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Brain training, Buddhist Monks and the art of meditation

Brain training, Buddhist Monks and the art of meditation

Matthieu Ricard is a French biochemist turned Buddhist monk. He is the happiest man in the world and he is none too happy about that. He volunteered to take part in a study at the University of Wisconsin (and here). They studied the brainwaves of several hundred people who meditated regularly. Wired up to over ... Read More
 
Fabulous Friends Friday

Fabulous Friends Friday

Have you got any fabulous friends?  I know I have.  Whether you see them every day or once in a blue moon somehow it doesn’t matter.  The friends who can take one look at you and know that it doesn’t matter what they say or do you are in such a filthy mood that conversation ... Read More
 
Whoo Ho Hello Mo!

Whoo Ho Hello Mo!

I love lists.  Don’t you?  That immensely satisfying feeling as you cross off the things you have done.  Decluttering is perfect for list makers.  You can break up the clutter by room, by cupboard, by person, by subject area.  Oddly enough, I have done none of these things.  I  just started in one part of ... Read More
 
The Extraordinary Ordinary

The Extraordinary Ordinary

Today is the first of April, not just the beginning of a wonderful new month full of opportunities, new ideas, people to meet, things to learn, books to read…..  but also traditionally a day of trickery and mayhem.  I love April Fools Day and am never disappointed by the lengths to which some of our ... Read More
 

Questions questions

Personally I love questionnaires I can fill them in for hours but I accept that might be an unusual trait.  So to encourage you to participate in this HUGELY important research I am offering every entrant a copy of my mini declutter course and one lucky winner a £30 Amazon voucher. Lifecycles is here for ... Read More
 
World Happiness Day

World Happiness Day

Today is an unusual day for several reasons There is a solar eclipse (and for once, those of us in the Northern Hemisphere could see it!); There is a supermoon (the moon is as close to the earth as possible and so appears much larger than normal); It is the March Equinox and the day ... Read More