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We’ve all experienced those sinking feelings in the pit of our stomach when we feel we’ve done something wrong. We haven’t kept our word, we let someone down, we did something that we believe to be awful and we are left feeling terrible. It doesn’t seem to matter much that what we did could easily have been forgiven or forgotten by those involved, except us. Some guilt is good for us as a society, because it tends to modulate the actions we take and too little guilt not so good for our societies because we end up with a society totally lacking in motivation for control. On the other hand, too much guilt can be pretty bad for us as individuals, especially when we feel guilt for things no longer in our control, or are about what others would consider to be minor lapses in judgment. And before we can…

We all know the word. Mindfulness. You probably have some image in your mind as you read those words as to what mindfulness is. Maybe you think of it as someone who is meditating mindfully as they sit legs crossed, hands on their knees with an expression of serenity on their face. That’s what I used to think. But I’ve discovered mindfulness is not only a spiritual practice, I found it a vital part of living a full and happy life. The type of mindfulness I’m talking about here, isn’t the kind that leads to self-realization. There are those who write on this topic more eloquently and with greater depth and understanding than I ever could. Mindfulness definitely has its roots in Eastern spiritual traditions though it’s been transformed into a more secular practice in the West and this is where I want to go with Mindfulness right now. The…

I had my first anxiety attack in my late teens. Although I didn’t know at the time what it was. I was sitting on one of those red double decker buses in London, thinking of goodness knows what, when my head began to shake. It was weird. A sort of little head shake from side to side. To make matters worse my heart was pounding in my chest like a sledgehammer. And as suddenly as it started, it stopped and I forgot all about it, until the next time. The next time came fairly soon after the double decker bus incident. I was interviewing for something…not too sure today what it was because all of this was a long time ago. Everything was going well. I had been offered a cup of tea whilst we spoke and then it happened. I was putting the cup up to my lips to…

What does it mean to get more stillness in your life? Think about this. How many times do you find yourself getting stuck in your own head? You keep jumping from one task to another, too busy to pause. When you do get a moment of lull, you seek distraction to avoid difficult thoughts & feelings. Technology and social media only make things worse. It seems like a vicious spiral. Is there even a way out? The answer I’ve found is in seeking stillness. Allowing a moment to ourselves to do nothing, to pause, to reflect, and to just be – this is what helps us find inner peace. The process of being still is beautiful and daunting at the same time. But with practice, patience, and dedication, you will reap its benefits when the rest of us have become screen zombies. Now I know what you’re thinking. I ain’t…

Managing your emotions can be the difference between thriving or failing. Have you ever made a bad decision while you were at the height of your emotion? Or perhaps made a promise when you were too happy but couldn’t follow through? How about receiving misdirected anger from a friend, a colleague, or even a manager whose life had been turned upside down? Situations like these and many more are bound to be experienced by all of us, one way or another. While it’s natural for us, human beings, to feel and get caught up in our emotions sometimes, however, we should never let them get the best of us especially if that involves wrongly affecting your career. So today, we will be discussing all about how managing your emotions will help you to achieve success in your work life and personal relationships. So, let’s dive right in! What are emotions…

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