Gregg Braden: creativity and ancient wisdom
Gregg Braden talks to me about ancient ideas, culture, art and creativity.
Spending Time in Solitude
Spending time alone leads us on a journey of real self-discovery. Setting aside a small amount of time each day can really help our levels of inner wellbeing. With technology innovating to keep us constantly engaged with an instant connection, we are faced with a fast life and a new generation who have rarely experienced […]
Life is busy. Of that there is no doubt. Most people are becoming increasingly busy with work, social, family, leisure and a stream of social channels taking up our head space and attention with incoming messages creating more information to process daily. There is a major increase in stress and many people are juggling […]
Planning To Rest
Being overly busy with a long ´to do´ list is common for most of us these days. The urge to be busy defines our modern living and rest seems to come secondary to work for most people. It´s something we try and find time for in between running around getting things done. In his new […]
Modern Day Depression
As depression rates surge, one in four Americans suffer from severe depression at some stage in their lives. Where has our society gone wrong? Dr Steve Ilardi, a professor of clinical psychology and author of The Depression Cure gives an insightful talk reminding us that we were never designed for the sleep-deprived, badly nourished, fast […]
Exam results day – stress, comparisons, low self-esteem
Exams: these are not what life is about. Reducing stress for children should be our focus – not exam grades.
Kids on happiness
Wonderful talk from a 13 year old on creativity. How moving out of mainstream school made him happier and more creative.
The dark side of emotion
Depression is a harsh condition. We can’t just persuade someone to feel better and lighten up. It doesn’t work this way. Here are some useful steps to consider when faced with deep emotion.
As I began to love myself
AS I BEGAN TO LOVE MYSELFby Charlie Chaplin “As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional sufferingare only warning signs that I was living against my own truth.Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”. As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebodyAs I try to force […]
Love Earth Home Cleaner
House cleaning products can be quite toxic, especially those that contain perfumes, strong chemicals and bleach. This is a recipe for a general-purpose cleaner which you can use to clean surfaces and remove water deposit stains on shower panels, chrome bathroom fittings, windows, bathroom mirrors and so on. It’s a versatile, non-harmful cleaner that keeps […]
How to eat well at home – conscious eating that’s good for you and the planet
Farmacy Kitchen Cookbook One of the things that brings me great joy as a writer is the chance to inspire people and offer new perspectives and points of view. That’s why I’m so happy to see that the most recent book I’ve worked on, ‘Farmacy Kitchen’, is doing just that – inspiring people with new […]
Why I make time to meditate and how you can too
Making meditation a daily habit There’s an ancient Zen proverb that says, “You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes a day, unless you’re too busy; then you should sit for an hour”. How relevant this wisdom is for this busy modern age where many people feel that they don’t have time for the […]