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Self care Is NOT selfish

A recurrent theme for me over the last week is how much we focus on giving to others at the expense of what we want. The idea that focusing on our own needs is selfish seems very pervasive. In this blog I’d like to draw a distinction between self care and being...

How fear, anger and hate hold us back

I came across a great quote yesterday that says a lot both about meditation and human nature. Here it is: Buddha was asked, “What have you gained from meditation?” He replied “Nothing! But let me tell you what I have lost: anger, anxiety, insecurity,...

The blight of busyness

When I ask people how they are, the most common response is “busy”. When I ask people to write down, anonymously, how they felt at the start of one of my mindfulness sessions, the most common responses are “stressed”, “anxious”, “tense”, “time-pressured”, or  “a lot...