Today is commonly known as April Fools’ Day in many countries – not dissimilar to the Día de los Santos Inocentes in December. If someone plays an April Fools’ joke on you today and it makes you laugh, thank them – they’ve done you a favour! That’s because laughter is scientifically proven to benefit mental…Details
We all get a kick out of seeing our friends and family members up on stage and the school play can be one of the proudest moments in the academic year for parents, unless of course the actor in question muffs his lines or trips over the props! But there is a lot more to…Details
How many do you do already? Why not make a goal to work on adding one or more of these into your days this week!
In January this year, the Lancet medical journal published a revolutionary article declaring that Europeans need to eat 77% less red meat and 15 times as many nuts and seeds if we want to achieve sustainable health for humanity and our planet. According to an international commission comprised of 37 scientists from 16 countries, obesity…Details
We are often our own worst critic, focussing our mind full of things we haven’t done, should have done, need to do… adding to the problems we may face. One way Mindfulness can help is to “quiet your mind” – by trying to take a step back and be more present in the moment (instead of…Details
Fifty years ago, Spain was only just emerging from more than three decades of stuffy isolation and the arrival of King’s College on the educational scene in 1969 proved a much longed for breath of fresh air in progressive Spanish circles eager for change. In various ways, this shaped the unique character of a…Details
There’s an expression “We cannot pour from an empty cup” – it seems obvious, but so often we feel selfish for putting ourselves first, when we shouln’t. Self care is a necessity, not an indulgence. What do you need to start your day and week off well? What are the handful of small habits…Details
This Mindful March Action Calendar has daily suggested actions to do throughout March 2019 to help you be more mindful and live in the present moment. Take a look at the Action for Happiness website here to find out more about their work and goal to create a happier, more caring society.
There has been much research linking gratitude and wellbeing, confirming that gratitude effectively increases happiness and reduces depression. This week, why not try writing down three to five things you are thankful for each day? Remember: When you put your attention to something, it will be increasingly present in your life. Why not…Details
Where is your nearest green space? How often do you take time to go for a walk? Walking helps you cope at work, ‘heals’ your brain, makes you more creative and it could even be better for you than running. For a more detailed look at the benefits, take a look at this article …Details