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Autumn Notes of Nature…

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Autumn musings…. Autumn for me is always about releasing things we don’t need – having that good old clearout on a physical sense but also on an emotional / soul sense. This of course got me thinking ( no surprises there!) and getting into discussions around relating topics. There are many of us that have…

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What is Present Moment Awareness ?

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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

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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

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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

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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…..

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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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Fear of not being good enough

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One of my published articles by The Counsellors Cafe ( CC Magasine) “Fear and not feeling good enough” Its a feeling that hits all of us and different levels at different times…. click below and have a read 🙂 https://www.thecounsellorscafe.co.uk/single-post/2018/07/26/Fear-And-Not-Feeling-Good-Enough     . The Counsellors Café Magazine ​The Counsellors Café is more than a magazine. We’re…

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Mindful Living: Acceptance or survival?

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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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Worth Repeating

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Another post to share… This one from Ronna Derrick  – Ronna is a self confessed  Speaker. Writer. Storyteller. Sacred Conversationalist. she also offers a great free app called the sacred muse – check it out Worth Repeating… By Ronna Detrick  ‘Hard to believe, but I wrote and published this post in 2014. It’s worth repeating.…

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Why Mindfulness Matters

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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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