Lending my support to providing Pause, Breathe, Smile in all NZ schools

– Nigel Latta July 2018. We teach kids all kinds of stuff. We teach them things like using their manners, how to brush their teeth, how to cross the road safely, and how to read and write. When they get older we teach them about sex and sexuality, and driving cars, and financial literacy, and trigonometry, and a million other …

Mindfulness is More Than a Technique

By being more mindful we recognise and overcome the many ways in which we tend to get caught in rumination, distraction and resistance.  Practising certain mindfulness-based techniques regularly, like formal mindfulness meditation practice, walking mindfully, loving-kindness meditation and so forth, will enable us to better respond to the stresses and strains of our daily lives as qualities of focus and …