Balanced optimism isn’t about believing that nothing will ever go wrong. Of course it will sometimes. But can you have faith in yourself to be able to cope?
For many of us, time is always in short supply, or at least time to do things we really want to. So, what would you do if you had more time? Travel more, read more, learn a new language, learn to draw (that’s one of mine)?
There is also evidence that meditation helps with age-related memory loss, makes you more creative, can help you fight addictions or change bad habits, improve sleep patterns, even control chronic pain. In other words meditation really can transform your life.
My 14 year old daughter has just spent a week doing work experience in her old Primary school. And she loved it. She came back saying that she had never seriously considered teaching as a profession before, but that now it was something she would give serious thought....
A friendship audit is about analysing the current state of our friendships, so that we can make conscious decisions about them.
Many people consider themselves to be lucky or unlucky, but there’s no factual basis for this. What does seem to happen, however, is that, to a surprising extent, we create our own luck.
You may be bemoaning your lack of willpower, but, it seems that willpower has been rather over-rated as a way of creating change in our lives.
The internet seems to be full of posts about what we have all achieved in the last decade. I’ve achieved a few things I’m proud of, but I think it’s more valuable to focus on what I’ve learnt- and often I’ve learnt the most when things have not gone according to plan.
The spiritual leader Ram Dass once said, ‘If you think you’re enlightened, spend a week with your family.’ Most of us immediately know what he means. For many of us this is a time of year for family, and the TV is full of adverts showing happy families gathered round...
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