Maria Arpa

About Maria Arpa

Founding Chair and Chief Executive of Centre for Peaceful Solutions. Read more about Maria Arpa here

Honour Your Breath

By | October 18th, 2017|Wednesday Whisper|

Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness Moments We can live for weeks without food and days without water, yet only minutes without oxygen. My friend is a yoga teacher who works a lot on the breath, connection and energy. We recently had a conversation [...]

Living Authentically

By | October 11th, 2017|Wednesday Whisper|

Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness Moments Becoming aware that 'you don't know' what you don't know' is like having a veil removed from your eyes. Realising this gives you more opportunities for learning, growth and development. Your way of processing things will change forever and become authentic. Being able to consciously communicate your [...]

Hearts and Minds – A Collaboration

By | October 4th, 2017|Wednesday Whisper|

Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness Moments I recently read a very interesting article by Bilal Hafeez that referenced what Harvard Educationalist Howard Gardner, calls the “Five Minds For the Future.” Gardner talks about a different way of thinking for the modern post-industrial world.  I [...]

Giraffes, Jackals, the DRM and a Central St Martin’s MA Student

By | September 27th, 2017|Wednesday Whisper|

Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness Moments Those of us who know Maria will concur that she generally delivers thought provoking content and a good blast of oxygen to any project, audience or idea that she touches.  Wherever she goes and whatever she puts [...]

Healing Society

By | September 20th, 2017|Wednesday Whisper|

Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness Moments Those of you who know me personally may have heard that I have recently been involved in something deeply disturbing. While my Phd from the University of Life has given me the tools to attend to the practical, I am [...]

Interpersonal Synchronisation

By | September 13th, 2017|Wednesday Whisper|

Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness Moments The author Ken Wilber once said that “for every knot in the mind, there is a corresponding knot in the body.” Western medicine has always kept the mind separate from the body, creating divisions between parts of the body itself. Our [...]

The Power of Complaining

By | September 6th, 2017|Wednesday Whisper|

Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness Moments “If we do not continually use the brain’s language centres, we cripple our neurological ability to deal with the problems that we encounter with each other. “  - Dr Andrew Newberg, Words Can Change Your Brain We [...]

Brain Power vs Heart Power

By | August 30th, 2017|Wednesday Whisper|

Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness Moments When we talk about brain power we usually think of our grey matter. However, these days more scientists are tuning into the fact that the brain is only a small part of what makes us who we [...]

Can I Be With This?

By | August 23rd, 2017|Wednesday Whisper|

Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness Moments Do you have a strategy to deal with a potentially overwhelming situation? It’s human nature when faced with a difficult task to either wade in to try and 'fix' it or go to the other extreme and avoid [...]

Putney Bridge Jogger

By | August 16th, 2017|Wednesday Whisper|

Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness Moments If you have been following the news story about the man who pushed a woman out of his own path and into the oncoming traffic then like me it may have presented you with a number of [...]