Not enough?

Recently I talked about that critical and limiting inner script many of us have running in our heads. The voice that reminds us we're not 'enough' in some way. Not slim enough, tall enough, young enough, old...

Celebrating happiness

Every year there is a day dedicated to being happy. This year it's on 20th March. Yay for International Happiness Day! What a great thing to celebrate- the world, including our workplaces, needs mo...

The challenge of a new way of 'being'

It can be challenging to change deeply ingrained habits and ways of thinking. Mindfulness is a particular way of approaching the world, and it might be quite different to the way yo...

What is acting on auto-pilot?

Have you ever started eating a chocolate bar only to find that suddenly you’ve finished it without even noticing? Or have you ever arrived at a destination and remembered nothing about the...

Hello everyone

Recently in the UK we had Mental Health Awareness Week, and the theme was stress. Never one to do things by halves, for me, the week was characterised by several different activities, events and situation...

Things can be so busy in our lives that sometimes we fail to appreciate the beauty of what's around us and all the precious gifts we have to be grateful for. Even if you've had a lousy day, by virtue of the fact that y...

This week’s blog is on the subject of listening, which has been prompted by the Samaritan’s ‘Big Listen’ day last week. The wonderful UK charity Samaritans wants to encourage people to listen to people around them and...

Positive psychology is the scientific study of the factors that enable individuals and communities to thrive. The discipline rests on the belief that we all want to live a life of meaning, happiness and fulfilment, alt...

In the last blog I wrote, I talked a little bit about the importance of getting out of autopilot. It’s so central to the notion of mindfulness, that I thought some tips about how to shift out of this mode, might be hel...

A friend of mine recently led a meditation session which involved eating a raisin mindfully, and after the session there were some interesting questions. In particular, a couple of people shared that they didn’t realis...

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