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When it comes to Mental Health stigma, do we need to tweak the conversation?

By | 2019-10-06T19:31:04+00:00 October 6th, 2019|Anxiety, Gratitude, meditation, Mindfulness, Pilates, resilient, Yoga|

October is Mental Health awareness month, many initiatives, events, trainings and projects are underway nationwide in corporate, community and local settings to develop positive awareness.  Organisations like See Change, [...]

Are we really that busy? 5 quick wins and some reflection

By | 2019-09-22T07:53:28+00:00 September 20th, 2019|Anxiety, Blog, change, collaboration, meditation, Mindfulness, problem-solving, resilient, Yoga|

When I find myself getting stressed these days, I realise that I have either a) overstretched myself, b) I'm overthinking things or c) that I have an inflated or [...]

Is the eternal drive for positivity and positive thinking increasing anxiety?

By | 2019-08-30T20:04:02+00:00 August 30th, 2019|Anxiety, Blog, change, Classes, Corporate Social Responsibility, meditation, Mindfulness, problem-solving, resilient, Yoga|

You have heard the old adage ‘What we resist persists’.  Have you ever tried to force negative thoughts away and noticed that they come back louder and a little [...]

Who’s happy?

By | 2019-07-22T07:00:57+00:00 July 21st, 2019|Anxiety, Blog, change, Classes, collaboration, meditation, Mindfulness, Pilates, problem-solving, resilient, Yoga|

Ireland is 16th place on the Happiness Index, Finland are at number one for the second year in a row and thereafter the Nordic countries are doing best.  The [...]

4 Quick Wins for Embedding a Mindful Workplace Culture

By | 2019-07-09T10:47:29+00:00 July 9th, 2019|Anxiety, Blog, change, collaboration, Gratitude, meditation, Mindfulness, problem-solving, resilient, Yoga|

Being mindful can be defined as ‘the practice of maintaining a non-judgmental state of complete awareness of one’s thoughts, emotions or experiences on a moment-to-moment basis’.  Mindful workplaces have [...]

Discernment

By | 2019-05-22T12:41:31+00:00 May 22nd, 2019|Anxiety, Blog, change, Classes, Corporate Social Responsibility, Gratitude, Mindfulness, News, Pilates, Yoga|

Discernment (sanskrit – viveka) is the ability to judge well or to be able to discriminate the difference between ‘this’ and ‘that’. Benefits Practitioners trust their judgement; Decision making [...]

What happens in the brain during meditation

By | 2019-05-05T13:41:31+00:00 May 5th, 2019|Anxiety, change, Classes, Events, Gratitude, Mindfulness, Pilates, Yoga|

Warning - a regular meditation practice may seriously improve your mental health. Mindfulness and meditation practices lower activity in the default mode network (DMN) of the brain - the [...]

Nudge Theory

By | 2019-04-30T06:48:16+00:00 April 29th, 2019|Anxiety, Blog, change, Classes, Corporate Social Responsibility, Gratitude, Mindfulness, nudge, Pilates, Yoga|

Bringing about behavioural change to your organisation can be a tricky and costly enterprise.  Imposing rules to create organisational change can work, but employees may feel dissatisfied or disengaged [...]

Yogapal and the Service Mindset

By | 2019-04-24T12:56:03+00:00 April 16th, 2019|Blog, Classes, Corporate Social Responsibility, Events, Gratitude, Mindfulness, Pilates, Yoga|

A company that wishes to go beyond simply delivering a product or service is said to have a service mindset.  To achieve this it has to care about the [...]