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Peace of Mind in Ten Minutes

We joke here in Scotland that we can get all four seasons in a day, and on a particularly volatile day we can get all four in the space...

Spring Clean your Mind

It’s that time of year when many creatures start to look for new habitats, or are instinctively compelled to build new homes. We see the...

Mindful Walking

I was walking this morning. Not for fitness. Not to think things over. Not to do anything, actually. I was walking to experience the walk...

Coping with Anger

There are in my experience two types of anger; or rather two sources of anger. One is the one we tend to think of most often. Someone...

The Best States of Mind

We all know it’s better to be happy than unhappy, positive than negative. But it doesn’t really work out that way all the time, not in...

Resilience and the Final Straw

People have had great insights about our nature and our feelings for thousands of years. These pop up in our everyday language. Three of...

Value Your Life

Life is precious. We all know that. And yet… Life is made up solely of moments and we certainly don’t treat all of our moments as...

Keeping our Judgements under Control

My automatic mind is incredibly judgemental. Incredibly, in two ways. It judges all through the day. And it judges very harshly. When we...

Accepting When it’s Better to Accept

Things happen. Unexpected things. Unhappy things. As I write this, in late November 2020, we’re into month nine of the coronavirus...

Letting Go of Covid

Well it’s been with us now for a long, long time. Covid. Covid-19. The Pandemic. Whatever you prefer to call it, it has dominated our...

Layers of Kindness

Most of us are kind when we see people in need. Most of us are polite too, which is in itself a form of kindness. Opening a door for...

Deep Gratitude and Appreciation

Some gives you a nice present. You are delighted and say so. You tell them how thoughtful they are and how grateful you feel. It’s a...

There is always a choice

Right now there are two things alternating in my mind, neither of which I chose. One is negative and therefore unhelpful. The other is...

Create the change you want to be

We tend to think of ourselves as stable, at least relatively so. You are something called you, and I am something called me. We would...

Tiredness and Mindfulness

When a person is tired what are they to do? The most obvious thing is, rest. Do nothing for a while until you feel less tired. We can...