Tag Archive for mindfulness

Finding Your Way When You’re Lost

“When you lose your way, don’t follow bread crumbs to find your way back. Use the stars to light your way forward.”   This came into my head the other day. And yes, it’s a Hansel and Gretel reference! I’d be interested to meet someone who has never, ever once in their life felt lost. Self doubt or losing a…

This Too Shall Pass: Living According To Impermanence

In the second week following my son’s birth, I spent quite a lot of time googling ‘how to cope with a newborn’ and, perhaps even more frequently: ‘when do babies sleep through the night?!’ The Internet is amazing really; so many people, unknown to us personally who are willing to take the time to share their experiences. There’s something comforting…

Why Multi-tasking May Actually Be Bad For You

If (like me and many others) you’re ever so busy that you’re tempted to do several things at once, this article may make you think twice.  It’s a scientific look at what happens to our brains when we try to juggle too much at the same time.  Neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin looks at cognitive performance when multi-tasking, with some surprising…

Mindful In May

It’s another year and (nearly) another month of May and I must say, I’m really looking forward to it!  Perhaps it’s because the weather has been beautiful and there’s almost a feeling of summer in the air – lighter nights, warmer days, eating al fresco…  But I’m also really looking forward to my second chance at the Mindful in May…

Being Present

“As soon as you honor the present moment, all unhappiness and struggle dissolve, and life begins to flow with joy and ease. When you act out the present-moment awareness, whatever you do becomes imbued with a sense of quality, care, and love—even the most simple action.” ~Eckhart Tolle I’m continually endeavoring to live in the now.  It’s something which has…

How to find time to relax

I frequently speak to people who want to relax but: a) don’t feel that they have the time b) feel guilty about taking time for themselves (when they’re giving a lot of time to others such as family or friends) c) simply feel that they don’t know how to relax! Today I’m going to address the issue of time –…