As our understanding of neurology increases, we begin to understand more about the relationship between mind, body and emotions. One of the biggest questions that has puzzled science is: why do we sleep and why do we dream? Research in REM, the rapid eye movement function in the sleep cycle, shows us that we use… Continue reading Afternoon dreaming can make you happy!
What is it that you ensure that you must have with you everyday? I guess that for most people these days, their mobile phone must be at the top of the list. The things that are most important to us are dependent on what we are doing at that time.
There is a sadness when anyone dies unnaturally, and the younger they are, the worse it seems. When a loss is related to drugs or alcohol, we often feel that the death was unnecessary and many people can become judgmental and critical of the person that has died. Such attitudes are often built around prejudice… Continue reading Amy, what have you done?
It seems that leaders across the world are now deciding to tell us that happiness is a state of mind, and of course it is. Bhutan is thought of as a place where happiness is described as their “gross domestic product“. This is a level of enlightenment that the rest of us can only observe… Continue reading Happiness is infectious; it might become an epidemic!
Last week saw the birthday of my son Robert, Happy Birthday Robert. Twenty-three is a good age! The issue of what do you buy a twenty-three year old doesn’t really come into play as Robert is a, not so secret, consumer, and so Rie and I took him to the Trafford in Manchester so that… Continue reading Who Moved My Cheese?
The issue of money comes up a lot in the work that I do. In the UK, as a part of the EuroMillions Lottery, we have just had the bumper prize fund. What a lot of money! On my travels, I ended up in a monastery on a course in self-development entitled, “The Life That… Continue reading What would you do with £154,000,000?
A while ago, a friend of mine, Brian, borrowed my car to take his brother John to a town about thirty miles away. About two hours later, a policeman knocked on the door to tell that I had been in a car accident and that I was in A&E. Well, it wasn’t me. Brian had… Continue reading How Easy is it to Share?
Celebration and gratitude go hand in hand and one without the other never works. When people talk about the law of attraction, that acknowledges that what we think about we bring about, states clearly that feelings of gratitude lead to an ever more positive experience and that by being grateful we can attract more of… Continue reading Celebration
Well what a week since my last blog! Kate and Will tied the knot, Osama Bin Laden was (we assume) shot, the Liberal Democrats got a severe and powerful canning from the British electorate, and Marks and Spencer failed to deliver my wardrobes for the third time. I was meditating on the events of the… Continue reading Can you keep faith with a liar?
I find that I have two opposing sides. The cynical side of me is saying, “My God, people get married everyday, so why all the fuss?” The media are hyping it up and making as big a deal out of it as they possibly can, must be good advertising revenue. The positive emotional side of… Continue reading William & Catherine A Focus for Goodwill