Why Self Care Practices May Not Be Very Caring…

I know it sounds weird right?  I’m on holiday in the beautiful island of Mauritius.  Sunny weather, nice breeze, warm temperatures and a beautiful beach, but for several days at the beginning of the holiday, I was grumpy! Now to those of you who know me, that might...

The Hidden Ingredient Behind Success And Wellbeing

I recently had the privilege of meeting a number of people whom I had worked with as part of my recent research with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. We had come together to film a promotional video and it was a fascinating and deeply moving experience for me, as I got to...
The Big Problem With Depression And Anxiety

The Big Problem With Depression And Anxiety

“When you can just sit, having the experience you have, whatever it is, without comparing it to what it should be, you will have true ease.” (Zazen – The Practice Of Freedom – Edward Espe Brown, Zen Teacher) A few weeks ago, I returned from the...

Some Thoughts Around Thanksgiving

In 2006, my wife and I were invited to go on a trip to Ghana, West Africa. We were with my friend, of joint Ghanian Japanese descent, and for his 30th birthday he invited his closest friends to join him on a journey of rediscovering his heritage and ancestry. As it...

Waking Up To Love…

A few weeks ago, a good friend of mine pointed me towards a book that she had read that had really touched her. “Love Warrior”, by Glennon Doyle Melton, documents the authors struggles with alcohol, bulimia, marriage, parenthood and infidelity. It’s a truly inspiring...

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