posts from the heart
Imagine a young mother suffering from chronic back pain and persistent depression. On days when she wakes up hurting, the last thing she wants to do is drag herself out of bed to get her daughter off to school. She feels a bit of anxiety in her stomach. She worries about what she will feel […]
Feeling misunderstood? You are not alone. Although we live in an era of global connectivity, evidence suggests that our communication skills are still profoundly lacking. With misunderstandings being commonplace in every household, it is no wonder that one in four Australians report that they experience regular feelings of isolation and loneliness.
New Year’s resolutions aren’t like ordinary goals, they have a far more powerful effect on our psyche. The end of one year and the start of another symbolises new beginnings, a new chapter, and another chance to achieve the things we’ve always dreamt of. As we shift into a new decade this sense of new […]
Contemplation is one those mystical terms that we associate with monks, hidden away in ancient eastern monasteries, reflecting on their existence and the vastness of the cosmos. Sounds idyllic but a long way from our busy realities. Though perhaps that depends on the way you look at it.
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In an era when it is becoming increasingly evident to quantify that meditation reduces stress and supports mental and physical health, there is another value proposition that is also worth considering. Although not as easy to measure, meditation appears to also allow us to become more true to ourselves in the way we are and the way we relate to others. Could it therefore be said that meditation allows us space to become more authentic?