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Letting Go: Stop Clinging and Find Inner Peace

Letting Go: Stop Clinging and Find Inner Peace

Read Buddhist literature, and you’ll probably come across the term ‘grasping’. It refers to the idea of desperately pursuing or clinging to people, objects, situations and so forth. Grasping at things causes negative emotions such as jealousy, inadequacy and fear of loss to arise. We often labour under the illusion that the things we’re grasping … Read More

How I Overcame Fear to Start Living My Best Life

How I Overcame Fear to Start Living My Best Life

Many of us live our lives paralysed by fear. We have dreams – travelling, writing a book, starting a business and so on – which remain unfulfilled because we are afraid. We worry that we’re not good enough, that we will fail or that people will judge us. I think the one thing successful people … Read More

Why the Education System is Failing

Why the Education System is Failing

The success of an education system is generally measured by the grades pupils achieve. If the grades are good, its mission is seen to be accomplished. The important thing is that pupils get high enough grades to be accepted into good universities. But what if we were to measure things differently? What if we considered … Read More

How to Forgive That Person – and Why You Should!

How to Forgive That Person – and Why You Should!

We all know that we’re supposed to forgive those who wrong us and move on. But how many of us actually do so? Many – if not most – of us have rifts in our families or friendship groups due to unresolved disputes. I think the pain and division this causes is a tremendous shame. … 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

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

In Praise of Tea: Why You Should Drink More Tea!

In Praise of Tea: Why You Should Drink More Tea!

A lighthearted article for you this week. I sometimes feel as if I should be covering serious hard-hitting topics all the time, but sometimes it’s nice to think about what’s right with the world instead of what’s wrong. And one thing that’s definitely right with the world is tea! In case you hadn’t guessed, tea … Read More