PROCRASTINATION

If you create content or any form of art then you may have met with the joys of procrastination or RESISTANCE as I like to call it, which is less laziness, more psychological disorder (not sure which is less glamorous) and can stem from anything from a fear of failure (don’t shun me from the village) to a fear of …

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Why it’s time we talk about men’s mental health

Male depression is a big topic in the world of mental health. It’s complicated and delicate, not only because of the usual factors like stigma, or the way men historically have been taught to repress their feelings, but because it can present in ways that are hard to spot. Men may not be any less emotional than women, but as …

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Laughter Meditation

Laughter is the best medicine, or so we’re told. Especially when times are not particularly funny, like, well, now for example. (Ahem – was not going to mention the B word but things are really stressing me out in the UK right now!) Indy Rishi Singh, founder of iLiving, is one of the founding gurus of Laughter Meditation and believes it …

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How to find your spiritual self

Sometimes in our fast-paced world we can feel a little disconnected, but there are many ways we can feel more at one with source. Here are some suggestions… 1. Give your soul a voice Write a letter beginning with the words, ‘If my soul could speak, it would say…’ Do not edit, judge or censor yourself and do not lift …

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5 steps to free your mind

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Meditation is a great way to find inner peace but even if you meditate regularly you may still find it hard to free your mind of anxieties and problems. Just as mindfulness techniques may help calm your nerves they’re often not enough to cut through the root of your worries. In the Tapussa Sutta the Buddha explains a way you …

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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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