For many of us who have developed an interest in meditation, it is likely that we stumbled upon it in an attempt to end some form of pain or suffering in our lives – that may even be what has brought you to this very article. Whether we experience some form of chronic physical pain, or mental pain brought on from an anxious or depressed mind – we are drawn to ...

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It is undoubtedly the case that the events of the past year or so have greatly affected the way we work. And now, over a year on from the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, many of us are still in very unfamiliar working environments. Whether you are working from your home, or have begun the move back into an office with colleagues, there is no denying the fact that you will ...

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“Let it go”, is one of the most over-simplified mantras in any meditation or self-help practice. It can be very infuriating to be told to let something go, especially when this advice is given in the midst of our struggle with a negative experience or emotion. Additionally, it can be very confusing to determine what this actually means? How do we let go of something that feels so unfair, scary, or ...

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If you feel like no one understands you, then you’re not alone. It’s actually quite common for humans to be misunderstood. After all, other people don’t have access to your thoughts, so they’re never going the see the world exactly as you see it. Also, humans communicate via facial expressions, and facial expressions can be extremely misleading. So, in the words of Heidi Halvorson, “you are harder to understand than you ...

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The human brain processes thousands of thoughts per day which can become overwhelming. The feeling of being unable to ‘switch off’ and the persistence of negative thoughts is not uncommon but can have far-reaching effects. Cognitive theories suggest that our thoughts can influence our mental health and impact on our ability to take action, possibly leading to psychological disorders such as depression and anxiety. Pushing such thoughts to the back of ...

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For many, the holiday season brings a great deal of joy. The festivities can bring a celebration of family, friends and good food. It is a time to relax, unwind and reflect on the past year. However, this period can also bring stress and may not be a joyful time for some. It can be a difficult period for those who are going through a tough time, or even for those ...

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