Have you been missing the Cygnus Books magazine? I certainly have! I hadn’t realised how much I’d looked forward, every month, to their exclusive Mind, Body, Spirit articlesand special book selections. There was always such a diverse range of helpful and inspiring topics covered within those free pages and somehow every issue would be completely in tune with where my thoughts, feelings and...View full article →
With Samhain only a couple of days away I’d like to continue with last week’s theme of Halloween as this festival holds so many layers of wisdom and blessings. When we look deeper into those layers we’re moved to embrace nature’s full cycle of life and death. The folk law and tradition of Samhain reawakens something very ancient in us and acts as a profound reminder to strive to accept, without...View full article →
You’d probably never have thought it, but before Deepak Chopra became a well loved mind-body-spirit expert and inspirational philosopher, he was a stressed out, chain smoking and discontented chief of medicine (yes, Western medicine) at a hospital in Boston, America. His work was having a negative impact on his life and he was consistently turning to alcohol.
‘Very unhappy people, physicians,’he...View full article →
How often do you look up? I looked up properly, for the first time in a long time, while I was at Tintern Abbey recently. The sacred architecture of the medieval building was clearly designed to draw the eye upwards and our awareness towards the heavens and the divine – the result of which was an eased mind, a lifted mood and a sense of faith restored in an instant.
Do you remember your favourite childhood teddy? You know, that one you used to take everywhere with you, tell all your secrets to and, of course, have all sorts of epic adventures with. Children form a special friendship with their teddies; they talk with them and believe in them wholeheartedly. In return those toys help kids to discover the many remarkable aspects of themselves. Naturally we grow...View full article →
What is your soundtrack for this very moment? What song or symphony would echo your emotions or tell the tale of what’s happening in your life? It’s amazing how music can do all that and more. Confucius said “music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without” so I invite you to consider the ways it enhances your life. Here’s a look at just six of the many good reasons to turn...View full article →
Can you believe it’s almost time for the kids to go back to school already? If you have little ones at home then maybe, like me, you will be cramming in the last bit of holiday fun. The weather forecast for the next few days is a bit of a mixed bag but it is so worth us getting outdoors as much as we can and making the most of the waning summer. And while we’re out there lets remember that we’re...View full article →