Spoilt for Choice

Heather Langley Mental Guru

We are so lucky! Sometimes we forget how lucky we are as we strive to keep up with what is expected of us, taking it all in our stride and taking it all for granted. We have so many choices; a veritable smorgasbord of options but we stick to our daily routines and  well trodden paths  When faced with unpredictable …

Data Protection

Heather Langley Mental Guru

Fifty plus years of experience all stored in my memory bank…(apparently!)  Although there will inevitably be some memories that stay sharper than others and some seemingly discarded or just lost in the wilderness. How much information can our memory actually store and is it possible to delve into the depths and recover long lost memories? Memory Bank The scientific view …

Delays Expected

Heather Langley Mental Guru

Setbacks are an inevitable consequence of life and affect us all with regularity. The best laid plans or the best intentions don’t allow for chaos or unpredictability when we have to set aside our goals and deal with the unexpected… …and so it has been with this blog! Yoga philosophy (The Yoga Sutras) identify the 9 obstacles that all humans …

Note To Self

Heather Langley Mental Guru

When I was younger there seemed to be no end of ‘experienced‘ people willing to give their advice, whether I had asked for it or not! On writing this it occurs to me that I might now fall into that category so the first note to self is to only give advice when it is asked for! A Piece Of …

Insignificant Other

Heather Langley Mental Guru

Single. Unmarried. Childless. Definitions that I have worn as labels throughout my life with, at times pride and at times shame, but most often with disappointment and disillusion. One Love There’s one belief that is shared across continents and religions and between genders and sexualities; that we should all ‘pair up’ and reproduce. Certainly, without a pairing of some kind, …

Back To the Future

Heather Langley Mental Guru

When I was younger, that is to say of an age when older people would ask me “So what do you want to do with your life?” I never really knew how to respond. So I established what was known as my ‘Plan A’ whose subtext read ‘This is what Everyone Expects me to do with My Life’. A long …

Chaos Reigns

Heather Langley Mental Guru

We survived the Siberian snowstorm and the big freeze has turned into the big meltdown! The experience of these two weather fronts squaring up opposite each other like two boxers varied across the UK but from where I sit today, blinded by the sun and observing the damp patches on the roofs, I’m able to recognise that, beyond the drama, …

Slow Down; You Move Too Fast

Heather Langley Mental Guru

Life just got busier; crammed with dashing here and there, fulfilling commitments to work, friends and family. Sometimes it feels as if my feet don’t touch the ground and there never seems to be enough time to do everything I want to do, so I plan to do it tomorrow but then tomorrow I’m busier still! Where does the time …

Life Happens…

Heather Langley Mental Guru

…when you’re making plans right! So it’s been a week since my last blog and that’s just the way life is sometimes. When I talk to my clients and other friends it seems like there’s a lot of ‘life’ about right now! But life is not a thing as such. It has no fixed denomination, equation or definition. It’s quality …

The Story So Far

Heather Langley Mental Guru

One month in and hopefully a little bit wiser about the whys and wherefores of Mindfulness and Meditation. Here’s a summary of what we have learnt so far: Energy is the essence of life and has a rhythmic and repetitive nature; an expansive phase is followed by a reductive or contracting phase. Energy originates from a vacuum, pause or a …