Enlightenment sometime  – compassion now

Enlightenment sometime – compassion now

Enlightenment is not that difficult to find. In fact, the real trick is just to let go enough to see what’s already there. Not that letting go, fully, to the point where there is no ‘you’ left, is straightforward; it takes practice and preparation. But it is, and must...
Can stress be good for you?

Can stress be good for you?

Yes it can – it all depends on your attitude and beliefs. We all need a balance between stimulation and coping. Many of you will be familiar with the parabolic curve that shows that being under-stimulated can cause stress, as much as being overburdened. We need a...
How to be Brilliant

How to be Brilliant

How much of the time are you totally amazing? What gets in the way? How can you let your light shine? Most of us are not all we could be. Something gets in the way. So if you’re ready to hear it, it’s probably you. You get in the way. I sometimes set an exercise with...

Dealing with Anxiety

Anxiety is very common; 3 million people in the UK have an anxiety disorder. Anxiety is a response to a real or perceived stress or danger. As a threat is identified by the amygdala or ‘fear centre’ in the brain, cortisol is released and adrenalin gets pumped through...

Is Too Much Empathy A Bad Thing?

Life is challenging; there’s suffering all around us, and it will catch up with us too, sooner or later. So how do we deal with that, for us and for others? Is empathy enough, and if not, what more is needed? When we see others suffering, most of us experience some...

Waking up well

We can release a huge burst of stress hormones within minutes after waking. This can affect you for the whole day; cortisol for example is very persistent in the bloodstream. So it’s really useful to get the day on the right track from the first moment. I’ve had...