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The Useless Tree: A Story About Letting Go of Approval Seeking

The Useless Tree: A Story About Letting Go of Approval Seeking

During this time of disruption, upheaval and change many of us are asking big questions about how we want to live our lives, thinking about what really matters and making changes. One of the biggest themes I am noticing when I talk to people right now is that they are...
The Mental Baggage We Carry

The Mental Baggage We Carry

Today I’m going to share a zen parable about how we can set down the mental baggage we carry and find freedom right where we stand. There’s a well known parable about this. A senior monk and a junior monk were traveling together. At one point, they came to a wide...
Blooming in the Winter

Blooming in the Winter

This is the Magnolia tree by my front door. It is one of my favourite things about winter here in Australia (yep, I’m back in Oz). Every time I go out my door it’s the first thing I see. Not only is it a beautiful tree but it’s nature teaches me a valuable and timely...
Overthinking? It May be Making You Depressed and Anxious

Overthinking? It May be Making You Depressed and Anxious

This is not an easy time for most of us, hey? And to make matters worse our knee jerk way of dealing with the challenges we face may be making it much harder. You see, when a great challenge or stressful event happens to us, many of us have an unconscious response...
How to Use Mindfulness to Unwind Anxiety (With a Free Meditation)

How to Use Mindfulness to Unwind Anxiety (With a Free Meditation)

We all feel a little anxious at times. It’s a normal reaction to the more stressful events of our lives, such as a job interview, a driving test or say, a global pandemic. You may notice a few physical responses, like the sensation of ‘butterflies in your tummy’ or...