Here at MindOwl, we know the very real and transformative benefits of meditation. Meditation is proven to lower blood pressure, improve sleep and help us cope with feelings of anxiety and depression – but it is not the only thing we should be focussing on in our search for real and lasting happiness. The incorporation of breathwork into our meditation routines is essential for those of us wanting to experience a ...

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It is not uncommon for people to find meditation a little bit difficult and frustrating, to begin with. In today’s busy world we are not used to stopping and checking in with our minds, or allowing ourselves a moment of peace from constantly planning our next move, and just being in the present moment. And yet this is exactly what meditation is. For these reasons you might be struggling to get ...

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Heraclitus of Ephesus, a Greek philosopher who lived between 530 and 470 BC, spoke about the importance of change. He stated that all things are in constant flux and in a state of “becoming”. He said: “We both step and do not step in the same rivers. We are and are not” – Heraclitus This has been widely interpreted to mean, “We can never step into the same river twice” because ...

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Self-help books tell us to ‘regulate’ our emotions, but what does this mean?  ‘Regulate’ is a synonym for ‘control’, so does this mean we should filter our emotions? Perhaps we should cherry-pick the positive emotions and cast aside the uncomfortable ones?   Not exactly. If someone is good at ‘emotion regulation’, this means they can identify the full range of emotions. These people are willing to acknowledge, and work through, difficult ...

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