Health and Wellbeing

Notes of Nature…….

This week saw our baby blackbirds fledge and two out of the three are currently roosting in our garden too! I am a little bit like a highly strung granny making sure they are all safe – jumping up every time the adults start squawking just in case there is a cat around and they…

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Self Reflection……

Mirror mirror on the wall……….. Looking into ourselves is not the easiest thing to do…. Sometimes when I say this, people respond with “I used to find that – but now Im ok with it” I would like to challenge the fact that this to be an “ok” exercise…… I guess – if you are…

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How do you show yourself Compassion?

We are all very good at endeavouring to be kind to others, to hold others in understanding, to be gentle and nurturing but for what ever reasons – when it comes to doing this for ourselves – we are not not so good! That hard task master – the perfectionist – the nothing is ever…

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Do you trust yourself?

Wow theres a question! Its not actual a random one – this question has been swirling around in my mind since I was invited to join a mindfulness community to reconnect to your trust  – the answer to the invitation was a huge fat yes! – it was led by some of the worlds leading…

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The power of kind curiosity

In mindfulness, it is often encouraged to adopted a state of curiosity. Lets explore what that really means…. ‘The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It…

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How to find peace and de-stress with a simple tea meditation

Whilst looking at different practices that can be incorporated in Mindful Living – I came across this simple way to start your day……. How to find peace and de-stress with a simple tea meditation Blogg By Matt Valentine – Buddhaimonia website “The art of the tea Way consists simply of boiling water, preparing tea and…

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Musings…

“If you were going to die soon and had one phone call that you could make…….. Who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?” ~ Stephen Levine 1937   A thought to ponder – who would it be and what would I say – and exactly! –  if I…

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The 4 Attributes of Empathy

So often we see our friends go through so much pain and suffering, and our immediate response is one of wanting to “fix” everything and make it all “ok” for them – to remove the pain from them. However this is not our place to change or fix something for someone else – what we…

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Giving yourself permission

A journey note ramble…… Give yourself permission….. What would you like to give yourself permission to do today? Be brave – say No  ? Have an hour to yourself with no interruptions? Meditate? Exercise? Go for a walk where there’s nature? Go to bed early?  Read a book? …………   Giving yourself permission is very…

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Time for contemplation…….

The bit between ….. Christmas always has that big build up of anticipation of looking forward to and being swept along with the joys of buying gifts for your friends and loved ones – finding that something special that you know that they are going to love – giving these gifts and watching their faces…

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