Recommendations

Twelve Rules for Living

By Jordan Peterson I really recommend listening to this book as an audiobook as it is narrated by the author and therefore you really get a sense of the feeling and emotion that he has put into this best selling book. It’s a book that dances around the topics of evolutionary biology, religion, ethics, philosophy, […]

Book Review: Everyday Blessings – Mindfulness for Parents

Get book here Everyday Blessings: Mindfulness for Parents   It is no secret that Jon Kabat-Zinn is one of our heroes! He was the real powerhouse behind getting mindfulness out of temples and into everyday homes and his program “Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction” is helping thousands of people around the world. Jon and his wife […]

Book: The Mind Workout

A really simple and user friendly book that was recommended by a recent guest that explains basic mindfulness practices in ways that are really easily digested and put into practice in every day lives. Mark talks about learning to notice urges, break compulsive patterns and start to thrive in life. Highly recommended. Get book here The […]

Jill Bolte Taylor: Stroke of Insight

Incredible story of a neuroscientist who had a left brain stroke and experienced what is what like to inhabit a pure right brain consciousness. This gives an amazing insight into the right brain’s connectedness with the energy all around us and as humans become increasingly left brain dominated this is a timely reminder to practice […]

Book: We’re All Going To Die

This is a beautiful joyful book that understands one of the keys to enjoying life is to come to terms with our own inevitable death. Written by an Australian medical doctor this book explains the wisdom that comes from reconciling ourselves with death, a skill that unfortunately has been lost in modern life. It explains […]

Altered Traits Book Review

Click here to buy book This book is amazing. For those of us who like a bit of science with our ancient wisdom then look no further than ‘Altered Traits’ by Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson. Both these authors are well know and are well established within the mindfulness and neuroscience world. This books starts […]

The Divided Brain

I am fascinated by this TED discussion by Psychiatrist Iain McGilchrist how our brain fundamentally works in two different ways yet this duality is often masked by our mindlessness. Our left brain is good are knowing defined detail yet this often delivers a meaningless pile of fragments and our right brain is good at understanding […]

Book: Wherever You Go, There You Are

“Wherever you go, there you are. Whatever you wind up doing, that’s what you’ve wound up doing. Whatever you are thinking right now, that’s what’s on your mind. The important question is how are you going to handle it?” Jon Kabat-Zinn This book is great for those new to meditation as well as those who […]

On Being with Krista Tippet

We highly recommend these series of podcasts particularly Becoming Wise. In their words… Becoming Wise is an inquiry into the mystery and art of living. Peabody Award-winning journalist Krista Tippett engages wise lives of our day — from Brian Greene and Jon Kabat-Zinn to Brené Brown and Maria Popova. A companion to the New York […]

Our Food Philosophy

We believe that good nutrition is one of the foundations of good health and longevity and that it should not be complicated. We serve wholefoods, as nature produced them, free from artificial pesticides, chemicals and antibiotics. We serve vegetarian food not because we want to promote vegetarianism but because we believe vegetables should make up […]

Big Fat Lies by David Gillespie

By Paul von Bergen There is a lot of confusion out there at the moment about what exactly is causing the high rates of cancer, heart disease, obesity and diabetes that we are seeing particularly in the Western world. Certainly the trend over the past fifty years of high consumption of polyunsaturated ‘vegetable’ fats and sugar in everything […]

Biology of Belief

By Paul von Bergen We have been fans of Bruce Lipton for a while now and the more we read and absorb, the more obvious and simple his teachings become. His core statement is that our thoughts affect our genes. We think thoughts which create emotional chemicals that spread throughout the body. These chemicals interact […]