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 …

Hallelujah, C’mon Get Happy

Heather Langley Mental Guru

There is one act that generates immediate happiness; it’s free, it’s quick and it’s contagious; SMILING! Whether it’s a coy attempt with lips together or with one lip raised in the style of Harrison Ford, or perhaps you’re a cheesy ‘grinner’ like Wallace (& Gromit) or all dimples and cheeks like a 5 year old. It’s almost impossible to smile …

Stop The Suffering!

Heather Langley Mental Guru

Right now you have at least two choices; you can read on or switch off, and, for the most part, we have a reasonable number of choices in any given moment. Choices are options for action and any action will be linked to a possible outcome. Often we start with the desired outcome of a situation and then decide on …

Every Breath You Take

Heather Langley Mental Guru

Previously I discussed the nature of energy and I used the breath to illustrate its natural rhythm alongside the perpetual expansion and contraction phases. As previously mentioned the breath is probably the most useful meditation tool we have (it is also a primary reference for all yoga practitioners as it flags up suffering!) When we are physically challenged and feel …

Your ‘Whys’ will make you Wise

Heather Langley Mental Guru

“Curioser and curioser,” said Alice and then she famously fell down the hole that lead her on a problem solving quest. That’s what our brains are hot wired to do; solve problems and in order to solve a problem we must first pose a question. Why am I constantly tired? Why am I so stressed? Why do I always seem …

All By My Self

Heather Langley Mental Guru

Whether or not you took the Tridosha Test I hope you are beginning to understand that a large part of who you are was predetermined at birth. This means that we will all innately respond differently when faced with the same situation. Some people are naturally more sensitive, some people are naturally more ambitious, some less concerned and indeed some …

Life’s Rich Tapestry; Human Nature versus Individual Nature

Heather Langley Mental Guru

We’re all (only) human but within this species of beings there are many variations! Have you ever considered how much of who you are is governed by genes, or by where or when you were born? There are constant ongoing scientific studies pursuing the definitive answers to these questions but over 4000 years ago a theory was put forward as …