There are 3 strands of mindfulness to master. your feelings, those around you, and your surroundings.
I hear that social media and particularly instagram is making children and teenagers more anxious than ever. It's been blamed for causing a rise in eating disorders, anxiety attacks and cyber bullying and shaming. I'm not even surprised! As part of the generation who only got this huge RANGE of social media tools in our … Continue reading Towards a healthy relationship with social media
You catch yourself hearing a friend tell a really funny story and you wish you could make people laugh like that. You see someone on the train dressed in the most effortlessly stylish way and you look at your own outfit with sudden disgust. You hear a colleague explaining a complex concept you don't understand … Continue reading Quit the comparisons!
The world is so full of negativity. Sometimes I wonder how anyone manages to be cheerful if they have any shred of empathy for others. Because you see the homeless, those who have no shelter over their heads, you hear of horrific terror attacks where people have lost loved ones unfairly in the blink of … Continue reading How to make your own corner of the world a bit brighter, every day
Happiness comes from within. Where do I find it within me?
A poem for present living and less preoccupations.
Next time you feel that spiral of despair coming your way...
Happiness is a choice. The amount of times I've heard that said. Or written on postcards, or inspiring instagram posts. And it's true, to a certain extent. Yet I don't think it bodes well when things are actually going really badly - you've just lost your job, or you've suffered a loss, or you've been … Continue reading Happiness is a choice, or many choices
The next time you think you're going to have one of those weeks where you might end up like Simba in the valley, try these mindfulness activities for each day, as a prevention technique!