Well-being, personal development and spiritual growth

There are three completely different ways in which you can use the incredibly versatile tool of meditation, and they have very different goals and outcomes. Firstly, over the last 30 years or so, mindfulness meditation has been shown conclusively to be a very valuable complement to therapy when used skilfully and wisely. For example it… Read more »

Living Mindfully

Western psychology has increasingly found the Buddhist training in mindfulness to be very effective in reducing stress, enhancing emotional intelligence, increasing self-awareness and learning how to handle painful thoughts and feelings. What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is the practise of bringing the skills of meditation into daily life so that you can keep your cool in… Read more »

Healthspan instead of lifespan

Australia’s first woman Nobel Prize winner, Elizabeth Blackburn, thinks it would be a very good idea to use the term healthspan instead of lifespan. As she says, there are many things that limit the length of human life, and so aiming to live a healthier life instead of much longer one is more fulfilling. Blackburn’s… Read more »