“Only a man that has been in jail can truly sing about it” Johnny Cash said that. Or something like it. I got called out the other day; “But who are you to help people with life turbulence? You’re not a psychiatrist!” True. But then neither do I present myself as one. Or anything close. […]
The hardest challenge we face in life is the phantom of Permission. Permission to try, fail, love, lose, cry, laugh, buy, sell, run, hide… The higher the stakes, the more foreboding Permission becomes. And yet “waiting for permission” is a pervasive problem that many of us live with and don’t even know. But we have […]
Interestedly, although perhaps unsurprisingly, Calm, the brilliant app by Michael Acton Smith was voted 2017 App of the year, by Apple. Mental health in the workplace is one of the fastest growing issues in the UK, as evidenced by the amount of innovation and cross-industry attention it’s finally getting. An area in which greater Calm […]
Anxiety is an almost permanent feature of contemporary life – and therefore Calm has become one of the most necessary virtues.
Quick copy+paste from Deepak Chopra’s recent musings: “A Better Way to Think About Your Body”. Fast-track to his list at the end for an example of something we should have learned as children. “Mind-oriented practices like meditation improve well-being throughout the system, all the way down to the genetic level. There is abundant and mounting […]