Empower Yourself By Consciously Co-Creating Your Life

Jane Fuller | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Fuller

I love quantum physics and I've practiced the Law of Attraction most of my life even without realising it as a child. We are all born with this knowledge but it gets ignored in our current education system. Time to change the system because once you realise you have this power and you can practice this in a conscious way, your life goes into supercharge and you can create the life you want!

The Sound Of Grief

Naomi Barrow | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Naomi Barrow

Mum was a bundle of energy. As I frequently say to people - I'm not sure I remember her ever really sitting down until she became ill. She was always moving, always on-the-go, always running from one place to another doing various activities.

Why Scorsese's Silence Is The Perfect Date Movie

Jonty Langley | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Jonty Langley

Three hours of torture, punctuated by long periods where no-one speaks. We've all been on dates like that. But dates like that rarely also involve wre...

On Silence (Part 1)

Ruby Wax | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ruby Wax

I was always curious what the effects of a long silent retreat would be? Would I be enlightened? Would I have a nervous breakdown? You have both experiences but they alternate minute by minute. Just when you think you've reached Buddhahood because your mind is clear, the familiar negative thoughts smash in and shoot you down; reminding you what a jerk you are.

Silence is Noisy

Naomi Barrow | Posted 04.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Naomi Barrow

Time is moving forward, life is changing, and good things are happening. None of it makes the absence disappear, and sometimes it makes the absence even more noticeable, but it's also essential. My life can't remain in 2015, it can't get stuck in a time when Mum was still alive - it's got to carry on, and that means that I've got to keep on doing what I can to live in the present.

Lost for Words

Caragh Little | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

I haven't written for ages. I've written almost nothing this year, apart from work-related items and to-do lists. It's not so much that I gave up writing for Lent as that writing gave up on me... there's been so much going on that I have struggled to find the words to quantify it all.

A Right for Silence

Anastasia Dedyukhina | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Anastasia Dedyukhina

Have you ever wondered why the most prestigious areas in the city are usually the quietest? Why executive business lounges in the airports have no bright screens/ads/loud music/shouting announcement (very different from normal waiting areas)?


Kamontip Evans | Posted 01.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

This mind is always making noise - more so when we are not talking. To develop silence of the mind, initially you need a quiet place. Then listen to your mind without expressing any opinion to confuse the matter.

Silence Is Golden?

Ruby Wax | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

For the end of my book Mindfulness for the Frazzled I wanted to be my own guinea pig so had a brain scan done before and after a silent six day retreat practicing mindfulness eight hours a day...

Putting the Sanctuary Back Into the Quiet Carriage

Chris Owen | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Comedy
Chris Owen

Yes, I'm speaking out in public - although mainly because I'm too chicken to turn to my side and actually tell the three hipsters on my right to shut up, and enquiring whether they think the 'quiet please' signs have a hidden clause stating "unless you're wearing a beanie and trousers which finish mid-shin".

On Compassion

Ruby Wax | Posted 20.04.2015 | 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.

Are You Addicted to Being Busy?

Jayne Morris | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Morris

I used to be addicted to busyness. I could not sit still for longer than five minutes without feeling the urgent need to be doing something productive. There was always something drawing my attention for me to work on. I was unaware that I had made busyness the purpose of my life. In all of my busyness I forgot to look after myself.

Why Meditating Sucks, But You Should Do It Anyway

Emma Brooke | Posted 21.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Brooke

Do NOT go on a meditation retreat if you've never meditated before. It will hurt your brain. It will hurt your brain so hard you'll think it's trying to give birth to acorns out of your ears and, whilst you could probably make quite a bit of money as a circus act doing that, IT WILL NOT MAKE YOU HAPPY.

How to Get a Range of Emotions From Nothing at All

Ian Stanley | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ian Stanley

I used to think that a silent recording, or invisible art was a bit of pretentious pap that mostly left people "apoplectic with rage" as The Independe...

Six Things You Really Need to Know About Introverts

Jamie Flexman | Posted 24.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jamie Flexman

Introverts tend to be an enigma that the rest of the population can't seem to solve. Everyone understands an extrovert; they tend to be the life and soul of the party, always with a story to tell and a smile on their face. But I don't want to talk about them.

What Is Music Without Silence?

Phil Evans | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Phil Evans

Silence, perhaps counter-intuitively, is one of the most powerful tools in a music therapist's armory. Because through the journey from silence into music and back again, comes meaning. And often our job as music therapists is to help clients find a balance between the two; for example with clients on the autistic spectrum.

MEPs Sounded Out Over Anti-traffic Noise Plan

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

Noise is one of the scourges of modern life and one of the main causes is traffic noise. Research by the European Environmental Agency shows that half of the people living in urban areas suffer from unbearable traffic noise.

Why's Martin Scorsese Being Sued?

WENN | Posted 23.08.2012 | UK Entertainment

Director Martin Scorsese has been hit with a lawsuit over allegations he has stalled a film project for over 20 years. Bosses at Cecchi Gori Pictur...

When the Olympics Fail to Honour Olympic Values

Noam Schimmel | Posted 28.07.2012 | UK Sport
Noam Schimmel

To its credit, the opening night of the Olympics honoured those who lost their lives in terrorist attacks in Britain in a moving video tribute to those killed in the bombings of the London Tube and buses in 2005.

Murder and Mayhem in London - My Father, the Tourist Who Cannot Hear

Sorab Shroff | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Sorab Shroff

My father has never left the tiny corner of Mumbai in which he lives. He was born deaf, at a time when being disabled meant you were condemned to a limited formal education. His trip, stressful and unforgettable, helped me see London - and my father - differently. With Father's Day coming up, it helped us look at my dad through clear, unsentimental eyes of grown up adults.

The Killing. Drive. The Artist. An Appetite for Silence.

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 18.05.2012 | Home
Lorenzo Belenguer

The Killing, Drive and The Artist might seem like a random choice of films or TV series, but they show a growing tendency: an appetite for silence with The Artist taken to the extreme.

Nothing: A Centenary to Celebrate

Paul Kilbey | Posted 10.04.2012 | Home
Paul Kilbey

Our poetry now is the realisation that we possess nothing. 2012 does not only mark the hundredth anniversary of the fall of the Qing Dynasty, and the...