Selective hearing

Mindfulness of sound can open us up to the present moment, and it can also allow us to be more in tune with how the sounds around us affect us.

Being happy for others

‘O! beware, my lord, of jealousy; it is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the flesh it feeds on.’ (Iago to Othello, in Shakespeare’s Othello) Some of the most miserable times in my life have been those when I have felt jealous or resentful. These can be difficult emotions for any of us – that […]

Jumping to conclusions

    You are walking along a sunny path, and suddenly see a snake centimetres away from your shoes. You leap in the air, yell, your heart is thumping, and when the snake doesn’t move you have another look. Now you can see the ‘snake’ is actually a stick, and perhaps you have a little […]