There's a line from a poem which reads; 'How can I stop my mind being overloaded when the world is so overloaded.' It reminds me of a workshop I taught recently on how to meditate.

The class had to battle with noise from sirens, people and loud music so I told everyone...

It's said that if decision making is a science than judgment is an art. Well, if that's the case no wonder decision making is so difficult if you need to be good at science and art...crikey.

But the reason that we find it difficult to make decisions is because our...

Isn't it funny how quickly our emotions can change? It's like emotions are just waiting to get us when we least expect it. One minute you can be happy and then sadness can just smack you round the face out of nowhere.

One exercise to gauge how your emotions change is t...

When you tell someone you're practicing inner peace they look at you like you're mad! But it is a practice, just like playing an instrument. Practicing inner peace, practicing to be calm, practicing to be content with your life, practicing not to compare your life with...

It's often said, poetry captures emotion better than any other form of art.  It makes you think and puts into words what you often can't express yourself.

When we first organised retreats we explored poetry. There were too clear camps - the haters and th...

Who would have thought that drawing and meditation would go together? The inner child having a conversation with a grown-up and seeing how crayons can unburden a busy mind. 

Drawing (especially with crayons) is like going back to your roots to a phase of ‘unlearning’....

I was recently asked a question about how to handle grief. It reminded me of teaching at my first retreat using yoga and meditation to relax into writing. Most of the people were very wary of the writing part of the retreat and only interested in the yoga and the venue...

Probably the phrase I say the most is' give me a minute' before someone gets my full attention. But this exercise I always make time for to just slow down the body, the heart-rate, the mind and myself in every way. It's an essential pause.

At times it can seem there are more things that can bring us down rather than up. Whether it's work, people, family, our environment, so-called friends. But, there is always  a way to rise above anything that brings us down and, often it can be achieved instantly...if...

With so much unrest happening in the world, emotional upheaval, and anger making us dig out our placards; being an adult is getting so much harder. It feels like we need to regress a bit, put together an adult survival kit and well…get out our colouring books. Adult co...

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