10 Questions: Interview with Shamash Alidina

10 Questions: Interview with Shamash Alidina

Shamash Alidina
Today, we speak to best-selling author, Shamash Alidina, who has written Mindfulness for Dummies and Relaxation for Dummies.
Shamash Alidina, author of Mindfulness for Dummies and Relaxation for Dummies

1. Who are you and what you are you about?

I’m a full-time author, speaker and mindfulness consultant. I teach mindfulness – how to live in the present moment and enjoy it.


2. Got anything interesting coming up?

I’m running a workshop in June with @lifeclubs on ‘Living in Present, Transforming your Future’. Will also be giving a talk on mindfulness and hypnotherapy in October.And I’m also looking forward to flying to Sydney to deliver a keynote lecture on Mindfulness for Joyful Living at a Conference there


3. Sum up your life in one tweet

My life in a tweet: ‘Love to laugh, socialise and look deeply at the art of living. I’m a lover of wisdom – that’s true philosophy’


4. Why did you get into Personal Development?

I like to get the most out of life. Personal development offers ways to do that. That’s why I love it learning about mysel & others


5. Imagine yourself as a child. What one piece of advice would you give yourself?

Advice to myself as a child: ‘Enjoy. Don’t worry about copying others – just being yourself is the coolest thing you can do!’


6. What’s the best thing you’ve ever done?

To become a full-time mindfulness teacher and stress-reduction consultant. I LOVE it!


7. What would you like to be doing in 10 years?

In 10 years time, I’d like continue what I’m doing. Teaching & coaching others to reduce stress & live deeply in the now. I love it!


8. Tell us one interesting fact about yourself that we might not know.

Interesting fact about me: I used to discuss the philosophy of Socrates to 10 year olds in my class and they loved it!


9. Why do you enjoy doing what you do?

I enjoy doing what I do because it helps people to be happier & healthier. I love helping others, & in the process I help myself too!


10. What would you like your legacy to be?

I’m not interested in creating a legacy. I’m interested in helping to reduce the suffering caused by too much unhelpful thinking

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