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Month: October 2016

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – The Blind Spiritualist

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle by Herbert Rose Barraud, Public Domain

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (born on the 22nd of May 1859, died on the 7th of July 1930), an acclaimed author of the Sherlock Holmes novels, had an unexpected side to him. This devotee of logic, fact, and deduction became so incredulous of his beliefs, it’s hard to grasp. His story is that of human […]

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How Mindfulness Affects Your Mind and Body

Eyes of the Buddhas by Arkadij Zarubin, CC BY-SA 3.0

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Can sitting, doing nothing, for 10 minutes a day change your mind and body? Yes, it can. Mindfulness meditation is an increasingly popular thing. For a few years now CEOs, celebrities and our friends talk about it, telling us how much it helped them. And it’s true: just being in the present moment is truly […]

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History of Meditation

Person meditating in the mountains by Moyan Brenn, CC 2.0

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It seems today that everyone meditates. The most popular form of meditation is mindfulness. Apart from being beneficial to your health and performance, it is also strongly associated with the Orient. But – what’s less known – this form of meditation is much more Western than it seems.

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