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, […]

Being Your Authentic Self As A Gay Man

I’ve been re-reading The Velvet Rage recently. It’s a very powerful read. In it Alan Downs talks of how as a child we learnt to hide a part of ourselves that society or family told us was unacceptable. More than just […]

What Is Home?

As I continue to look for a permeant home after moving into a short term stay it raised the question for me a few days ago of what does home mean to me? I was leading a meditation in a […]

Stress is OK – Changing Your Perspective On Stress

This week I watched a video by Kelly McGonigal that transformed my attitude to stress and teaching how to manage stress. The mindful attitude of ‘leaning in’ to a difficult emotion and bringing a curious attention to how it feels as a […]

Can You Help A Young Man Keep His Leg From Being Amputated?

Ali had had sarcoma cancer in his leg and was receiving treatment, but unfortunately there were complications of ischemia (restriction of blood supply to the tissue with the result of the tissue dying) and as there was no other treatment available his leg was amputated. Ali […]

Taming The Wild Horse Of The Mind

When we meditate we’re not tying to force the mind into silence. You can think of the mind and thoughts as a wild horse. Whilst tying the horse’s legs together will stop it running wild, it is useless as a way […]

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 […]