One of my favorite quotes

“A human being is part of a whole, called by us the ‘Universe’ —a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts, and feelings, as something separated from the rest—a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires […]

One damn thing after another…and then Christmas!

  It’s been a while since my last blog post! Sorry : ) Life has seemingly got in the way a bit – well I say that, but does ‘life’ really get in the way?  This expression generally tends to mean that our deadlines, to do lists, daily routines and tasks get in the way […]

Staying in the moment

In 1984 Jon Kabat-Zinn trained the USA  Olympic Men’s Rowing Team in mindfulness. They got a silver that year. The gold was won by Steve Redgrave and team – his first of 5. I wonder how many Olympians have had mindfulness training for these games? Mindfulness is an essential tool for any athlete.  Plenty of things pulling […]

Mindful Communication

When we feel our interest or social status is threatened we can react aggressively to protect our position. In the same way we can act submissively, often at the expense of our own views, feelings and self respect. The most affective way to communicate with others is by being assertive. This comes from giving yourself […]