Open post

5 Ways Being Near the Ocean Can Heal Us

For many of us, the ocean is a place we turn to for healing, peacefulness and clarity. The tides attract us and beckon us to sit by the shore, to plan vacations around sailing, diving and sunbathing and to breathe in the mineral air that soothes us. Taking in the sunshine and watching the waves crash against the shore feeds our senses and creative lives, enhancing mindfulness. We may not realize there are benefits beyond absorbing vitamin D or feeling buoyant in the water. The ocean can be a place where our minds, bodies and spirits can take a timeout from the world’s digital or […]

Continue readingMore Tag
Open post

5 Unique Ways to Practice Mindfulness in Everyday Living

For many of us, living in a state of constant busyness through digital distractions, addiction to technology, lopsided work-life balance and heightened stress can lead to a sense of time bankruptcy, increasing the need for mindful living. But how can we find time to take on another task even if we know it will benefit us? Simple. We shift our focus. Viewing mindfulness as another responsibility tacked on to an already full day will not add value to our existence. But appreciating it as an antidote to our already crammed lives will. By choosing to practice mindfulness as “maintaining a nonjudgmental state of heightened or […]

Continue readingMore Tag
Open post

Feeling exhausted, helpless and lack motivation?

Feeling exhausted, helpless and lacking confidence. You desperately want to do something with your life. Any motivation or energy you had seems to have fucked off to a sunny destination without you. What happened? How did this happen? How did I become this person? You’re spending more time alone, anxious and feeling depressed. Stuck in a rut, and although you know what you should be doing, you don’t have the energy or the drive to do anything about it. You hardly recognise the person you have become. You know you have a purpose. Inside there is deep-seated ambition desperately waiting to make a difference in […]

Continue readingMore Tag

How to find your happiness in 3 minutes!

Happiness, what is it? Where is it? Can I have some of it…? Wait, wait… slow down. Don’t skip! It’s right here… YES!  It’s in the mundane, the normal, going to work, the dishes, taking the children to school or doing the housework. REALLY? Why? Because, if something goes wrong, your health deteriorates, lose your job or an accident you are going to wish you were right back to the mundane. Suddenly the mundane is your new baseline for your happiness. Isn’t happiness up there with job promotions, winning, buying something, lust, desires, new relationship or great sex…? Nope… That’s amazing, that’s awesome, that’s great […]

Continue readingMore Tag
Open post

Full Body Healing – Guided Meditation – 14 Mins

Here is a 14 minute guided meditation that takes you through a body scan making you aware of all the different parts of your body. It is this awareness that creates the calmness in the present moment which in turn will give you more peace of mind. It first relaxes you into a deep awareness, then you start to scan your body starting from your feet and ending with your mind. You thank each part as you go. This cultivates an appreciation not only for who you are but also your body and how you are dependent on it. You do not need headphones, although […]

Continue readingMore Tag
Open post
How to stop thinking and enjoy peace of mind

How To Stop Thinking And Enjoy Peace Of Mind

Whether we realise it or not most of us have become addicted to thinking. Wouldn’t it be amazing to be able to stop thinking for a few moments whenever we wanted a break? We are addicted to thinking, we fundamentally believe it makes us who we are. And, just like any other addiction, it is hard to shake the habit. I hear it all the time, ‘I can’t to stop thinking’. With regular addictions, we the option of cold turkey. Get rid of it, kick it out of our lives for good and ‘grin and bare’ the consequences. Thinking is different We often talk about our […]

Continue readingMore Tag
Open post

Dealing with Hard Times | When Life Doesn’t Go To Plan

I am the perfect example of life not going to plan, I’ve had my fair share of hard times. From being paralysed at 18, bankrupt in my 30s to losing virtually everything four years ago. Even my attempted suicide did not go to plan! Luckily. I’d like to share a little story. In 2003 I decided to embark on a 900-mile challenge in my electric wheelchair. It had been a dream of mine since I realised running the London Marathon after breaking my neck at 18 was out of the question. For two years a team of us met every month to discuss my challenge […]

Continue readingMore Tag

Resolutions Don’t Work | Try this instead, so much easier…

Statistically, 95% of New Year’s resolutions do not make it past 15th January. There’s only one New Year’s resolution that I’ve ever stuck too; that was ten years ago. It was too ‘not make any more New Year’s resolutions’, and I haven’t done since. The biggest problem is our habits. In my most recent newsletter, I was trying to find a metaphor that would show how difficult it is to change or break habits. This is the metaphor I came up with: Stopping a habit is like trying to stop an Ocean Liner with a lasso from a rubber dingy. Pretty good, right? I thought […]

Continue readingMore Tag
Open post

How to find your line of happiness

Everybody has this line of happiness. Or at least that’s what I like to call it. If there’s one thing I’ve learned above everything else, it’s that life is a balancing act between clinging to our desires and pushing away our non-desires. Our idea of happiness is very much distorted from a young age. When we get what we want, whether it is going out to play as an 8 year old, or that glance and smile from someone we have a crush on as a teenager. We interpret that feeling as happiness. It becomes how we always want to feel. So we spend the rest […]

Continue readingMore Tag
Open post
Peace of mind

5 Ways to get Peace of Mind Right Now

Before we talk about how to gain peace of mind, perhaps we should look at what peace of mind is. Although we all have a slightly different definition there is a universal form of peace of mind that we can all resonate with. Peace of mind is a calmness where we are not currently affected by what is going on around us. We are in control of our thoughts and emotions so they do not affect us. We have this central line of ‘normal’ that represents our normal state of being. It’s a balance between our likes and dislikes. This state of mind is the grounding, […]

Continue readingMore Tag

Posts navigation

1 2 3 4 12 13 14