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Milestone Celebrations

Our lives are punctuated by milestone events. As youngsters we look forward to celebrating our coming-of-age. At forty, friends tease us that we’re now entering the final departure lounge having crossed the threshold of middle age. At seventy we’re told we’re living on borrowed time, since we’ve now reached our allotted three-score-and-ten. Somewhere in between […]

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Meditation: an Introductory Guide

You don’t need the dedication of a Tibetan monk or Hindu fakir to benefit from the practice of meditation. Any one with a modicum of patience can learn the art and benefit daily from the practice. It’s not a panacea, but it can offer an escape from needless tension and stress and help us see […]

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Smiling is Powerful Medicine

What brings happiness? Philosophers have sought an answer to this question for generations. More recently it’s also been the focus of world wide scientific research. One common finding of these psychological studies is that our mood is raised whenever we’re in the company of happy people. How do we know they’re happy? Because they laugh […]

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A Matter of Choice

Thirty years ago I travelled the globe conducting stress management seminars for a number of multinational companies. One of the problems constantly raised was how can executives cope with the uncertainty that comes from being when forced to choose between a wide range of alternative options. Nowadays we have an embarrassment of choice, and this […]

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Spring Fever

This year the spring equinox fell on the 20th March, an astronomical fixture which has little to do with the weather, and even less with the way we feel. With the lengthening of the days the trees have burst into leaf, but the persistence of the cold and damp may mean that the sap is […]

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