Christmas is a time of celebration, relaxation and gift giving. Yet there is so much social pressure to buy the perfect gift. As a result your stress and anxiety levels increase, because you are worried about buying the wrong gift. You end up falling into the trap of consumerism over a real connection with people. … Continue reading Choosing the right gift at Christmas?
Five health benefits of mindful bathing
From the Ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians through to present time; there is scientific evidence that bathing in hot water has many natural health benefits. But were you aware of just how many benefits a relaxing, warm bath can provide you? Here are just five ways that mindful bathing can aid in your health and … Continue reading Five health benefits of mindful bathing
Your month of mindfulness
With the silly season upon us again, the stress of Christmas expectations can be overwhelming. So now more than ever It is important to take care of yourself. It is easier to get caught up in everyone else’s needs and forgetting to take care of your own. This 30 day mindfulness challenge calendar has been … Continue reading Your month of mindfulness
A practical mindful body scan
Today, instead of talking about mindfulness, I have prepared an excretes for you to practise being mindful. It is sometimes hard to find time for relaxation and checking in with yourself. So, we need practical tools which can be adapted to suit time and different situations. Mindful body scans are useful to help you recognise … Continue reading A practical mindful body scan
Are you living on autopilot?
Many people travel through life in a haze with their autopilot on. They end up doing the same things, thinking the same, reacting the same as they had done in previous situations. Before they know it life has flown by. They reach retirement and wonder where their life has gone. This is what you call … Continue reading Are you living on autopilot?
Cultivate mindful relationships
Mindfulness not only helps your awareness but it builds compassion and empathy in your day to day relationships with other people. By understanding your own motivations and feelings, allows you to stop, pause and see how things really are – not how you think they should be. Mindfulness shows us that it is okay to … Continue reading Cultivate mindful relationships
How to practise walking meditation
If you have tried sitting meditation but found yourself unable to concentrate, then perhaps walking meditation is more your style. Walking meditation offers you all the benefits of meditation while being present. An added bonus is that you also get some exercise at the same time. Walking meditation may sound strange if you are not … Continue reading How to practise walking meditation
Your Mindfulness at Work
October is national safe work month and the next couple of posts will explore ways to maintain your holistic wellbeing. Physical health is the first area you tend to focus on followed by your mental and emotional health. Yet your remaining health areas are considered secondary. This post will focus on your mental health in … Continue reading Your Mindfulness at Work
How to write a reverse bucket list
Following on from last week’s post you are enough, reflecting on your achievements and life events is one thing – but how do you go about it? This post will provide you with tips on how to get started in helping you reflect on what you have achieved so that you can celebrate the amazing … Continue reading How to write a reverse bucket list
You are enough
As we approach the end of yet another year, you often find yourself reflecting on what you have not done, rather than your achievements. Each year seems to go by quicker and you put yourself under pressure to set goals for either yourself or what others expect you to achieve. So, you spend your year … Continue reading You are enough