The Examined Life

Tuesday, November 18 2014

If you think mindfulness is just about neutral noticing and non-judgement, then something important is missing, says Ed Halliwell

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Tuesday, November 4 2014

Critiques against mindfulness tell us more about our over-driven society than the practice itself, says Ed Halliwell

Melanie McDonagh in the Spectator is the latest journalist to take a swipe at the ‘Read more »

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Wednesday, October 15 2014

It's only when we meditate for its own sake—rather than trying to get something from it—that we find the results we're after, says Ed Halliwell

I came to meditation after years of trying to improve my life.

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Wednesday, September 24 2014

With all good intentions, Ed Halliwell writes, a bit of mindfulness in institutions whose activities and attitudes contribute to the world's pain may not amount to much. But it is a good start—toward a mindful culture. 

Along with last week’s Wisdom 2.0 conference in Dublin came some more c

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Wednesday, September 10 2014

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?

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