Squares of chocolate

Chocolate meditation for chocolate week

It’s Chocolate Week from 10th to 16th October 2016 in the UK, and I thought this would be perfect timing to describe a meditation practice that almost everyone will enjoy, even if (or especially if) they haven’t done any meditation before, because it involves chocolate! And almost everyone likes chocolate. Plus dark chocolate may even…

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Meditation – a beginner’s guide animation

I really love the simplicity of this video by Happify explaining the principles of meditation in a very simple way. It’s short, it’s simple, and it’s engaging. I like the graphics which show the gradual erasing of all the brain chatter as you breathe and meditate. It’s a really good video for anyone new to…

Winter sun on sea

The Mindful Nation UK report

It can take years, decades even, for ideas to become accepted widely in society, and it seems that meditation in the Western world has taken about 40 years to go from relative obscurity (‘hippy’) to mainstream, and even to McMindfulness and a backlash. The evidence for this acceptance is the recently published Mindful Nation UK report produced by…