Off the back of the success of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, comes Manson's latest creation. A book with even more footnotes, even more f*cks, and counter-intuitive wisdom. Arguing that in a world where everything is f*cked, what we really need is not more hope- but less.
How to Take Your Forest Bath
1. Press play and close your eyes. Let you attention rest on the sound
2. Take a long, slow breath in through the nose, breathing into your lower belly
3. Hold your breath for 1 or 2 seconds
4. Exhale slowly through the mouth
5. Take another breath and settle into your own comfortable breathing rhythm
6. Listen intently, and become fully entwined with the composition.
So-called “snackable content”, deliberately-engineered to keep us glued to our screens, is no different to sugar; a quick, satisfying hit that ultimately ends up clogging our arteries and at best increasing our waistlines.
The reality-check we've been crying out for. In Australia: Reimagined, Mackay is not only asking the big questions about our increasingly anxious society but also, refreshingly, offering some much-needed answers. The one question left unanswered though... what - if anything - can we do about it? Our Rating, 4 Stars
Your mind is an amazing machine. So amazing, it can literally run the show. When we leave the mind unchecked it often defaults to thoughts and behaviour that help us survive the darker elements of the world (e.g. fear, lust, anger).
My therapist says that we cannot get to the bottom of anything, no matter the issue, without first learning to take care of ourselves in difficult and painful spaces. We must accept our vulnerability and capacity to feel pain. Our goal is never to feel the absence of pain but simply to take really good care of ourselves when we hurt.
Poor students. It's exam time and we sympathise with your pain. We’d would love you to knock those pesky deadlines out of the park. So HERE is a fantastic (pop-psychology-free) list of strategies to help you perform at your peak.