It is possible to live most of your life asleep to the things that really matter.Modern life - life as we know it - works to prevent us from thinking deeply about anything. The pace, the activity, the busyness, the screens, the hustle, the consuming and our ever-expanding expectations conspire to shrink our attention span and distract us from spending any time pondering the important stuff.We are numbed from the big questions: why are we here? who are we? what does it all matter anyway ?And if it is not the speed of life that prevents us, we can find ourselves actively...

I had grand plans for how the video for this guided meditation would come together, but in the end it seemed appropriate to film it in my back garden on Tuesday after the school run.I didn't change my clothes or put on any more make-up. I simply filmed it with my phone and a little help from my 14 year old.It is about accepting my here-and-now body. Not waiting until I have lost weight or am wearing my best, most flattering clothes.Making and editing this video has been therapeutic. Aren't our bodies incredible?Hope you enjoy this video.https://vimeo.com/336531337...

I find it hard to know how to relate to my body. There is a lot of conflicting information thrown at me.It should be strong and sporty because 'this girl can'. It should be thin and well-kept because why wouldn't you make the most of what you have got? I shouldn't give it a second thought because appearances don't matter.It is confusing.And I am 37. Surely I should have got this one sussed by now?I know how I look is not the be all and end all.  And most of my life I have used this as my reason for...