What’s Around The Corner?

"'In your anger do not sin': Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold." (NIV) This scripture always stops me in my tracks. I think I should probably reflect on it every evening.  The Digital Revolution has created a world where our communication can [...]

Holding Tension

Something I’ve been trying to work on in my meditation practice is holding the tension of uncomfortable thoughts and emotions. Over the past few months of difficulties with my mental health, I’ve perhaps run from difficult situations and emotions. Rather than try to confront them in my fragile state, it was better to run from [...]

Take A Moment II

How many times a day do you stop and notice your breath? I can't say it's something I do very often, but it's a habit I'm trying to cultivate. I used to meditate quite a lot a few years ago. I hope this doesn't sound too clichéd, but I was travelling in Spain and a [...]

Time To Think

I think we often need time to think. We need to give ourselves the space to let our minds wander. For me, coming to the end of my university degree, I’ve time and space to decide what I want to do next and what I want my path ahead to look like. Sometimes, when we’re [...]

The Gift of Presence

I've written about this before, but I sometimes struggle to be present with others. I always look back on these days and kick myself for missing Quality Time because I've been distracted, stressed or "elsewhere" in my thoughts. It was a close friend's birthday recently, and I tried hard to make the day memorable. I [...]

Escape To The Countryside

Over the last few months, in an attempt to train for another Camino de Santiago in the summer (we can hope!), I’ve been going for long walks on weekends. I’ve found this times a very fruitful way to clear my head, especially when I’ve felt trapped inside during lockdown. It’s strange because I never used to be [...]

Zen Mode

I’ve found it difficult to ‘switch-off’ over the last year or so of compulsory lockdowns. I’m spending almost all day on my phone or laptop and I don’t think it’s the healthiest way to live. Our responses to notifications have become Pavlovian. (Even as I wrote this blog post, I heard a ping and went [...]

Demanding Our Time

We need to set boundaries for how we spend our time. With the constant pressure to be ‘active’ and ‘online’, we can feel like we must immediately respond to incoming notifications - requests, tweets, videos, emails, messages and calls. We don’t want to miss out and risk falling behind. Our devices have become part of [...]