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Mind Over Matter – Mindful Exercise

Mindful Exercise

While we all understand the benefits which regular exercise can provide our bodies, less emphasis is placed on the benefits of Mindful Exercising. Many people utilise exercise as a form of mindful meditation in itself (e.g. running or walking) in order to distance themselves from stress or daily issues. While this is productive, there are many […]

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Exercise:It’s The Eye of the Tiger

Exercise: Eye of the Tiger

Sweat, heat, blisters, timers, weights, water queues – these are just a few of the issues people raise when considering the undertaking of any kind of exercise. However, there are far more benefits to regular exercise than one may realise; just 30 minutes of exercise can stimulate the brain to release “fun chemicals” such as […]

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Home Away from Home at Your Workspace

Clean Workspace

Home is where the heart is. For many people spending up to 80% of their week behind a workspace does not stir up thoughts of relaxation. With the added drive of needing to complete a job thoughts concerning the feng-shui (if you will) of your workspace rarely receives enough attention. Spring Clean! Consider the rationale behind a […]

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A Time for Reflection

“The unexamined life isn’t worth living, behind every experience there is room for interpretation of the meaning of that experience” Socrates WHAT DOES THE RESEARCH SAY? The word reflection stems from the Latin root reflex or later reflexio which means to ‘bend back’. The concept and process of looking back on what one has experienced […]

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Lifelong Learning

Meaningful Life | Posted by Sam Henson | June 22 2016 | | Tags: , , , , , ,

“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.” – Kofi Annan   When we think about education and learning, it may bring back memories of school and stuffy lecture halls. That one teacher who always seemed to pick on you and the classes where it […]

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Letting Loose with Mindfulness Practice

“Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; live the actual moment. Only this moment is life.” – Thich Nhat Hanh   What were you thinking about as you took your shower today? Were you fully aware […]

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Spring Clean

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Sam Henson | June 22 2016 | | Tags: , , , ,

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” – William Morris   There is a reason why “Spring Cleaning” has been a habit around for centuries. Whether it’s your desk in work or your entire house, it helps us clear out and prepare both our […]

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Connection

“A deep sense of love and belonging is an irresistible need of all people. We are biologically, cognitively, physically, and spiritually wired to love, to be loved, and to belong. When those needs are not met, we don’t function as we were meant to. We break. We fall apart. We numb. We ache. We hurt […]

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Finding Your Flow

“The best moments in our lives are not the passive, receptive, relaxing times… The best moments usually occur when a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile.” Csikszentmihalyi, 1990   Traditionally, psychology has concentrated on mental illness and other psychological problems. Positive psychology […]

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Colour Me Calm

Contrary to what you may think, the art of colouring in is not just something for those under the age of ten to do, it is fast becoming the latest craze amongst stressed and anxious adults. Every day we look for ways to escape our strict deadlines and fully packed schedules in order to recapture […]

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