Dopamine Deficiency And Your Mental Health

Dopamine Deficiency And Your Mental Health

If you wake up every morning and feel like “the thrill is gone,” you may have a dopamine deficiency. Dopamine is the main brain chemical responsible for making us feel motivated. Low levels of dopamine can manifest in some very disruptive ways. It can leave you...
A GUIDE TO MINDFULNESS AT WORK

A GUIDE TO MINDFULNESS AT WORK

Distractions, distractions, distractions. In the 21st century office, we are surrounded by them. Smart phone ringing, email pinging, tweets calling for our attention. For most of us, it’s near impossible to stay focused; we are in what is known as ‘continuous partial...
Can Meditation Really Slow Ageing?

Can Meditation Really Slow Ageing?

It’s seven in the morning on the beach in Santa Monica, California. The low sun glints off the waves and the clouds are still golden from the dawn. The view stretches out over thousands of miles of Pacific Ocean. In the distance, white villas of wealthy Los...
‘Hollywood’ therapy eases agony of MS

‘Hollywood’ therapy eases agony of MS

Mindfulness could be key to reducing pain and depression for those with debilitating disease. It’s the meditation method beloved of Hollywood stars, big business and politicians. Now mindfulness could hold the key to reducing pain and depression in people...
5 Ways to Boost Mindfulness Even on Busy Days

5 Ways to Boost Mindfulness Even on Busy Days

In our over-stimulated, technology-driven, instant-gratification filled lives, the age-old practice of mindfulness is more crucial than ever. The American Mindfulness Research Association defines mindfulness as the “state, process and practice of remembering to...
Will mindfulness lessons help to calm my children?

Will mindfulness lessons help to calm my children?

There is a soft breeze wafting through the blossom on the apple trees in our garden and the sound of birdsong further lightens the fresh feeling of spring. My three children are sitting on yoga mats in the warm sunshine, arms in front of them ballerina-style, as they...