Mental Health · Mindfulness

How to Beat Seasonal Affective Disorder

It’s nearing the end of summer in the UK, with the weather taking a nasty turn. For those of us living in countries with different climatic seasons, it can be difficult to adjust to the colder, darker months. Many of us suffer from the ‘winter blues’ or ‘seasonal affective disorder (with the rather apt acronym… Continue reading How to Beat Seasonal Affective Disorder

Lifestyle · Mental Health · Mindfulness · Self Esteem

The Museum of Happiness

A few weeks ago, I chanced upon the Museum of Happiness’ Twitter account. Upon spotting it, I was delighted to discover that it was to be a real physical space in London. Today, I had the pleasure of attending The Museum of Happiness’ launch party. A day of absolute happiness! Dashing to Camden Town after… Continue reading The Museum of Happiness

Meditation · Mental Health · Mindfulness · Self Esteem

Reflections In The Mirrors of Mindfulness

This week, I completed an eight week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction [MBSR] course. For me, this marked a milestone in my mindfulness and meditation journey through the camaraderie of my fellow classmates. Practicing mindfulness by myself for many years has at times seemed lonely. An MBSR course allowed me to listen to others’ experiences and… Continue reading Reflections In The Mirrors of Mindfulness

Meditation · Mental Health · Mindfulness · Self Esteem

Silencing the Inner Storm

Life has been pretty chaotic lately and I couldn’t help but thinking about a saying that goes along the lines of, ‘You should meditate for at least 20 minutes a day, unless you’re too busy…then you should meditate for an hour’. I felt so full of work and other stresses that it came as a… Continue reading Silencing the Inner Storm

Meditation · Mental Health · Mindfulness

The Dark Side of Mindfulness

We can think of mindfulness as a practice that brings only calm, happiness and joy. The reality of it, however, can be quite different. Whilst mindfulness does bring a sense of wellbeing to those practicing it, few mention the dark side of mindfulness. I am halfway through an MBSR course to deepen my experience of… Continue reading The Dark Side of Mindfulness

Mental Health · Mindfulness

The Triple A: Awareness, Acceptance, Action

Today I’m writing about the Triple A: my shortform for Awareness, Acceptance and Action. These three elements often interlink and are an important part to a mindful and fulfilling life. In any given situation where an action has resulted, we are to varying degrees aware of our state and situation, then accepting of the situation… Continue reading The Triple A: Awareness, Acceptance, Action

Lifestyle · Mental Health

Do Something That Makes You Happy

To close my posts for Mental Health Awareness Week, I would like to remind everyone of something really basic. Life is tough enough as it is and it will always have its ups and downs and worries. Sometimes amidst it all, we forget to do something that makes us happy.   [An amazing work of… Continue reading Do Something That Makes You Happy