Edgars Club Magazine April 2018 - Soul

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‘KINDFULNESS’ the new mindfulness?

There’s only so much that can be achieved by sitting in silence on a cushion. Real change will come when more of us are consciously kind to others – and ourselves, writes Catriona Ross EDGARS CLUB APRIL 2018


f you’ve ever tried a mindfulness exercise to reduce your stress levels, or listened to a guided meditation on your phone via an app such as Headspace, you’re part of a major worldwide trend. An ancient practice, mindfulness has gone mainstream, with Apple and Google now including meditation in their employee wellness programmes, and some British National Health Service care centres offering and

recommending mindfulness practices in place of conventional therapy. But there’s the risk that in focusing on this inner practice we forget the value of our everyday acts in the outside world. A TREND FOR OUR TIMES

‘Mindfulness’ has become a buzzword of our generation because we’ve needed an antidote to the pace of modern life – from work pressure in a tough economy, congested roads and rising

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