Wim Hof, The Iceman, the enigma and world record holder. How does a 60-year-old Wim perform to this level and inspire others into their greater potential? Wim Hof is mostly recognised for his cold endurance and cold immersion techniques.
Mindfulness has been a great focus of research over the last couple fo decades. That said, the scientific research is lacking in rigour in some areas. Here are a few largely held believes on the benefits of Mindfulness… Read the rest “Summary of Mindfulness Benefits”
Our mind is a great time traveller. Our thoughts bounce between reflection and replay of the past and planning and forecasting the future.
This storytelling mode of our mind sacrifices our time in the right now. This time right now, … Read the rest “Background to Mindfulness”
This is week one of our ventures into Mindfulness. Each week we will focus on trying out at new techniques, building on techniques we already know and sharing our experiences and questions.
First Practice, quick breathing exercise… Read the rest “Mindfulness Introduction Week 1”
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.Aristotle
There is some speculation on the source of this quote. It is often attributed to Aristotle. More on that later.
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It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the
Is our mind the greatest story teller?
Our minds seem to work on stories either via replay (he said, she said, and then this) or predictive stories. Our storytelling is largely based on emotion, rarely logical and largely perception biased. … Read the rest “Rumination”
The map is not the territory was presented as a presupposition of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) on a recent course. The term was for some reason, the trickiest of the presuppositions to grasp in a practical way. Step one was understanding … Read the rest “The map is not the territory”
The mind is everything. What we think, we become – Buddha
Today’s quote touches on both the power and the slipperiness of the mind. Our minds constantly create stories, backstories and predicted outcomes. These stories can work for us, or … Read the rest “Your story”
Seeing a recent Tweet from Mick Jagger brought a smile to my face as I recall a great first introduction to The Four Noble Truths. Without the right understanding, Buddhism can be interpreted in a very negative and incapacitating way. … Read the rest “Nobler than Mick”
This particular Alan Watts quote is close to me, it is far too easy to take life too seriously, perhaps we should approach each situation with curiosity and humour. Often we perceive the wise as serious, the wisest people I … Read the rest “Humor”
A reminder that often listening, observing and contemplating is the correct action. How are we to learn if we always speak. When situations arise, often the ‘season for silence’ allows us to gather the right amount of knowledge and take … Read the rest “Listening”
New Zealand has undoubtedly been touched by a deeply traumatic event. The events have brought to light the viral and seemingly uncontrollable nature of social media platforms. Amongst this, there is an obvious ‘call to account’ for those running social … Read the rest “Responsibility”
What is the difference between mental illness and mental health?
I had the pleasure of attending a recent workshop and one of the first topics brought up was the concept of mental illness versus mental health. Surprisingly often used interchangeably … Read the rest “Mental Health and Mental Illness”
Ready to embrace mortality? The concept of death and mortality has likely created fear and confusion since the first Homo Sapiens walked the earth. As a species that kills for food with ease, we have a level of denial and … Read the rest “Embrace your Mortality”