Bookshops, reading and your mental health

Whether you read by yourself or in a group, there is great pleasure in finding connection and meaning in a good story allowing your mental health to get a positive boost. Reading supports your mental wellness by giving you the opportunity to slow down and be present within the story - a welcome escape from … Continue reading Bookshops, reading and your mental health

Hormones and your posture

The way your body speaks is significant as your posture, breathing rate, muscular tension and even simple acts like walking affect your brain. When your posture slumps over the brain steps in to tell the body which mood signals to send out. Poor posture also impacts on your memory. When you try to recall a … Continue reading Hormones and your posture

Tea Meditation: for health and wellbeing

There is a reason why the Japanese love their tea and tea ceremonies. The art of making a simple cup of tea while in the present moment has the power to relax the mind and body after a hectic day. The way of tea as it is referred to in Japan is a ritual ceremony … Continue reading Tea Meditation: for health and wellbeing

Remember rosemary for memory

In Act IV Scene V of Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, Ophelia turns to Laertes and says; “There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance; pray, love, remember”. As far back in history as you can remember, Rosemary has been often used as a plant to help improve the memory. For decades, scientists have been studying the magical power that … Continue reading Remember rosemary for memory

The art of winefulness

Mindfulness can be engaged in almost all activities when you think about it. Whether you enjoy a cup of tea or a glass of wine, you can apply the principles of mindfulness and being present in the moment. In fact, there is no right or wrong way to enjoy wine. You don’t even have to … Continue reading The art of winefulness

Mindful eating meditation

Over the past few weeks we have explored how mindful eating can lead to improved health and wellbeing as well as the best foods to introduce into your diet – if not already. The purpose of this meditation is to help you increase your appreciation of the food you consume and to bring you from … Continue reading Mindful eating meditation

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

Movement meditation for physical and emotional wellbeing

There are many styles of meditation so choosing one to suit your circumstances. Your why for starting and continuing a meditation practice. If sitting or walking meditation are not for you, there is always movement meditation to energise your mind and body. What is movement meditation, you ask? It is a practice of intentional breathing … Continue reading Movement meditation for physical and emotional wellbeing

How walking is good for your whole wellbeing

In the last post, you became aware that walking meditation is a style to try if you have difficulty with sitting meditation. I hope you took the challenge at the end of that post to practise to see if it Is a style that could work for you. Walking has many benefits, not just to … Continue reading How walking is good for your whole wellbeing

Meditation and the brain body connection

As you are aware, the brain is your most powerful and useful tool in your wellbeing toolkit. It knows how to assess each environmental factor you are exposed to and prepare you to respond. But did you know that when you concentrate on one topic, it can double the neural connections in your brain? There … Continue reading Meditation and the brain body connection