7 principles of a happy life

Seven Principles of a Happy Life

Now in my 50s, I have been facing up to mid life crisis, bearing the ominous words of Dante in mind. He described his own mid life situation in the Inferno. My mid life is more positive than that, but still it’s proving to be a time of thought and reflection, and questions about what next?a picture of a lake

“I found myself in a dark wood, for the straight way was lost. Ah, how hard it is to tell what that wood was; wild, rugged, harsh. The very thought of it renews the fear!”  (Dante)

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Daily Meditation practice

Meditation practice in the everyday

Reflection imageI recently went to a Meditation seminar run by a Buddhist monk, and he provided some colourful and helpful thoughts about Meditation practice and why it’s important.

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Principles of happiness

The Principle of Happiness

Whilst on holiday in Scotland recently, I picked the weekend Guardian, and having time to sit down and read the supplement all about happiness (being on holiday and chilled…and it was raining…), I liked a lot of the principles.

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Developing personal resilience

Developing Personal Resilience

To accept that damage is not total destruction; a good experience does not mean heaven forever; it’s loss is not the end of the world, but a real manageable grief mitigated by hope for good experiences in the future. Continue reading

Personal Growth

 Personal Growth

“What progress, you ask, have I made? I have begun to be a friend to myself.” Hecato, Greek philosopher

The area of personal growth is a personal passion for me, and has been for many years. I do believe the maxim that its vital to find ways of reflecting on ourselves and our circumstances, the better to understand them, and grow as people.

The areas the blog articles cover are wide ranging and hopefully will be of interest to people reflectively navigating through their lives.This section of our resources covers areas like:

  • Spirituality
  • Ideas and resources around personal resilience
  • Principles of happiness
  • Meditation practice
  • Self esteem
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