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Being Yourself: What Does it Really Mean?

Being Yourself: What Does it Really Mean?

The phrase ‘be yourself’ is repeated so often that it has become a cliche. Whenever we’re stressing out about a job interview or making a good first impression, well-meaning friends and family members will tell us to ‘just be ourselves’. I can’t be the only one who has always found this advice frustrating. I suspect … Read More

How Body Awareness Impacts the Mind

How Body Awareness Impacts the Mind

We’ve all been told to sit or stand up straight at some point in our lives! It’s something we know we’re supposed to do, though we likely don’t really understand why. Being told to sit up straight usually just elicits annoyance. For most of us, good posture is seen as important for avoiding back and … Read More

Working Nine to Five: Is It the Only Way?

Working Nine to Five: Is It the Only Way?

I’m sure there are people who are happy working nine to five (or similar hours), but I’ve met very few of them. All too often, working 8+ hours a day seems to make us tired, stressed and irritable. But why? I don’t think long hours themselves are explicitly the problem. Many people who are starting … Read More

Spiritual Growth: Is Enlightenment Just for the Few?

Spiritual Growth: Is Enlightenment Just for the Few?

What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘enlightenment’? Most of us probably think of Buddhist monks, spending decades meditating for 10 hours a day until they finally reach an enlightened state. We see enlightenment as something which very few people will ever come close to, and we are far too preoccupied with our … Read More

Declutter Your Space, Declutter Your Mind

Declutter Your Space, Declutter Your Mind

We live in a culture that glorifies material gain. We want newer cars, bigger houses and more stuff to fill those houses with. It doesn’t seem to matter how big our homes are – we keep filling them up with stuff. It’s considered perfectly normal to have an entire room in our home rendered virtually … Read More

Healthy Eating is a Spiritual Action

Healthy Eating is a Spiritual Action

Healthy eating is generally framed as having a purely biological impact on us. We are often motivated to eat healthily so we can lose weight, avoid developing diseases and be in good shape to take part in sports or other activities. We may see healthy eating as something that’s nice to do if we have … Read More

The Power of Changing Your Mindset

The Power of Changing Your Mindset

Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about mindset. It’s something I’ve touched on before with regards to sustainability and animal rights, but mindset has a huge impact on our personal lives too. In particular, I think our health and happiness often depend more on our mindsets than on external life circumstances. Let me explain. The … Read More

Sustainable Transport: What We Can Learn from Europe

Sustainable Transport: What We Can Learn from Europe

In my opinion, the best thing about travel is seeing how other cultures do things differently. And so in many respects, visiting mainland Europe was an eye-opener. It may only be separated from the UK by a small body of water, but in many ways, western and central Europe are far more progressive than we … Read More