All the rage

You know when something is going mainstream when mindfulness gets 2 mentions on Radio 4 for within 12 hrs or so. This morning Vishvapani, during “Thought for the day”, talked about the denizens of our parliament taking it up. On “The Bottom Line”  a publisher mentions that over 100 books  about mindfulness were published last year.

All about something that words actually struggle to describe (maybe that is exactly why so many words?)

I’ll be penning mine soon. MBMH Mindfulness Based Mindfulness Hype. Then if this is how a movement happens in the 21st century.. Who am I to complain.. actually who am I.. mmm?

The first post

Hi, starting off a blog is a bit daunting but here goes…

Evidence  for the link between cortisol (the stress hormone) and depression seems to grow stronger. The recent piece of research looked at teenage boys.  The question in my mind is …  given mindfulness seems to lower cortisol levels, does this give credibility to the notion that mindfulness practices can head off depression early in ones life?

BBC Article Test ‘predicts’ teen depression risk