How to get there from here – the power of hope

During Oprah Winfrey’s recent landmark acceptance speech, she spoke of how: “I’ve interviewed and portrayed people who’ve withstood some of the ugliest things life can throw at you, but the one quality all of them seem to share is an ability to maintain hope for a brighter morning, even during our darkest nights.” So what is it about hope, the belief in the possibility of something better, that Oprah, and others, feel is the key to being able to withstand and survive difficult circumstances? Hope researcher Charles Richard Snyder believes […]

Finding peace in the crazy season

Christmas, in theory a time of peace on earth, is often a frenetic rush to achieve.  End of year work deadlines, social events, school productions; lists of presents, decorations and food; relationship stress and money worries – often stretch even the best prioritisation and time-management systems. One tool to help us through this is a daily 10-15 minute practice of meditation.  This practice comes in many forms, but at its core is the intention to bring peace to the mind and body, and increase consciousness and awareness. Research has shown that […]