Mindful Pastimes: Doodling

By |June 29th, 2016|Blog|

Mindfulness and ‘being mindful’ is really hard work. It is in direct opposition with our hectic lives. So I look at it like this, what in my life am I doing mindlessly and actually creating stress? For me, that’s an urge to answer all the questions that pop in to my head by Googling them. [...]

Is Gratitude the Answer?

By |May 23rd, 2016|Blog|

There is a lot of buzz at the moment about gratitude. People try and balance this negative bias out by writing in a gratitude journal, or repeating positive affirmations to themselves regularly. Reminding yourself about the things that you have in your life that bring you joy is a great thing.  But is this at [...]

A Mindful Way to Deal With Being Blanked

By |May 10th, 2016|Blog|

We had new neighbours move in a couple of months ago. Having moved not so long ago myself, and with the pain still relatively fresh in my mind, I decided to be neighbourly and let them know when bin night was, and that they could put anything over flowing in to our bin if they [...]

Phone Addiction – The Struggle is Real!

By |May 8th, 2016|Blog|

Confession Time: I'm addicted to my phone I have a problem. I have a big, big phone problem. Problem as in, I am addicted to it. There are a lot of times throughout my day that I’ll check it. And if there isn’t anything new, I will scroll aimlessly through social media sites and news [...]

Why Do We Meditate?

By |March 28th, 2016|Blog|

Why do we meditate? I suppose this list could be as long as a piece of string. Many people I talk to want to start meditating, or started meditating to change something about themselves. They wanted to fix something. Their stress levels, their outlook, their unhappiness, their pain. But what is it about meditation that [...]

A Mindful Shower

By |March 17th, 2016|Blog|

7 Reasons You Find It Hard To Start Meditating

By |March 15th, 2016|Blog|

Most of us have heard the growing list of benefits that a meditation practice can bring us. But somehow, trying to fit a meditation practice in our lives seems too hard or too much of a commitment. Here are some of the most common reasons that people raise when they say they would like to [...]


By |March 12th, 2016|Blog|

Boredom. It's something we've all complained about since we were in kindergarten. And as I sat in the hairdresser waiting for my hair to develop, I kicked myself for not bringing a book or something else to pass the time.   Boredom. We're allergic.   The first go-to was the boredom busting smart phone so [...]

Mindfulness – Are you feeling the pressure?

By |March 4th, 2016|Blog|

Mindfulness is a buzzword at the moment.  Mindful relationships; mindful parenting; mindful thinking; learning; breathing.  It’s everywhere.  It’s touted as the perfect tonic to our less than perfect lives.  Are you feeling stressed? Just be mindful of your breath? Do you have cravings for chocolate? Try mindful eating.  Do you hate your job? Mindfulness can [...]

Do you have trouble falling asleep? Fall asleep in under 60 seconds

By |February 12th, 2016|Blog|

Using the breath to relax the body, this technique formulated by Dr Andrew Weil helps you to calm the body’s parasympathetic nervous system.  The parasympathetic nervous system is responsible for the ‘fight or flight’ response in our bodies.  If we are too jacked up from our busy day, we may still have too much of [...]