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The mindful way through Brexit

The mindful way through Brexit

I recently did an online course called Metaphysics and Mystery, which encouraged us to explore life’s big questions: Why are we here? Does life have any meaning? What is reality? It was a brilliant course. One of our pieces of homework was to take an opinion we hold...

How I cured my excruciating back pain

When I was 16, I had a medical and was asked to touch my toes. Later that day, my back went into spasm and I was in so much pain that I had to lie on the floor for hours. It was really scary. I didn’t know what had happened, why it had happened or how long the pain...

How to upgrade your brain

Would you like a brain upgrade? How about a brain that is calmer, less fearful and more able to focus on one thing at a time? Perhaps one that finds it easier to be nice to yourself and others? Well, research is increasingly showing that we do have the power to change...

How to be a good boy

I’ve recently been spending time with my wonderful, 9-month old nephew. He’s beautiful, he laughs and smiles a lot, likes going on walks, eats almost anything, plays with other children and sleeps pretty solidly. People often say, ‘He’s such a good boy!’ But that...

Overwhelmed?

Feeling stressed, overwhelmed and exhausted is increasingly becoming the norm. A friend of mine recently burnt out and ended up in hospital. He told me he it could have been avoided if he’d spotted the signs and taken action sooner. This article is designed to help...

An inspiring story

I’m posting this to inspire you with the idea that however difficult and unhappy life gets, you can always turns it around. Also highlighting the power of mindfulness and coaching to help you do that — if you really commit to it. The story below was written by my...

Mindfulness in prison

As I lay in bed the night before, I noticed my mind was agitated and restless. I was nervous.  Would they be aggressive? Would there be a prison guard to protect us? Would they just stare back blankly when I asked them a question? Had they committed violent crimes?...

Work shouldn’t have to hurt

I have often associated work with certain things: competition time pressure being inside, in front of a screen trying to prove my value to others trying to find a formula for success feeling isolated, stressed and anxious having a boss that I feel anxious to please...

The gift of despair

“Oft hope is born when all is forlorn.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King Surely despair is the last thing anyone wants to experience. Feeling hopeless; dejected; lost; how could that possibly be a good thing? I’ve had red, dry, itchy skin since I was...