Mindfulness

What Was That Pilot Thinking?

Ruby Wax | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

How many times can you remind people that it's one in four who have a mental disorder, that means if we prohibited everyone with a mental illness from working there would be empty floorboards in the boardrooms.

How to Find Peace in the Big City

Alice Stevenson | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Stevenson

The terrifying financial burdens that come with living in London, the sense of it increasingly becoming a steel and glass playground for the super wealthy, can make us ordinary Londoners feel disenfranchised. The huge pressure to achieve and succeed, if not just survive, leaves little scope for moments of awe and genuine peace in our frantic minds.

You Are Enough- Improving the Relationship You Have With Yourself

Lisa Regan | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

When the chips are down or things are not going exactly according to plan that's when you know you are truly living life, for I believe it is life's challenges and obstacles that make us see where we are and where and how we need to move forward.

Still Life!

David Pearl | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Pearl

A multi-disciplinary, serial professional (dentist, lawyer, coroner, judge) Bernard Pearl's life is currently restricted to a hospital bed where he has more than enough time to dwell on the moment. Around him people are whiling away their day staring at screens or into mid air. Not my dad.

Being Mindfully Frazzled

Ruby Wax | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

When I wasn't working in the past I'd feel obligated to start cramming myself with information; what disasters are happening in the world war-wise, airplane-crash wise, inflation-wise, hurricane-wise and Jeremy Clarkson-wise; the list is endless. When I don't work I start feeling like, "Dear God, who will want to see me if I don't have news or gossip to spew out?"

More Than Enough...

Malcolm Levene | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Malcolm Levene

Often, I hear people say, I'm doing my best, or, That's it, I've given it all I can give. I can identify with these comments, can't you? Sometimes, we tend to beat ourselves up, for not doing more. In fact, we often do that when we've done more than enough.

How to Build a Lean, Mean Workforce

Sean Farrington | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK
Sean Farrington

Prioritising employees' physical and mental wellbeing is really important. Aside from generally caring about colleagues' health, a healthy office actually helps to increase productivity and can even reduce absenteeism.

Mindfulness Is More Than Just Focus

Dr David Cox | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr David Cox

When you spend time observing your thoughts, you start to realise that that's all they are - thoughts. And then you notice things about them - not just their content, but also their emotional payload, their frequency, patterns in which ones you have when and why.

Going Down Under

Ruby Wax | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

I really don't remember anyone looking up at me with curiosity, it's usually a look of "What the hell are you looking at, weirdo?"

The Pond and the Mind: A Parallel Universe

Kamontip Evans | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

When you watch the mind, you will find there is a beginning, middle and an end to each troublesome thought or emotion. Sometimes before you even get to the end of it, the mind will jump onto something else.

Is Your Life About a Journey or a Destination?

Malgosia Chabrowska | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Malgosia Chabrowska

We seem to be chasing the end result while convincing ourselves that once we achieve the goal we will be happier and more fulfilled in our lives. Happiness seems to be this unreachable, future thing as the end has become more important than the means.

Best Mum in the World

Martyn Sibley | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Sibley

Can you imagine when my parents found out I had Spinal Muscular Atrophy? Especially after hearing the bollocks that the doctors (and the media) say about the condition. Forget about me never playing football, I'd apparently be lucky to do anything. My parents must have been distraught!

Are You as Happy as You Want to Be? Eight Great Choices That Make a Huge Difference

David Mochel | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

The need to be right can create stress and damage relationships. When you accept that everyone sees the world differently, then you can let go of being right, and you can express what you are thinking and feeling without blame.

Why We Need a Ministry for Mindfulness in the UK

Jutta Tobias | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jutta Tobias

In the first instance, the ministry would be tasked with laying out a comprehensive path for a highly stressed out nation to move towards higher wellbeing. Why this is of such strategic importance for society: stress and impulsiveness are strongly linked.

Do You Struggle With Sunday Night Insomnia?

Susan Leigh | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

A recent report reveals that Sunday night insomnia is an issue for as many as one in four of us. Those afflicted may go to bed early, feel tired and are keen to go off to sleep yet instead lie awake tossing and turning or they drift off to sleep only to awaken in the early hours feeling tired and unrefreshed.

Low Rent Therapy Could Poison Your Mind

Steve Miller | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Miller

The low rent therapist may be so bad bringing little experience, little evidence of success, and little evidence of professional achievement. In fact these kind of therapists are so bad that they can potentially do you more harm than good.

The Real Secret of Self-Control

David Mochel | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

As I write this I am looking outside and feeling the desire to enjoy the sunshine rather than sit at my computer. In an alternate universe I could be outside enjoying the sun and looking back through the window feeling that I should be working.

Louise Ridley

The Myths Around Meditation And Business Have Been Busted...

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK

Bosses can transform their businesses and the happiness of their employees using meditation, author David Gelles has argued - and it's definitely no l...

Life, Curve Balls and Yoga

Lindsey Brown | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lindsey Brown

Yoga is very much about being present, on and off the mat. By leading a more mindful life, the aim is to change the way we think about our experiences; being more aware of each moment, more accepting and less judgemental.

The 'Spa' for People Who Don't Like Spas

Josa Young | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Josa Young

Eliana, mother of Dominic, who took my yoga session, is 85 but not, if you know what I mean. Unexpected, impatient and eager for new experiences, she sports the attributes of youth not age. We had a conversation about her fascinating life and what brought her to her vocation as a healer via a career in fashion and teaching.

Using the Mind as Well as the Body...

Mark Foster | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Sport
Mark Foster

Becoming mindful and conscious about how I breathe, for instance, and the use of silence in my routine opens up all sorts of thought and emotional pathways and provides real insight into how I function in the everyday world and how I could improve it.

People Are Lying In 'Adult-Sized Wombs' To Chill Out

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Even the most dedicated meditators can find it difficult to find a spot that's calm, quiet and distraction free. So it's not that surprising that ...

Oh Do Behave! How to Behave Your Way to the Life You Want With Acceptance and Committed Action

Dr Michael Sinclair | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Michael Sinclair

If we want relationships we have to boldly face the vulnerabilities that come with dating. If we want to excel in the corporate world we have to make room for fears around public speaking. How willing are you to 'behave your way' to the life that really matters to you?

An Announcement...

Ruby Wax | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

You can tweet, blog, bitch and bore people senseless at dinner parties on how to improve the world but really in my opinion, what has to change first, is our thinking. The conflict is in our minds and we project onto the world as if something out there is making us feel demented.

The Best Piece of Parenting Advice I Was Never Given

Michaela Horan | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michaela Horan

Sure there's a ton of advice about naughty steps, and controlled crying, and potty training, and teaching phonics. But less about the need to "breathe through" the more unmanageable aspects of parenting, which are often messy, noisy, relentless, chaotic, and/or publicly shaming.