Mindfulness is a way of life

Mindfulness is a way of life

What is truly mindful living? In popular culture today, mindfulness has become associated with a narrow set of activities, usually some kind of breathing or guided meditation (often using an app). Its true application however, is deep and far reaching – mindfulness is...
Evolution, economics and your phone

Evolution, economics and your phone

You might think that you are fully in control of your everyday decisions. Fully conscious of the choices that you make in how you live. The reality is probably quite far from this. We are a complex species living in an increasingly complex world. As such, our...
Lip service and denial : The ego’s game

Lip service and denial : The ego’s game

The human mind is both complex and fascinating. It has enabled our species to achieve so much in a way that no other animal has. Yet, this same mind is also the source of psychological pain and turmoil, which  no other animal seems to experience. You would be hard...
To climb a ladder

To climb a ladder

Seeing this hard hitting painting titled, To Climb a Ladder (1987), by the visionary artist, Dorothea Tanning, stopped me in my tracks. It made me think of how so often, we bend ourselves out of shape in pursuit of status and achievement. How we twist and contort...
The trickery of our beliefs

The trickery of our beliefs

We often talk about limiting beliefs in the world of personal growth, but what about their opposite — enabling beliefs? If limiting beliefs hold you back, enabling beliefs empower you. Enabling beliefs can however easily be missed, or even confused with limiting...