https://youtu.be/tw9o6IJbC2Q You might have heard there is an ancient, intelligent philosophy which is currently helping to change people's lives - it's called Mindfulness. Maybe you're intrigued but don't know enough yet to feel comfortable investing in paying for a full course. Perhaps you've thought about trying it, but don't like the idea of joining a … Continue reading The Mindfulness Starter Kit
A brief mindful awareness activity for the body
What is Mindfulness and how can it help you?
If I was to ask you, 'where are you?' what would you say? You might say, sat at your desk. Perhaps you're at home or at work. Maybe you're in the supermarket. But is that really where you are? 'Wherever you are, there you go there you are', says Jon Kabat-Zinn. And now is all … Continue reading Reflections – Where are you?
Reflections for the Week : Hold that Thought Are you a thinker? The mind is a funny thing. It's designed to think. If we don't give it something to think about, it will find something. Sometimes thoughts are nice. We remember a pleasant memory - a holiday or time well spent with family or friends. … Continue reading Reflections – Hold that thought
Reflections for the Week: Chaos Have you ever felt caught up in the chaos? You’ve probably seen in the media that things are a little, well...strange - if not terrifying - in the world at the moment. Someone walked in to YouTube and shot a group of people. London has overtaken New York for murders … Continue reading Reflections – Chaos
Reflections - Be the Joy How joyful do you feel today? Earlier in the week, the much of the world recognised International Day of Happiness, a UN initiative to encourage us all to move towards a happier way of life. In reality, a lot of people aren't feeling joyful. During my wellbeing classes we talk … Continue reading Reflections – Be the Joy
Have you ever felt like life is conspiring against you? Like it's just going to be "one of those days"? You drop your toast, and it lands butter side down. You miss your bus, so you're late for work. You accidentally break something brand new. Acceptance is a funny thing. It's hard to accept the … Continue reading Reflection – Accepting what is
Have you ever felt like you're on the outside looking in? Sometimes it's not always a bad thing. Sometimes it can be helpful, just to watch what's going on in the world around us. In fact, mindful activity is essentially that. To observe what's really happening, to experience it and then let it go. Here's … Continue reading Reflections – Observe
Reflections for the Week: Slow Down Do you ever feel like life is a race? At a recent class I described life as a treadmill. If you’ve ever used one you’ll know there’s a brief moment, when you step off the machine, where you feel a bit wobbly. Out of sorts. Discombobulated. If every day … Continue reading Reflections – Slow Down
Reflections for the week: Stick With It If you've ever tried meditation, and thought it was about clearing the mind, you'll realise very quickly just how noisy your mind is. There may well have been times (especially early on) where you thought "Nope. It's not for me". Thankfully it's not about clearing the mind at … Continue reading Reflections – Stick With It
Reflections for the Week: Unplug When was the last time you switched off? It's not easy to turn our attention away from the outside world. iPhones, tablets and TV means we have a front row seat of all the latest dramas, adventures and shenanigans. Whether it's something we disagree with on Facebook or Twitter, or posting … Continue reading Reflections – Unplug