How to develop acceptance and find peace in an ever changing world

How to develop acceptance and find peace in an ever changing world
Life is not perfect. It has its ups and downs. If you’re lucky, you will have experienced some events that have been amazing but even with these great times, you will have experienced unhappy times, and some people may have experienced truly devastating times. How can we learn to ride these waves, to become more ...

Boredom is great

Boredom is great
Are you always on the go? Do you feel the need to be productive or to be doing something… anything? Are you trying to find the bottom of Facebook and Instagram? Do you whip out your phone when you’re on a train or bus? Do you walk around with your phone in your hand? Well, ...

Mindfulness vs achieving your dreams: how can you be present and yet focus on your future goals?

Mindfulness vs achieving your dreams: how can you be present and yet focus on your future goals?
The following is a transcript from a WhatsApp conversation I had recently that I thought would be interesting for those who are not sure how goals and dreams sit with mindfulness principles. P: So, I have trained in NLP and done bit of Life Coaching. The aim of NLP is to get the person to ...

Introduction to Meditation – a short course

Introduction to Meditation - a short course
This course is aimed at beginners who want to try meditation. You can either complete the entire course in one sitting or do 1 part per day over 5 days. Part 1 – Introducing Meditation What is Meditation? Meditation is a way of developing the mind by stilling and learning to gently control it. Why ...

Mindfulness for Parents

Mindfulness for Parents
Do you want to improve your relationship with your child or children? One of the simplest ways of achieving this is by practising mindful parenting, which is about being mindful when interacting with your children. What are the benefits of Mindfulness as a parent? You will feel a closer bond with your children, improve your understand ...

Why do I need mindfulness?

Do you worry, get angry or suffer from stress and anxiety? Worried about things all the time? Always hooting your car horn when people cut you up? Impatient or easily angered by others? Find it hard to focus at work? Easily distracted? Always worried what people think about you? Feeling stressed all the time? Constantly ...

Why tai chi is a great, practical mindfulness tool

Why tai chi is a great, practical mindfulness tool
Mindfulness is becoming very popular now, the art of being in the moment. One of the problems with mindfulness is that many people find it difficult to just sit still with their eyes closed and concentrate on themselves. One way of getting round this and still applying mindfulness techniques is by learning tai chi. The simple ...

How stress affects your body

How stress affects your body
Here is a great video on the physical way stress affects your body and how it makes you ill. Tips on reducing stress Try to avoid situations which create unnecessary stress eg avoid interacting with “friends” who stress you out. For on-going stress eg work, try to take time out through the day. Manage stress ...

How a wandering mind can impact happiness

I wrote an article some time ago (He said, she said) on the wandering mind. Today, I received the following email from lumosity.com (a brain training app website): How many times a day does your mind wander? Whether you’re thinking about an important meeting or your next vacation, mind wandering may be a distinctly human ...

He said, she said

He said, she said
Relationships, whether between friends or lovers, can be a source of joy and happiness but they can also bring stress and anxiety into your life. A badly-phrased sentence or something said in the heat of the moment can lead to bad feelings and result in the conversation echoing around in your head for hours or ...