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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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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Natural products to ease anxiety

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First thing in the morning Positivitea does just what it says on the tin.  It brings you up and keeps you feeling happy throughout the day.  Their teabags are all ethically sourced and contain only natural ingredients, ranging from marshmallow leaves, to Ajwain seeds to chilli.  They’re a delicious alternative to coffee in the morning if you’re someone whose anxiety is sparked by too …

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The Lions Barber Collective

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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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Addiction and ibogaine

Shea Prueger struggled with heroin addiction for six years. Her failed attempts at withdrawing from heroin led her to a final resort, ibogaine, a psychoactive plant medicine from West Africa. She has been sober ever since and now helps heal others using ibogaine. “I was a little bit wild I guess. I’d just moved to New York. I was bored …

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