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ConsciousCafe Founder Judy is quoted in The Guardian

ConsciousCafe founder Judy Piatkus was quoted in a recent piece published in The Guardian. Sales of mind, body and spirit books are booming this year.  Judy thinks this is a reflection of how society is changing.  She believes that people are  questioning how we live, what is working and what is not working. Younger people […]


Reflections on Duality

One of the saddest things about being human is that it takes the most painful events to awaken us to our humanity. We can’t appreciate our most joyful moments without having had great sadness to contrast them with. On a global level there are times when the whole world suffers together and when everyone on […]


A Perfect Day for our Hampstead ‘Walk and Talk’

kenwood house

It was a beautiful English summer day when our eclectic ConsciousCafe group set off from Hampstead tube station for our first ‘Walk and Talk’ event on Hampstead Heath. The Heath terrain is steep in parts and passes through ancient woodland areas with natural paths and wide green open spaces. Only a few of us had […]


Wherever You Go, There You Are – the meaning of Mindfulness.

On behalf of ConsciousCafe Judy facilitated a discussion group on the topic of Beyond Mindfulness at Editorial Intelligence’s NNN Festival in London in June.  Here is the story of how Judy became interested in mindfulness:   I have been re-visiting my ideas about mindfulness in the last few days in preparation for an event which […]


Street Wisdom

Last Saturday 19 of us met with three facilitators for our ConsciousCafe Street Wisdom experience. Street Wisdom is the brainchild of David Pearl who believes that many of the answers to questions and problems that challenge us in our lives can be found in the streets around us, if we would only take the time to […]


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