Comforting Thought: The mind is a mosaic

Modern neuroscience has confirmed this notion of the mind as a kind of society. We all have parts. Right now a part of me feels like taking a nap. Another part wants to keep writing. How well we get along with ourselves depends largely upon our internal leadership skills. How well we listen to ourContinue reading “Comforting Thought: The mind is a mosaic”

10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #87

Do you want to see pigeons at a tiny rave? do you want to learn how algae can stop palm oil deforestation? walk past a sulky dog? find the heart of Trinidad- Tobago in a jewellry case? learn about the secret to a long life? You can do all of those things in edition #87 of Interesting Things…so get cosy!

Ancient Word of the Day: Sansai

Sansai. n. ‘mountain vegetables’ from Japanese. Sansai grow wild in marshlands, and grasslands, or in the forest. Japanese people have been gathering wild food to cook with since ancient times. In fact, wild plants or Sansai have helped Japanese when food has been scarce because of drought or some other natural disaster. When food wasContinue reading “Ancient Word of the Day: Sansai”

Book Review: Shinrin-Yoku The Art and Science of Forest Bathing by Dr Qing Li

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Publisher: Nippon Medical School/Penguin Books. Genre: Non-Fiction, Health, Nature, Spirituality. Review in one word: Immersive This is one of the most supremely nourishing books to gift yourself or someone you love. Shinrin-Yoku is your guide to the ancient Japanese art of ‘Forest Bathing’, which is the English translation of the eponymous title. IContinue reading “Book Review: Shinrin-Yoku The Art and Science of Forest Bathing by Dr Qing Li”

Comforting Thought: My head is the lap of infinity

Be small. Be nothing. Stop stirring. Be as small as a petal on a daisy, humming bird tiny. Be nothing as space is nothing, as air is nothing. Stop striving and fall back into the arms of the universe. This is how I have learned to rest. My head is the lap of infinity. OrdinaryContinue reading “Comforting Thought: My head is the lap of infinity”

10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #86

Hello, do you long for an excuse to flop down? what about eating a gigantic bunch of grapes or spreading seeds over the Amazon jungle. Can I interest you in a bit of Hurricane Laughter or a health and fitness magazine for Regency gentlemen, then come on in and make sure you shut the door behind you to keep out the draft…

Surreal vintage mental health posters from Japan

I found these amazing Japanese advertisements and vintage posters advertising Abilify, Zoloft, Ritalin, Serenase and other medications that are used for a variety of different mental health conditions. Despite me not knowing how to read Japanese, the storytelling here through design is evocative, straight-forward to understand and incredibly imaginative. It brings to mind Dali andContinue reading “Surreal vintage mental health posters from Japan”

Ancient Word of the Day: Snu

The smell sensing organ in animals is often described as a Snout and when someone is annoyed with you, you may get snubbed by them. Humans since prehistoric times have been sniffing, snuffling, snorting and sneezing and when we are blocked up, we have a lot of snot. Philosopher’s lamp, 1936 Rene Magritte These nasalContinue reading “Ancient Word of the Day: Snu”

Comforting Thought: the sacred lives in the soft fur of a cat

When life is pulling you under, and you need to love something. I suggest you find a cat. If you are sensible enough to like cats. Place the cat before you and stroke it from the roundness of its head across its satiny back, right to the end of its sinuous tail. Repeat this processContinue reading “Comforting Thought: the sacred lives in the soft fur of a cat”

10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #85

Here is a flotation tank to cleanse away your muddled mind. Shirk off from your duties in this dimensional plane and slip into something more comfortable with edition #85 of Interesting things New musical genre: Biscuit Rock You now know the playlist for #NationalBiscuitDay By the inimitable Adam Sharpe. 10. Bourbon Jovi 9. Florentina TurnerContinue reading “10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #85”