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Living at the Speed of Life

Living at the Speed of Life

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson Let’s face it—we live in a world where everything seems to be moving fast. It can all start to pass us by in a bit of a blur. How often do we say or hear, “where did the week go” or “oh my gosh...
Don’t Wait to Live

Don’t Wait to Live

When I was in my early 20s working in nursing homes, I became very close to one of the residents who was in her 90s, Lorraine. She used to say to me often, “Enjoy every moment. It goes by in a blink”. She also shared with me her own regret that she had...
Countering the Negativity Bias

Countering the Negativity Bias

Imagine you do a presentation at work and then everyone in your team has to give you feedback. If five of those people compliment your work and one person criticises it which will you remember later? Which one could keep you up at night ruminating about it? The...
The Three Happiness Myths That Make Us Miserable

The Three Happiness Myths That Make Us Miserable

Some of the world’s most common and widely held ideas about happiness create what psychologist and author Russ Harris eloquently calls a ‘happiness trap’. These ideas – or ‘myths’ – about happiness are misleading and when you believe them or let them dictate how you...
A Meditation on Impermanence

A Meditation on Impermanence

A loss in my life in this last week has deeply touched the most vulnerable places in my heart and brought home my awareness of impermanence. How can we heal in times of loss and change? How can we find acceptance, grace and compassion in the face of impermanence? How...