Why I Journal – Traffic Control for the Mind

Reading Time: 8 minutes I have suffered from Papyrophilia for most of my life. Despite several therapeutic interventions it appears to be incurable. For those of you who are unaware of this condition, it presents itself in the uncontrolled need to accumulate paper, notebooks, sticky labels, and all things stationary. It all started when I was emotionally touched byContinue reading “Why I Journal – Traffic Control for the Mind”

DIY Folding Meditation Stool Tutorial

Reading Time: 6 minutes There is the common misconception that in order to meditate, one must contort oneself into a kind of human pretzel. And while discomfort can be a very useful tool for focusing the mind, bodily origami is far from an obligatory practice. The simple act of sitting on a normal chair, as I outline in thisContinue reading “DIY Folding Meditation Stool Tutorial”

Learning to Forgive Yourself – Showing ourselves love and compassion

Reading Time: 7 minutes This week I have done a total overhaul on my office work space. I’d love to say it was purely from a place of productivity and freeing myself of distractions, but in truth it was also a form of procrastination. Oh the irony of the modern age; using productivity tools and practices as a wayContinue reading “Learning to Forgive Yourself – Showing ourselves love and compassion”

Walking Meditation – Mindfulness on the Move

Reading Time: 6 minutes Meditation has been a regular and permanent fixture in my daily life for a number of years. It has evolved over time into a practice that works for me and the knock on effects are significant. For those who’d like to read more on my journey into meditation and mindfulness check out these 3 articles:Continue reading “Walking Meditation – Mindfulness on the Move”

My Meditation Practice – 2 Years On

Reading Time: 7 minutes It’s been a year since I wrote the article How I FINALLY learnt to meditate – and how you can too, and about 2 years since I started a meditation practice in earnest. Two years of fairly constant practice is enough time on the cushion to really see some of the accumulative gains from startingContinue reading “My Meditation Practice – 2 Years On”

Zazen – Sitting Meditation & Why I Do It

Reading Time: 7 minutes Meditation was always something that I wanted to be good at. I never was very good at it and even now after over two years of daily meditation practices I am still floundering in the shallow end. You see, wanting to be good at meditation is kind of missing the point of it. Saying youContinue reading “Zazen – Sitting Meditation & Why I Do It”

My Mental Health Toolkit

Reading Time: 7 minutes I decided to take a small break from our series on movement as this past Sunday (10th October) was World Mental Health Day. This was a day set aside for the promotion of awareness, education and advocacy against the stigma of mental health. Sadly this stigma still remains and is a huge stumbling block forContinue reading “My Mental Health Toolkit”

Morning Rituals – The biggest game changer for my mental health and well-being

Reading Time: 7 minutes I’ve always struggled against authority; always danced to my own drumbeat. If someone tells me that I ‘should’ do something, I won’t. Even if on a rational level I completely agree with them. Kelley will say to me, “Wow, this book is amazing! You should read it when I’m finished.” Nope. Despite that book beingContinue reading “Morning Rituals – The biggest game changer for my mental health and well-being”

How I FINALLY learnt to meditate – and how you can too.

Reading Time: 7 minutes As much as I’d like it to be, my mind is anything but serene. I love the idea of wandering through wildflower meadows, dressed in flowing linen, with a winsome smile and a mind purely focused on the gentle movement of the clouds. But what I have is the equivalent of watching a bag ofContinue reading “How I FINALLY learnt to meditate – and how you can too.”