This “Breathe in. Breathe out” stuff is a complete waste of time. Where did they get the idea that this is something you need to practice? You need to do a course on? And pay for! I mean: really?

I had to join a weekend course in my first part-time job in adult education in a little town outside of Cologne where they did this as a warm-up exercise and I was convinced that they were all slightly nuts.

The next session on this course was about self-perception. And all of a sudden, we weren’t just breathing together, in and out, people started to tell us, complete strangers, their life stories! “Haven’t they got friends they can talk to about this stuff?”, I thought.

A few decades later, I’m doing a mindfulness course where they’re doing exactly this: breathing in and out, telling each other how they feel about it.

I’m feeling fine.

Pádraig had a good day today, with physio in the morning, a good lunch, a good rest, some more exercise and chat, a lovely dinner and sss

Did you know that the blood vessels that are present in the brain are almost 100,000 miles in length?