Walking meditation, via the coffee shop

Until a few days ago, we were absorbing vitamin D in sweltering Cape Town; enjoying morning beach walks and waking up to the sound of crashing waves.  This was all quite conducive to relaxation, and the perfect setting for the 1st pause: a walking meditation. We’re now back in London, absorbing the exhaust fumes of ...

Parenting Calm is born

I was recently engaged in protracted negotiations that pushed the limits of both my patience and rational thinking. My requests, both simple and reasonable, were met with derision and opposition. The situation began with a simple attempt to change my toddler's nappy. Despite having adopted the stagger of a drunken cowboy to accommodate the growing bulge, ...