May the Joy Be With You – Rewiring the Brain Towards Joy, Sunday Assembly London: 15th Nov 2015

I was a bit apprehensive about doing a talk to the Sunday Assembly group about how to wire the brain for joy on the 15th November 2015, just two days after the terrific atrocities that happened in Paris. I was still feeling quite stunned and heavy hearted, as I know so many other people were … More May the Joy Be With You – Rewiring the Brain Towards Joy, Sunday Assembly London: 15th Nov 2015

Moving into the felt sense to stop worried thoughts

When we are stuck in negative thinking and feelings, the tendency seems to be to either try to ignore the thoughts or change them into something more positive. Both methods, while on the surface seem to be logically helpful, can actually serve to keep us stuck in negativity. Why is this? Basically, it’s because we … More Moving into the felt sense to stop worried thoughts

Laughter as medicine

Recently, a friend of mine experienced a break-up and told his followers on Facebook what had happened (in a nutshell) and expressed how sad he felt about it. Afterwards, amidst the well wishes and words of advice, I was surprised to see how many people simply placed a funny picture or humorous YouTube clip on his Facebook wall in … More Laughter as medicine

An Autumn Walk

One step.                                                                                                                                                             Forward moving but immersed – a single moment. Time is present: meaningless. The critic tries to scream but no sound is registered. It tries to wander but is instead held fast to a crunch of leaves underfoot and the stride, rhythmic. Soothing even. Air passes along skin – a delicious shiver – perhaps … More An Autumn Walk