Entries by Katherine Mair

5 Breaths

Recently I decided to experiment with one of the simplest techniques there is to help us create space, cultivate clarity and foster a sense of calm. I stopped and took 5 slow breaths 5 times a day for 5 days. I put a reminder in my diary. Each time it went off, wherever I was,…

Wired. Yet Switched Off.

How often do you check your phone? I haven’t tried to count.  I know I would be downright ashamed. It’s rather addictive isn’t it? This compulsive need to swipe, tap and check. We’ve conditioned ourselves to be wired. And if we are honest, we are wired pretty much all of the time, spurred on by…

The Mad Mad World of Work

  I met a friend for a drink the other night. She was late and clearly frazzled from a long, hard day. She works part time, but to ensure her 5pm sharp departure doesn’t create problems she starts work at 6.30am. So effectively she works four eleven hour days and then does even more on…

Welcome to M.A.D. Mindworks

I discovered yoga at a gym. And after my first class, I walked out a little punch drunk, feeling like I’d been deeply pummeled by a powerful masseuse. Then one day, after running a little too long and a little too fast on the treadmill of corporate work and urban life, I fell over. Overwhelmed with depression…