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A Zen proverb to live by

“You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes every day unless you’re too busy. Then you should sit for an hour,” Zen proverb I noticed the above Zen proverb the other day. It really does show the reality of our lives. When busy, we don’t do self-care. Think about the reality of that. Yes, we do look after ourselves but at the mere hint of something else, we will acquiesce to that request. I remember my coach asking me about my decision making when receiving a request to do something. We had already discussed how completely…

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Ikigai

Perusing, as I do, for mindful life experiences, thoughts and advice, I came across this book the other day. The little book of Ikigai by Ken Mogi Click the link here to view on Amazon. It’s a compelling read. At first it sounds so obvious and simple but as with most things in life it has a deep significance. It is also typically Japanese, but as with all cultural mindsets it is embedded in the psyche of its people. Like the Swedish hegge and the British stiff upper lip. Ikigai has 5 parts to…

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Vulnerability

For those of you who haven’t seen this Ted Talk before (and if you don’t know TED Talks then go here & come back in a week! One of my favourite ones, is Hans Rosling on Stats here) I’m assuming you have now watched and heard Brené’s talk above. If not, go and do it now. It lasts 20 minutes. I’ll wait. . . Ok. What do you think about worthiness now? And vulnerability? I found it interesting that she could through her research group people into those two camps – those with a strong…

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Welcome to Collections of Joy!

Welcome! I hope you find what I’m about to post thoughtful, insightful and obviously, mindful. Mindfulness has taken off over the last year or so but hasn’t flowed into male consciousness as much as women. I’m not sure why that is. Physical health has always been a priority. Men have been slow to look after their mental wellbeing. My journey through life has shown me the importance of good mental wellbeing so I’m motivated to pass on my thoughts and ideas. I’m a practicing GP here in the UK, so I specialise in family medicine and…

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