Really this whole blog is about how I'm trying to be more mindful in my life and particularly as a parent.....it's an incredibly challenging thing to do....especially as the chaos of family life escalates in that pre-dinner craziness! Still I like with mindfulness that there is no right or wrong, you just keep coming back… Continue reading Mindful Parenting
Dancing Without A Care….
Parenting 4 kids means it's wonderful to see them discovering new things, learning new things all the time.....but life can feel a little flat or heavy as I feel overwhelmed with obligations, chores and being a good parent, partner, friend and family member. I keep thinking of what my mindfulness teacher Nique said a couple of times… Continue reading Dancing Without A Care….
Cultivating An Attitude of Gratitude
I find that if I can pause and say to myself ' I am present, right here, right now', I can then begin to think of what I am grateful for right now: 'our health, food, shelter, water, the loving touch of someone, the warmth of a dooner, the view'. It doesn't matter what I… Continue reading Cultivating An Attitude of Gratitude
It really is my choice to enjoy life!
I've had a long break from writing this blog....but it hasn't been far from my thoughts so here goes again....maybe this will help me to internalise some of my more mindful thoughts and learning!I've just had a bit of a revelation, after moving house, moving states, busily unpacking, setting up house, applying for work etc… Continue reading It really is my choice to enjoy life!
Mind Full Of Pain
I was in a lot of pain recently, waiting for the pain relief to kick in when I realised I was fighting it with my mind ( ‘oh no what if I can’t.....I don’t want to feel like this.....this is so unfair.....why me?.....will this make it go away? ‘ Etc). Suddenly I remembered mindfulness so I… Continue reading Mind Full Of Pain
Mindful Monday Mornings
Phew....it's tricky getting back into getting everyone (including me!) to work and school on time! Something I have found so useful....especially when we are running late and I want to deliver that all-time lecture to the kids!....is to breathe out to the very last bit of air I have at least 3 times! For a more… Continue reading Mindful Monday Mornings
More Mindful Meltdowns
Have you noticed that mindfulness helps you deal with strong emotions? Occasionally in the last couple of months I have been overwhelmed with a strong unpleasant emotion......and I have to say initially disappointed that mindfulness didn't help me to AVOID feeling that bad!!! So the strength of the emotion is still there.....but somehow all of… Continue reading More Mindful Meltdowns
Not So Mindful Mayhem!
I wish I could say the reason why I haven't written a blog for so long was because I was being so mindful!! But instead is was because of a big trip to Western Australia, school holidays, returning to work and kids returning to school and lately because my partner has been away....sigh! I found… Continue reading Not So Mindful Mayhem!
I had some fun tracking down the tea ceremony and discovered this great website with loads of readings from Tarchin Hearn: http://greendharmatreasury.org/ Happy Reading!!
Grounding Tea Ceremony
I did a great grounding ceremony today that apparently Tarchan Hearn teaches ( I couldn't find a reference online) where just as with the raisin activity in the blog above (thank you Permaculture Tales!) you do the same with a cup of tea; engage all of the senses and really take your time to take each sip.....then… Continue reading Grounding Tea Ceremony