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Very important for this time of year, thank you Karl!

Mindfulbalance

cat sunlight2It is very important that we re-learn the art of resting and relaxing. Not only does it help prevent the onset of many illnesses that develop through chronic tension and worrying; it allows us to clear our minds, focus and find creative solutions to problems. We will be more successful in all our endeavors if we can let go of the habit of running all the time, and take little pauses to relax and re-center ourselves. And we’ll also have a lot more joy in living.

Thich Nhat Hahn

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Mindful Swimming

Phew! 36 degrees in the desert and by some weird quirk of fate NO air conditioning working at home or work!  With questions spinning in my head of 'How can that be? and What does it mean? and How will we  cope?' I head to the 50 m pool. Aaaaahhhhh the beautiful cool water, the lovely… Continue reading Mindful Swimming

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Nature moments that woke me up!

I'd love to say that I haven't written a blog for awhile because I have been so mindful(!) but alas the opposite has been true!  However I am learning that even in  the tough stressful times we can find things that jerk us back into the present moment, and wake us up either in a pleasant… Continue reading Nature moments that woke me up!

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Mindful Compassion For Ourselves

Have you ever found that you mindfully tune into the tension in your body (for me: neck and shoulders) and then NOT so mindfully beat yourself up about it?  I do!  I attempt to ‘let it go’ and then proceed to subtly (or not so subtly) put more effort and more tension into getting rid… Continue reading Mindful Compassion For Ourselves