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”

Mindfulness

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”

Acid Reflux and GERD

Many people suffer with heartburn and use commercial medications.However it is also worth trying lifestyle changes.Changing your dietary habits may help.When you have acid reflux,stomach acid gets pushed into the esophagus. Twenty per cent to forty per cent of people with regular heartburn are diagnosed with GERD.As well as heartburn,symptoms of acid reflux can includeContinue reading “Acid Reflux and GERD”

Is Tai Chi good for Stress and Anxiety?

Many people may have found their stress levels increased over the Pandemic.It is good to know that Tai Chi may help! The benefits of Tai Chi can include improved mood,decreased anxiety and stress and better sleep according to the Mayo Clinic Website.It is best to practice Tai Chi at the same time and place everyContinue reading “Is Tai Chi good for Stress and Anxiety?”