Author: Vishvapani

Mindfulness in Westminster on PM (BBC Radio 4 News)

Here is a clip of a news programme on PM, the BBC Radio 4 afternoon news programme describing the mindfulness courses that have been running in Westminster for MPs and Lords. Listen Now This is the first mainstream coverage of the courses I know of other than a blog on The Huffington Post. A similar course is also mooted for The Senedd in wales. Another dimension of what is happening in Westminster is the exploration of policy applications of mindfulness. An All Party Parliamentary Mindfulness Group will launch soon, while the Wellbeing APPG will shortly be holding a session on...

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You Can’t Change the Weather

Britain is being battered and much of Europe is being battered by storms. However much we dislike it, the truth is we can’t change the weather. Facing the raw power of the natural world shows us our vulnerability and challenges our inner resources. Weekend Word, BBC Wales 14/2/2014 Listen to the Talk When I first moved to Wales, my wife, who’s from the Valleys, told me a joke. If you can’t see the mountains it means it’s going to rain. If you can see them it means it’s already raining. That’s the dry humour of a wet country; but it has hardly...

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