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Dreaming While You’re Sleeping by Joel White

Why is sleep so important in your life? What things affect sleep? Is there a set number of hours of sleep, that every person must have each night? What will happen if I don’t get enough sleep? What things can I do to improve my sleep?

In this article I will try and shed some light on some of these questions listed above and other information. One thing I will mention straight away is that from my own experience there seems to be a lack of awareness and insight into ‘sleep’ and how this impacts upon the general health and wellbeing of sleep. Read more

It All Starts With A Thought by Joel White

Every single day of our lives we have thoughts. They are almost a fundamental part of every single human individual. On average, research suggests that we have up to 50,000 to 70,000 thoughts per day (which is roughly 35 to 48 thoughts per minute). Even as you start to read this article you may having a number of multiple thoughts that seem to be happening all at the same time, or even continuously one after another.

The thoughts we have can be idea-like, memory-like, picture-like, or song-like. They also tend not to last. They also seem to be a constant stream and at times they seem to go quiet and something that you were not even thinking about just randomly pops into your head that you were not even consciously thinking about at given moment in time. Read more

Mindfulness: The Importance of Being in the Moment by Joel White

Mindfulness is a term that seems to be appearing everywhere at this moment in time. Its plastered across bill boards, the media are talking about, many famous people are practicing ‘mindfulness’, and even the Queen herself has been practicing becoming more ‘mindful’. But what is mindfulness and what are its benefits? Also how do you apply it to your life in a simple and easy way? Well let me perhaps help you with this and by the time you have read the rest of this article you too can become more ‘mindful’.

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Mental Illness: First Hand Experience by Joel White

What is the meaning of life? From a lot of reflection and avoidance to some degree in writing this article I have finally reached appoint where I feel more able to be at one with my inner feelings of vulnerability whilst also reaching the full realisation that I beat mental illness.

Despite the pain, suffering, chaos, turmoil that I experienced before, during and after my ‘episode of mental illness’, I say with my hand on heart if I could turn back the clock, I would be more than happy to go through this experience again. REALLY I hear you think? Yes, really. Read more

19th June 2014: Give And Ye Shall Receive by Joel White

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Come along to The Castle Hotel at 7pm to listen to Joel’s talk. Share a crust of bread, and hear the talk he has to share…

 

Title of talk:

Give and ye shall receive

Joel White

 

Bullet points of what you would like to talk about:

 

In my talk I will explore, with the audience, the following:

  • What is giving? I’ll explore various notions of giving, derived from relevant sources;
  • I’ll look at the act of giving and different types of giving, drawing on examples from well-known people. Do come along with your own examples;
  • I’ll look at what I consider to be a few myths misconceptions about giving, exploring some of the following with this aim:
  1. ‘We already spend a vast amount on foreign aid’;
  2. ‘The money we have spent has had little or no effect’;
  3. Giving is all about money;
  4. Giving and Instant gratification;
  5. When I give what do I receive in return?
  • I’ll engage you in a final activity based on the giving and receiving of positive written comments from others to take away and remember. Read more