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.
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.
Everyone is talking about the death of Robin Williams. In true fashion, I have not posted anything about him. I like ‘not’ to do what everyone else is doing, which sometimes means I miss out or delay through stubbornness. I didn’t read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo or 50 Shades Of Grey when everyone else did for that reason, and when I did find it safe enough to ‘not’ be following the crowd I actually really enjoyed them. Back to the main … [Read more...] about Was it his choice, was it the disease or could it be both?
I had one of those mornings this morning. Now in the scheme of things it really wasn’t that bad and it lead to some interesting observations. It is Sunday and the first morning in ages I didn’t have to set an alarm. I have been burning the candle at both ends, last night I stayed up until 1am knowing the other end of the candle would not be lit and excited about my pending sleep in. Well, things didn’t happen to plan, or maybe they did! At … [Read more...] about OMG! This is So Frustrating! Or Is It?