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Have a Mindful Christmas

The festive season seems to be gaining pace, the shops are busy, twinkling lights and decorations everywhere. This may fill you with a sense of excitement or conversely dread. There is no doubt that Christmas is a stressful time of year. There may be the pressures of... Read more

Mindfulness, Empathy and Compassion

The US military first coined the acronym VUCA, short for volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity, to refer to the extreme conditions in the world.  It has since been used to refer to more general situations and is even used in the workplace.  There is no... Read more

Mindfully Connecting

“When we seek for connection, we restore the world to wholeness. Our seemingly separate lives become meaningful as we discover how truly necessary we are to each other” Margaret Wheatley – Author and Management consultant. A chapter fell open this morning, of... Read more

New Year – New Brain

At the beginning of a New Year many of us make commitments to change things. It may be to eat more healthily, drink less, take more exercise or be more assertive at work. It may be aspirational, to secure a promotion or gain a qualification. We start off... Read more

How Mindfulness Boosts Happiness

Today is the International Day of Happiness, so to celebrate let’s have a look at how mindfulness makes people happy, by literally changing the physical structure of the brain. First though, a question: are you happiest when you mind is wandering, or when you are... Read more

Using Mindfulness to get into Flow

The flow state is linked to enhanced personal growth because it requires an appropriate balance of challenge and skill. Have a read of the quote below and see if it sounds familiar to you: “My mind isn’t wandering. I am totally involved in what I am doing and I am not... Read more