Meditation is just another million year fad?

So often when you talk to people about meditation they look at you as though you are some  New Age geek  who has got nothing better to do that sit staring at space in a trance like state. Little thought is placed on exploring what it means to have a quite mind and more importantly the benefits we gain by meditating. In a recent BBC report evidence has once more come to light to validate...

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Cultivate appreciation. Gratitude brings with it unimaginable pleasure.

Often we miss the opportunity to savour moments of joy, insight, pleasure, care and the like. These are missed opportunities to appreciate some of the simplest joys that life has to offer. So what stops us from being able to enjoy these basic pleasures?  I  am often aware of a great deal of discontent existing with some people. If you think about it, we have most of our needs met. Most...

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I lived my loved songs, how about you?

Some years ago, as part of my approach to helping my clients, I developed theory the that the music we grew up with was significant in laying a path for our future experiences. It was one of those moments where it became abundantly clear to me that those songs that I attached my emotions to became a part of my life’s journey. This is by no means a conscious action. What I mean is that I did...

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No Confidence – No Personal Peace. Could you be using the wrong model?

No amount of positive thinking and positive self talk will overcome self-doubt.  This is an alarming message and one that needs to be addressed especially by  those who are anxious, fearful, and in some extreme cases terrified. Confidence is a wooly word. It does not serve to define what underpins the state that it is meant to represent. Confidence is better thought of as certainty. So...

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Stress – How to get it and keep it. The first three easy steps.

Stress is where demands exceed resources.  Where what we cope with “normally” becomes a challenge. It is something that occurs without us necessarily being aware of it happening. This last point is worthy of consideration. We cope until we cannot cope any more. Then there are two possible directions. Just reading an article on the BBC website about Antonio Horta-Osorio...

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OMG – OMG – OMG – If I say it three times it will come true?

So how does it work? Absurd magical beliefs (A-M-B) have been with us for as long as we have been conscious. They are designed to reduce the stress and tension that otherwise might overwhelm our being and possibly cause damage to our neural network. The rabbits foot, works miracles for millions of people.  Just the fact that it is on their person is enough to bring calm to their...

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