Living in balance

For all of us there is a sweet spot, where we can balance a healthy sense of entitlement with awareness of the needs of others.

Relaxation mindfulness

Fortunately we can also learn what has been called by Herbert Benson the ‘relaxation response’ – our body’s ability to relax and regenerate.

Right effort – Part 2

Right effort is about finding the sweet spot between trying too hard, and giving up too easily.

Nourishing ourselves

Regular mindfulness meditation can help us become more receptive to the nourishment which is present in our lives.

Calming ourselves with the breath

The breath is a wonderful object of meditation because it is always with us, it’s rhythmical, and it connects us intimately with our bodies and our surroundings.

Taking a deep breath

One of the most effective ways we can use to calm ourselves down is to learn what’s called diaphragmatic breathing – filling the whole of our lungs with the breath.

Our sense of agency – part 1

The sense of agency we are able to bring to our lives is one of the most important factors which influences our health, wellbeing and success.

Taking refuge

We need to find spaces in our lives where we can ‘take refuge’ – a space where we feel safe to stop for a while, to tune in, take stock, and have our internal batteries recharged.