From A-Ha! to Action

When I first started on a road to self-discovery back in my 20s, self-care, therapy and wellness were widely seen as self-indulgent and a waste of time and money. Luckily, most of us now agree that cultivating and maintaining your healthy mind and body is an essential part of leading a productive and successful life.  The breakthrough moment is often …

CNN: can hiring an office guru make you more successful?

Many firms now realise the value of meditation and mindfulness training. In Silicon Valley companies including Google have even employed their own full-time gurus. It may seem counterintuitive to connect the blissed-out world of yoga and meditation with today’s frantic, technology-driven workplace. But that’s exactly where we’d all most benefit from help with our well-being. In today’s office, intense multi-tasking, …

Why you’re more than enough to thrive

First things first: you are not broken and you don’t need fixing. If things are not going to plan in an aspect of your life, you may need additional support, advice or direction or a complete change altogether.  YOU ARE NOT WRONG, just different. I believe everyone has their own unique contribution to make in the world. If you’re reading …

What is Meditation anyway?

Meditation seems to be popping up everywhere. Everyone seems to be trying it and talking about the benefits. But what actually is meditation? How do you do it? What kinds of meditation are available and how do you know if you’re doing it right? The first thing to know is that meditation is a practice, not something you can really …

That time I hosted The Story conference

The Story conference is the brainchild of former BBC and Channel 4 commissioning editor Matt Locke. This year was the 10th anniversary of The Story – a one day event that has brought together an eclectic mix of speakers such as Jarvis Cocker, Adam Curtis, Juno Dawson and Stella Duffy. The aim of The Story is to hear from creative …