I wonder what great spiritual avatars would make of the EU Referendum and other Big Decisions we face that involve millions of people? Having listened to news reports, read articles, chatted with family and friends about the impending vote, the message I seem to be hearing loudest is that nobody really knows what the consequences […]
As a parent, how do you spot the signs of stress in your child? When is it time to intervene and to help your child simplify their life? 18 years ago I was in a terrible quandary. Both of my sons were showing signs of stress. My youngest son (then age 6), who was born […]
How often do you find yourself racing against the clock? A traditional approach to time management is all about how to fit as many activities into each day as is humanly possible. Multitasking and efficiency rule in this productivity mindset. Unfortunately, this all too often leads to excessive stress and unhappiness. In my previous life, […]
Something to celebrate the Spring Equinox and the balance of light and dark it represents. In this TED talk from the Prime Minister of Bhutan, he explains why his country values happiness above finance and living in harmony with our Mother Earth above everything else:
How nourished do you currently feel in your body? What does this tell you about how you might be sacrificing a nutritious diet in order to survive in the Rat Race? There are certain behaviour traits that point to us forsaking our personal nutrition in favour of coping with a fast-paced, high stress lifestyle. If […]
Shifting the unshiftable What is it that keeps us in high stress, high paced lifestyles when we know it’s not doing us any good? Entrenched habits, such as spending hours each day commuting, racing against the clock, writing “to do” lists that do not include time to rest, or eating on the run have […]
‘Burnout isn’t necessarily related to how much we enjoy what we do. It is often more closely linked with how we approach the whole idea of ‘work’, or ‘vocation’ or ‘livelihood’.’ Classic symptoms of unbalanced compassion are: stress, anxiety and feeling like you spend a lot of time teetering on the edge of burnout. Is […]
A mother who reconnected with her values, and the wisdom of her ancestors, tells the personal story behind her innovative, sustainable business.