Cultivating Gratitude

Cultivating gratitude is one area of mindfulness, that some people, including myself, can find difficult. The formal practice that helps us to develop our sense of gratitude is often called “metta bhavana” or “loving kindness”. In the beginning, I used the practice very rarely. It’s now one of my favourites and I want to share…

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Mindfulness in 2020 | My top 10 resolutions for a mindful new year

The lovely patΓ© and brie glow I seem to have acquired over Christmas is now slowly fading; along with late-starts in the morning and the abundance of tiny chocolate treats throughout the day. 2020 has arrived and is desperate for our attention. So, in this brief but welcomed first weekend in January, I find myself making plans for…

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Mindfulness Blog

Anxiety: Friend or Foe I have suffered, tried and tested a lot of techniques in my life to manage my anxiety. Initially CBT, helped me notice my negative thinking and it also really opened my mind, showing me that my thoughts and perception of my world around me, was a very negative one with or…

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Mindful Christmas

During the season of goodwill we will notice thoughts, feelings or memories interrupting us and that’s ok. These thoughts may be subtle and fleeting but some maybe of lost loved ones or work stress that very easily takes the edge off your Christmas cheer. When you notice what is happening in your mind, acknowledge it,…

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Mindful Morning Routine

Hi everyone, between a masters degree and annual leave I have been taking some well needed self care, I hope you are all well.   Here’s a great article on mindful routines   https://buddhaimonia.com/blog/how-to-create-a-mindful-morning-routine   I practice meditation every morning, followed by mindful eating and sitting. Explore and enjoy.

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Mindful Awareness

This exercise is designed to cultivate a heightened awareness and appreciation of simple things we do in our day that we go unnoticed and experienced. Think of something that happens every day more than once; something you take for granted, like making a cup of tea. At the very moment you touch the kettle to…

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