About eight years ago I was sitting at my desk thinking of all the things I needed to do while I was following links to TED talks etc etc hoping somewhere the inspiration or motivation would come. I came across Steve Jobs’ commencement speech at Stanford University. “You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.” Oh my … [Read more...] about How Did I Get Here!
This morning at 7am I was feeling good as I walked from my car into Pilates. It was early so my mind hadn't started racing yet and I was tuned into my surrounds. I heard a man get out of his car and say "Hey how ya going?" to another man, the owner of the bicycle shop who was hosing down the pavement in front of his shop, a task I am pretty sure he does daily at this time.I wasn't listening out for his answer but was filled with surprise when I … [Read more...] about Another way to bring more ‘feeling good’ into your life
There was a week recently that felt really tough. My mind wasn’t peaceful at all. The negative thoughts seemed more prominent, affecting me when they normally wouldn’t. I was sort of okay with it, knowing there was a reason AND that I would find my peace again. I just needed to keep up my usual practices. All was okay. This same week I saw a couple of clients who felt they had gone backwards in their progress. They had been enjoying a … [Read more...] about Sometimes my mind is NOT peaceful and that is okay!
Christmas gatherings are a bit like Christmas wrapping. Different colours, shapes, designs, sizes, quality, etc etc. Are you the blue snowflake or the red bauble? Anyway it doesn't matter. The point is - families come in many different forms with many different ingredients and as a result Christmas can be one of the most stressful times of the year. So how do we make sure all the wrapping works all the time for everyone? A key element is … [Read more...] about What are you imagining this Christmas?
To truly be mindful, I think it helps to believe if we are meant to know about something we will. If we are meant to remember something we will. If we are meant to experience something we will. This is a long way from how I used to live my life (a Sliding Doors Experience) where I spent many of my moments worrying about or planning the next moment, never really able to enjoy the moment I was in. I have very few routines in my life anymore which … [Read more...] about Beliefs that make it easier to live a mindful life.