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Blue Monday

The media tells us that ‘Blue Monday’, the third Monday of January, is the most depressing day of the year. The fact that this was originally proposed and popularised by a travel company back in 2005 causes me to take

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Benefits of Meditation

An excellent article published by the Psychosynthesis Trust summarises the benefits of meditation.  Read about those benefits here. The benefits are both mental and physical.  Practice is deceptively easy but takes a lifetime to master.  When you’re starting out it’s

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Meditation and Mental Health

Evidence from research suggests that mindfulness style meditation helps you relate to your thoughts and feelings in a non-judgemental and non-reactive fashion. This can bring you to a place where you are more able to observe how you are in

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Look after your inner child

You can think about the human personality as a number of layers, each folded around early ones, rather like an onion. At the centre are the youngest parts of you, on the outside you older parts. While the skin we

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Middle Class drinking and the Zombie Apocalypse

Unreal City, Under the brown fog of a winter dawn, A crowd flowed over London Bridge, so many, I had not thought death had undone so many. Sighs, short and infrequent, were exhaled, And each man fixed his eyes before

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Getting Anxious

Right now I’m feeling anxious. The catch on the boot of my car has broken, locking in a bag with my diary inside. The local garage has no time, and I’m waiting for a call from another mechanic to find

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The shadow of technology

It’s tempting to look at a new piece of technology, such as Facebook, and think of it as either a ‘good’ thing or a ‘bad’ thing. I’m certainly guilty of trying to decide on those terms, rather than thinking about

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As the new year dawns…

I spent today reflecting through two self-assessments. Sounds dull, and the formal one was; an academic self-assessment based upon learning criteria and… yes, I soon lost the will to continue. That’s why I’m blogging, because I’m avoiding! The other I

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