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Three Exercises in Mindfulness from Padraig O’Morain

1  Are you worth a moment? Are you worth a moment of your own time? Can you allow yourself to just ‘be’ for a while, perhaps letting yourself enjoy the sensation of breathing? Sometimes we allow ourselves to be pulled in all directions by the demands of others or of situations because we feel more […]

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From Chaos to Calm

If your home life is anything like ours, your mental to-do list may look a little like this: Where are my keys? The school holidays are nearly here and I just noticed an out-of-date passport It was Granny’s birthday two weeks ago and we haven’t even sent a card The front door no longer opens […]

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A Monk’s Guide to Happiness

In June 2009 I emerged from a meditation retreat that had lasted four years. It was an intensive programme alongside 20 other monks, in a remote old farmhouse on the Isle of Arran in Scotland. We were completely cut off from the outside world, with no phones, Internet or newspapers. Food was brought in by […]

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Courgette Falafel Wraps with Beetroot Hummus and Roasted Asparagus

I just love how quick and easy falafels are to make whilst still tasting so delicious. You can add in anything and everything you like and there are so many ways to eat them. Pop them in a pitta, in a buddha bowl or just straight into a tub of hummus, the possibilities are endless. I’ve […]

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