Creating space

When we’re stressed, we can often feel as if we’re being hemmed in from all sides.

Our internal alarm bell

Many people come to mindfulness because of chronic anxiety, and even during an eight-week course they may already find some relief from debilitating anxiety.

Holiday favourites – New Beginnings

‘When one door of happiness closes, another one opens, but often we look so long at the closed door we do not see the one that has been opened for us.’

Helen Keller

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.

The upside of stress

There are times when a more positive attitude to stress might help us ride its waves with a more joyful attitude.

A different perspective

Throughout history, there have been people who have been able to step outside their own narrow self-interest in times of danger and act from a larger perspective.