I was speaking to a peer the other day in conversation about motherhood, and she pointed out that “by the time boys are 13 years old the physical affection they are used to having as a child decreases exponentially”. I’ve got three boys aged 6, 4 and 1.5 years and I was struck by the..
“A brave man steps forward courageously into the shadows of the unknown and discovers who they are in those moments”. If you do an internet search for ‘men’s health’ the first thing you come across are sites regarding fitness and image. However, to really get to the core of ‘men’s health’ it is more..
To evolve is to change. You may believe that you are subject to change; that things are outside of your control (determinism). Alternatively, you may believe that you create change; that you are the master of your actions (free will). Regardless, change is happening whether you like it or not. Impermanence, also called ‘Anitya’, is..
#MeToo is gaining incredible traction as a forum for women who’ve experienced abuse, assault or sexual harassment. The Harvey Weinstein scandal appears to have been the catalyst for this movement. Perhaps it is the tip of the iceberg, whereby a critical mass has been reached of realization of the scope of this insidious problem that..
Integrity is the cornerstone of having a clear conscience and therefore feeling and living a lighter life. So what keeps your feeling integrous? It usually boils down to keeping agreements that you’ve made with yourself or others. If you break these agreements you’ll more than likely feel guilty (i.e. your conscience telling you you’re not..
If you’ve been working on an attitudinal or behavioural shift by using tools like meditation for a while you may already be experiencing increased space in your response to things that used to cause you pressure, stress or anxiety. I’ve recently remembered that these tools like meditation and physical exercise, taking up a hobby and..
Life can be a juggernaut that makes constant demands on your attention. The necessity of managing these demands requires some reflection on what you value and therefore prioritize. What really matters to you? To address this, your first need to ground yourself – to really connect with what matters. You can go as deep as..
“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.” – Mark Twain. With a climate of political and economic uncertainty there appears to be a widespread feeling of fear dominating the mindset of most people. The mainstream media further fans these fears, and seek to hook people in to the drama of..
“There’s great liberation from hibernation.” If you google the definition of ‘Expectation’ this is what you will find: – A strong belief that something will happen or be the case “reality had not lived up to expectations”. – A belief that someone will or should achieve something “students had high expectations for their future“…
Self-regulation – manage your emotions (including anger) by a process of self “checking in” – giving attention to what the body is doing (e.g. the sensations, feelings etc.). Take action towards mindfulness and creating calmness. Observe any escalation of negative beliefs to act as a signal to redirect your attention to more constructive processes. ..