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?
I was really lucky recently to be able to go camping on Moreton Island, QLD with my partner and four kids for 8 nights with just the basics (e.g. cold showers).... and it really felt like a retreat from the world as we slept, snorkelled, kayaked, ate and slept some more! But as the layers fell and we… Continue reading It’s not perfect… it is as it is ….and within that are some really great moments!
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
Really this whole blog is about how I'm trying to be more mindful in my life and particularly as a parent.....it's an incredibly challenging thing to do....especially as the chaos of family life escalates in that pre-dinner craziness! Still I like with mindfulness that there is no right or wrong, you just keep coming back… Continue reading Mindful Parenting
That's it, that's all you need to say to anchor you to the present moment...sometimes I need to say it 3 times...but each time I become more aware of where I am, what I'm doing, who is with me, it really helps!Of course bushwalking and spotting a wombat is ALSO a really good way to… Continue reading I am present, right here, right now
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!
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
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
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
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