What is Mindfulness About?

Mindfulness is a term that’s super popular right now. Everyone from yoga teachers, alternative healers, psychologists and even doctors are talking about it. But what is mindfulness about? How can it benefit your mental wellbeing? Let’s explore… What is Mindfulness About? Simply put, mindfulness is the act of being...

3 Autumn Self-Care Rituals to Nurture Your Inner Goddess

We’ve recently celebrated the Autumn Equinox and I can definitely feel the autumnal chill in the air. As the nights become longer and the days shorter, self-care needs to become a bigger priority, especially if you struggle with the cold and dark months. Read on to discover my favourite...

Crystals for Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing

I love crystals for their beauty, colours, and how each one is unique. But crystals are so much more than attractive ornaments or jewellery. As someone with bipolar disorder and anxiety, I love to use my crystals for mental health and emotional wellbeing management. This article explores the reason...

Benefits of Creativity for Mental Health

One in four of us will suffer will a mental disorder at some point in our lives [1]. Taking into account the fact that the current world population is 7.8 Billion (and counting) [2], that is a hell of a lot of people! Suddenly, I don’t feel so alone!...

3 Easy Tricks to Deal with Anxiety

Anxiety is one of the most common forms of mental illness. Luckily, there are many ways to manage the condition. In this article, I am going to discuss three of my favourite ways to deal with anxiety that you can try at home. How Prevalent is Anxiety? The World...

Accepting Mental Illness with Buddhist Wisdom

Okay so this is going to be super personal and I’m feeling very vulnerable right now, but I feel to share my story so that you understand where I’m coming from with this blog. And also I feel it is time we start accepting mental illness. So here goes…...

Metta Bhavana Meditation

Metta Bhavana comes from the Pali language. Metta means love, kindness or friendliness. Bhavana means to cultivate. So, the practice is to cultivate loving kindness. Beginners may find this meditation easier than Just Sitting or Mindfulness of Breath, because there is more for the mind to focus on. Benefits...

Mindfulness of Breath Meditation

I believe the Mindfulness of Breath meditation to be the cornerstone of all meditative practices. In this meditation, we are simply focusing our attention on the breath. Like the Just Sitting meditation, this is a mindfulness practice. You may find this meditation easier if you are a beginner because...

Just Sitting Meditation

Just Sitting meditation is an excellent way to begin cultivating mindfulness, both on the cushion and in our everyday lives. Why Should We Cultivate Mindfulness?  Our thoughts control us, and therefore our lives. We are blown about by the worldly winds with no real anchor in the present or...

The Life of Siddhartha Gautama: 5 Minute Guide

Many people ask: was the Buddha a real person? The answer is yes. Buddhism, although classified as a religion, is not theistic like other religions. Buddhists do not believe in or worship a god. The Buddha was an actual historical figure – a man called Siddhartha Gautama who lived...