Meditation

Save the Diet for Spring

Christina Robert | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Robert

The secret, is to look East. Both Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine completely live in the NOW when it comes to the chilly months. Both believe that if you do winter right, you will bounce through the rest of the year.

On the Value of Adventure in Life

Adrian Kowal | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adrian Kowal

he traditional concept of an adventurer is typically someone undertaking an extreme sport, often in the wilderness of mountains or inhospitable terrain, who is set on conquering nature - whether it's a peak, a pole, or otherwise. However adventure doesn't require you to climb Everest or cross the Sahara single-handedly to obtain the thrill and benefits of such a journey.

From Hot Choc to Pet Monks: New Year Detox Madness

Anna Chapman | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Chapman

I'm writing this fuelled by a mammoth jar of Montezuma dark chocolate buttons, packed full of bonny antioxidants. But what else can one do to be healthy in the year 2014? After navigating the sea of New Year detox advice, I fished out the following:

30 Minutes Of This Can Stave Off Anxiety And Depression

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

New research has revealed that anxiety and depression can be warded off with 30 minutes of meditation a day. "Mindfulness meditation" - a Buddhist...

Meditation for Busy Minds

Max Henderson | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Max Henderson

Meditation doesn't need to be mystical or difficult. It's quite simply a way of purposely calming your mind from the manic around you and simultaneously training your mind to actually think the way you want to think and be aware your thoughts, even when you're not meditating.

All Year Resolutions!

Louise Presley-Turner | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Presley-Turner

By simply taking each month as it comes and applying positive changes, you're not trying to conquer the world in one fell swoop, but taking small baby steps towards long-standing change that will last for years to come. Here's how.

The Simple Secret to Optimal Performance and Wellbeing

David Mochel | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

Optimal wellbeing - a combination of physical health, peak performance, peace of mind, and meaningful relationships - hinges on the consistent application of one principle: You get what you practice.

The Lost Art of Relaxation: The Importance of Skilfully Doing Nothing

Adrian Kowal | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adrian Kowal

The concept and word for 'boredom' was only coined in the mid-1700s. Was this because none of our ancestors before this time experienced an uneasiness when faced with a few hours of no activity? When did we begin to experience restlessness when taking a break from everyday life?

This Christmas Forget Presents, Simply Be Present With Your Presence

Leanne Davis | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Leanne Davis

My advice to you this festive season is to do whatever you can to have present moment awareness. Christmas can be a tricky time with emotions running high. But the fact is that the past is gone and the future doesn't exist so all we have is the present.

Five Steps to a Total Life Detox!

Sophie Bickerdike | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Bickerdike

Detox your friends, discover those who are mood-hoovers. Do you leave a friend feeling better or worse? Focus on those who add to your life and make it better. Find the positive... Things not right, get more in tune with yourself. Get a life coach, there are so many great ones out there!

Relieve Pain, Reduce Stress and Restore Wellbeing With Week Three of Our Mindfulness Meditation Course

Danny Penman Ph.D. | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Penman Ph.D.

The aim of this meditation is to move your awareness around the body, paying special attention to areas of tension and discomfort, and then to gently breathe 'into' them.

Three Stress-Busting Mantras

Dr Michelle K. Nielsen | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Michelle K. Nielsen

Stress is all around us, an inescapable by-product of work, school, inter-personal relationships, and even physical challenges. Stress kills. It robs us of our vitality, reduces our ability react and respond, and decreases our productivity by triggering stress hormones in the body that are damaging and toxic.

Three Mantras to Enhance Your Internal Healing Power

Dr Michelle K. Nielsen | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Michelle K. Nielsen

The power of your mind can help you release anger, guilt and shame, bringing you to a state of peace and wellness. By repeating special phrases, or "mantras" to yourself, you can program your mind in a more positive way.

'Tis the Season to Be Truly Jolly

Kamontip Evans | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

Christmas is the time of cheer and happiness. But how many of you are fretting about the getting together of relatives and in-laws, panicking about what to cook, wear, eat, do, buy, how to get on with the extended family, let alone your own - under the same roof, and for some, how to cope with loneliness at Christmas?

The Truth About Health - a Bitter Pill to Swallow

David Green | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Green

GK Chesterton, the great author who inspired Gandhi to end British colonial rule in India, observed: "I owe my success to having listened respectfull...

Five Reasons I am Grateful for My Anxiety

David Mochel | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

Anxiety serves as a cue to reconnect with the miracle of existence. It is not an exaggeration to say that I am genuinely grateful for the role anxiety now plays in my life.

Hey, Teacher! Leave Those Kids Alone

Matt D Ryan | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Matt D Ryan

Talking of spiritual paths, I was reading a blog post by another teacher the other day who was basically saying that doing yoga for mental or physical well-being was akin to putting square pegs in round holes. I was like, 'Eh? Really?' I was thinking that's exactly why I started Yoga - to sort out my mind.

Can Mindfulness Meditation Really Reduce Pain and Suffering by 90 percent? This Three Week Course Shows You How To Begin.

Danny Penman Ph.D. | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Penman Ph.D.

Imaging studies show that mindfulness soothes the brain patterns underlying pain and, over time, these changes take root and alter the structure of the brain itself, so that patients no longer feel pain with the same intensity. Many say that they barely notice it at all.

Changing the Money for Nothing Culture

David Green | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
David Green

The benefits debate is gathering real momentum in the UK. Should the unemployed do something in return for taxpayer's support? Surely the answer is yes. But if governments condition our unemployed to expect money for nothing, then the result is obvious. There is no incentive to find a job. Any smart person will take money for nothing.

Strictly Come... Reflecting?

Sian Breslin | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK
Sian Breslin

Ann Widdecombe has written a new book - "Sackcloth and Ashes - penance and penitence in a self centred world." It deals with what is our modern take on penance - is it punishment or closeness to God? Sounds like heavy stuff!

Living With Pain? Book Review: 'Mindfulness For Health' by Vidyamala Burch and Danny Penman

Collette Walsh | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Collette Walsh

Mindfulness For Health by Vidymala Burch (and Danny Penman) is written in a really helpful and engaging format with easy-to-follow sections too. The language is straight-forward, human and gobbledygook free.

Pope Francis Delivers the First Lesson to Business Leaders

David Green | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Green

Leaders would do well to take a leaf out of Pope Francis' book on how to be a true leader by actions and not just words. He welcomes the homeless for lunch, shows infinite patience to a child running around while delivering a keynote speech and responds personally to people who contact him. Leadership is about serving others faithfully.

My Roller Coaster Ride With Cancer

Charlotte Brierley | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Brierley

On 15 May at 7pm in my office in the City of London, I took a call which shifted my universe. I was diagnosed with cervical cancer and told I would have to undergo surgery which may or may not leave me infertile and possibly have chemo-radiation after that.

Here's A Quick and Easy Tool to De-Stress Any Time!

Liberty Forrest | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

I'm sure you know what it is to feel stressed. Rushing here and there, having too much work, not enough sleep, too many responsibilities, no time to just chill and enjoy life. Seems all of us are in that same boat, right? Wrong.

Poorna Bell

Nearly 50% Of Brits Suffer From Long Term Stress - Are You One Of Them?

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Feeling like you're close to breaking point once in a while is perfectly human, but feeling like that all the time certainly isn't. In an extensiv...