Journal

Coping with illness

Coping with illness

Over the last year, thoughts of illness have touched all of our lives. Covid has affected everyone, directly or indirectly, and reshaped our world.

Keeping Calm Amidst Conspiracy Theories

Keeping Calm Amidst Conspiracy Theories

More perhaps than ever before, our world feels unstable. We are faced with many challenges and uncertainties, as the ground continually shifts beneath our feet. Within this turbulence, information and narratives come at us from all angles. Among these are a number of conspiracy theories.

The benefits of gratitude

The benefits of gratitude

Practicing gratitude is both empowering and heart-opening. It orients us towards the positive, helping to lift the spirits and motivate us when we are feeling negative or overwhelmed.

Being in the present moment

Being in the present moment

Being in the present moment. It sounds so simple. Yet often we find ourselves caught up in thoughts completely unrelated to our current experience.

Letting go of blame

Letting go of blame

At one time or another, we’ve probably all experienced a sense of blame. This could be resentment towards the people or circumstances in our lives for something we feel has wronged us. Or it may be blame for ourselves, for making mistakes or not acting as we think we should. However it manifests, blame is …

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The Power of Non Doing

Constant activity has become part of our daily lives. Movement, production and creative output shape our world, bringing many exciting visions to life and providing us with great purpose and value. Yet just as nature moves in endless cycles of rise and fall, we too must take time to nurture our inner stillness. To let …

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Supporting the Immune System with Meditation

Supporting the Immune System with Meditation

In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, we’ve become more attuned than ever to looking after our physical and mental wellbeing. Central to this is a focus on our immune systems. This complex network of cells, tissues and organs is our body’s natural defence mechanism, helping to protect us from illness and promote cellular repair. …

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Creating Change

Creating Change

The global upheavals of the last few months have swept all of our lives in unexpected directions. With them, deep-rooted issues of injustice, inequality and lack of loving connection between people have become more apparent than ever. And, along with these, for so many of us, is a profound desire for change. A desire to …

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Shadowplay: A mindful approach to dark dreams

Dreams have long been thought to reflect our waking wellbeing. So it’s no surprise that over the last few months our night visions have been transformed by the Coronavirus pandemic. According to reports, our dreamscapes have become increasingly intense, shot through with surreal representations of the virus and symbols laden with anxiety. These dreams can …

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Meditation for Challenging Times

Meditation for Challenging Times

“The mind can go in a thousand directions, but on this beautiful path, I walk in peace. With each step, the wind blows. With each step, a flower blooms.” – Thich Nhat Hanh There are many reasons we can lose our sense of safety and ease. And the current Covid pandemic has added a whole …

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