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Five Unexpected Benefits of Meditation.

April 30, 2018

Last week while recording in a studio in London I saw a picture of the Dalai Lama.  As well as being a great spiritual leader he is also one of the most joyful people I think I’ve ever seen.  And it’s not because he has had a charmed life, far from it, he has faced…

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How to Meditate When You Can’t Sit Still

April 16, 2018

I completed a Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher Training course at the weekend and am the proud owner of a new certificate from Awareness is Freedom.  To celebrate this and to start sharing the benefits of this wonderful practice with you I have decided to put together a Meditation Month.  During this month I will be…

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Who Do You Love? Xx

April 1, 2018

Doing what you love and loving what you do are seen today as the pinnacle of success.  Who would not ask for the chance to exist in a way that work is no longer work because there is nothing you would rather be doing? But is there danger there?  Don’t be ridiculous, what possible problem…

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Rocking Rejection! Xx

March 23, 2018

  Last week I received a message from a friend asking if my positive psychology study could help her with a rejection she had received.  I paused for a while and looked out of the window at the surrounding countryside while my new puppy whimpered a bit in the back of the car on his…

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A Meaningful Life

March 16, 2018

  “Those who have a ‘why’ to live, can bear with almost any ‘how’”. Victor Frankl was a survivor of several concentration camps and the father of logotherapy, a branch of therapy that looks to help people by focusing on the meaning of their lives.  The creation of this was his why.  He survived years…

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Spark Joy

July 19, 2017

      Over a year ago I was browsing in a bookshop and picked up Marie Kondo’s book “Spark Joy” to have a look at it.  I flicked through the pages on the neat tidying of clothes and ordered folding of things and put it back down again, certain that was all a bit…

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Mindset – Where we start is not where we end.

July 11, 2017

What if talent didn’t determine where your life would take you?  What if there was no such thing as failure?  What if those who believed they were brilliant actually struggled more than those for whom learning was a challenge?  According to Dr Carol S. Dweck in her book ” Mindset” that is quite possibly the…

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The Path

July 5, 2017

We live in an age of incredible freedom.  We know how to determine the direction our lives will take.  The truth of who we are lies within us.  These statements are false. Instead we are living in a state of constant flux, we don’t have full control of the reaction to our actions and who…

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The Chimp Paradox

March 7, 2017

“How are you?” “Fine,”  meaning fucked up, insecure, neurotic and emotional. It’s at these moments that I guess Prof Steve Peters would say we are being controlled by our chimp, our chimp being our emotional brain that can either drive us to succeed and be happy or dive under the duvet in the hope that…

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The Noise of Time

February 21, 2017

“Art is the whisper of history, heard above the noise of time.” This is the central theme of the novel by Julian Barnes exploring Shostakovich’s experience as a composer living in Soviet Russia.  He starts the novel waiting by the elevator with his suitcase, ready to be taken by Power to the Big House, from…

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