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A break from the life’s routine – a week or two away – is great for clearing headspace and getting back in touch with oneself. I was fortunate to be able to take things even further, to experience one of the greatest gifts I have ever given myself, a 3-month retreat in rural southwest Spain, … Read more

Simplicity

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The Power of Simplicity As you read this blog, I will be on the final month of a 3-month mindfulness and meditation retreat in Spain. One aspect of the retreat that excited me most was the chance to lead a simple life for an extended period. I’ve had a ‘taster’ once before (when I spent … Read more

Experience the wonderful freedom that comes when we go beyond our sense of self “Relax as it is. Once we know this instruction, we can put it into practice. It’s up to us what happens next. Ultimately, it comes down to the question of just how willing we are to lighten up and to loosen our … Read more

Sometimes you just have to take a leap of faith  “Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.” Fear is a constant companion for so many of us. Fear of the unknown, fear of taking a risk, fear of conflict, fear … Read more

When is the right time to do something you’ve always wanted to do? Last April, I spent two weeks in the Scottish Highlands, away from it all – offline and in the pleasure of just my own company (and that stunning scenery).  It was one of the most fulfilling, restorative and peaceful experiences I’ve ever … Read more

Good friends are one of the greatest sources of happiness and freedom A life without friends is unimaginable. It would be dull and lonely.   Where we each have to take responsibility for our own life – the friendship of others can support, help and nourish us through life.   After family relations, friends are the most important connections we form, it’s … Read more

January blues?

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It’s easy to let ‘January blues’ get to you. A show of hands if you (or indeed if you’ve heard others – friends, colleagues, family) entertain thoughts such as: “January is so dark and cold”, “It’s the longest month ever; Spring will never come!”, “I really can’t face going back to work”, “I’m spent – … Read more

How practising kindness can help us enjoy the Christmas season  Christmas can be a challenging time. Where we want to be with family, we also find that it’s when our buttons are most easily pressed. What starts of as a happy family event can end in dramatic falling out, arguments, disconnection, alienation, pain and hurt.   In our western Judaeo-Christian culture, love, kindness, peace and connection are praised as ‘Christmas virtues’, however, it strikes me that quite the opposite is often true in our families … Read more

What makes your spirit soar? What brings you energy? What are your sources of inspiration? What in your life fills you with awe and wonder, grounding you in the knowledge that you are a part of something much bigger. Experiences which take us beyond the confines of daily life are vital for our wellbeing. They give us … Read more

Why self-care is vital to our mental wellbeing   We’re all familiar with the drill: life is okay until that ‘something’ happens… work becomes overwhelming, a family member falls ill, we fall out with someone or we just have lots on and life suddenly feels too much. We then have a realisation and tell ourselves, we … Read more

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