Opening Our Minds

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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Some of my favourite TED talks

I love taking time to listen to TED talks, they are short, concise and get their messages across – usually with lots to ponder and reflect upon too….. I have some favourites, of course, and some that I have come across more recently too that I thought I would like to share with you today.…

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Hardwired for Connection

It is reported that social isolation is killing us…… Research finds that social connection improves physical health, psychological well-being and even longevity. Lack of social connection is as detrimental to our health as smoking. Neuroscientist Matthew Lieberman explains that through his studies he’s learned that our kryptonite is ignoring the importance of our social superpowers…

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5 Ways to Kick Bad Habits

How to finally get rid of those pesky old habits that no longer serve you. By Kelle Walsh | May 8, 2017 Illustrations by Colleen MacIsaac 1. It’s your brain Habit-making is simply what our brains do. They’re designed to create neural pathways that provide the best results. So, when a desire triggers a reaction…

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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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Being kind to you…..

Journey note rambles…….. Being kind to yourself today When your loved one, child or friend does something good or something that they are proud of…… I am sure that you are really good at listening to their every word, enthusing and lavishing them with genuine praise…. Today I invite you to do this for yourself…

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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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How are you completing 2017

This year is fast coming to a close and it about this time of year that I always receive my Essential Guide to Powerful and Nourishing Affirmations Journal from my teacher Dr. Patricia Crane. When this arrives it inevitably spurs me into action to start being aware of consciously completing this year so that I…

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Do you really know yourself?

Do you really know yourself?   For me this is an interesting question – how well do we actually know ourselves? How much have we dampened down our own needs, our own desires – our own hopes and dreams – our own boundaries ……. just to fit in – to not cause any conflict –…

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Feeling Loved…..

A subject that is close to my heart is “opening your heart” and nourishing and connecting from the core of your being.  Is that not what we are all after?  Feeling so grounded with nature, feeling so strong and solid inside – feeling loved and feeling like that if you were squeezed only love could…

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