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 […]

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 […]

The power of nature to heal

As we enter another lock down it’s important to find ways to care for your mental health and emotional well being.  A few weeks ago I heard a report of some research that looked at the impact of giving people […]

Self-care through kind touch

Over this period of Covid induced restrictions one of the recurring themes on a Monday night is people feeling isolated, lonely and in need of physical contact. We are mammals and social creatures. Our animal body needs touch and nurturing. Whilst […]

Loving Ourselves As a Whole

Yesterday I listened to a guided Loving Kindness a friend sent me that he had led for an online group. Moustafa Abdelrahman led the meditation in a way that I found really refreshing. Traditionally the practice moves from self, to a good […]