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Mindfulness

True compassion in action

We all like to think we are compassionate to others and that we would not stand by and watch someone else suffering or deliberately do something to add to someone’s suffering. However, in reality….many of us miss, or choose not to act upon, opportunities to be truly […]

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Practice being a non-expert

It’s great being an expert isn’t it?  When you feel as though you have mastered something.  You now know all there is to know about it and people come to you for advice.  However, what if I told you that being an expert has a downside?  How […]

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Re-wire your brain!

Did you know….you can re-wire your brain? Yes, that’s right ! You know the saying “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks”? Well, it simply isn’t true! Right up until the day you die you are capable of creating new connections in your brain which can […]

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Give yourself a moment!

Do you ever find yourself jumping from one task to the next, racing from one meeting to the next or trying to speak to someone on the phone, whilst sending an e-mail at the same time as thinking about when you are going to find time to […]

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Enjoy A Mindful Moment

Here is a short video to help you put that mindful breathing technique I mentioned in a previous blog, into practice. This video is all about helping you to re-gain the balance that can be lost when you are so busy racing around that you don’t have […]

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How do I break a habit?

We all have habits and patterns of behaviour that we get stuck into replaying over and over again, and often we feel powerless to change them.  However, we all have the capacity to change the way we think and act and as a result get a different […]

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Can Mindfulness really make you happy?

Almost a year ago I embarked on a journey of learning and self-discovery which has (without sounding too melodramatic) change my life!  It’s a bold statement and one that I do not use flippantly.  I have genuinely experienced a whole new way of being which has brought […]

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Building your Resilience

Your mind is a funny thing.  When something doesn’t go the way you planned your mind tries to work out why.  Now, sometimes your mind will identify very logical reasons why things went awry but most of the time the emotional part of your brain kicks in […]

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A life without regret

came across this piece of writing last year when I was participating in a Mindfulness programme and it really resonated with me. When you ask most people what they want to avoid in life, most people say “I don’t want to have any regrets”.  This piece highlights […]

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Why are you here?

Not you personally, but why is your organisation here? Does your organisation have a shared sense of purpose? The CIPD have just released research which indicates that, although there is not a direct link between organisational performance and having a shared sense of purpose, there are some […]

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