How to be happy: the four noble truths

This week we come to the question of happiness! The Buddha’s teachings assert that happiness is our true nature, that when all of the struggle, fear and worry are seen through there is simply luminous, clear consciousness – unborn, uncreated, […]

Being a “mess in progress”

Last week I was reflecting on my past experience of social anxiety and I had several people contact me to say that it is something they experience and find difficult to cope with. One of the things that helped me […]

Social phobia and the fear of groups

As a teen and in my twenties I had an extreme phobia of talking in groups. I only felt safe talking to one other person. As soon as it was no longer a one-one interaction I felt overwhelmed by fear. […]

Habit 7: take time to feel gratitude

In the last of the seven habits its time to reflect on what there is in our life for which we can feel grateful.  It may be as simple as noticing a few moments of sunshine or smelling a rose as you […]