Waxing lyrical

I was diagnosed, eventually, as Bipolar some eight years ago. I also studied and practiced mindfulness as a Buddhist monk in India and Thailand. As to mental illness one of the things that has helped me tremendously is the number of famous people that have “come out” regarding their mental health. I have blogged about this and I will write more. Watch this space.

The Music of Business

I went to see Ruby Wax and Alastair Campbell at the RSA event “How to tame your mind” just recently. The title of the event alluded to the general concept of “mindfulness”, which I’ve studied and practised over the years in order to be better at my job as a business consultant and musician.  The event was particularly targeted towards the use of mindfulness to address issues of mental health, especially depression, a topic which is becoming a bigger issue in 21st Century society, just when we seem to be moving towards a position of conquering many of the world’s most limiting diseases.  Some years back I met Professor Susan Greenfield who spoke convincingly on the part which neuroscience may play in dealing with depression in the 21st Century.  It turns out that Ruby and Susan are acquainted.  Small world, as I am connected to Susan via Professor…

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