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How to find your inner calm & calm down your kids?

What do you do to stay calm or calm down?   I'd love to know what works for you..... I had to use all the mindfulness skills available to me earlier this week to keep calm....and then when I erupted (oops!) - to recover quickly!  No-one can push our buttons like our kids can - and… Continue reading How to find your inner calm & calm down your kids?

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Full Moon Mindfulness

As I was walking on dusk last night, watching the beautiful blues and pinks and the near full moon, I caught myself thinking 'WOW this will be great tomorrow night, we should come down here and see the FULL moon!   Planning a perfect moment....when actually the moon was perfect right then and there....no need to plan… Continue reading Full Moon Mindfulness

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Moon Dancing At My Feet…

I was walking along on the beach one evening just recently....totally caught up in a whirl of thoughts and drama and plans and worries (as so often happens), when a wave washes up and as it recedes, there beside me, is the perfect reflection of the moon, twinkling at me!  Immediately I  'wake up'  and realise where… Continue reading Moon Dancing At My Feet…

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!