Alainnah has lived on three continents, and always had a strong desire for community. She has founded various groups, including one on mindfulness and self-development. Alainnah has compiled her group study sessions in a book, Mindfulness Together. The ebook is available now on her website: alainnahrobertson.com. Printed version soon.

Latest Posts By Alainnah Robertson

3 weeks ago

How Do We Handle Our Relationship with Ourselves?

Our relationship with ourselves is the most important relationship in our lives. If it isn’t mature, no other relationship in our lives will be mature and happy. Wayne W. Dyer, one of my favourite self-help gurus, says very clearly, “If you don’t love yourself…

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2 months ago

What Is Rational Maturity, and Why Do We Need It?

Rational maturity begins when we accept responsibility for our lives and our thinking processes. Developing our rational maturity is a question of facing reality honestly. To do this, we have to make the effort to throw off the conventional wisdom…

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3 months ago

What Is Emotional Intelligence All About? Self-Control

When Daniel Goleman published the book Emotional Intelligence in 1995, he sparked much public discussion about what “intelligence” really is. Until Goleman’s book came along, people generally used that word to mean brain power…

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4 months ago

Mindfulness: What Is It Really?

Mindfulness is something I have practised throughout my life, and you probably have too, without giving it a name. It is neither obscure nor exotic, and it doesn’t require us to change who we are. We already have the ability to be in the present…

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4 months ago

What Is Lucid Dreaming and How Can We Use It?

A lucid dream is one in which the dreamer is aware of dreaming. Humans have been conscious of this phenomenon since time immemorial. In Hinduism, this ancient practice is called Yoga Nidra, and it was practised by early Buddhists…

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6 months ago

Guided Meditation for Women Over 60

In the late 80s, when I was living in Vancouver, Canada, I became involved in the city’s New Age scene. I had already been practicing meditation for many years, and I had read The Relaxation Response by Dr. Herbert Benson…

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7 months ago

A Simple Way to Deal with Stress – Whether You’re 35 or 90

Stress: is there any feeling that’s better at finding a way in, no matter where you are or what you’re doing? As human conditions go, it’s like the sand that somehow gets into everything at your otherwise-perfect beach picnic. If only, like that sand…

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