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!
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!
I used to be scared of dying. I guess this is not uncommon but the reason it scared me ruled my life for a long time. It caused anxiety, panic attacks and I believe the OCD I experienced for many years. I was scared because I wondered what happened when we die, and in wondering that I activated my imagination. I had heard that if I was good, I would go to heaven. But then what? No one really knew beyond that. Besides being terrified of … [Read more...] about How My Imagination Nearly Ruined My Life AND How To Make Sure Yours Doesn’t Do The Same!
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.
This week I complete the first ‘Be Unreal’ program in a primary school. It has been such an enjoyable and interesting experience and I think I have learnt as much from the children as they have from me. This week we all learned about where our feelings and emotions are located. During the lesson this week I did an impromptu experiment as we were talking about feeling brave. I asked the children to close their eyes and imagine what it would … [Read more...] about Feelings and emotions are stored in different parts of the body.