The mind is like a muscle that needs exercise: What current research reveals about mindfulness.

New claims about the positive effects of mindfulness seem to appear almost daily. So it’s refreshing to encounter a book that seeks to cast a discerning eye over current research. ‘The Science of Meditation’ (by Daniel Goleman of Emotional Intelligence fame, and Neuroscientist Richard Davidson) does just that. It provides […]

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The commitment of the lark

If you have ever had the pleasure of watching a skylark launch itself and ascend ever upwards into the sky you might well have marvelled at the gusto and total commitment on display. The poem The commitment of the lark  written by Pete Armstrong brilliantly captures this moment and considers what […]

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