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If you are a fan of Fault in Our Stars, you will know exactly what I am talking about. These are the words in Hazel’s favourite book. Augustus Waters repeats them when their friend reacts…

Listen to your body.Andrew Norris. 123RF

We love our minds and the development thereof. Our jobs require less hard labour and has mostly become office bound. We are expected to use our minds intelligently to get the job done. This often…

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The other day I was scanning through a magazine when my eye caught an advert which immediately took me back five years to when I attended an Imago workshop in Stellenbosch that had changed my…

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not when I came to die discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life.

H. Thoreau

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Our society has become one of speed. “Being busy” is our natural state and “productivity” our highest virtue. We are always racing from the one task to the next. Fortunately, however, more and more people…

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I mentioned in Part 1 that what we suppress works like a pendulum: the more we push it to the one side, the further it will swing to the other. Here is an example. Think…

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Have you ever felt that you are being overwhelmed by a racing mind or that your head is full of thoughts all screaming for attention? Do you go over the same things again and again…

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Something I really enjoyed while at a retreat in KwaZulu-Natal in May 2014 (read the full story here) was mindful eating. I am not referring to a floating Buddha with a few soup bowls balancing…