Mindfulness Practice

Coming Out of the Meditation Closet

Alice Hart-Davis | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Hart-Davis

I'd been toying with the idea of meditation for years. As a health and beauty journalist, I knew all the benefits - from better concentration and sleep to stress reduction - but I just couldn't get my head round actually doing it. I'm a working mum so my spare time is limited. Yet though I could find time for exercise, I could never quite shape up to just sitting still and doing what seemed like nothing.

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.

Increasing Wellbeing in the City and Beyond: How to Stop Chasing Our Tails and Live a More Meaningful Life

Dr Michael Sinclair | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Michael Sinclair

In order to succeed and thrive in this cut throat culture many also turn to lying, cheating, back-stabbing and elbowing others out of the way to reach the top. People can live in a perpetual state of anxiety, worrying about not being good enough.

Habits Die Hard: How to Retrain the Brain

Maria Senise | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Senise

Both my therapist and intuitive reader told me that I need to "stay on course;" my reader was referring to my life's path, and my therapist was referring to my journey through the anxiety. If you think about it, the two aspects they were referring to completely depend on each other; they have a symbiotic relationship.

Just 'DÒ' It

David Mochel | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

This symbol is the Japanese character "DÒ" (pronounced doe). "DÒ" refers to practice as a way of life. The closest (and rarely used) word in the English language for one who lives according to this principle is "practic." The definition of practic is "a person concerned with action or practice, as opposed to one concerned with theory."

Ripping Into Awareness: Mindfulness Meditation on the Fly

Dianna Dunbar | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dianna Dunbar

"Let it rip... Do it to me. Teach me this meditation stuff!"... I looked at the man sitting before me: brilliant, driven, major health problems, too wildly busy to be sick, so overcommitted that running in ten different directions simultaneously is the norm. Sound familiar at all?

Mindful Decisions and Mental Hygiene

David Mochel | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

Better decisions, reduced stress, and mental health protection - it is not an overstatement to say that mindfulness -- being present, positive, and purposeful -- is a highly effective strategy to support peak performance and overall well being.

What Justin Bieber Can Teach Us About Mindfulness

David Mochel | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

How "The Biebs" decides to use his celebrity is completely up to him. Wouldn't it be wonderful if he pulled out of the nose dive and his example served as motivation for his rabid fans to experiment with mindful self-discipline?

A Mindfulness Approach to Observing Raisins

Luke Morris | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Luke Morris

So, you've made it. A year of hard work and stress, with barely a break. But finally - that thing at work taken care of - a train, a flight and a cab ride later, you're on HOLIDAY! You stroll down to the beach and, sand under foot, your first sunset in god-knows-how-long.

Creating an Organisational Culture of Positive Growth Through Purposeful Practice

David Mochel | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

As a coach and facilitator, I help individuals and organizations realize peak performance and wellbeing. This work centers on the application of an idea known as neuroplasticity. That is, how you respond to your circumstances not only shapes your experience in the present moment, it also builds pathways in the brain that facilitate that response in the future.

Eight Things You Can Do Right Now to Benefit From a Self-Regulation Practice

David Mochel | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

A large and growing body of research shows that deliberately and consistently practicing self-regulation - being present, open, and purposeful - makes a dramatic difference in the quality of people's lives.

'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?

Why Growth Trumps Happiness

David Mochel | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

Grow. Grow until you are dead. After years of combing through thousands of studies and speaking to countless individuals, I see the practice of continual growth as being much more fruitful than the pursuit of happiness.

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.