Mindfulness

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.

Cheap and Tacky Hypnotherapists May Wreck Your Health

Steve Miller | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Miller

If your mindset needs support then the last thing I recommend you do is to go for the cheapest. Of course there may be exceptions to the rule, but in my book cheap often means incompetent, tacky, desperate and dangerous.

Simple Wisdom: Don't Complain About What You Have Chosen

David Mochel | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

How many of us choose something - a car, house, job, career, partner, or life - and then complain about it? What a tremendous amount of wasted energy!

What Are We Pouring Into Our Children?

Michelle Holmes | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle Holmes

When there is such an emphasis on achieving, regular assessments, bigger class sizes at school with lessons led by overworked teachers dealing with classes of children with increased varying educational needs and staff without adequate support or training, these statistics support my experience of children that are stressed and unable to articulate their feelings.

Use the Year of the Goat to Bring Out the Best in You

Sloan Sheridan-Williams | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sloan Sheridan-Williams

In the light of Chinese New Year and The Year of The Goat upon us, it seems the perfect time to demonstrate how bringing out your inner goat like tendencies can actually help you achieve the results you want.

Peter Greste Reveals Surprising Secret Of Surviving 400 Days In An Egyptian Jail

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK

Meditation and running up to 10km a day in a narrow corridor helped Al Jazeera's Peter Greste survive his 400 days in prison in Egypt. Speaking to ...

On Compassion

Ruby Wax | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

There was a feeling of waking up from a bad dream because suddenly you can clearly hear sound, taste food, smell, see, feel everything as if for the first time. I felt I was who I really am under all the fear, competition and anxiety.

How You Show Up Online Can Transform Your Lovelife!

Monica Millares | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Monica Millares

If you are single and want a relationship ask yourself that question every time you go on first date with a guy you meet online, or for that matter anyone! I'm sure if you knew, you would be your best, be loving, caring and very grateful that you are with such an amazing man!

Our Past Does Not Define Us

Amber Bell | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amber Bell

We do not have to live life by the hand it dealt us. No, we choose our own path and say, "This is the life I'm going to live and this is the person I'm going to be... and I'm damned if anything is going to change that."

In Pursuit Of Great Work

Sebastian Nienaber | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK
Sebastian Nienaber

In this new era, we constantly need to adapt to changing circumstances and leave our comfort zone to take bold risks. Applying yesterday´s solutions to today's problems no longer works.

Is Everyone an Artist?

Elena Barbiero | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elena Barbiero

The mere act of creating, designing and putting something on paper is incredibly complex. You touch emotions, you practice fine motor skills, planning, imagination. Some amatuer artists produce incredibly accomplished pieces, but that's not the point really. Scribbles can and do have the same dignity and importance.

How to Love Your Dopey Brain: Navigating Your Self on Sex

Bridget Tate | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Bridget Tate

I am a traveler. I enjoy navigating foreign terrain. And I am typically a serial monogamous, years of long-term relationship after long-term relationship with desert in between. Due to this, the rules of this type of playground are very foreign to me.

Is Taking a Lunch Break for Wimps? The BS Behind the Thinking

Angela Smith | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Angela Smith

We all need food and rest, so why do we often completely ignore one of the most important meals of the day - yes lunch? When our concentration is waning and our bodies are calling out for movement, why do we continue to sit chained to our desks, figuratively banging our heads against the brick wall that is our work?

How to Be in the Moment

James Moran | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Comedy
James Moran

I'll try to put this in a way that can get through to you, given how much you are struggling. You know other moments? Yeh, well forget about them. Be in the moment.

Why Yoga Can Bolster Your Confidence

BritChick Paris | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

There are few places today where we aren't able to see our reflection - mirrors abound, selfies taken at every opportunity not to mention the media obsession with perfect looks. Yoga is one of the only spaces where all devices are out of sight and the external is abandoned.

Align With Your Life's Purpose and Use Your Unique Gift Doing What You Love

Claudia Spahr | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claudia Spahr

I used to be a hard-working corporate woman. My best shoulder firmly attached to the wheel, I dedicated my life to work. Being a television foreign correspondent in a city you could call the centre of the Western world (London) meant I had to drop everything when news broke.

You, And You Alone, Must Be the One to Develop Your Sense of Personal Meaning in Life.

Joanna Cates | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanna Cates

Fulfilling one's meaning in life is so incredibly personal and no two people would do so in exactly the same way. That's because there is no definitive answer. There is unfortunately no list of ingredients to buy or recipe to follow in making a meaningful life.

An Open Letter From Stress

Paula McGuire | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Paula McGuire

Nowadays, you treat me like the enemy. I'm a disease to be feared, which, by the way, only makes me worse. Sitting at your desk, with your new-fangled worries, pressing all my buttons with nary an outlet in sight. Seriously, they don't call me a fight or flight response for nothing.

Meditation for Beginners: The Calm After the Commute

Romy Grace | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Romy Grace

It was a cold, busy weekday evening. My day was filled with people, emails, numbers, lunch, coffees, long queues, lifts and public transport. I made my way across London after work, fighting the rush hour crowd - ironically on my way to a beginner's meditation class.