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Drop the Problem, Drop the Stress

Drop the Problem, Drop the Stress

It’s been said that a problem is like a pool of muddy water, the more that you stir it around in the mind, the cloudier it gets. This rings true. How many times have you tossed and turned at night ruminating about a difficulty in your life only to wake up the next day...
Seeing Our Behavioural Blind Spots

Seeing Our Behavioural Blind Spots

This week’s invitation is a juicy one. It’s the invitation to notice our behavioural blind spots. I think one of the things many of us find difficult when it comes to living with awareness is seeing the areas where we are stuck in our own patterns, our own...
When Love Is the Foundation

When Love Is the Foundation

We don’t often talk about love when we talk about mindfulness, but in fact love is such an integral aspect of awareness that the two cannot be separated. Spiritual teacher Ram Dass therefore rarely uses the word awareness on its own. He calls it ‘loving awareness’....
Pivot Towards Purpose

Pivot Towards Purpose

Today I’m going to share a mindfulness micro-practice I call the ‘pivot towards purpose’. So just to begin with I invite you to ponder how your own values come to life each day. Maybe you value compassion and that means you always make a point to check in on your...
Living at the Speed of Life

Living at the Speed of Life

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson Let’s face it—we live in a world where everything seems to be moving fast. It can all start to pass us by in a bit of a blur. How often do we say or hear, “where did the week go” or “oh my gosh...
Don’t Wait to Live

Don’t Wait to Live

When I was in my early 20s working in nursing homes, I became very close to one of the residents who was in her 90s, Lorraine. She used to say to me often, “Enjoy every moment. It goes by in a blink”. She also shared with me her own regret that she had...