Finding Peace

Laura Humphreys | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Laura Humphreys

One of my favourite places to go and visit is the local graveyard. We live on a square block, the streets conveniently named North, East, South and West, and the cemetery is on the North side of the square. I have no relatives or friends buried there, in fact, I have no connection to anyone there. But there's something about the ambience, the peace and the love that has gone into that patch of land that permeates the air and is hard to find anywhere else.

Overwhelmed? Four Ways to Calm Down and Simplify

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

Are you over scheduling and overloading your to-do list? Keep over scheduling and overloading, and you'll end up feeling overwhelmed. When overwhelm happens, it distorts our reasoning and response-ability. It also clouds the mind from clear thinking and, as a result, not much gets done, even though we may have lots to do.

The Biggest Misconceptions of Anxiety Disorders

Georgia Coan | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Georgia Coan

You can be the strongest person in the world and still be struck down with an anxiety disorder. In all fairness, it's usually the strongest and most confident people who suffer from anxiety disorders because they hide their emotions away.

Introverts Are Doing It for Themselves at Work

Helen Sanderson | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Sanderson

It doesn't come naturally, but I'll be upfront: I'm an introvert. Some of my best friends are introverts. At the Ministry of Calm we love introverts. We're everywhere. But many of us struggle to perform at our best when at work.

Are You Who They Say You Are?

Dr Paul Wood | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Wood

Studies show that the words we use to describe what we see, determines what we see. I encourage you to be mindful about the labels you give yourself and the labels you give others. They may be words, but these words transform into images in the mind, which can become self-fulfilling prophecies.

This 'Negative Poem' Has A Seriously Inspiring Twist

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

After a tough day, it's all too easy to focus on the negative aspects of life and forget about all the wonderful things and people that are around us....

How To Focus When Your Mind Is Full Of Thoughts

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Mindfulness – the art of focusing your attention to the present moment - is a way to develop peace and happiness in our lives according to Thich Nha...

10 Ways to Be Happy When Alone

Annette Bette Kellow | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Annette Bette Kellow

Society is petrified of seclusion and this is especially difficult if you are in a new city, have recently come out of a relationship, started a new job or generally have just ongoing feelings of isolation and loneliness.

Stigma Begone

Laura Lee | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Lee

Stigma is powerful in it's ability to cause harm and the only way to beat it, is to bring those issues at it's foundations to the surface. As an out and proud sex worker, I've stared stigma down many times.

How To Process A New Energy In You?

Karen Ruimy | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Ruimy

I feel like there is an elephant trying to hide inside me, or rather, to make itself comfortable! This elephant is throwing stuff around that doesn't allow it to stand or sit! It is not intentionally being bad, it is just a bit clumsy, as the space is doesn't fit.

Mindful of the Evidence Base

Raliza Stoyanova | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Raliza Stoyanova

Half of mental health disorders have their onset before age 15, and there is growing evidence that the teenage brain undergoes significant change. This time of heightened brain plasticity offers a valuable opportunity to try and foster resilience and potentially prevent the onset of mental illness.

Meditation During Pregnancy and Labour

Helen Bryce | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Parents
Helen Bryce

The breathing techniques were great for those moments of complete chaos; like when you're trying to put a toddler down for a nap as the older one shouts through that they've "missed the toilet".

Teens To Have School Lessons In Mindfulness In Hope Of Protecting Against Mental Illnesses

Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Teenagers across the UK are to have school lessons in mindfulness, as part of an experiment to determine whether such training can protect against men...

How To Use Mindfulness When Trying For A Baby

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Parents

Many are aware of the positive benefits mindfulness can have on our everyday lives, but have you ever thought of applying this concept when you are tr...

A Little Blog on Stress...

Karen Ruimy | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Ruimy

I have built an ego, yes, and society loves me for it. I really fit in with my judgments, with my set ideas, with my seductive patterns. And when it does not work as it should, we get upset, nervous, anxious... all of it!

Managing Chronic Illness: Why I Set Myself Weekly Challenges

Natasha Lipman | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Lipman

While my sense of lack of satisfaction is still very much there, and I find it hard to be proud of myself for going out or 'doing' something, I'm trying to take things one step at a time and realise that I'm working my arse off, and that's worth celebrating. And setting myself small, achievable challenges is definitely one way of helping me manage that.

Pay Attention

Ruby Wax | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

If a child is going to become an emotionally successful adult he/she needs to begin to learn to pay attention. That's why mindfulness in schools is not just a great idea but a necessity or this world of distractions will swamp his little brain.

Does a Glimpse at Happiness Make it More Painful When It Passes?

Helen Osborne | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Osborne

Maybe it is like the old adage better to have loved and lost than never have known love at all. Except it isn't really lost - according to the Buddhists, I just need to remove the obstacles that get in contentment's way. Happiness is our natural state, maybe I need to stop trying quite so hard, in every direction.

How Mindfulness Can Stop the Spinning

David Mochel | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

As human beings we have a tremendous capacity to respond positively and purposefully in the face of challenge. We have the ability to act on our goals and commitments even when we don't feel like it.

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.