Compassion – More Necessary Now Than Ever Before

As we digest what has happened here in the UK over the last few days – I despair at the results – and what it means for all of us over the next few years – in society, in our communities, in our economy and in our standing on the international stage from all sorts of aspects – humanitarian, conservation, More →

Kindness Meditation for Children

Some of you may have heard of the free programme Compassionate Me – that I created with a group of friends. The programme which was launched in March 2016 originally attracted 100 people to practise compassion and meditate everyday. Well, last week, I was invited to the Cranleigh C of E Primary School to introduce the programme to all the More →

7 Steps to Creating your Sacred Meditation Space

When you first start practicing meditation you may feel a certain resistance to the practises or put up barriers to avoid committing the time to meditating. One of the ways I overcame this in the early days (and I still use it today) is to have a specific meditation space that I go to everyday. I light a candle and More →

Compassionate Me – a new, free online programme

Last year, I was very fortunate to see the Dalai Lama speak in London. I can’t explain it – but he just exuded goodness, kindness, compassion. I was so touched and inspired by his message of compassion that I felt compelled to do something – to spread a little compassion – even if on a very small scale. As he More →

Gratitude Journal

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And, because all things have contributed to your advancement you should include all things in your gratitude.” Ralph Waldo Emerson I like this Writing Meditation because as I write it mindfully, I am doing so with gratitude in my heart. Gratitude More →

People first: The need to be seen, heard and validated

James Downs is a fellow Voice of Mind – and has campaigned tirelessly this last year to get mental health on the election agenda. Having been through a long journey with mental health services, James suggests that we can get so tied up with diagnoses and complex formulations that the most basic factor is missed – the quality of interaction More →