Let’s Talk About Death

Stop! Don’t flick to the next blogpost. Indulge me for a moment please. What are you scared of? Afraid of death? Frightened of dying? Of course you are. That’s normal. We all fear the unknown and death is probably the biggest unknown. So, your fear is justified. But not talking or thinking about it won’t change the fact that we More →

Virtual Mindfulness With Shalini

Free live 20-minute sessions, 3 times a week…a great way to start your day! Monday, Wednesday, Friday (8.30am – UK time) (10.30am – Kenya time) Monday Mindfulness with Shalini Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/845109302?pwd=SnVtcTF1M0hvaWE1NDZlbkVuMXNkZz09 Meeting ID: 845 109 302 Password: 017161 Wednesday Mindfulness with Shalini Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/992324051?pwd=OVV6Q1RYaG9WZ3A5L0tHQnpLNHBYUT09 Meeting ID: 992 324 051 Password: 294508 Friday Mindfulness with Shalini Join More →

The Virus Killing Us Is Fear

Do not leave the house! Do not use Uber! Don’t forget your gloves and mask! The instructions come thick and fast from my family members. The fear in their faces and voices is palpable. It is then that I realise that if coronavirus does not kill us, fear will. As we sacrifice our democratic freedoms in the name of our More →

Pressure Cooker Relationships

No young people were hurt in the making of this videoclip!   My mother puts the phone down on me in exasperation. My friend messages to tell me about the fight she had with her husband. My sister sharply reminds me of the dangers of the coronavirus and how I am not being cautious enough. My cousin makes a snide More →

One Minute Breathing Space

This really simple meditation can be done anywhere, anytime and is one of my favourite meditations because the effect that one minute has on me can be quite astounding. If faced with a difficult situation, this is my go-to meditation. It calms me down, it focuses me, it centres me. You can do this seated or standing. Either way, make More →

Mindful Dance

As we all face days and maybe weeks of self-isolation it is important to nurture and nourish your body through exercise and healthy eating. Keeping physically active and fit relieves stress, helps you sleep better, improves your mood and has a positive impact on depression and anxiety. Dance to your favourite music, join an online fitness class or go for More →

The Solitude of Self Isolation

Isolation and loneliness can often be seen as a fate worse than death by some people. And yet, governments across the world are not only urging self-isolation, many are imposing it through nation-wide lock-downs in the fight against coronavirus. In these unprecedented times when we are being asked to maintain physical distance from our friends and family it is paramount More →

Coronavirus Anxiety – Keep Calm, Keep Healthy

Fear has gripped the world. Coronavirus anxiety is on the rise. The worry and stress are palpable as I walk around the supermarket doing some lastminute shopping as the threat of a nationwide lockdown looms over us. As I stand with my small basket in a queue seven-people deep, surrounded by overflowing trolleys, I am struck by the survival and More →