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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
 
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
 

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When I started this journey I had only one thing on my mind – to get rid of all the stuff that was irritating the hell out of me.  Perhaps I thought that once I had done that my life would be sorted.  Much like the “if I lose 20lb/get a new job/earn another £10,000/get ... Read More