This question can bring you straight into the practice of mindfulness – so long as you don’t answer it. By asking the question, you step out of habitual responses for that moment – out of the wandering mind and preoccupations […]
‘No regrets’ may be a fine name for a song but it won’t work in real life. To live is to accumulate regrets. What gives regrets their sharp edges is the belief that we could have made things work out […]
From reaction to response for better choices The concept of the Cycle of Reaction can help us to appreciate and enjoy some important benefits of mindfulness practice in our everyday life. In particular it shows us how mindfulness helps us […]
We all have behaviours we want to change – even that we ought to change. Let’s call these ‘unwanted behaviours.’ In setting out to change unwanted behaviours, bear in mind the distinction between a true friend and an abusive critic. […]
At start of a new year, it’s very tempting to focus on what we need to improve about ourselves. Indeed, this can even be helpful if not carried to extremes – sometimes enough of our resolutions get carried through to […]
Catharine Hannay’s book, Being You – Mindfulness for Girls, is reviewed by Lily Bennett (13) ‘Being You’ is a girl’s guide to mindfulness. Written by Catharine Hannay, this book is targeted at young/teenage girls. It has a clear understanding of […]
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