Like everyone here in the UK we are really excited by Johanna Konta’s progress in Wimbledon this year; she’s the first woman singles tennis player to reach the semi-finals since 1978. The media  have been struck by Johanna’s use of the word process in her game. Last year in a …

Many of us expect things to happen in the way we want them to. We all have a picture in our mind about how things should turn out and how things should be.   Invariably, however, things never do turn out as expected. Sometimes that’s a good thing when we …

You may have recently watched Mo Gawdet’s interview with Channel 4, which outlines his formula for happiness. A great watch, although you might be surprised to hear that there is nothing new in it. In short, it says: “Happiness is equal to or greater than the events of your life, …

One of the most important things to remember when you are practicing meditation is not to think about monkeys. If you are thinking of monkeys now, stop it! Come on, stop thinking about monkeys for goodness’ sake…it’s distracting. Hard, isn’t it? We all love monkeys.

The ‘Sunday blues’ is a real thing. The very day you are supposed to be feeling centred, relaxed and calm. The very day that is designed to promote stillness and reflection can also be a day of mounting dread and fear, as thoughts turn to getting back to work in …

We’ve started 2017 the best way at beanddo – with a busy and fulfilling January. This month, we completed two meditation courses, led a highly-successful workshop on managing stress and anxiety, as well as keeping up with our community classes, blogging and meetings. What a great way to kickstart the …