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Journey Notes

Anxious Times!

By maria |

Anxiety & Fears! Hi there I know for so many people, so much has changed in personal circumstances so quickly. This brings with it fears, uncertainty and anxiety. It is now, more than ever that our own self care, our own meditation and grounding practices are a necessity in our lives. Over these coming months…

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Walking in Nature

By maria |

Nature Connection A sentence that I say often….. We were never meant to be so disconnected to the earth as we are today The more time I spend in nature, the more I feel there is something missing when I am unable to go as often as I would like. The more I learn, the…

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Mind into Body Tip

By maria |

Mindful Tip #Mindfulness This months Mindful tip is short and sweet Simply rub your hands together Notice what you feel – do you feel the warmth? As you carry on doing this – do they get warmer? Can you feel them tingling?   Thats it! A simple tip that brings your into your body in…

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The Power of the Breath

By maria |

One Breath One breath is all that it takes.  One at a time. Just to simply notice and to follow one complete breath. Recycling Thoughts Often when we are trying to be still, we have the same distracting thoughts tumbling around in our mind. Instead of trying to dismiss these thoughts, it a great time…

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A gift from Tara Brach

By maria |

A Gift of Appreciation At the beginning of the recent Radical Compassion Challenge – Tara Brach offered us this gift of appreciation and the options of sharing with others. SO here it is, to share with you…. CHAPTER ONE: RAIN Creates a Clearing Do not try to save the whole world or do anything grandiose.…

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Mindfulness Grounding Exercise

By maria |

No matter where you are you, you can sometimes feel off balance and flighty. Brief Exercise This is a quick and easy and you can do this anywhere. Simply follow these steps in your minds eye. Imagine that you are sat leaning against a large old tree. Allow this sensation to come to you, if…

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A sense of renewal

By maria |

A brand new year always brings a sense of reflection and a host goals, resolutions or of things to do. This year has a sense of renewal. I have feelings of release and letting go. To peel back all the trimmings and create space and awareness. I want to connect back to the source, the…

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A Kipling Poem

By maria |

A poem by Rudyard Kipling  The way through the woods   They shut the road through the woods, Seventy years ago, Weather and rain have undone it again,   And know you would never know there was once a road through the woods, before they planted trees. Is is underneath the coppice and heath, and the thin anemones only…

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Beech Tree

Interesting Tree Traits

By maria |

Loving Nature, its spirit and teachings I have been reading a lot about trees and nature. Their wisdoms, myths, legends and folk lore as well healing properties and spirits of trees and nature. In this process I came across an article written by Neil Baldwin on tree traits and which tree you resonate with and…

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Beech Tree

Natures Lessons

By maria |

Nature has so much to teach us Plants, trees, the tides of the sea, moon cycles all influence and teach us lessons about living, if only we stop to listen.  Nature and Forest Therapy is something that I can been exploring and expanding my work into over recent years. A big lesson that I have…

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