Psychology

Mental Health Awareness Week wants to know why you’re not thriving

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and this year the focus is on why people struggle to thrive with good mental health. Instead of looking at why people get ill, the Mental Health Foundation is asking how we can cultivate good mental health and thrive rather than just survive. They’ll be publishing a report on why… Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week wants to know why you’re not thriving

Buddhism · Meditation

The Dark Face of the Mindfulness Craze

“Mindfulness is the skill of thinking you are doing something when you are doing nothing. One of the good things about mindfulness is that you get to do a lot of sitting down. Sitting down is good for the mind because so much positive energy is stored in the lap.” The Ladybird Book of Mindfulness… Continue reading The Dark Face of the Mindfulness Craze

Psychology

Evolution of Consciousness: Kinks in the Mind

Last time we looked at how consciousness evolves through various stages of development. In this post we’ll look at what happens when this process goes wrong. Back to the house building metaphor: as the foundations for your character are being laid problems can arise which lead to difficulties later in life. If the support structures… Continue reading Evolution of Consciousness: Kinks in the Mind

Psychology · Writing

Science Proves Writing Is Good For You!

Writers have always known this, but writing every day can improve your physical and emotional health, and even make wounds heal faster. A variety of studies have found that just 20 minutes writing each day could change your life – for the better. And you don’t even have to be any good at it. The… Continue reading Science Proves Writing Is Good For You!