The Examined Life
If it takes months of coaxing to help my three-year-old son unhook from the effects of one negative comment, writes Ed Halliwell, is it surprising that we can't change our habitual ways of being hard on ourselves with a bit of positive self-talk?
If mindfulness training leads to better focus, performance, and well-being, it comes—ironically—from letting go of the very desires for focus, performance, and well-being that motivates many in their jobs.
Does something beneficial have to be delivered perfectly—and to bring about a perfect world—before we will accept it as worthwhile?
"If you’re breathing, there’s more right with you than wrong.”—Jon Kabat-Zinn
“My breath is boring—just the same thing over and over again.Read more »
More on the new All-Party Parliamentary Group on Mindfulness in the UK.
The Labour MP Chris Ruane described it as a seminal moment, and it was certainly a startling one for many.Read more »