Finding Your Way

Life has always been likened to a journey; long and treacherous, with lots of bumps along the way. Where everything comes your way; the good, the bad and the ugly, so they say. It has its ups and downs, throws you a curve ball every once in a while, and even has moments of elation […]

Why Are You So Angry

Why Are You So Angry?

What happened to you to make you want to hurt people like that? How have reached a stage of life where you feel comfortable discussing the deepest subjects known to humanity – politics, religion, philosophy – but cannot do so without insulting the other people involved? Of course, it’s easy to vent your anger on […]

Martial Arts For Mental Health

Martial Arts For Mental Health

When I started training in martial arts nearly 20 years ago I never in my wildest dreams imagined that I would be running a club where I would use Karate as a form of therapy. At the moment I am using Karate to help in two distinct ways; I run free Karate classes for people […]

The Importance Of Good Posture

The Importance Of Good Posture

Aside from the assumptions that people might make because of it, the way you carry yourself is far more important than a simple social signifier. The general positioning of your body can have huge effects on the components within and can have a lasting effect on how prepared you are for all kinds of physical […]

What I Learned From Going Without A Phone For Two Weeks

What I Learned From Being Without A Phone For Two Weeks

One Friday not long ago I tripped on an uneven stretch of pavement. While I had no trouble keeping my balance, my phone flew out of my hand and the screen shattered on the pavement. Between trying to figure out if I should pay to upgrade my existing contract early or buy a temporary phone […]

Three Books That Help Ease Anxiety

Three Books That Help Ease Anxiety & Depression

When anxiety strikes, one of its most damaging facets is the way it isolates you from the rest of the world. It convinces you that no one wants to deal with your problems, that no one has the time to talk to you about them, that you’re nothing but a burden on your friends. This […]

These Are Not My Macarons

These Are Not My Macarons

These are not my macarons. I don’t know whose macarons they are. I only know that this is one of the most horribly judgemental pictures I have ever seen. The gloriously glowing green ticks and the angry red crosses are representative of how I see almost everything I do… or, at least, how I think […]

5 Ways To Exercise Your Mind And Manage Stress

5 Ways To Exercise Your Mind And Manage Stress

Looking to reduce stress? Here are 5 easy tips to help you keep on top of it all. Stress is a fact of life. Whether it’s commuting to work early in the morning, managing household duties, or financial worries, there’s always something lurking in the corner of your mind that demands your attention. To help […]

Five Tips To Relieving Anxiety

Five Tips To Relieving Anxiety

If you’re unfortunate enough to be afflicted with serious or chronic anxiety, It’s the kind of issue that ebbs and flows. It forces you to take every day at a time and try not to make assumptions about what the future holds from moment to moment. Here are some things you can do to help […]

What Science Has To Say About Meditation

What Science Has To Say About Meditation

Some say science and spiritual practices are poles apart – but are they, really? On that note, if you feel something is good for you, do you really need science to confirm its positive effects? However paradoxical it may sound to a diehard scientologist, science and spirituality rely on the same cornerstone: belief. But while […]

Listening To Smile, The Solfreggio Scale Vol.1

Listening To Smile, The Solfeggio Scale Vol.1 [Review]

The origins of the nine tone Solfeggio scale are shrouded in mystery. It is supposed to be based on ancient Gregorian spiritual chants, apparently lost many generations ago. Here is where the stories often get muddled. Some people claim that when people lost touch with spirituality, they also lost their connection with this scale. Others […]

Little Things That Ease The Stress Of Depression

Little Things That Ease The Stress Of Depression

Depression is a veritable plague on contemporary humanity. Its death toll rises steadily while studies into what will reduce its impact desperately struggle to help the people who endure it day after day, lifetime after lifetime. While treatment remains in its relative infancy and there is currently barely a glimpse of a permanent cure, there […]