I have taken a rather irreverent route into mindfulness and into my own practice of it. I recognise that I have bent the rules and, to a purist, may not be reaping the full benefits of practicing mindfulness in the tradition of Buddhism. Yet even through my imperfect practice, I have found rich rewards.
The recently published 'Wellbeing in four policy areas, Report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Wellbeing Economics, September 2014' advocates the importance of wellbeing and implementation of wellbeing for the nation, for economic national benefit. Four key policy areas have been the focus of the report: Labour market policy, planning and transport policy, mindfulness in health and education, and arts & culture.
Are you part of the sandwich generation – ailing parents and children of your own to support?
Turn the clock back 100 years and it would be difficult, today it is extremely tough.