21 Mindful Habits You Can Adopt Today

Mindfulness is a state of purposeful attention in the present. When you’re mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings without judging them as good or bad. Mindfulness means living in the moment, in the here and now, cultivating true awareness of life, unspoiled by preconception and fear. This in turn leads to a healthier, happier […]

The Beginner’s Pathway To Successful Meditation [In 5 Conscious Steps]

If you’ve reading this you’re probably interested in meditation, and have probably heard lots of good things about the benefits. But you’ve also probably wondered how monks manage to sit still for so long during meditation. Hours on end, day after day, year after year…Don’t they get bored, don’t they think about that next meal, […]

How to Start Practicing Mindfulness Immediately

Inquisitive minds often ask me how best to practice mindfulness. My answer is usually the same and usually takes the asker by surprise; “You are doing it right now”. Of course this prompts an “Am I?” type response. Mindfulness is a life discipline derived from Buddhism and rooted in ancient Tibetan philosophy. But if one […]

No Smartphone for a Day: A Challenge for the Modern World

I have been predicting for some time that one day all we will need to do is hold up a palm and swipe the skin to access apps, Skype, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. When you think about it, it’s the next logical progression considering just how much of an extension our the mind and body […]

What Are Mindfulness Exercises & How Can They Change Your Life?

Mindfulness exercises are becoming increasingly popular as a holistic way to temper stress and anxiety, and as an alternative form of meditation to tame the ‘monkey mind’. Being mindful simply means being fully present and aware in the moment; to bring about clear seeing of the true reality of the now in a non-judgmental way. […]

How to Stop Taking the Office Home on the Weekend

Whether you travel to an office or work from home in a spare room, like most people in the modern day you probably suffer from “taking your work home ” syndrome. Whether you can’t stop mentioning stuff that happened at work to your partner, or can’t stop checking emails on your phone when helping the […]

Feeling Stressed or Irritated? Try This Mindfulness Magic Trick

Are you feeling stressed or irritated? Are you about to scream out loud or pull your hair out? Then try this little mindfulness trick to re-centre and re-balance. Whenever you feel like you can’t settle down to get anything done, whenever you feel bothered and irritated but can’t quite put your finger on why, whenever […]

Seeing Emptiness, Have Compassion

About 10 years ago I heard Sogyal Rinpoche say something that formed an integral part of my life ever since. He was speaking on the subject of dealing with aggression, hate and prejudice, and said, “Seeing emptiness, have compassion”. Those simple words resonated with me immediately, perhaps because he made this act of loving-kindness sound […]