The power of a single word

It’s such a powerful, brilliant word, and yet it’s horribly overused. We say it when we don’t mean it and get ourselves into obligations we can’t get out of. We attack questions using it as the bullets in our machine-gun defence. It becomes staccato. Unrhythmic. It’s everything this word wasn’t meant to be. I’m talking…

A tiny step towards being in the moment

We’re all busy people these days, me included. I used to rush everywhere, always living in the future, and when I wasn’t in a hurry I had my head bent over my phone. When I started trying to slow it all down, I began looking into the art of being in the moment, or mindfulness. So one day…

Get a nature fix in the city

  We all need an injection of nature every now and again. But what are we supposed to do when we live (as I do) in a flat two floors up with no garden? I’ve got a GREAT way to have a mini-escape to the country, and it won’t take us any time at all.  …

The quickest way to slow it all down

  Here is an exercise we can all do, any place, any time. It will take you no more than one minute – you can even do it as you’re reading this – and no matter how you feel beforehand, you will feel calmer afterwards.   1. Breathe out completely. 2. Take in a deep…