Mindfulness & Meditation

What is Present Moment Awareness ?

I am often asked what is present moment awareness – what is mindfulness and how does this differ to meditation…. good questions! You will hear in so many forms from so many different people;  “the present moment is all that we have” – “the power of now” – “the present moment is all there ever…

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A simple way to break a bad habit

A simple way to Break a Bad Habit – written by Shamash Alidina Sept 2017 (www.shamashAlidina.com) Shamash is Mindfulness (Kindfulness) Teacher, Author and International Speaker.     Psychiatrist and addiction expert Judson Brewer was told by his meditation teacher: all you need to do is every time your mind wanders is bring it back to…

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Access The Power of Your Mind

This week I bring you a great article written by Timber Hawkeye published in The Science of Mind September 2018     A few years ago, during a guided meditation exercise, we were asked to sit comfortably, close our eyes and think back to the saddest moment of our lives.  We were gently invited to…

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Seeing the beauty behind the eyes

Ive have recently been listening to Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach  – both of which I love listening too. One of the podcasts that I have listened to is called seeing the goodness – and talks about how we cultivate loving kindness and one way is to see the beauty behind the eyes of each…

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In the moments of silence…..

There’s a momentary silence in the space between your thoughts that you can become aware of with practice. In this silent space, you’ll find the peace that you crave in your daily life. You’ll never know that peace if you have no spaces between your thoughts. The average person is said to have 60,000 separate…

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Mindful Living: Acceptance or survival?

Self Acceptance and Self Love are definitely the ultimate acts of Self Care….. However…   How do you get from pain and anguish and protecting yourself to actual acceptance?   There are many stories around acceptance and one that stands in my mind, was about a lady who was a victim of repeated domestic violence…

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Why Mindfulness Matters

Why Mindfulness Matters…. a great topic!   As you are aware, I like to bring you some blogs and articles from other writers as well as myself from time to time and this next article is a good read from John Parrott.   John writes “Mindfulness has become a bit of a buzzword over the…

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What does surrendering mean to you?

This is a topic that has been brought to my attention a number of times in recent weeks.   The word surrender can conjour up so many different meanings for us all – depending on our experiences in life to date.   I can remember play fighting with my siblings as a child and having…

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Take your focus from doing to being….

Love this post from Richard Branson.   “Dear Stranger, You don’t know me but I hear you are going through a tough time, and I would like to help you. I want to be open and honest with you, and let you know that happiness isn’t something just afforded to a special few. It can…

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Seeds of thought…..

I have been hosting a number of programs recently from talks to self help training and coaching circles for discussions and creative journalling…… For each class – I spend hours contemplating, researching, contemplating some more, meditating and journalling….. I love these moments – getting really curious – one seed of thought leading to another –…

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