“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson Further to the recent article I wrote on Matthieu Ricard on Altruism and the talk he gave at the Action for Happiness event in London, I bought his book at the event […]Read More Mindfulness and the six paths of meditation
“Facts are like cows. If you look them in the face long enough, they generally run away.” ― Dorothy L. Sayers What a weird title to a post, you might think. But hang on for the next few sentences and you will get the connections. One of the favorite past times in England is going […]Read More Walking, emotions and lots of cows
“When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love …” ― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations Even though the academic research on mindfulness meditation isn’t as robust as, say, nutrition or exercise, there is a reason why it’s been around for literally thousands of […]Read More Mindfulness – Benefits and Positive outcomes for you and me
“This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.” Alan W. Watts This is the second half of my article on the recent book I read: Play: How it shapes the Brain, Opens […]Read More Play and why it is so important to help Depression, Work and Relationships
For oft, when on my couch I lie In vacant or in pensive mood, They flash upon that inward eye Which is the bliss of solitude; And then my heart with pleasure fills, And dances with the daffodils. via I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud poem by William Wordsworth – Daily Inspiration.Read More I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud poem by William Wordsworth – Daily Inspiration
“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” ― Plato I have recently finished reading a fascinating book about Play, entitled: Play: How it shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul, written by Doctor Stuart Brown and the founder of the National […]Read More Play – What type of Play Personality are you?
“Sometimes when I’m talking, my words can’t keep up with my thoughts. I wonder why we think faster than we speak. Probably so we can think twice.” ― Bill Watterson I have just completed an extended Mindfulness diploma and one of the sections of the programme really struck a chord with me. Many of the […]Read More Mindfulness and it’s impact on how you speak
“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.” ― Henry David Thoreau This article is inspired by Alka, Katie and MvU, three […]Read More Where did Mindfulness come from and My Story
“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.” ― Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment It is Monday morning and for a change I am not in the midst of the Monday “get up, get ready and rush to […]Read More Engage in the present moment, even when its raining
“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” Charles M. Schulz Further to the previous post where I set out the basics for teaching Mindfulness to children, listed below are examples that you can use with children, teenagers, and even us adults, to introduce Mindfulness. I would recommend you […]Read More How to introduce Mindfulness to Children AND Adults…..