Sorry – I’ve been ‘missing in action’ for a few weeks. If you were wondering where I’ve been, look up. I’ve been hanging upside down from the ceiling for three weeks like a freakin’ bat. God I hate insomnia – it’s the worst of the worst – I feel rancid with tiredness – know the feeling?
Read More “Sleepless in Southbourne? How Mindfulness can help us.”
In a week when further evidence has come to light that our current governance continues to take a massive metaphoric piss on the poor and most vulnerable in our society – ‘one’ has to ask ‘what the fck’?!
Okay, I know I can get a bit bitter and twisted about the born-to-rule-top-hatted-over-privileged twits/don’t give a toss brigade that rule our nation. So I’m gonna try not to do this and speak to the situation, as it relates to mindfulness and our collective human experience.
Read More “What affects one, affects all.”
Oh my Gawd. The tension in the world is right up there at the moment. Polarised views, violent rhetoric and the inability to have a respectful discussion that leads to any resolution or understanding. I’m right – you’re wrong – go die. Essentially.
So what can we do about it? Do we have a personal responsibility to develop our emotional intelligence? Could this make a difference anyway?
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I’m not gonna lie – it was bad, real bad. There were times when I didn’t know if I’d get through it.
An evening autumn walk on the cliff-top path had seemed like such a good idea at the time, but at the end of my walk and back in my camper, IT hit my nostrils. The unmistakable noxious stench of dog shit.
Read More “Mindfulness – a philosophy for those ‘dog turd’ moments of life.”
Depression is a crippling condition which can leave us feeling utterly bereft and powerless. It is complex, chemical and emotional; deserves great care and attention and often professional help. At the same time, it is also a perfectly normal human response to certain causes and conditions, some of which we are aware and some not. We are not ‘wrong’ or ‘flawed’ to have it. Who knows, maybe the depression has something useful to tell us about our lives and skilful mindfulness practise will help us inquire into this.
Read More “Mindfulness instead of anti-depressants?”