How can we help our children & teenagers to be more resilient, to ride out the bad times as well as enjoy the good times with confidence and competence? And how can we, as parents, give our kids the tools and strategies to grow into capable, independent, resilient (& mindful) young adults? These are important… Continue reading Raising Resilient Kids
I was so fortunate recently to have a day travelling by ferry to Moreton Island, QLD with a good friend and the day held NO schedule or agenda. Slowly I began to unwind with the ferry ride, the snorkelling, the fish for lunch, the walk along the beach and then as I floated in the tropical… Continue reading Aimlessness…the art of doing nothing, of just being
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…
As I have recently moved states, moved towns, changed jobs...I've been thinking a lot about something that Russ Harris (The Happiness Trap / Act Mindfully) talks about.... If you have studied mindfulness then you will probably be aware of the latest brain research that shows that our emotional brain (amygdala / limbic system) sends out alarm… Continue reading Social Approval…..can we be mindful of this need?