The Wellcome Collection, Balance Magazine + Headspace

#FF This week’s recommendations. VISIT: the destination for the incurably curious @ExploreWellcomeREAD@BalanceLDN magazine‪. DOWNLOAD: some @Headspace...‬



The Wellcome Collection is the free visitor destination for the incurably curious. It explores the connections between medicine, life and art in the past, present and future. The venue offers contemporary and historic exhibitions and collections, lively public events, the world-renowned Wellcome Library, a café, a shop and a restaurant as well as publications, tours, a book prize, international and digital projects. 

The States of Mind: Tracing the edges of consciousness exhibition (4 February - 16 October 2016)  examines perspectives from artists, psychologists, philosophers and neuroscientists to interrogate our understanding of the conscious experience. Exploring phenomena such as somnambulism, synaesthesia, and disorders of memory and consciousness, the exhibition examines ideas around the nature of consciousness, and in particular what can happen when our typical conscious experience is interrupted, damaged or undermined.

The exhibition also features work by artists Carla MacKinnon, Louise K Wilson, A. R. Hopwood, Mary Kelly and Aya Ben Ron.

Visit for free:
Wellcome Collection
183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE
tel: +44 (0)20 7611 2222

Balance is for the curious, conscious and connected Londoner. They offer compelling insights, practical everyday tools, positive news and witty opinion pieces brought to you by leading journalists, experts and thought leaders.

“Stress and all its manifestations costs the UK about £38 billion a year. In 1987 it was just £17 billion” - Balance Magazine April 2016

Balance is a passion platform for those who care about themselves, their family, their society and, ultimately, the planet. Their mission is to deliver mindful content to help reduce your stress levels, and promote happiness and wellbeing. As they say, “because let’s face it, living on autopilot was never much fun in the first place!”

Launched in April 2016, it covers psychology, work/life, body/soul, travel, arts/culture, food, style and so much more you don’t want to be missing out.

Balance magazine is hand distributed outside all major Underground stations on a monthly basis, so grab your copy before it’s gone. However, if you miss it like I usually do you can pick it up from Planet Organic stores, Revital stores and Harvey Nichols. Plus a whole host of spas, yoga studios, gyms, hair salons, airline lounges and health clinics across the capital.



Headspace is your very own personal trainer, your gym membership for the mind. There for you at anytime and at anyplace, you can listen to Headspace on your mobile, tablet and computer.

In scientific studies meditation has been shown to have a myriad of benefits. For thousands of years, meditators have claimed many benefits for their practice. Headspace’s experience, and that of Headspace members, suggests that regular mindfulness practice, through meditation, is an effective treatment for stress, worry, lack of focus, relationship problems, addictions and more. It leads to peace of mind and wellbeing, greater focus and creativity and better relationships.

Check out the Headspace website for short videos and more information and statistics. You can also sign up for their free Take 10 programme – to find some extra calm and clarity.