1000 Moments To A Mindful Life?

In his book Outliers: The Story of Success,  Malcolm Gladwell (who also wrote The Tipping Point) makes a convincing case for the “10,000-Hour Rule”, claiming that the key to achieving real mastery expertise in any skill, is about practising the correct...

Feeding The Mind – Why Gut Health Matters

To work at our best, we need to be in a good mental state. That depends on many factors, but an essential one is diet and gut health. The way we eat affects the way we think. If we have a healthy gut, we’re more to likely have a healthy mind. Our gut is actually lined...

How to spot the signs of stress

Stress can wreck mental and physical health. If you’re a leader, you might lose key staff and see productivity plummet. So you better see it coming.   Here are 10 symptoms to watch for in yourself and others: Getting more impatient, intolerant or moody Eating...

Does time flow, or do we flow around it?

I’ve been contemplating time, and trying out some meditations, which I feel are worth sharing. I’ve asked people in my classes before now ‘in which direction does time travel?’. It’s a kind of koan, as it challenges the mind, but of course the answer is that there is...

Don’t Fight With The Present – Really?

This phrase is trolled out every now and then. Mostly I’m wary of one-liners. I think they get used by people to sound cool and wise, but I often wonder whether the person uttering it understands what they mean fully. However, this one-liner is profound. I’ll explain...

Thank You For My Apple

Thank you Virgin Trains for transporting me across the country as I write this, and Apple for my wonderful Macbook Pro. Thank you Nick the fruit grower at the market for the amazing apple I’m munching, and for the rain and sun and apple cultivar breeders….shall I go...