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The magnificence of a community

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As much as we like to keep our fears and vulnerabilities within; the reality is that if we want to evolve in our life, thats not a viable option.   We all need someone…..   Sometimes its not the closest people to us that can help us the most – sometimes because of the emotional…

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Saying Yes to Life

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Say Yes to Life and Say Yes to your Dreams What stops you saying Yes to life?  What stops you from showing up in life as you true authentic self? When we uncover the multiple layers that we have wrapped ourselves up in over the years; the protective layers, the armour, the fears, the doubts,…

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Getting rooted….

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The more rooted we are in our bodies – The less stress and anxiety we experience.   “Being Ungrounded is a worldwide epidemic”   – Scott Jeffrey It is also reported that this epidemic is so entrenched that few of us even recognise this – it is said to be the root cause of a great…

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Pausing for Connection – A moment of Meditation

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Heres my latest publication in The Counsellors Cafe Therapy magazine  READ IT HERE IN THE MAGASINE Read on below for a copy of this article. Pausing for connection – a Moment of Meditation  October 6, 2018 We hear so much about self-care these days and I guess that’s all well and good, however when do…

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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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