This week I was looking at pictures of rescue dogs to help my friend find a dog. In one of the photos, there was a gorgeous dog which I found out, from closer inspection, had only three legs. In today’s podcast, I discuss why the three-legged dog is so important for us in understanding how our mind works.
We live in a world where we struggle to be on our own with our distractions. In today’s podcast, I answer a question about having a busy mind.
In today’s podcast, I reply to an email from one of my students.
Today’s podcast is short and right to the essential point. Listen.
Our practice is not just for ourselves. Yes, we are hoping to become more focussed, less stressed and happier people. However, to focus just there leaves out a vital part of the path to happiness.
I was speaking at an event today for World Mental Health Day. I was asked how to manage pain. I get this question often, so I thought I would share with you, as it is fresh in my mind as I have a dental problem right now, how to work with pain a little differently.
Each night I plug my many devices, so they are recharged for the following day. We are not very good at restoring ourselves. We tend to run on drained batteries. In today’s podcast, I discuss a vital way to keep us recharged and therefore inspired.
Is it possible? Yes - absolutely! Just because there is chaos in our world, doesn't mean we can't play an important part in making the world a happier place.
In today’s podcast, I discuss a quick technique that you can use if your mind is full of busy thoughts. You can calm your mind almost instantly.
Last night I finally watched The Social Dilemma. It was incredibly thought-provoking, as I had expected it would be. Here are my thoughts after watching it.
Yesterday Chrissy Teigen posted a photo of herself taken just after her miscarriage. I had a bit of a reaction to this photo. There is a bit of a debate happening on my Facebook page due to it. Today I discuss why this was a concern for me and how we might be putting people’s emotional needs second in our need to share to the world.
Today I reply to an email from a student who is suffering from depression. How can we keep our minds out of dark places? In today's podcast, I discuss ways that apply to all of us.
Some years ago, I was having a conversation with Jacinda Arden, the current Prime Minister of New Zealand. In the last few days, she has commented that anyone can become the Prime Minister of New Zealand. Obviously, the same is true in America. It made me wonder if I was in charge of a country, what would I do? I think this is an excellent question for us to ask ourselves.
Apart from a beautiful quote from Gandhi I promise I am not going to talk politics today. I know some of you see this space as a refuge from the political madness of the world. I will instead, talk about where lasting change comes from - a place where you are in control! Now that sounds good, doesn’t it?
More and more people are feeling isolated as this pandemic continues. However, there is a way that we can connect that is powerful. In today’s podcast, I show you how this powerful tool.
There is a lot of hatred displayed to us in the world right now through politics, social media and the news. Today I reflect on this and offer a tool to counter it.
When can distraction be positive in our lives? There are times when it can be the best tool in our toolkit. In today’s podcast, I explain how we can use it.
If our emotions tend to run away on us, practising equanimity can be a powerful antidote. What is equanimity, and how can we work with it?
We are living in a time where we are becoming more and more caught in our tribal bubbles. In today’s podcast, I discuss a powerful and simple practice to help us remember who we are.