Category Archives: Personal

Only love can save us from climate change

‘Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, one of the world’s leading spiritual teachers, is a man at great peace even as he predicts the possible collapse of civilisation within 100 years as a result of runaway climate change. The 86-year-old Vietnamese … Continue reading

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Try meditation in motion for a new life perspective

‘Zen and other Buddhist traditions stress mindfulness in walking as it turns walking into meditation in motion. That’s important because, contrary to what you might think, meditation isn’t something you do only when sitting still in the lotus position — … Continue reading

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From Holy Father to Every Father on Father’s Day

‘Whether Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Agnostic or Atheist, we all love our children in equal measure. Whatever our differences, the love for our children is a stronger unifying force than all that divides us. As dads, we often express … Continue reading

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A Lesson About Happiness From A Holocaust Survivor

‘”Everything can be taken from a man but one thing,” Viktor Frankl (a prominent Jewish psychiatrist and neurologist in Vienna, who was arrested and transported to a Nazi concentration camp with his wife and parents) wrote in Man’s Search for Meaning, … Continue reading

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The Mindful Manager

“It’s hardly surprising that more workers and more organizations are embracing mindful work, namely, the adaptation of centuries-old meditation techniques and breathwork that have been shown to reduce stress, boost health, strengthen immune systems, improve concentration, encourage cooperation, and yes, … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to Take Five-Minute Meditation Breaks at Work

Even five minutes at a time of meditation can do wonders for your workday and your home life too: 1. Meditation increases our memory. 2. Meditation increases our attention span. 3. Meditation improves our response to stress and emotion. 4. … Continue reading

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All this and more, but wait there’s more

This infographic summarises all the scientific benefits of meditation, which can be done by just about anyone, just about anywhere in as little as two minutes a day. What are you waiting for? via Upworthy

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Why Managing Work-Life Balance Is Harder Than Ever

‘A new survey shows that full-time workers all over the world are struggling to manage their personal and professional lives. According to its latest survey of nearly 9,700 full-time workers, one-third of employees report that managing their personal and professional … Continue reading

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Just breathe

“Breathe. If you feel overwhelmed, breathe. It will calm you and release the tensions. If you are worried about something coming up, or caught up in something that already happened, breathe. It will bring you back to the present. If … Continue reading

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Burn-out: When you’re running on empty

“Feeling hopeless, depressed, struggling against exhaustion, yet pushing yourself even harder, longing for the boundless energy you once took for granted? It seems as if the phenomenon of burn-out is increasing, resulting in the modern-day psychological issues of being both … Continue reading

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