What we water with our attention grows: cultivating friendliness, compassion and happiness through meditation

Have you ever sat quietly long enough to observe your thoughts, perhaps to meditate, and noticed that many of them are negative?  Or maybe when you’ve come to be still for long enough you’ve noticed an inner monologue which might be distinctly unfriendly towards you, perhaps judgemental or critical?  Knowing that we might encounter negative […]

Learning to stay out of the water: why I practice mindfulness meditation (+ how you can too)

In his book ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’, Viktor Frankl says ‘between stimulus and response is a space.  In that space is our power to choose our response.’  Take a moment to read that again and consider it fully: ‘between stimulus and response is a space.  In that space is our power to choose our response.’ […]

Self-care snacks: 7 powerful 5 minute practices to boost your well-being

We all know how great we feel after that long Yoga class – refreshed, relaxed, restored – but how can we get more of that feeling into our everyday lives?  Since the arrival of my son at the end of October, there has been little opportunity for long periods of practice on my mat and […]