+44 7825 953 484 info@themindfulbanker.com

Sleep changes everything

I got back from a stag do in Berlin at 2am last night and woke up at about 8.30. I feel depleted! Nine months ago, though, that would have been not far off a normal night for me – I used to turn the light off at 1am and wake up at 7.30am. My approach was to...

7 Characteristics of Being

In my last blog I talked about the benefits of being vs doing. What it means to ‘just be’ is still something I  sometimes find it hard to get my head around. I came across these seven characteristics of being vs doing in Mindfulness, a Practical Guide to Finding Peace...

Lucky to be alive

Mindful types like to remind us that we’re not ‘human doings’, we’re ‘human beings’! But what does it mean to stop ‘doing’ and just ‘be’? Even just sitting on the sofa is doing something, isn’t it? You’re sitting, breathing, thinking, feeling, itching, scratching,...

The benefits of a digital detox

Last week I spent a week on a silent meditation retreat: no phones, screens, reading, writing, or even eye contact. There was nothing to distract me except my own thoughts and feelings, which meant I had plenty of distractions. Although these rules might sound...