Everyday Mindfulness: Are You Connected?

By Alex Ratcliffe We live in a world of hyper-connectivity. Every day I have a connection with someone who is somewhere else other than where I am. They are not just in another part of the city or the country, but in another part of the … Read More >>

Monkey Mind to Mindfulness

By Amy McMillan Busy mind? Preoccupied with future planning? A ‘bit of a worrier’?   For twenty-seven years, this was my life.  My brain was often a classic example of what Buddhists call the ‘monkey mind’.  I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t … Read More >>

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 >>