August 9, 2020

Once again, I will be featured on Radio Tyneside's morning programme which is hosted by Chris Eggett at around 8.40am each morning during the week. I will be doing the 'Morning Mindfulness' slot where I give the equivalent of Radio 4's Thought for the Day. I will be ex...

August 9, 2020

In our daily lives we can often and too easily push ourselves beyond our natural limits, resulting in feelings of fatigue and even stress, ultimately compromising our well-being. How many times have you stayed up too late knowing that you should have went to bed much e...

August 9, 2020

It’s often said in the mindfulness field that life is generally simple, but we over-complicate it. That is difficult to accept of course when we are going through a very difficult time. I prefer to see this teaching as mainly applicable to everyday life when things are...

August 9, 2020

In our daily lives, we can often find ourselves rushing from A to B, rarely stopping for a break, and only resting when we eventually get to bed. In some ways this has become so common that it can seem normal, but this potentially comes at a cost. Not only may we exper...

August 9, 2020

We often think of home as our house, which is of course true, but from a mindfulness perspective our true home is our body. According to this view, when we are at home in our bodies, we feel present and contented, no matter where we are. 

In other words, we carry our ho...

August 9, 2020

Being kind to ourselves is an important dimension of our well-being, yet we do not always give ourselves the attention that we need, particularly when we are beating ourselves up about something or other.

Through mindfulness practice we learn to befriend ourselves, to b...

August 9, 2020

Human beings are great storytellers. We tell stories about others’ lives but also about our own life. It is how we create meaning out of the disparate events that we experience.

But to what extent are the stories we tell about ourselves accurate, and do they serve us we...

August 9, 2020

As a mindfulness teacher I often hear people saying that they struggle to find the time in the day to nurture themselves, or just simply take time out to rest and recuperate. It’s as if they are saying that they are constantly on the go, unable to stop, and demands on...

August 9, 2020

You may have heard that a key aspect of mindfulness is the practice of observing the activity of the mind. Through meditation, for example, we keep our attention on a particular focus, such as the breath, and simply watch our thoughts as they arise and fall away. At an...

November 22, 2019

It was a pleasure to once again work with Dr Zoe Williams (Ex-Gladiator 'Amazon' and resident GP on ITV's Good Morning Britain and BBC's Trust Me I'm a Doctor) at the North-East Postgraduate Conference at Newcastle Civic Centre in November. Zoe did a fantastic keynote...

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