Do you remember the last time you really felt part of something? Not on the outskirts looking in, wondering how best to get properly involved but right in the midst of it all, integral to a movement bigger than yourself?
When did you last feel supported? That there was somewhere to go where people understood what you were trying to achieve and didn’t tell you to be careful, or look at the bigger picture, or that it was wishful thinking? Continue reading →
So it’s been a really hectic couple of months. Firstly, my website got taken down because it got hacked by malware, and due to my VERY limited tech skills, it took me ages to get it up and running again, with thanks to Sambo.
So the new look is simple, clean and, more importantly, I got it up and running in a few hours – I hope you like it. It may well change going forward but for now I think the content is more important than the look. If you’re reading this on email, have a look here.
OK so back to the title of this email, here’s an overview of my life in the past couple of months: Continue reading →
According to my estimations, it’s been raining for a solid 16hrs so far at my little flat in East London. According to news reports, that’s pretty good going compared to up North.
It’s not even light rain either, this is chucking it down rain so the leaves of the trees start to look sad and droopy. It’s a bit depressing really for the first week in July.
The other think that doesn’t help is the fact that I’ve been sick all week Yep – coughing, sneezing, sore throat, headache, aches and pains, blocked nose, running nose, the lot. POOR ME. Continue reading →
I go on about mindfulness a lot on this blog. I firmly believe that mindfulness is the first and hugely important step to having a focused and happy life.
Despite its growing rise in popularity however, and my various posts on it, there is still much research to be conducted to help provide evidence to sceptics and other evidence-based people to prove it’s worth.
To this end, this weekend post is brought to you (in addition to my usual dose of helpfulness) because I thought you guys might be interested in the following article extract from the people over at Adventures in Positive Psychology…they’ve been very succinct and probably far more eloquent than I am in explaining what it is and how it works. Continue reading →
This week I thought I’d bring you a bit of news from the yoga world. I try to keep up to date with stuff but there’s so many amazing things going on everyday it’s not that easy.
This caught my attention though. I’ve recently come across Heather Mason as probably one of the most knowledgeable people in the UK at the moment when it comes to yoga and how it affects the mind and mental well-being. Turns out she’s managed to get herself a class in Medical School in the US, working with Roger Saper, an Associate Professor and Director of Integrated Medicine – as in, teaching an elective – a whole module to university students on yoga and how it affects the mind – how I wish I had that option when I was a student! Continue reading →