Why I Meditate

My mind goes at about a 1000 miles an hour. Always has. It’s exhausting. It is why I talk so much and so fast, it is a sort of escape valve to release the buildup of thought pressure. Thoughts and ideas come in and go out of my head so fast I can’t grab hold [...] Read more »

Attention! Attention! Reconnecting With Time

Where does all the time go? You would think I should have known better. I have been practicing mindfulness meditation for almost 20 years. I have embraced the Slow Philosophy and work every day on becoming a Flaneur of life, treating it like a stroll and drinking in the detail. Endeavouring to become unhurried and [...] Read more »

Thank You

This is just a little note to publicly say thank you to everyone who contacted me after my last blog post to say they were really pleased I was writing again and how much they had missed me posting (few! That’s a long sentence). I have done my best to reply to everyone personally. It [...] Read more »

TKB V 3.0

Oh there you are. I have been waiting for you… Well, it has been awhile. Far longer than expected or anticipated. I know this is a Slow Blog, but it is a bit ridiculous. So, what has happened? To understand that we need to do a little history. TKB Version 1.0 Version 1.0 of this [...] Read more »

The Deckchair Diaries – Spring 2013

The problem with writing a block or trying to be active on the myriad of social networking sites out there is you tend to “blogify” (or “twitterify” or “facebookify”, or “socialnetworkofthemomentify”) your life. You are constantly looking for ways to spin experiences into a pithy, fun or informative posts, comments or tweets. You start to [...] Read more »

Spring 2013

Has it really been a year since I last wrote a blog entry here? I know this is a slow blog but what happened? Well, I have to confess, this blog is much more of a vanity project than anything else, although I have always had a bit of a dream of making money from [...] Read more »

In Hibernation

Those of your with keen senses may have noticed this blog has not been updated for some time (even by slowblogging standards).  After 4 years of writing I have decided to take a hiatus. Like any good tortoise, it has gone into hibernation for the winter months and will most probably emerge some time in [...] Read more »

Death and the Now

A little while ago a post by a palliative care nurse became very popular on the web. For a very brief moment in time I worked with some people with terminal illnesses, teaching mindfulness and Tai Chi and doing a spot of hypnotherapy.  My experience echoed the findings on the post above. In  particular, I [...] Read more »