Mindful Living

Up to the Skies...

Caragh Little | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

The International Space Station is making bright, low passes through the late summer night sky this month. On a cool, clear night, I watched its smooth, stately progress from west to east - seemingly just at the top end of my street.

For True Mindfulness, Space Matters

Helen Sanderson | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Sanderson

Mindfulness is everywhere. It's a wellbeing buzzword. Most people have an idea of what it represents - the desirable ability to be 'in the now' instead of letting mind (and body) gallop ahead to the next thing and the next. But many are unsure how to access this sought-after mental state.

Conscious Living, What Is It, Why and How?

Mercedes Ngoh | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mercedes Ngoh

What exactly does "conscious living" mean? In a nutshell, it means to be aware of your thoughts, speech and actions in every moment without causing harm to yourself or those around you. This basic approach to life may sound simple, but after centuries of tribal conditioning, living with absolute awareness requires deliberate observation and on going personal development.

The Mindfulness Habit

Sharon Bull | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sharon Bull

I liken 'Mindfulness' similar to any other new activity or skill we wish to master and bring into our life. In other words just as an instrument will not learn itself, needs practise and dedication, so does a change in our thought process. In whatever way we wish to enhance our life and well being, we have to put in the effort.

Slow Down!

Kamontip Evans | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

Try meditation to help you slow down - to spare your heart and cardiovascular system from wear and tear due to stress. When you practise meditation, the awareness of your breathing or bodily movements becomes enhanced.

Strictly Spinalicious or Not!?

Ladan Soltani | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ladan Soltani

I know its that time of year where you all want to detox and divorce yourself from that lovely extra few pounds which magically happened to take residence on your body whilst you have no idea why it chose 'you'! 

Battle of the Post-Christmas Bulge

Kamontip Evans | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

Are my clothes shrinking in the wash or what? Following non-stop dinner and cocktail parties over the Christmas/New Year period - with over-indulgence in food and drink and little rest - the evidence is now on display. A bulge at the waistline, skin filling out in the wrong places, extra layers added to chin and thighs.

'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?

Happy Days?

Kamontip Evans | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

We can spend all our life procrastinating to be happy! We forget to be happy right here and right now. But we may answer 'yes' to the question anyway because we don't want people to know how we really feel.

Be Your Own Therapist...

Kamontip Evans | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

Does a professional know as much about you as you do? Does he or she know your innermost depths of emotion? Will you hold back on what you say due to reluctance to reveal your deepest, possibly darkest secrets? Can we not rely on ourselves to deal with our troubled emotions?

Feeling Stuck in a Rut? Try Doing a "Life Audit"

Jackie Mendoza | Posted 02.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Mendoza

A life audit could literally save your life and sanity. It can be the difference between living life by default or living the rest of your life by design. Yes, that's right, you do have choices and you can design your life the way you want it to be. The first steps are being honest and aware of what's not working in your life right now and knowing how you'd prefer things to be.

Lost for Words? Be Mindful...

Kamontip Evans | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

Going back to university at 50+ was never going to be easy. One day I was talking to my tutor, discussing aspects of my thesis, when a hot flush struck. Blood sped to my face, increasing pressure alarmingly like a kettle on the boil. My face bubbled with sweat. The discussion stopped abruptly and my mind went blank.

'F**k It' Therapy

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Stress has made the headlines this week – disturbingly the perception of stress can almost double the chance of a heart attack, and the number of pe...

Taking Time to Reflect: The Importance of 'Me-Time'

Sam Owen | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Owen

Encouraged to drink in order to manage career related stress, many of these women are said to have gone on to become career women and mothers who have exchanged their beers for wine, and from drinking heavily in public to drinking heavily behind closed doors. In other words, they have become reliant on this vice, one that can destroy careers, relationships, and mental and physical health.

A Daily Guide to Mind Mastery

Ladan Soltani | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Ladan Soltani

Did you know we have on average 70,000 thoughts a day. As there are 86,400 seconds in a 24 hour day, this means we produce a thought every 1.2 seconds. Now remember, this is simply an average quote.

Talent Isn't Always Enough...

Malcolm Levene | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Malcolm Levene

A number of the individuals I work with are very talented, however, in my considered opinion, talent is often not enough. To be able to use your talent most effectively, you also need a strategy.

Dreaming of a Life Change?

Louise Presley-Turner | Posted 12.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Presley-Turner

Dreaming of changing your world, your environment can be hugely positive. Daydreaming or 'seeing' how your life could be better, can be the wake-up call you need to start making changes now.

Walk it off! De-Stress on the Concrete (or Grass if You're Lucky)

Harbir Kaur | Posted 19.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Harbir Kaur

Feel enraged, confused, tired or (forbid) happy? Go for a walk!

Meditation for the Nation...

Georgia LA | Posted 11.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Georgia LA

So I'm no hemp clad tofu eater who doesn't shave my armpits, and I don't have ambitions to levitate any time soon (well...). But meditation is seriously changing my life right now.

What's Better - Self-Acceptance or Self-Esteem?

Dan Roberts | Posted 20.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dan Roberts

Banker or binman, care worker or chief executive, we are all fundamentally the same. We all want to be happy. Each of us wants to feel proud of our achievements and to be respected for them. We all seek a partner and family who love us. Everyone strives for a meaningful, satisfying life. These shared goals and desires are what make us human.

Lotus Position Optional

Stephanie Brookes | Posted 05.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Brookes

So, if the thought of meditation has always brought to mind those images of the Lycra-clad, wheatgrass guzzling fitness junkies that we associate with such leg bending practices; throw the Zen-like guru stereotype out the window, place your derriere on your chair of choice and simply meditate away...

Let it Go: A Beginners Guide to a Healthy, Happy Mind

Alice Grist | Posted 23.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

Let it go, let it be, release, relax, stop worrying, chill. How often are you told this, or how often do you tell yourself this and in actuality fail miserably to achieve any of these seemingly simple concepts?