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Noise of modern life - Graham Tomlinson blog

How to deal with the ‘noise’ of daily life

We have a lot going on. Work, family, friends. An increasingly connected world, that sometimes feels like it is being piped direct into our already overloaded brains via our social media feeds and our appetite for 24 hour rolling news. It sometimes feels like it’s only on those increasingly rare occasions when we manage to…
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A quick guide to meditation

First things first – clearly meditation as a practice has been around a very long time, and I’m certainly not going to try and distil a few thousand years’ worth of the teachings of some of the world’s greatest thinkers down into a 700 word blog post. There are many different kinds of meditation, most…
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Happier - Graham Tomlinson blog

How to be happier

So, I’m going to say right from the start that I don’t have an answer to this one. In fact, I’m sure no one has – how we think about and define what makes us ultimately happy is a very personal business. But I do believe that that there are a few good, general principles…
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Positive changes to make – and stick to – for 2019

New year always feels to me like a tough time to make big, positive changes in your life. The winter days are short and motivation levels are often low after the indulgent days of Christmas. So, in many ways I think that the spring is a better time to do this kind of thing –…
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How to beat fear

Fear stops us from doing so many things. A fear of missing out stops us from enjoying whatever it is we’re doing right now. Fear of being ‘found out’, and being unmasked as someone who doesn’t really know what we’re doing stops us from standing up and putting ourselves out there at work. A fear…
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Three easy changes to make for a happier, simpler life

What is the secret to leading a happier, simpler life? Ask a busy parent and they might say better behaved children, or just some help balancing ‘work’ and ‘life’. Ask a Buddhist monk and they might say regular meditation, being kinder to other people, or being more mindful in every aspect of whatever you do…
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The positive act of doing nothing

When was the last time you did nothing? I mean, really nothing? For most of us, it is hard to remember – largely because our lives are so busy and so packed with activity. When you have a family, or a job, or both, life is full – but it can also seem relentless sometimes.…
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