mindfulness

When walking slowly seems too fast

I’ve noticed an extraordinary amount of fungi this year. Apparently there’s been extra. So many different types – so exciting! Like a whole ‘nother world, a miniature world. I’ve been entranced. And yet I nearly stood on these guys in the photo. We were at the marvellous Westonbirt Arboretum and I was mesmerised by a …

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‘By taking steps so tiny that they seem trivial or even laughable, you’ll sail calmly past obstacles that have defeated you before.’ Robert Maurer

Quote for the week in all my classes. Letting the words wash over my students whilst they dare to lie still in the middle of the day, cosied up in blankets, resting and resetting their nervous systems. It’s from a great little book I keep coming back to called ‘The Kaizen Way – one small …

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Fat Days

No, I don’t mean days when you feel fat. Fat Days are what I call those richly satisfying days that seem to be not only wonderfully long, but somehow seem to expand in the middle. Days where I am so in the flow that I am able to shift gently from job, to interest, to …

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Late Summer Gratitude

Gratitude. It all starts with gratitude. My interests in Positive Psychology and Buddhist Philosophy always bring me back to the primary importance of gratitude as a tool for living more skilfully – for creating the capacity for more joy in our lives.⁠ ⁠ Late Summer is a good time to reflect on everything we have …

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Late Summer Self-Care

Mindful Eating In the Oriental Five Element System, Late Summer is all about the stomach and spleen – organ systems to do with nourishment, digestion, energy, feeling centred, grounded with inner confidence. I’ve called it the season of the belly and am focusing on mindfulness for healthy digestion. Digestion of food for optimal nourishment and …

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