Take a breath and go slow

Gandhi once said “there is more to life than increasing its speed” but you’d never know by the way many of us eat. We live in a society that has a love affair with speed and it seems we’re far too busy to give food and eating the attention it deserves. We grab something quick…

Why diets don’t work : a mindful eating perspective

Diets don’t work. A controversial statement for this time of year, perhaps, but it’s true that diets don’t work for the vast majority of people. And if you’ve experienced the merry-go-round of hope, deprivation and control that leads to weight loss – only to be followed by struggle, rebellion and the disappointment of regaining the…

Destination: out of my comfort zone, Status: on time!

We all find ourselves at some point out of our comfort zones. The thing with comfort zones is that they are different for each of us. What’s comfortable for me may not be comfortable for you and vice versa. I’m writing this sat at the airport waiting for my flight home. This trip was out…

Take our five minute adventure

At this moment you are here. Now grab a piece of paper and pen or use your computer, tablet or phone to write down what comes up for you. Set a timer for five minutes, find somewhere quiet and work through the following. Picture this, for the next 12 months everything is taken care of; your…

We all deal with grief differently

When I say the word ‘grief’ it stirs up a lot of emotion inside of me. It’s a word that conjures up deep feelings, tears and memories. For some there is a visible expression of grief and for others it’s a silent inner dialogue. Whichever it is there is always a constant wondering of why…

The space in between

You know what you want and what you need to do to get it. You also know what you don’t want. So, where do you spend most of your time?  Do you get stuck in and go about making happen what you want? Or do you spend a lot of time thinking about what you…

Telomeres – helping me extend my health span

I constantly seek research and findings that effectively and meaningfully link academia and the real world. This week’s example that sparked my imagination was discovering the works of Elizabeth Blackburn a Nobel prize winning, molecular biologist. In a world that constantly seeks to improve well-being she focuses on the positive application of theory and science to open the world…

It’s not about perfection – it’s about correction

Is my new favourite personal mantra especially when I’m learning something new or focusing on improving something in my life. I’ve realised that perfection is overrated, it’s the enemy of getting things done and more than that it stops us living fully and enjoying life. I’m embarrassed to say that I was one of those…