Posts by maria

Compassion and Kindfulness

Compassion and Kindfulness. This is a huge subject that certainly is not going to be covered in one blog. So just for today I wanted to share with you a practice that I have been doing. This is from the training of Kristen Neff and Christopher Germer. It’s a self compassion journal. Kindfulness Firstly to…

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It’s official! – Spending time outside is good for you

We hear all sorts of statements about the benefits of spending time in nature, so I have been finding some of the research that backs some of this up. This next article is from Science Daily and a study completed by the University of East Anglia.   Living close to nature and spending time outside…

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Always looking in from afar..

This months published article in Sibyl Magazine   Always looking from afar   Joining in without commitment, standing on the peripheral is one of my life patterns.   Not quite fitting in or feeling accepted is a repeated pattern since childhood. I can remember being too small to join in and when I was old…

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Why residential retreats are so good.

    WHY RESIDENTIAL RETREATS ARE SO GOOD.       Residential retreats are a special time for you. There really is something about not having to worry about others for just a short while. Not having to clock watch, not having to worry about stepping back into your normal life later and not having…

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For a New Beginning

For a New Beginning In out-of-the-way places of the heart, Where your thoughts never think to wander, This beginning has been quietly forming, Waiting until you were ready to emerge. For a long time it has watched your desire, Feeling the emptiness growing inside you, Noticing how you willed yourself on, Still unable to leave…

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What do you really feel that you deserve

What do you really think that you deserve Within our minds, when asked the questions do you deserve to have x y z or to feel x y or z – we can often say YES However, as much as that is logical – do we really believe that. Do we really believe that our…

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Making Space for New Beginnings

We often hear about letting go old of the old to make space for the new….   AND How many times do we cling on to things because we “should” or it feels like we are going to let something go and maybe even miss out on things if we do?   It can be…

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Prosperity starts from within – Journeys of Self Discovery

This months article as publishes in Sibyl magazine – For the spirit and soul of women A Journey of Self Discovery  Prosperity starts from within   All that matters is within your heart.  As I write today, it’s just a few days before New Year.  A widely promoted time to review what has passed and…

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Life can be so fast

Grounding

Life really can be fast… too fast!   I wanted to share this story with you….. I have been working with someone recently to try and reduce stress and anxieties. Some of the practices within that have been to mindfully slow down and become aware, observe and get curious with everything thats around them. So,…

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7 Reasons You Should Consider A Retreat

By Audrey Throne – posted in The Chopra Centre Audrey Throne is a mother, wife, and a professional blogger. She has her masters in English literature from the University of Groningen. She enjoys writing about health, technology, and management, and loves discovering new places and sharing experiences through her writing. ♥ 7 Reasons You Should…

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