I've just read Pema Chodron's book 'Start Where You Are: How To Accept Yourself & Others', a really comforting book to read! One concept that I loved and applies to my life right now is the 'Big Squeeze' the idea that for all of us there is a conflict between our current reality and our aspirations… Continue reading The Big Squeeze – between reality & our aspirations / expectations…
Brainstorming Solutions…thinking laterally & creatively to solve problems
I felt like I was quite old (I was a new Mum and in a relationship with my partner) before I realised that if you can brainstorm solutions and think laterally there is always a win:win solution....there will always be a way through if you just look hard enough! I was fascinated with the recent Life… Continue reading Brainstorming Solutions…thinking laterally & creatively to solve problems
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!
More Mindful At Work
I’ve been very lucky to have supervision at work with Sue G. who also teaches / practices mindfulness. Together we have come up with some great ideas on how to be a little more mindful at work:Mindfulness Bell clock on the computer (download for free and create your own timing). This is a great little… Continue reading More Mindful At Work
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
I just love this post on the science of loving kindness meditation!! http://dereksdharma.wordpress.com/