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Journey Notes

Self Reflection……

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Mirror mirror on the wall……….. Looking into ourselves is not the easiest thing to do…. Sometimes when I say this, people respond with “I used to find that – but now Im ok with it” I would like to challenge the fact that this to be an “ok” exercise…… I guess – if you are…

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How do you show yourself Compassion?

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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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Do you trust yourself?

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Wow theres a question! Its not actual a random one – this question has been swirling around in my mind since I was invited to join a mindfulness community to reconnect to your trust  – the answer to the invitation was a huge fat yes! – it was led by some of the worlds leading…

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Using Mindful Compassion to Tame Mind Chatter

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We all have mind chatter, thats normal, but is how much mind chatter we have and whether these chatters are supportive, motivational and loving or creating doom and gloom…… It is said (something that I quote all of the time!) that we have approx 90,000 thoughts a day – thats a lot of thoughts –…

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The power of kind curiosity

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In mindfulness, it is often encouraged to adopted a state of curiosity. Lets explore what that really means…. ‘The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It…

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How to find peace and de-stress with a simple tea meditation

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Whilst looking at different practices that can be incorporated in Mindful Living – I came across this simple way to start your day……. How to find peace and de-stress with a simple tea meditation Blogg By Matt Valentine – Buddhaimonia website “The art of the tea Way consists simply of boiling water, preparing tea and…

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Some of my favourite TED talks

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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

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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

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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…

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“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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