Monthly archives: April, 2018

Looking for Love

World-renowned teacher and author Sharon Salzberg encourages us to strip away negative habits and preconceptions to help us experience authentic love based on direct experience. This article first appeared in Watkins Mind Body Spirit, issue 52. Since we were children, we have been told a patchwork of stories about love. We expect love to give …

On Emotional Challenges

Singer and best-selling author Sheila Chandra explains the importance of recognising that we all have emotionally off-stage days and what we can do to support ourselves through them. This article first appeared in Watkins Mind Body Spirit, issue 49. Have you ever thought about what happens when creative people are ‘off-stage’ emotionally? When our professional …

Stop making relationships your Higher Power…

  #IsHeHereYet is for anyone who answers yes to the following! Do you perceive yourself to be ‘less than’ because you are single? Do you attract people who are emotionally unavailable in some way, shape or form? Do you tell yourself you “don’t know how to do relationships”? Throughout my life, I placed more importance …

Meditating with Your Animals for Peace

Make the most out of bonding with your animals. Meditate and be at peace. Meditating with our animals assists in deepening our bond of love and understanding. Perhaps you have already noticed that your animal appears by your side when you are feeling particularly relaxed and happy, which could be when you are reading a …

Five ways to help eradicate loneliness

Holistic Therapist, Julia Keller recommends five positive ways to heal yourself from loneliness and reconnect with the world. If you’re reading this, it’s probably because you feel lonely, either regularly or at least some of the time. Well you can take some solace in the fact that you’re not alone. In fact, the statistics on …

On Loneliness and Solitude

Author and Professor Lars Svendsen explains the difference between loneliness and solitude and how the modern world impacts our daily lives. This article first appeared in Watkins Mind Body Spirit, issue 52. Many people claim we are living today in the “age of loneliness”, that we do, in fact, have an “epidemic of loneliness” on …

The Journey of Self-Discovery

David Key on his own journey of self discovery. Idly surfing on my laptop through some of those ‘information sound bites’ we’ve all come to depend on the other night I came across a few emotional testaments by elderly people at the very end of their lives. They were bedridden and speaking from the heart …