On Stress

From a Discussion on Shilpan’s guest post. (now offline) Hans Selye was an early researcher into stress. He defined 2 types – distress and eustress. The second of course a positive stress like falling in …

Greatful

Gratitude is a skill we’ve not been well taught in the west. Perhaps as a child, we were taught to respect our elders, to say thank you, and say grace before dinner. Thanks was a …

Be Here Now

Back in the ’60’s, one of the “mantras”, along with ‘peace, man’, was ‘Be Here Now’. But most of us didn’t really ‘get it’. The agenda was anti-: anti-war, anti-establishment. It was the ego talking. …

Clearing the heart

One of things that the recent history of eastern teachers coming to the west has left out is healing the heart. In eastern cultures, there is more community and a greater focus on relationship. In …