Top Ten Stress-Busting Tips

August 12, 2015

From  The International Stress Management Association UK – 1. PRIORITISE – DO IMPORTANT THINGS FIRST We can spend a lot of time doing unimportant tasks, especially when stressed, so prioritise your day and do important…


Happiness is an inside job.

April 4, 2015

  Happiness really is an inside job! Meditation really does hold the answer to stress: just by using the breath to still the mind we can access a well of peace and contentment inside of us….


Low self-esteem? You are not alone….

March 18, 2015

Low self-esteem? – you’re not alone……..   ‘My religion is kindness’ The Dalai Lama In our society, we could speak of low self-esteem as existing on epidemic proportions. Most of us know what it is like…


Brooding – why it doesn’t work

Brooding – why it doesn’t work….. ‘The evidence is clear: brooding is the problem not the solution’ Mark Williams ‘Mindfulness’ People often genuinely believe that if they worry enough over their unhappiness they will eventually find…


Our inner power

January 26, 2015

Just came across the following quote, which I love: ‘WHAT LIES BEHIND US, AND WHAT LIES AHEAD OF US ARE TINY MATTERS COMPARED TO WHAT LIES WITHIN US’ O. Holmes          


Virtual Book Club 2015

January 18, 2015

Hello everyone Do you have a particular book you have found invaluable to help with Mindfulness, Meditation or Yoga? Catharine (Drop-in Mindfulness student) wrote to me to say that a Virtual Book group would be a…

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Have you tried sitting and doing nothing for 15 minutes every day?

January 17, 2015

‘Sitting’ meditation really just means being quiet, stilling the mind, and sitting doing nothing for fifteen minutes every day, and then carrying the peace and tranquility you find while doing this into your everyday life or…


What is mindfulness and how does it differ from meditation?

January 12, 2015

Mindfulness training is taken from the teachings of Buddha – this practice encourages us to take pay intimate care and attention to the present moment. We learn to focus on the present with concentration and discernment,…


Be careful what you think about – it forms your brain structure!

November 30, 2014

Brain science and how it can help us to harness our own happiness – why mindfulness and meditation are good for you! (from the teachings of Rick Hanson) What runs through your brain and nervous system…


Accepting ourselves just the way we are

November 1, 2014

You may be living your life as if there is something wrong with you, and trying to fix it. This is a form of self-hatred, which we were looking at in the last post. You may…