Article on practicing Self-Care in stressful times

Article on practicing Self-Care in stressful times

Today I felt drawn to talk about self-care as it is something I have been exploring more in my life as a way to help me cope with increased levels of stress. What is self-care? Self-care is simply taking care of ourselves, every day, nurturing our well-being by...
Article on Cultivating Presence in your Life

Article on Cultivating Presence in your Life

Mindfulness practice helps us to cultivate presence in our life, by paying attention to what is happening in the here and now. But what is presence? What is presence? The meditation teacher and clinical psychologist Tara Brach describes presence as “the felt sense of...
In honour of Thich Nhat Hanh

In honour of Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh, the Vietnamese Buddhist monk and founder of the Engaged Buddhism movement, died on 22 January 2022 in his home country of Vietnam. He was 95. Thich Nhat Hanh has often been referred to as “the father of mindfulness.” His simple yet deeply profound...
Positive neuroplasticity and the practice of taking in the good

Positive neuroplasticity and the practice of taking in the good

Introduction An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt,...
Article on Finding Refuge in your Awakened Heart

Article on Finding Refuge in your Awakened Heart

Introduction Our meditation practice helps us to develop a more integrated and evolved part of our brain, the pre-frontal cortex, that enables us to develop a larger sense of being, that can see the reactivity of the small self but does not get caught in it. So we can...
Article on finding our inner resources

Article on finding our inner resources

Cultivating an inner refuge (Source: Tara Brach “True refuge: Finding peace and freedom in your own awakened heart”) Discovering a way to contact positive emotions, and especially a sense of care, strength, stability and safety in the present moment, is a key element...

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