep and wakefulness, I had a realization. It is not the first time that I have ideas and breakthroughs a [...]
Don’t look back in anger!

Don’t look back in anger!

Regrets, disappointments and disillusions are nasty things. They make you look back in anger and they can potentially pull you in a whirl of negativit [...]
When and how I started practicing yoga? (the answer will surprise you)

When and how I started practicing yoga? (the answer will surprise you)

I have been a yoga teacher for three years now, but when people ask me when and how I started practicing yoga, I answer that it was almost 10 years ag [...]
The mythology of beginnings

The mythology of beginnings

What is January if not the month of new beginnings? It's the start of a new year, we are full of hope and renewed energy, we make plans, we make res [...]
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