From an early age, we have it drilled into us: some of us are ‘morning people’, while some of us just aren’t.

Those of us who are, feel great. We’re chatty. We have a healthy breakfast. And we always have plenty of time before we arrive at work feeling refreshed…


We live in a world today in which the technological revolution means that everything and anything seems possible.

We can talk to (and even see) our friends on the other side of the world, instantly. We can watch the latest television shows, or classic films from the past, at the…


Embracing the unknown and working on our compassion is the key to coping with uncertain times

Do you ever feel overwhelmed with uncertainty, not sure of where you’re heading next? I know I do. And of course, the news and social media don’t help.

Uncertainty is a part of the…


We all know that habits, both good and bad, are powerful things. In many ways our lives are very closely dictated by them. Without conscious effort, it is easy to slip into doing the same things, the same way, every day.

And that is actually a fundamentally important point. Our…


Gratitude is certainly having a moment. A little like mindfulness, it is one of those daily habits that is increasingly recognised as being hugely beneficial. Pop ‘gratitude’ into your favourite smartphone app store and you will find that there is an endless supply of diaries and journals designed to help…


Meditation and breathing techniques often go hand in hand.

When was the last time you actually really thought about your breathing? If you’re someone who meditates regularly, there’s a good chance you did it quite recently. …


For me, meditation is a big part of my life. I do it because it makes me (I hope) a kinder, more compassionate, calmer and more engaged person to be around.

And there’s the important bit — I don’t do it because it feels nice, or because it chills me…


Life can be richer if we all listen more, says Graham Tomlinson

It is often touted as one of the most valuable skills we can develop, both professionally and personally. Listening — properly — is something that we’re encouraged to do in every aspect of our lives, whether it is in business meetings or when we are dealing with our children. …


Working with a smile — Happier work

In my last post on my website, I talked a little bit about happiness, and just a few of the things we can all do to try and get a little more of it into our lives on a daily basis. …


clear headspace provides the ideal foundations for a fresh start.

It’s that time of year again, when we start to fill our lives with resolutions, plans and dreams. And in that sense, it can seem a wonderfully exciting time — a period of possibility and endless promise. …

Graham Tomlinson

I run a blog on mindfulness & self-improvement. I want to share my health and wellbeing tips with as many people as possible 🧘‍♂️ https://twitter.com/Tomlinson

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