Why Being LALA Is Better than Going Doolally

I find that pausing is one of the most painful, poignant and illuminating exercises in this whole game. Whether it’s five seconds or 15 minutes, I urge you to pause more. When we pause, we deliberately face what’s just below the surface. I first noticed this in the...

Generosity – Why Is It So Painful?

So here we all are, spending money on unnecessary things for people who don’t need them, while half the planet starves or gets bombed. Does this wrankle with you, as it does me? I may be an old bore, but Christmas keeps challenging me more and more. I find that it...

Western Mail article on workplace stress Dec16

We had a whole-page article in the Western Mail health supplement today  – see copy below. Copy of Western Mail “Health Check Wales’ article 5 Dec 2016 According to the HSE in figures released in 2015, stress, depression and anxiety, along with musculoskeletal...

Why Mindfulness Doesn’t Work. And Why It Does.

The secret’s out. Most of us know something about mindfulness. ‘Being in the present moment.’ ‘Non-judging awareness’. ‘Understanding our patterns of reaction’. Etc. There are really good books out there, and plenty of 8 week courses available. Yet it’s a sad fact...

Hooray, it’s all hopeless

It’s true: nothing is certain except death and taxes. It also used to be a good bet that team GB would lose everything, but even that seems less dependable lately. So where does that leave us with finding the joy in life? Well oddly enough, it’s exactly in the...