Living Freely

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I was lying on a beach, clear blue sky, cocktail in hand.

One of the most impactful books I’d ever read sat on my lap.

I gazed at the ocean – kitesurfers moved in concert with the wind while meditative music played from a nearby bar.

I was living in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and enjoying an extended weekend break in the beach town of Mui Ne.

5 Benefits of Walking in Nature

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The trees swayed gently in the breeze, casting long shadows in the afternoon sun.

I took a deep breath of clean air, relieved to be back in the UK.

Just prior, I’d been living in one of the most populous cities in the world, stressed and overwhelmed.

Comparison

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It’s said that comparison is the thief of joy.

We compare ourselves not only to others but also to fictionalised past and possible future versions of ourselves.

If the current self doesn’t measure up, we become despondent.

Self-Acceptance

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Self-acceptance is vital for a happy, peaceful, prosperous existence.

But it’s a process which requires practice.

Click here to learn more.

Morning Meditation and Positivity

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I wake up feeling underprepared and overwhelmed.

It’s a busy day ahead and the psychological cogs are already in cranking away.

For many, this is a regular and debilitating event…

January 2021 Review

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After an indulgent Christmas, I thought I’d get straight back into my habits.

Like many people, I tried to throw myself into a productive new year.

Tldr – I did ok, not great.

What to Think About When Meditating

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Sitting in a room with just your own thoughts for company is an activity seldom performed in our hyperconnected reality.

However, the benefits of simply downing our mental tools and disconnecting daily can’t be underestimated.

Let’s investigate what you can expect when you begin this practice.

December 2020 Review

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Here’s a quick update on December, because I’m behind on my monthly reviews and writing this retrospectively.

Obviously, Christmas consumed much mental energy and disrupted regular routines.