Possibly rambling, I was quite tired…..I’m reflecting on developing a different relationship with my belly!
Some interesting reading on the Hara:
I took the opportunity to record this and then did a guided meditation. Possibly would have been better the other way round as I’m not sure how coherent my thoughts are here!
Sometimes something connects with a need inside us and does it in such a beautiful, simple way that we cannot imagine having ever been without it. Below is a diverse list of things that have connected with me recently:
Toni Bernhard’s ‘How to be sick’ - I keep [...]
Sometimes when we try to get people to change, we fail. Crompton and Kasser (2010) suggest we need to take an identity-based approach to encouraging people towards pro-environmental behaviour. They looked at 3 aspects of human identity which affect environmental behaviour and how these might be drawn on to create more effective environmental campaigns.
Values & life [...]
I’ve realised that many of the posts I’ve written have been critiquing something (I always knew I had the makings of a lawyer). The British are often considered to have a rather negative outlook. So I’ve decided that I’d like to share more optimistic stories and ideas on here. But…..
…I can’t resist by sharing my [...]
Yesterday I was fortunate to see a free gig played at my local music store. ‘The Divine Comedy’ (aka Neil Hannon) gave us nearly an hour of live music and comic moments. The occasional dodgy notes and memory loss on words adding only to the charm. I didn’t actually physically [...]
This week the Mental Health Foundation reported that more people of all ages are feeling lonely. Partly this is attributed to a loss of old-style community in modern society. The word ‘community’, in the dictionary sense, means things like feeling part of your locality or part of a group with shared interests. Work [...]
It is at this time of year that my garden becomes a thing of beauty and also a demanding child. I’ve realised that I have a habit of looking at the garden and noticing what isn’t ok rather than what is ok:
the pruning that’s long overdue the weeds the bare patches in the lawn…….
Yet when [...]
It is often said these days that people are more stressed because we’re working longer hours, have 2 parents working, more single parent families, etc, etc. This despite all those labour saving devices. Well as I ‘forgot’ to floss my teeth one evening and the pangs of guilt set in (I could hear the tut [...]
This week I’ve been in two situations where someone has negatively affected the emotional ether around them. The first was a delegate on a training course I was delivering. This was someone with management responsiblity who basically didn’t seem to agree with much of what his organisation was doing. Tempted as I was to ask [...]
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