From muscle memory to embodiment

Try this. Fold your arms. Easy, effortless, no thought involved, right? Now try folding them the other way. Most likely unnatural, feels a bit weird and awkward, took some conscious thought and planning. You’ve just had the felt experience of the difference between...

Random acts of kindness

“The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention.” Richard Moss, Author Someone I know (let’s call him Oliver) has been practicing slowing down, finding joy in the small things, remembering to take a breath....

Bearing the Family Burden

Reading Angela’s piece on The Burden of Being the Feeling Bearer had me pause. For a while now, I’d forgotten this was my role growing up. I’d forgotten – conveniently – what a toll this took. But the reminder has been most timely. Only a week ago I was...

Floating

Floatworks pod F l o a t i n g.  Weightless, warm, quiet, soothed, calming. Inviting? Especially at the end of a long day, gruelling week, or perhaps middle of the day to boost creativity? I need no excuse to head to Vauxhall’s tube station and the few steps to...

What we can learn from athletes

A new book called The Golden Rules by Bob Bowman looks promising. Bob Bowman is a sports psychologist and swim coach, known for his work with one of the most decorated of Olympic athletes, Michael Phelps (22 medals, 18 of them gold). I don’t know if...

Bouncing Back

I’ve been researching and writing about resilience recently – the ability to bounce back from adversity. Some people seem to have innate skill here, others less so. Piques my curiousity. How is it that some people naturally interpret failures as...