Category: Lifestyle

Should you be worried about sitting so much? Part 2

Getting adults in European countries to be at least moderately physically active could prevent over 600,000 premature deaths in Europe each year, according to research in 2015. Yet most people fall short of recommended amounts of physical activity.  As well as exercising more, reducing the amount of time spent sitting down may be beneficial. In Part Read More

What is NLP?

NLP stands for Neuro Linguistic Programming. Neuro = neurology Linguistic = language Programming = neural language functions. In other words, learning NLP is like learning the language of your own mind and how to use that to live your best life. NLP Techniques We live our lives as an English speaking human but our mindset, Read More

Comparison: The Thief of Joy?

I love paperclips. There, I’ve said it. And not your bog-standard silver issue ones, oh no. I’m talking about the ones shaped like roller-skates and flamingos. I’ve had to make a conscious effort to curb my purchasing of such fancies, on account of the fact that I really don’t deal with that much paper any Read More

What is Meditation?

‘So what is meditation?’ is the first cry that normally echoes around when mentioned in conversation. Most people perhaps have a picture of someone sat in a cross legged position, eyes firmly shut and chanting ‘om’. Well yes if you want to, though you can sit on a chair or lie down.  Eyes shut, again, Read More

Hallowe’en Yoga

This Halloween let’s tap into the darker side of yoga with some haunting balance work and challenging moon-focussed poses. This year Hallowe'en falls just a few days after the rise of a new moon. I had previously questioned whether I should include a Hallowe'en theme into my classes this year but then I thought, ‘why Read More

What is forgiveness & why is it so important?

So what is forgiveness? “Forgiveness is a conscious, deliberate decision to release feelings of resentment or vengeance toward a person or group who has harmed you, regardless of whether they actually deserve your forgiveness” - Definition Now for me, the act of forgiving someone whether they deserved it or not was tough. To me, forgiving Read More

Mindfulness and Meditation; what’s the difference anyway?

The Mindfulness Revolution The mindfulness revolution has hit us full force, with sessions even being delivered in schools and prisons. Wellbeing gurus tell us that mindfulness and meditation are the key to a calmer, happier life. But what does that actually mean, and what exactly is the difference between mindfulness and meditation anyway? Won’t my Read More

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