Category: Mindfulness

Other people’s words

It was one of those grey days at the end of March when the winter seems to have gone on far too long. I was walking around the Park, taking a break from sitting in front of my computer and hoping to find some cheerfulness in the day. I passed a grandmother with two or Read More …

Appreciating Wild Flowers.

Isn’t the Spring wonderful? I’m lucky to live in an area of London that is very green and there are several large open spaces where we can walk. There are three or four parks, a woodland walk next to a stream and a large old cemetery planted up with a wide selection of mature trees. Read More …

Taking a tumble

Last month, when my eldest son was on holiday in Spain, he was scrambling across a scree slope and fell a considerable distance. He had breaks in both his leg and his jaw and had to be helicoptered to hospital in Malaga. It was Easter week and a holiday destination, a time of religious parades Read More …

Happy songs

I decided to make a happy playlist. I had been researching for my latest book on how sick people can aid their own self-healing and I had come to the conclusion that happy people recover quicker and live longer. So, how to get happy? My imagination produced loads of options to put into the book, Read More …

Mindfulness with cats

While visiting Tokyo in Japan, we decided to go to a cat cafe. This was an informal space of two or three rooms high up in a tower block with about 20 rescued cats of every colour and shape. The furniture was mainly cat-orientated such as squashy sofas, cardboard boxes, empty bookshelves, scratching posts and Read More …

A walk on the wild side

I walk every day in one or another of the numerous green spaces that cover my part of London. You can never get completely away from the sound of traffic, but where I live there are several smallish woods and a couple of large ancient cemeteries where you can be surrounded by trees and wildlife. Read More …