At the end of last year, I had made a switch. Or more accurately a switch had been made for me. Instead of being an author who created meditations to augment his books, I became a full blown meditation creator and producer who has a portfolio of books on the side. Insight Timer (the first
Before embarking on another year, it pays dividends to reflect on the year just gone. For me, 2016 was one amazing year and an example of how any formal goal setting can actually hamper our progress. So-called “SMART goals” are better than having no goals at all. Perhaps where they are not so smart after
In Autumn 2015, my meditations got discovered by the Insight Timer app, and its marvelous community of worldwide meditators. I discovered that people seemed to really like them. Imagine my absolute joy this morning when I got an email from Maddy Gerrard, the Inflow Manager at Insight Timer, telling me that my most popular meditation,
It can be difficult sometimes to think of ideas for gifts that are truly different and something a loved one will cherish for ever. With this in mind, I’ve created some innovative gift ideas that will make an impact on many levels. Firstly, I should bring you up to speed with two bits of news.
Line 1 : Meditations These 10 meditations accompany my new book, The Authority Guide to Practical Mindfulness. Travel time is just 100 minutes stopping at each ‘station’ for 10 minutes over 10 days. Buy the book and ride this line for free! Line 2 : Books My books are inexpensive way to dip your toe
It’s traditional around this time of year for Three Wise Men to come from the East bearing gifts. This year on the Zone Show podcast is no different, apart from two of them hailing from the West, namely Mitch Horowitz and Master Charles Cannon, with only Christopher Plowman coming from the East, specifically Bali in
I had the great pleasure of interviewing Master Charles Cannon on the Zone Show recently after reading his book, Living an Awakened Life. I highly recommend the book and you can listen to the podcast here. Around 26m30s in you will hear me ask him what he meant by a lovely, evocative phrase that jumped
I had the great pleasure of seeing Dr Strange this weekend – the 3D version highly recommended. There’s a great scene where The Ancient One, sublimely played by Tilda Swinton, pushes the astral component of a sceptical Dr Strange out his body. Benedict Cumberbatch expresses shock and bewilderment at being thrust ‘out of his body’.
My forthcoming book, The Authority Guide to Mindfulness, has been signed off for publication and the audiobook version is recorded and in the can. It will be available worldwide on the 17th October. The book explores how we can use the practice of mindfulness meditation for real world outcomes. Being a practical book too, it
After listening to one of my sample meditations on the free Insight Timer app, Dr Ashley Curiel got in touch. She read my new book and listened to the 10 companion meditations for 10 days. Here’s what she had to say about them: “Studies continuously document the psychological benefits of mindfulness and meditation. As a