Monday 15 June, 2015

4 reasons why meditation will transform pregnancy

Here’s my latest column on MindBodyGreen about the ways meditation will positively transform pregnancy for both mum-to-be and baby. (click the image to see the full article)




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Wednesday 27 May, 2015

you are not alone



We live in an age dominated by fear.

Fear of change. Fear of the unknown. Fear of those who look different. Fear of those who think differently. Fear of those who have another name for God.


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Thursday 21 May, 2015

welcome (back) to my blog

It has been quite some time since I posted an article on my blog and so for some of you this may be the first time you have seen Conscious Living Blog. If you have received this by email, that is because you learned to meditate with London Meditation Centre or New York Meditation Centre or you signed up to the blog directly.

After time away having a baby (she’s nearly two now!), I am back to writing articles and hope you will find these interesting and inspiring. I welcome your comments and look forward to developing this space further.

Keep an eye out for the next article: “you are not alone”

All best wishes,


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Monday 8 April, 2013

the keys to effective communication

One of the ways that I love to work with my clients is via one-on-one coaching because it often allows for more accelerated progress. I have been fortunate to have worked closely with one of the most experienced and perceptive coaches I know – my dear friend and ex-colleague, Debbie Mattsson-Clarke. Debbie and I have been discussing some interesting areas in recent months and I wanted to share some of this with you.

I was particularly interested in getting Debbie’s thoughts on the topic of communication – something that is central to who we are as humans. “Com” means with/ “Union” means to bring together two parts. Therefore “to communicate” is to have a unity experience with another or others. This is the goal of all meaningful interactions.

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Tuesday 18 December, 2012

destruction is a part of life

In November I returned from a teaching trip to New York that coincided with Hurricane Sandy. Before the storm arrived the weather channel was in overdrive, tracking minute-by-minute the route and intensity of the approaching storm. As I’m sure you remember, it hit land and the impact was felt along the northern Eastern coast. Flooding, fires, tidal swells, 80mph winds and all that followed: subway systems closed, electrical transformers exploding, downtown Manhattan in darkness, basements flooded, airports closed and bridges and tunnels into the city all off limits and a marathon cancelled. Most sadly of all, dozens of lives were lost.

As I reflected on the impact of Mother Nature and the message she was sending, I witnessed the fear and hopelessness that people were feeling. Clearly the message was a strong one. What are we to take away from this? How can we better understand what is going on when we see such destruction and apparent chaos?

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