Natural Happiness

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Using nature and the outdoors, in a therapeutic context, to improve mental wellbeing is known as Ecotherapy. It has been shown that there are many positive health benefits from connecting with nature. For city dwellers like me it can be hard to get close to nature, especially in Winter. But it has been proven that […]

Beginner’s Mind

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One of the central concepts or ‘attitudinal foundations’ of Mindfulness is the ‘Beginner’s Mind’.   Zen Master Shunryu Suzuki said, in  Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, “In the Beginner’s Mind there are many possibilities. In the expert’s mind there are few.“   Having a Beginner’s Mind means being open to experience, not making your mind up […]

Ways to be a Veggie Lover

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Lachanophobia is the phobia or fear relating to eating vegetables. We all know that fruit and vegetables are good for health. Today we hear the news that although five portions a day is good for us, ten is even better. It can reduce the incidence of heart disease, stroke and cancer by up to a […]