Mental Health & Mindfulness

The value of sitting doing nothing

Posted on: 6th August, 2019 in Mental Health & Mindfulness

The Summer is a law unto itself in that our routines can fly out of the window.  For many of us this is a rare treat, while others find it very difficult to navigate daily life in the absence of...

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Savour life’s kindnesses

Posted on: 5th July, 2019 in Mental Health & Mindfulness

The more I practice mindfulness, the more I see my habits more clearly. I now realise how strongly our lives can be governed by deeply rooted habitual patterns. Our habits can be very subtle and take time to even notice...

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Reflecting on the ebb and flow of life

Posted on: 4th June, 2019 in Mental Health & Mindfulness

Mindfulness helps us to be ok when the unexpected happens, the things we have no control over.  On a personal note, life has thrown me some curveballs recently and truly put my mindfulness skills to the test.  I have found...

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Be curious about mindfulness!

Posted on: 7th May, 2019 in Mental Health & Mindfulness

It takes courage for anyone to step into a mindfulness class. Many people confess to coming along because they have heard a lot about mindfulness but are not quite sure what it involves. Curiosity is key, combined with the courage...

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Self-care and mindfulness: for the long haul

Posted on: 9th April, 2019 in Mental Health & Mindfulness

I am sometimes asked by participants on my mindfulness courses, “how long will this take?”  It seems a natural wish when we are feeling any emotional or physical discomfort, like stress or exhaustion, to want to feel better ‘now’. I...

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Single-tasking can boost well-being

Posted on: 4th March, 2019 in Mental Health & Mindfulness

As a mindfulness teacher, I have the privilege of working with a wide and diverse range of people, all with different reasons for wanting to learn mindfulness and all with their own story.  Yet no matter what their backstory reveals,...

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Coming to our senses

Posted on: 4th February, 2019 in Mental Health & Mindfulness

The World Health Organisation defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Mental and social well-being have been central to my work with individuals and groups for...

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Start now and cultivate happiness in your life with mindfulness

Posted on: 14th January, 2019 in Mental Health & Mindfulness

For as many new years as I can remember I set myself insurmountable goals, mainly to stop smoking and to lose weight and/or get fit.  And for as many Monday mornings as I can remember I set myself a harsh...

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