Soul Sync – a daily meditation practice to expand consciousness

Dan woke me up at 2am.  I let him out and stood breathing in the soft night air.  It had rained and the scent of the wet grass and foliage …

Simplify your life – making life that bit easier

When I was a child, there were no computers, no mobile phones, no Internet, no CDs, no DVDs. There was less choice in everything – from food to fashion to …

Stopping – when mindfulness falls short

I was wandering through the bowels of my computer when I came across this feature I wrote many years back.  It struck a chord.  Much as I think mindfulness is …

Ten dramatic ways to reduce overload overnight

Does life seem like one long, tough, tiring obstacle course? Do you always say ‘yes’ when you’re crying out to say ‘no’? Are you multi-tasking your life away? Join the …

In praise of slow

When we are accustomed to living overloaded bloated lives, when we are used to following the dictates of a fragile ego, slowing down is scary and stopping is downright terrifying. …

Autogenic Training – ‘mental circuit training’ to control stress

NOTE: I wrote this feature some years back, before mindfulness was such a buzzword.  If you can’t seem to get on with mindfulness – or meditation – then this might …

Stubborn stomach fat & the stress factor

Like many people, I battle with my weight.  Or rather, I battle with a very specific bit of weight – the wodge of flab around my middle that simply won’t …

Meditation is the pudding of yoga

beautybanterinspiration.tumblr.com So, it was lovely to be back in my normal yoga class with the fire roaring inside and a horse mosying around the garden outside, in front of the …

Mindfulness – the key to less stressful living?

Could mindfulness provide the key to less stressful living?  The simple form of meditation, based on Buddhist principles, is fast gaining acceptance as a powerful way of bringing peace to …