Self care at work

Self-care at work is all about working smarter. I spoke to Nadia Narain, yoga teacher and co-author of Self-Care in the Real world and Sarah Bladen, author of Practical Zen for Health, Wealth and Mindfulness about how to look after yourself in the workplace. Self-care is no longer seen as indulgent or selfish but actually pretty crucial in the digital world …

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Are you ruled by the ego?

ruled by the ego

One of the main signs you’re being led by your ego is the need to always be right.  In most cases this is involuntary, and it’s especially hard to notice if you’re not aware of how the ego operates. The ego is something we create.  It’s a combination of all the beliefs we have about who we are.  These are constructed beliefs …

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The Lions Barber Collective

The Lion's Barber Collective Ivory Magazine

Hairdressing school doesn’t teach you about counter transference, projection, negative reinforcement or personality disorders.  Nor does it dabble in the more recognisable mental health issues – depression and anxiety, which is a shame really, because most men feel comfortable talking to their barbers. There’s just the right levels of familiarity and detachment.  Why burden your friends with your woes when you can …

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Ibogaine psychotherapy

What if you could take a pill to heal the past.  A one-shot medicine to make you a better, more spiritually-aware person.  Would you take it? Ibogaine is an indole alkaloid derived from the African shrub Iboga.  The Bwity, a religious sect in West Africa, gives this plant medicine to the children in a coming of age ceremony.  It is extreme. …

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