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Andy Puddicombe: All it takes is 10 mindful minutes

Andy Puddicombe: All it takes is 10 mindful minutes When is the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes? Not texting, talking or even thinking? Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe describes the transformative power of doing just that: Refreshing your mind for 10 minutes a day, simply by being mindful and experiencing the present moment. (No need for incense or sitting in strange positions.) You can find free resources from Any to help you at this link TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at Follow TED news on Twitter:

Dealing with Panic Attacks and Anxiety for the Facebook Generation

Dealing with Panic Attacks and Anxiety for the Facebook Generation Zoe is 22 years old, a writer & enthusiast of all things "Beauty, Fashion & Life" related. Here she talks very honestly about her own experience of panic attacks.  She shares information about symptoms and how to respond. Talking to your doctor or a counsellor is us ually much easier than it was for Zoe and they can help. As a coach, I would be very happy to help you have confidence t o talk to your medical adviser. Really, you are not alone. More blog posts from Zoe on panic attacks and thinking positive: Where else to find Zoe: BLOG : FACEBOOK : TWITTER : @Zozeebo INSTAGRAM : Zozeebo TUMBLR : Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing thei

Friendship (a Short Film by ecomog)

Grizzly Bear (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) Friendship (a Short Film by ecomogmog) This is a simple and very beautiful little film with music from Grizzly Bear .  It touched my heart. "Friendship is truly a powerful thing. This is our very first short film, so we'd love LOTS of feedback!" Written and Directed by: ecomog Background Music: Contains a sample from "Foreground" by Grizzly Bear, remixed by ecomog ecomog: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Grizzly Bear: ------------------------------------------------------------ Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general manage

How To Survive A Long Distance Relationship

How To Survive A Long Distance Relationship Distance can be very tough on a relationship but it will also help clarify how you really feel. If two people remain interested in each other and commit to doing what it takes to make the relationship work, despite the distance, then it can you make you a stronger and more solid couple.  If both people aren't ready for the pressure that distance puts on a relationship or are not fully committed then it can mean the end of that relationship.  And may be that is for the best! But don't let the distance make you feel depressed or guilty. Go forward remembering how much you have much to offer and all that time ahead.  Remember if you are in a long time relationship, communication is precious.  Don't waste it on being petty - even if you are not meant to be together you can both still be kind to each other Here are some tips to help you on your way

When You Feel Angry - Anger Management

(Photo credit: ZORIN DENU ) When You Feel Angry - Anger Management Feeling angry or having someone become angry with you makes you feel unhappy! But anger is a natural feeling and it affects everyone. Anger usually arises because you believe someone has acted against you or something you care about or believe in! It doesn’t have to be real – you just need to believe that it exists! It comes about in three main ways; Someone or some thing gets in the way and stops you achieving a goal or something you care about from happening Someone or some organisation breaks your personal rules. For example, ‘I've worked for them for years and now they want to get rid of me!’ Or, for example, believing that the government or an organisation s behaving unjustly Your self esteemed feels threatened or you feel a lack or respect to you or to a group that you belong to. Mild anger can be expressed as annoyance or irritation. Anger about institutions or injustice c

Having a Bad Day - Tips For Dealing With Days When You Just Feel Down

Photo credit: Dimmerswitch Having a Bad Day -Tips For Dealing With Days When You Just Feel Down Some days you just wake up in a bad mood. I'm not talking here about depression or long-term problems. Just one of those days when you wake up feeling down. It might be the weather. It could be something that happened yesterday that made you feel bad. It isn't a serious issue but just for today you feel down.  What can you do? Here are my tips for dealing with the odd dark day. First try to workout why. Be very honest with yourself. If there is something you need to put right, then commit to doing it and make the first step. It will help you to feel better. Occupy yourself with simple work – cleaning or sorting out the admin in the office is great for this. Find something that will occupy your mind, give you a sense of achievement but not take great intellect. Do not take short cuts through alcohol, drugs or overeating – they provide a t

The ability to bounce – coping with life’s problems

Image via Wikipedia Coping with life’s problems successfully needs you to have realistic expectations. Psychologists call these expectations, and the judgements you make based on them, ‘appraisals’.  Things that happen to us aren’t a problem unless we judge them to be. Life is never perfect and problems, are a part of normal, everyday life. If our judgements (appraisals) are realistic, we’re much better able to deal with them and not let them throw us off-balance. The appraisals we make come from our belief system. If we hold unrealistic beliefs, then our judgements may not be the best for the situation. Sometimes we have unrealistic beliefs about what we must or should do.  We want to be “perfect”.  “Everyone must like me “or “I’ve got to be good at everything” for example. If you think about these for a minute, they are irrational beliefs. Who do you know who could really achieve them? Another approach! When you are

Feeling Lonely

Image via Wikipedia Enforced loneliness has been a   punishment  throughout history. We are social animals and most of us need the company of others for a lot of our time.  I remember my mother, the eldest of ten children, feeling horrified at the prospect of one night alone when my father needed to visit a relative and they couldn’t spare the time to go together. Robert S. Weiss  has categorized loneliness into two ways:   emotional loneliness and   social loneliness . Emotional loneliness feels like the pain we feel when a romantic partner is missing. Social loneliness is when you feel like you are not part of a community and you feel you do not have   friends   to rely on. The other important distinction is between   transient   or chronic loneliness, also known rather cruelly as state and trait loneliness. Transient loneliness passes and is often caused by something external to us – it is  easily remedied  usually .  Chronic loneliness comes fr