Mindful Ageing

  Is it me or do long term Mindfulness practitioners age more slowly than the general population? One thing we all have in common is that we are all getting old, and a set of interesting research is emerging to suggest that lifestyle changes, such as those that come about through Mindfulness practice, can help…

Happy New Year!

At this time of year many people begin thinking about making New Year’s resolutions. However, it is important to remember Rob Nairn’s wise words that ‘There is nothing wrong with you’.  This feeling can get lost amid all of the media hype of new year, new you! That said, the coming of the New Year…

Hello October

Traditionally, October has been celebrated by poets and scribes for its vibrant colours and the moment of reprieve that stands between the extremities of summer and winter. It can be like a pause, a time to take stock, gather the energy and gradually make both an internal and a physical turn inwards. These colours of…

Gathering the Energy

Recently, I have been very busy conducting research for an assignment for the MSc in Studies in Mindfulness. The area of research that I have been focusing on is comparative mindfulness/insight traditions. In particular, I have been analysing Buddhist, Christian and Secular methods. As you can imagine, there is a rich diversity of practices and…