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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. […]

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Spiced Rum and Fig Brownies Recipe

Brownies are the mainstay of my baking repertoire for good reason: they’re quick and easy to make; they’re infinitely adaptable; everyone loves them. I’m very happy to spend hours in the kitchen, tinkering with an […]

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Find Your Farmyard Flow with Goat Yoga

Lainey Morse created a media whirlwind when she combined the words ‘goat’ and ‘yoga’ at an event in summer 2016. Since then, she’s appeared in hundreds of publications and media outlets around the world. She […]

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How to use Light for Health and Happiness

It should be our goal to be outdoors as much as possible, but for many of us, particularly those of us who live in northern climes, it is understood that we will spend a lot […]

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Why skincare is my short cut to happiness

If, like me, you search daily for the latest skincare products, get a rush of excitement every time you try the new ‘it’ serum and love the prospect of having a healthy, scientifically enhanced complexion […]

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Short Cuts to Happiness – A Hairdresser’s Wisdom

We go to the hair salon or barbershop in search of some kind of change. We ask for anything from a minor trim to a major cut, a barely perceptible highlight to a transformational new […]

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Exercises in Mindfulness & Kindfulness from Padraig O’Morain

We all know what it’s like to feel overcome by worry, to suffer the aches of tension in our body, to catch that critical little voice inside telling us we must be better. Mindfulness – […]

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Making Magic From Monsters

One of the most frustrating things about self-sabotage is looking back and wondering what the hell came over us. How do we get a grip on a problem that – like a monster materialising from […]

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Kindfulness : The trend of self-compassion

It was reported recently in the Guardian, in a piece on recent ‘up lit’ novels, that kindness is making its mark in the literary world, with big-hearted stories featuring tenderness, companionship and compassion rising to […]

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Kintsugi, To Repair Your Life After It’s Been Broken

Kintsugi (‘golden joinery’) is the ancient Japanese art of repairing what has been broken. When a ceramic piece breaks, the masters of kintsugi repair it with gold, leaving the reconstruction highly visible, because, for them, […]

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Ice Cream for Breakfast – or – Things You Deserve

Ice Cream for Breakfast means knowing what the grown-up rules are, and bending them for shits and giggles. For the thrill of it. Questioning what we ‘should’ do and doing what makes us cheerier, instead. […]

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Saying No: A Life Tonic by Jody Shield

It isn’t easy to say no. In fact, the very thought of it makes me wince. I’m not very good at saying no. How do you feel about saying no? Be honest with yourself. If […]

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