Chris and I are on our way to Tasmania for a short break. We arrived at the airport to discover our plane had been delayed two hours due to inclement weather. That two-hour delay eventually became over three and we found ourselves surrounded by a…

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At the beginning of last year while presenting to corporate groups, I created a set of principles to help people understand how mindfulness can be applied to everyday life in practical ways. I called this philosophy The Five Principles of Living Mindfully. Since then, I…

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When we start doubting ourselves, we often look outwardly and measure how well we’re doing against another person’s idea of success. We forget that the answer to the question, “What makes a life well-lived?” can be found within. Genuine confidence comes from discovering what’s right…

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When time rushes by as it sometimes does, I have the sense that I’m simply existing, rather than really living. Some of this may be a by-product of the society we inhabit but when I am focused and productive in my working hours, I have a…

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I try to live mindfully most months. I’m far from perfect but over the holidays some of my good habits went well and truly by the wayside. I drank a little too much wine, ate lots of beautiful but not always healthy food, exercised infrequently…

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Coming together with family and friends can be both a blessing and a stress. Added to the general tiredness many of us feel as the year-end approaches, the pressure of buying gifts, crazy traffic and over-excited children, these gatherings can actually feel like hard work instead…

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Sometimes setting a goal feels too rigid. When it does, set an intention instead. It takes the pressure off. My intention is to do a yoga practise every weekday morning. Occasionally, I just don’t feel like it. There’s something gratifying about knowing that you can say…

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“While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.” Benjamin Franklin If we had a way of controlling our negative thoughts and feelings, we would probably choose not have them. Instead, most of us do our best…

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Last Monday morning, while I was meditating, the thought came into my head that I needed to become better at doing just one thing at a time. The irony wasn’t lost on me – my meditation practice is often filled with unwanted thoughts. I know…

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