Tag: mindfulness

Why is happiness elusive?

Why is happiness elusive?

Apparently, we have never had it so good. We have a higher standard of living than ever before. More people have access to education and medical treatment that previously. We also have better food, better housing conditions, imporved sanitation, career opportunities etc, yet people today…

Staying sane in an insane world

Staying sane in an insane world

I don’t know about you, but my sanity gets challenged on a daily basis.  I have often looked for the answer on how to stay sane in an insane world. Rude people, queues, money worries, relationship challenges – being a counsellor doesn’t mean that I’m…

The ultimate meditation guide

The ultimate meditation guide

 The Ultimate Meditation Guide from Culinary Teas

The effects of mindfulness on emotional clarity

The effects of mindfulness on emotional clarity

For those of you whoa re interested in recent research into the effects of mindfulness on emotional clarity… Highlights • Mindfulness practice may help to develop skills that increase emotional clarity. • A systematic review yielded 17 pre–post intervention studies, totalling 894 participants. • Overall, the…

Taking your mind to other places

Taking your mind to other places

Panic attacks don’t sound like a big deal when you are discussing them in public, but when you’re in the thick of one, it can feel like it’s the end of the world. They’re terrifying, debilitating and confusing and your body can react in a…

The little things

The little things

Do you ever wonder if you overcomplicate your life? I know I do. I catastrophise and imagine what others are thinking and worry about worst case scenarios…it all adds up to a chaotic mind. A chaotic mind that forgets about the little things and leads…

Getting through tough times

Getting through tough times

Currently I am in hospital and each day things swing up and down. I seem to improve in one aspect and then some new challenge will arise. Each day is a challenge and when life is tough, it’s extremely important to stay as mentally strong…

Using mindfulness

Using mindfulness

New Browser Window Imagine your mind can be compared to an internet browser. Our mind’s default mode is like a search engine’s function which searches the internetlooking for information. New and old. Useful and not useful. Current and out-of-date. Fact and opinion. Once our mind…

Do these important things ASAP

Do these important things ASAP

Sometimes we bumble along and let life pass us by without doing anything that is really important to us. We become complacent and assume we will have many more days, weeks, years to fulfil our inner wishes and desires. Now imagine how you would change…

Tips to keep your mood stable

Tips to keep your mood stable

Sometimes, I feel as if I could scream or go crazy when emotions get the better of me. Emotions are far stronger than rational thought and it can be tricky to keep calm when it feels like your world is spinning out of control. This…

Stop doing, start being

Stop doing, start being

I have come across many people in life who measure their self worth by how busy they are and by how much they have achieved. There seems to be an explicit link between tasks, action and personal value. If we are not doing something (even…

Living in the now

Living in the now

  The world around us seems to be moving faster and faster all the time. With the advent of mobile phones, and now smart phones, there never seems to be a moment to spare for ourselves. Yet taking the time to appreciate the present moment,…