The Big One: The Habit That Stops Us Living Mindfully

What do we want? To live a life of peace and contentedness, in touch with ourselves (and each other) and in harmony with the planet? Or a life of continuous dissatisfaction, discontent and unease, polluting the planet and over-consuming its … Read More >>

How To Be Happy, Just As You Are

For an awfully long time, I believed that I could only be happy when I'd changed something about myself. For example, when I was more calm and confident, or when I stopped making mistakes and always got everything right. Only once I'd become that … Read More >>

Mindfulness and Loneliness

By Sarah Williams Everyone gets lonely. At least that’s what I was always told. Family, teachers, guidance counselors and even a therapist shrugged off my wild bouts of depression like they were a normal part of adolescence. And maybe loneliness … Read More >>

OCD, Mindfulness and Me

By Emily   The relationship started when I was 14. It was powerful, all-consuming and addictive and I became obsessed. I had been seduced by OCD. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder affects approximately 1.2% of the population. It is better … Read More >>

In Honour of my Friend: A Message from the Dying

By Alex Ratcliffe   I have a friend who is terminally ill; she does not have very long to live. And as often happens with these things, she was blindsided with the diagnosis and the prognosis: inoperable. She has faced the inevitable with … Read More >>

Interview With Elisha Goldstein

One of the leading figures in the mindfulness field, Elisha Goldstein PH. D is a psychologist, author and speaker, based in West Los Angeles. His bestselling books include A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook (with Bob Stahl, … Read More >>

The Moods of Others: A Study of Grumpiness

By Marvelline Dealing with unpleasant emotions of others is not always easy – especially when it comes to people who are highly sensitive. According to author Elaine N. Aron, 15-20% of humans are genetically destined to be HSPs (Highly Sensitive … Read More >>

Mindfulness And The Power Of Appreciation

By Alex Ratcliffe Not long ago in my capacity as a classroom teacher, I gave an assembly to the whole school on the topic of “Appreciation”, a quality which I saw could perhaps be, well, more appreciated amongst the young people I was teaching and … Read More >>