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The resilience of gentleness

Dear Integral Meditators, When you think about inner strength and resilience, what sort of qualities come to mind? This weeks article is one that I wrote at the beginning of 2015, observing how strength can be mindfully derived from cultivating a connection to gentleness. For those in Singapore, final call for Saturday afternoons workshop on Mindful Resilience […]

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Being the center of your universe (not the universe!)

Dear Integral Meditators, There’s a big difference between being the center of the universe and the center of your universe. The article below explores how to make mindful use of your position in the big scheme of things! Final reminder for those in Singapore of this Saturday’s Tree of Life meditation workshop… In the spirit […]

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The Yin & Yang of mindful thinking

Dear Integral Meditators, Managing your basic thinking processes is one of the most important life-skills that you can develop. The article below explores one simple mindfulness method that can really help! For those in Singapore, quick reminder of the Tuesday evening class starting on the 8th! In the spirit of the thought filled journey, Toby The […]

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Mindfully dropping (and picking up) your story

Dear Integral Meditators, We all have a story, or a history. Is your story and the story that your telling yourself helping you or hindering you in your life? How can mindfulness help you to develop a constructive and enjoyable approach to your past? The article below considers these questions… In the spirit of mindful […]

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Three ways of saving and building energy with mindfulness

Dear Integral Meditators, These days, with so many ways in which we feel our energy is under pressure from distraction, the pace of life and the task of ‘keeping up’ what can mindfulness offer to help? The article below explores this theme in a practical way… Last couple of days to catch the Special Offer for […]

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Using your senses to support your mind

Dear Integral Meditators, When you are in a mental tangle, one of the simplest ways to untie yourself is by returning to your senses. The article below explains how! For those in Singapore, a reminder of this coming Saturday’s Free book talk on Engaged Mindfulness at 2pm, all are most welcome! In the spirit of […]

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Just tea/solve no problem (Plus special coaching offer for September)

Dear Toby, How can drinking tea help us understand mindfulness? What would happen if you practiced the discipline of  ‘solving no problem’ regularly? These are the topics of the article below… For those in Singapore, a reminder of this coming Thursday’s Free book talk on Engaged Mindfulness at 7.30pm, all are most welcome! If you have been thinking […]

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Happiness or impulse fulfilment?

Dear Integral Meditators, In this day and age when so many of our impulses can be fulfilled at the click of a button or browser, managing your impulses mindfully is an increasingly important life skill. The article below looks at how we can distinguish between impulse fulfilment and actions that lead to genuine happiness. In the spirit […]

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Finding your neutral gear

Dear Integral Meditators, What would happen if instead of your mind thinking all the time, you were able to find a ‘neutral gear’ that you could shift it into whenever you wanted or needed? This weeks article explores how to do this, and the value of it. Quick reminder that my new book ‘Engaged Mindfulness‘ […]

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The ordinary and the unexceptional (the everyday, the unremarkable)

Dear Integral Meditators, When does striving for something special get in the way of our attempts to be mindful? This weeks article explores this theme. In the spirit of the journey, Toby The ordinary and the unexceptional (the everyday, the unremarkable) One of the challenges that we often face finding peace of mind through mindfulness […]

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