Mindfulness in the workplace can boost productivity

Once considered something alternative mindfulness courses are being increasingly used by business to improve morale, productivity and the ability to cope with stress. Businesses as diverse as Transport for London (TfL), Google, Facebook, GlaxoSmithKline, the Home Office, the Cabinet Office, KPMG, […]

Gratitude To Your Body

Yesterday morning I heard Tracy Emin talking of her experience of cancer. She has had her bladder removed and a hysterectomy. She has just received a test saying she is now clear of cancer and she spoke of how she […]

I Love You – Can You Say This To Yourself?

Self-love is not narcism but because we fear being narcissistic or vein we may confuse loving ourself with this and feel that it is somehow bad or wrong. What did the Buddha have to say about self-love? After all he […]

Gay Films That Make You Laugh

A few weeks ago I saw a post where someone was asking for suggestions for gay themed films that had happy or uplifting themes. It reminded me how many gay themed films I have watched which end in death, separation or sorrow! […]

An Alternative History For Men Loving Men

February is LGBTQ history Month, so I thought to explore a few themes over these blogs connected with history and gay identity. For more details of events click here  For this week’s blog I have a friend to thank who […]

Creating Intention In Our Day

I hope you are enjoying a peaceful few days wherever you are. Due to the restrictions in movement in the UK and the likelihood that many people will be at home alone this Christmas season I’m running a session this […]

The return of the sun – Winter Solstice

This Monday is Yule, the Winter Solstice, with the shortest day followed by the gradual return of the sun. Solstice has its etymological roots in 13th Century French which itself derived it from the Latin solstitium – its Latin roots being sol ‘the sun’ and  sistere […]