Book Review of “Your Second Life Begins When You Realize You Only Have One”

This is one of those books you should keep by your side for constant reference.Although it is a novel by Raphaelle Giordano,it is like a life coach that helps you live your best life.In chapter eight the technique of positive anchoring is explained and advises to write a list of your best qualities and successes.CamilleContinue reading “Book Review of “Your Second Life Begins When You Realize You Only Have One””

Mental Fitness-Book Review

I picked up this book by Ant Middleton because the title sounded interesting.He starts the book describing his time in the Royal Marines and the necessity of building not only physical but mental fitness.In chapter two he talks about building confidence ,saying it’s a process, the only antidote to imposter syndrome being to build aContinue reading “Mental Fitness-Book Review”

Book Review of ‘Peace is Every Step’by Thich Nhat Hanh

This is a photo of my dog eared copy of this book by the great Thich Nhat Hanh who died recently at the age of 95 .His book is a timely reminder that we should slow down.In his own words he says ‘this book is offered as a bell of mindfulness,a reminder that happiness isContinue reading “Book Review of ‘Peace is Every Step’by Thich Nhat Hanh”


This month I am reviewing ‘Mindfulness-a practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world’ by Mark Williams and Danny Penman.The book makes some interesting observations about Mindfulness such as “mindfulness allows you to catch negative thought patterns before they tip you into a downward spiral”and “when you become more mindful ,you bring your intentionsContinue reading “Mindfulness”

Self Discipline and Meditation

Self-discipline means to control one’s feelings and overcome one’s weaknesses.This can apply to anything whether it is our work,exercise,diet etc. Meditation can help our self- discipline. Regular practice of meditation enhances our discipline and commitment.Jon Kabat-Zinn has said that you don’t have to enjoy your meditation ,just commit to it and the benefits will unfoldContinue reading “Self Discipline and Meditation”