Meditation for Beginners
With the summer in swing and bringing with it some sunshine into our lives, the long gloomy nights of winter are fading away. It may also be a good time to give our minds a good spring clean by using the skills of meditation to instil some peace, calm and happiness into our lives.
It could help enrich your life for the better, maintain a balanced mind and boost your positivity.
Taking Depression Seriously
According to a recent article in The Guardian ( 3rd April, 2010), at least 15% of the UK population are presently suffering from depression and those affected have dramatically soared since the onset of the recession. Depression is of course a major barrier to personal Wellbeing and there are significant taboos surrounding it. Whilst it is a medical condition, it is, in essence an invisible illness with mostly non physical symptoms hidden beneath the surface of the skin.
Coping with Everyday Stress
We all live with varying degrees of stress. Anyone who works has experienced some degree or form of stress eg meeting deadlines, conflicts with colleagues, long hours, unreasonable expectations … the list is endless. Are there any rational ways to curb our levels of stress?