Creating rituals and habits to help structure the day and adapting timelines but still making time.
Exercising your inner ‘boy scout’ by preparing for the unknown, how mindfulness can help and taking this as a lesson for how fragile life is.
Doing vs Being, what it means and how the immediate now allows us to explore the ‘being’ mode more.
Remembering the feeling of being carefree, by reading a favourite book from teenage years.
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Dr Danny Penman is a meditation teacher and bestselling author. His mindfulness books have so far sold over two million copies across 34 languages and been endorsed by the British Medical Association and the British Psychological Society.
He is co-author, with professor Mark Williams of Oxford University, of the acclaimed Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World. This book is credited with popularising mindfulness and is now prescribed across the UK’s National Health Service for such conditions as anxiety, stress, depression and chronic pain.
In 2014, he won the British Medical Association’s Best Book (Popular Medicine) Award for Mindfulness for Health: A Practical Guide to Relieving Pain, Reducing Stress and Restoring Wellbeing (co-written with Vidyamala Burch). His journalism has appeared in the Daily Mail, New Scientist, The Independent, the Guardian, and the Daily Telegraph.
He has received journalism awards from the RSPCA and the Humane Society of the United States.