mca blog

  • Sleep

    We all struggle with sleep on occasion. Maybe you have difficulty falling asleep, or maybe you wake up and find it hard to settle again. Perhaps you brain is thinking overtime. Whatever your struggle Mindfulness skills can help bring you out of your mind and back to your body. I hope that this free 9 min … Continue reading Sleep

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  • Friendship

    This past week has been, for me, one with much gratitude, mostly due to friendships. So I became curious about where the word friendship came from. Through our mutual friend Mr Google, I discovered that the word friend comes from the Old English word freond meaning “one attached to another by feelings of affection or … Continue reading Friendship

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  • Becoming Happier

    Most people wish for more happiness in their life. Perhaps you’re going through hard times, or you feel filled with negative thoughts and negative emotions, and wish you could feel differently, happier. Fortunately there is now quite a bit of scientific research on happiness. The science of happiness is the study of what are the … Continue reading Becoming Happier

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  • How To Stop The Monkey Mind

    One of the most frequent statements I hear from clients is some version of “I have a monkey mind and I want to teach my brain to stop thinking”. The next question is often “if I learn to meditate will I be able to make my thoughts stop?” Meditation is not some form of mind control, and asking … Continue reading How To Stop The Monkey Mind

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  • Are You Fed-up With Your Negative Thoughts?

    This week I’d like to share with you a TED talk from a few years ago: Neuroscientist Dr Rick Hanson talking about how the brain’s structure can be changed by what we think and why we should increase the number of positive thoughts we engage in each day.

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  • Sleep, Meditation & Workplace Stress

    The pressures of tight deadlines and workplace stress can cause anxiety that takes its toll far beyond the office. Growing pressures at work coupled with smartphone technology that allows us to continue to receive work-related messages in the evening, make it difficult to switch off. Workplace stress can intrude on our relationships, consume our thoughts, … Continue reading Sleep, Meditation & Workplace Stress

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  • Can Mindful Leadership Change the Workplace?

    Leadership can be a place of great loneliness and suffering. Reaching a position of leadership can enslave a person, requiring them to work unsustainable hours at the expense of family, friends and self. They may even lose sight of their original purpose and ideals as they get caught up in the ‘doing’ of the tasks at … Continue reading Can Mindful Leadership Change the Workplace?

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  • Why It’s Good To See The Glass As Half Full

    I’m blessed to live in one of Sydney’s leafy suburbs, surrounded by a variety of different trees and bushes. And where there are trees, there is wildlife. This morning a dozen or more rainbow lorikeets were flying and chattering outside my bedroom, showing off their beautiful plumage and enjoying the nectar of the flowering bushes. … Continue reading Why It’s Good To See The Glass As Half Full

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  • How Much Do You Love Your Mobile Phone?

    I was out with friends for dinner one evening and a question arose that no one could answer. No problem. Out came the mobile phones and within a few moments the question was answered. I’m constantly amazed at this resource we have at our fingertips and I’m reminded of what it was like to search … Continue reading How Much Do You Love Your Mobile Phone?

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  • Coping With Change

    Change can be tough. Most of us are creatures of habit, and in many ways, the older we get the more so we become. Change can come in good or bad guise, but often its not the event itself so much as our response to the change that causes us pain. The fact is that … Continue reading Coping With Change

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