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Have yourself a compassionate little Christmas

Have yourself a compassionate little Christmas

As I'm writing this I'm recovering from a little bug which struck me down in what is my busiest time of the year. As well as feeling pretty rough over the last few days, I've been a bit frustrated with my body for 'failing'. But it's a reminder that I've had a very...

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How to make time for meditation

How to make time for meditation

I keep hearing the phrase: "... is my meditation". For the "..." you can insert running, walking, baking, knitting and a myriad of other things. But the hard truth is that unfortunately there really is no substitute for actual meditation. All of the above things can...

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The power of micro-actions for wellbeing

The power of micro-actions for wellbeing

Sometimes when it comes to health and wellbeing, we (and I include myself in this) can be a bit black and white. It's salads every day or sacking it off and ordering take away all week. Training for a marathon or just slobbing out on the couch and doing nothing....

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Why there’s no perfect in wellbeing

Why there’s no perfect in wellbeing

I'm going to let you in on a little secret: I don't actually meditate every single day of the year. My normal routine is to meditate first thing in the morning right after I wake up. Sometimes I meditate for 10 minutes and if I have a little extra time, it might be...

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Take a tech break: mindful use of technology

Take a tech break: mindful use of technology

It's currently the summer school holidays in the UK and as I don't have my own children, I sometimes borrow other people's. Last week I spent a lovely day with my god-children rowing on the Thames at Richmond, playing with our dog Taz in the park and making some...

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Random acts of slowness

Random acts of slowness

I started thinking about this post a few weeks back, but in the true spirit of slowness, I've been letting some thoughts bubble around and simmer a bit. However as today is the summer solstice, the longest day of light in the northern hemisphere, it felt appropriate...

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Creating a compassionate workplace

Creating a compassionate workplace

It probably won't surprise you to know that I haven't spent all my career working with meditation and chocolate - though during a lot of it I was eating chocolate and dabbling in some chocolate making on the side. Before I started Food At Heart, I spent over 17 years...

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