Mindfulness makes self-destructive behaviour eminently avoidable. Meditate enough and you become less inclined to eat until you feel sick, drink coffee until you get a migraine, put off bedtime for another hour because you want to scour Facebook for evidence that an ex has moved on more quickly than you have and never mind that you are a knackered, drained husk, physically and emotionally.That sort of thing loses its appeal naturally, with minimum effort. Have I set myself on a rocky path that can only end with my taking a weekend course in feng shui, before publishing a self-help book?And we have some of the filthiest on our phone chat service right now. I've got nice big breasts - 36D, with big nipples that are round and firm. I'm a good girl in the day and a hot devil at night I'm Alison and I am a specialist of blow jobs.I would like to get my tongue lick all over your hard dick and lick up all of that lovely cream into my hot wet mouth and feel it running down my throat.Newspaper supplements have run cover stories on it; the Huffington Post has declared it the new black.When addressing a business conference at Davos in January, Goldie Hawn raved about it; in her book Sane New World, Ruby Wax credited it with helping in her ongoing battle with depression.Earlier this year a report based on the analysis of 47 clinical trials involving 3,000 participants showed that mindfulness produces “measurable improvement of up to 20 per cent in symptoms of anxiety and depression…
Something about Puddicombe’s easy breezy, blokey, defiantly non-hippie delivery, or just the act of sitting quietly for a set period of time, resonated with me, sceptic or not.
And the NHS is embracing it as part of a more holistic approach to healing.
Mindfulness has come from nowhere (seriously – who’d even heard of it until, like, five minutes ago?
And yet somehow, here I am, as mindful as Ruby Wax crossed with Sadie Frost with top notes of Goldie Hawn, having not so much clambered on board the mindfulness bandwagon, as insisted I ride upfront, in the cab, so that I can see where we’re all going. It’s become incredibly successful in the two and a bit years since it launched, scoring more than one and a half million downloads in more than 150 countries and turning Puddicombe into a poster-boy for mindfulness: Davina Mc Call, Arianna Huffington, Emma Watson and Millie from Made In Chelsea have all extolled his and Headspace’s virtues.
At The Priory treatment centres the app is dished out as part of the welcome pack.