8-Steps To Mindful Eating – The Best Meal You’ve Had In Years

Eating is intimately connected to mindfulness, well at least eating natural foods is, anyway. This is because vegetables, plants, fruits and animals are part of the same interdependent cycle of life that we belong to. We, like every other living organism, are part of this beautifully interconnected earth, and eating is an opportunity to reconnect with Mother […]

How I Enhanced My Walking Meditation By Going Barefoot [Well, Almost]

The intention of walking meditation is to purposely focus on walking; to use each step as a way of bringing the mind into the present and centering attention and awareness. Historically, walking meditation was done barefoot, without shoes, or socks for that matter. And that’s still applicable if you’re walking on the grass in your garden or perhaps […]

Why it’s Perfectly Okay to Have Regrets

I wish I’d…I mean, I don’t regret it but… I hate saying I regret things, but it would have been nice to… No regrets, no regrets! How many times have you said, or heard someone say, something along those lines? We have a hard time dealing with regret because it’s almost like admitting failure. It’s […]

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 One “Morbid” Affirmation Will Transform Your Life Right Now

There are few absolute truths in life, but one that’s undeniable is this: the only thing that has any real meaning is the ‘now’. That is to say that this moment, happening right now, is the only thing that matters; it is the only thing that exists and has any relevance to the world at […]

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

It won’t be long before all we will need to do is hold up a palm and swipe our skin to make calls and access, Skype, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and all the other social mediums. When you think about it, it’s the next logical progression, considering just how much of an extension of the mind […]

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. […]