Mindfulness

Mindfulness for Babies

Ruby Wax | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

Early on you should try and see baby for what he is - not what you project on him. Nature, in the name of survival, is using everything's she's got to make you see this pink package as containing all your dreams and hope - otherwise you'd dump it.

Six Essential Factors That School Never Taught You About Yourself!

Sunita Pattani | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sunita Pattani

According to the Dalai Lama, all people have one thing in common: they want to be happy. And it is true, all people do want to be happy - it's just that some of us partake in behaviours, that although may bring us some temporary relief, are also destructive to us in the long run.

Self-Development Really Hurts

Jojo Furnival | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jojo Furnival

So, I've spent the best part of four months unpicking my life, my personality, what I 'know' and how I think, and trying to absorb new mindful ways to manage whatever out of life's toolbox of suffering will fly at me next and in fact I don't feel any better equipped; I feel weakened, worried and considerably worse about myself.

Meditation Comic: How To Stop Doubting Yourself

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

It's really easy to doubt ourselves when it comes to the decisions we make in our everyday lives. Illustrator and creator of meditation comics Mike...

Want to Relate Well With Others? Remember That All Reality Is Virtual

David Mochel | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

Yes, all reality is virtual. Each of us has a nervous system that is creating a highly individualized experience. The goal is not to see things the same way as everyone else, but to work effectively with others who see it differently.

Can Sound Heal Us?

Alice Carder | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Carder

You hear that song. The notes feel like they are inside you, coursing through your blood stream straight to the heart, pumped round and round again, syncing with the sound of your own heart beat. You feel different.

Five Minute Mindfulness

David Pearl | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Pearl

The Dalai Lama - who's busier than you or I - finds time to meditate. Apparently he sits for two hours every day, unless he is really busy - when he sits for FOUR hours. But where are we, less enlightened mortals, supposed to find the time when are days are full of stuff that's clamouring for our attention?

Holding on

Kamontip Evans | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

What do you mean I'm holding on? I'm trying to forget it but the wretched thing just won't go away! That's exactly the point. Your head wants to get rid of it but your mind is holding on - without you realising or knowing why. Eventually your holding on will form a habit and that is how you will tend to react to situations.

No Time Like the Present

Sonja Lewis | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sonja Lewis

Unless you have somehow managed to survive underneath a stone, in a vacuum or staked out on a remote island, surely you've heard some version of the inspirational quote: 'Live for today, because yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come'.

Hot Desert, Hot Wax, Hot Emotions!

Shirley Palmer | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shirley Palmer

With 60,000 to 100,000 thoughts a day, how focused are you with your mindset on what you are doing? Are you getting through that long to do list? Are you finishing your project? How many disruptions are you running with every day?

Me and the Dalai Lama (I've Never Said That Before...)

Ruby Wax | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

So, I went to Australia to meet the Dalai Lama, as you do. I was asked to speak at a conference called, "Happiness And Its Causes", like I know? I told them this was not my specialty as I am a cynic but they held out the Dalai Lama as bait, and I bit...

Spring Renewal 4

Karen Ruimy | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Ruimy

Don't try to push it, don't force the flow of your creation, wait for the movement and for it to flow again. If the energy is scattered, don't go into confused relationships, wait for the right moment to engage with it in when the energy feels easier.

Why Mindfulness Can Take You to the Edge of Madness

Alexandra Massey | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Massey

I love meditating because it acts as an anchor, gives me a foundation and keeps me calm. However, it's the retreats that do me in. Spending a week disconnected from normal life and daily distractions is a recipe for disaster.

Why I Told A Stranger My Problems While Running Around Hyde Park

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

I've never been to therapy. That's what I told William Pullen, psychotherapist and creator of Dynamic Running Therapy, when he asked. I've alw...

Those Visitors!

Kamontip Evans | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

Be mindful of those who come knocking on the doors of your senses: eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body and mind. When you see something that you like, for instance, or something you dislike, you have already let a 'feeling visitor' through the door.

A Word About the Body (Actually More Than One Word)

Ruby Wax | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

If you went down a manhole and sat there in the dark, what's swarming around up there in your brain sums up whom you really are. I'm not saying don't think about redecorating your house but in the big scheme of things the rehaul won't make your experience of the world any different, even in a new chair.

Slow It Down!

Malgosia Chabrowska | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Malgosia Chabrowska

There is a price for this lifestyle: stress, loss of productivity, burnout, deterioration of relationships, decrease of creativity and innovations, and a feeling that time is slipping through our fingers with life passing by.

On Cleanses

Ruby Wax | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Comedy
Ruby Wax

I've decided to start mind fasting where I cut off all outside stimuli and see what's left in my brain. I'm starting with newspapers, to cut off my addiction to world atrocities then I'm going to wean myself off my iPhone and then the computer...

These Children Have A Better Understanding Of Their Emotions Than You

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Parents

Children rarely discuss their emotions with adults, or reveal what really goes on inside their head when they're mad. But in this touching video by...

Why Manxiety is a Great Development for Men

Greg Hopkinson | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Greg Hopkinson

I went through a phase in my journey where I was sharing my anxieties with women and men. Generally it was well received, sometimes not. It didn't bother me. But by me becoming aware of my anxieties and not taking them personally or seriously I was able to let them be as there were, and they had less power over me

Why Mindfulness Is the 'It' Girl

Ruby Wax | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

Mindfulness isn't about smelling a butterfly wing, though if you're into it be my guest, what it does deliver is a practice that may potentially give you a longer life and while you're living longer, living better.

Mental Health Awareness Week: Delivering Mindfulness on the Move

Sarah Bateup | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Bateup

While there has been much written about mindfulness since it was introduced as a third wave cognitive behavioural therapy in the UK almost a decade ago, it is often still thought of as the ability to simply "zone out".

Mindful Eating: The End of Dieting

Alexa Frey | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alexa Frey

Every time we eat when we are bored, anxious or even happy, we are eating for emotional reasons. We're not eating because we are physically hungry and therefore our body doesn't need to be given food.

Finding Peace in the Chaos

Swatee Jasoria | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Swatee Jasoria

It is currently Mental Health Awareness Week, which means that the term "mindfulness" is being used a lot. Mindfulness is a hugely popular topic, and many of you may already be aware of it or even practice it yourself.

How Mindfulness Gave Me Back My Pop Career

Will Young | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Will Young

What happened with these steps is that, progressively, I began to become stronger and stronger in my defences against such shaming attacks. With this I became far more compassionate for myself and therefore for others. I began to experience deep gratitude for my job and deep love for the whole experience, with people I worked with through to the audiences who would turn up to my shows. This doesn't mean to say may I add that I live in a state of complete peace and harmony...