Place of Serenity | Start with compassion

Start With Compassion

By Yvette | 03/12/2021

Your Inner Critic It is an easy default-setting to listen to your inner critic, the voice that attacks you for your failings. Almost like self-flagellation, we berate ourselves for not behaving differently – when we experience fears, old mindless habits and less than generous thoughts towards others. We tend to think that attacking ourselves for…

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More sparkle in your life

Is Sparkle Missing from Your Life?

By Yvette | 29/11/2021

Is Sparkle Missing From Your Life? Your ‘sparkle’ is your enthusiasm and open-heartedness. Your capacity for joy and laughter. Sometimes it feels like that glow has been lost. Especially in the darkest months of winter, we can lose our sense of hope and brightness. This is an invitation to reignite and connect back to your…

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Place of Serenity | Mindfulness and meditation

What do you want from Mindfulness and Meditation?

By Yvette | 28/11/2021

If you are considering learning about mindfulness and meditation, perhaps through a course, here are the key reasons for doing so. Learning in this way is practical and enjoyable, and I wouldn’t be without mindfulness and meditation in my life. If you already have a practice, this may also remind you why! The words ‘mindfulness’…

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Place of Serenity | What Does it Mean to Be Present

What Does it Mean to Be Present?

By Yvette | 25/11/2021

We have all heard of the term ‘Be Present’. But What Does it Mean to Be Present? It’s perhaps easier to start with recognising how most of the time you are NOT present. This is because your mind is either influenced by the past or thinking of the future. When this happens, all your thoughts…

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Place of Serenity | A Round-up of Ideas for Insomnia

A Round-up of Helpful Ideas for Insomnia

By Yvette | 23/11/2021

Are You Struggling to Relax at Night and Sleep? Here is a round-up of helpful ideas for insomnia. It could just be one thing that you read in here that might transform your life! Have a good browse, follow each link, and let me know if you find something that works for you. A Round-up…

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Place of Serenity | Honour Your Gifts and Strengths

Honour Your Gifts and Strengths

By Yvette | 19/11/2021

Your Gifts and Strengths are Unique to You They form the very core of who you are. And yet, sometimes your gifts and strengths can be perceived by others as faults or defects. I wonder if you recognise the struggle with your gifts and strengths? You may have spent many years trying to be ‘a…

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Place of Serenity | World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day

By Yvette | 12/11/2021

World Kindness Day is 13 November When we have a day to celebrate it, World Kindness Day gives us an opportunity to delve into the term ‘kindness’ and think about our own kindness skills. There can be a very dismissive attitude to the term kindness. As though it is a weak quality to have. Something…

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Top 10 Mindfulness and Meditation Gifts

By Yvette | 03/11/2021

The great thing about your capacity for mindfulness and meditation is that you can implement them any time and anywhere. As life skills they keep you calm and relaxed. And they connect you to your inner wisdom and higher self. Since so many of us have been spending more time in our own homes due…

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Place of Serenity | Every word is an Incantation

Every Word is an Incantation

By Yvette | 29/10/2021

An Incantation is described as a Ritual recitation of verbal charms or spells to produce a magic effect. From The Free Dictionary by Farlex Your words, both spoken and thought, are immensely powerful. When there is intention behind them, they are like the charms and spells which we associate with magic. You yourself are the…

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Meditation as a Political Act

By Yvette | 25/10/2021

Have you ever thought of meditation as a political act? I invite you to turn to Jack Kornfield’s book, ‘The Wise Heart’ especially chapter 22 ‘Tending the World’ when the world feels unsettled, violent, hurting and unwell. Here, Jack Kornfield talks about the Buddhist approach to dealing with politics in the world and looks to…

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Place of Serenity | I am enough

I Am Enough – 1 Mantra Worth Knowing

By Yvette | 20/10/2021

Every moment, it seems, that as human beings, we give ourselves a hard time. We ask ourselves, ‘Am I enough?’ when we need to shift these words to ‘I am enough’. An Endless List In our work, relationships, appearances, behaviour, choices, the words we speak, the list is endless. All of it is up for…

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Place of Serenity | Little things

Notice Little Things of Beauty

By Yvette | 29/09/2021

Notice Little Things of Beauty Whatever is happening for you right now – perhaps this is a helpful reminder: Take pleasure in little things of beauty and create poetry from each moment ~ Adapted from Almine Save your energy – instead of railing against the world, soften into acceptance. Look around you for the little…

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Place of Serenity | The power of your awareness/ Image: Stefan Keller/Kellepics

The Remarkable Power of your Awareness

By Yvette | 30/07/2021

With the remarkable power of awareness, you can take a step back from your thinking to notice your thoughts and emotions. – Ah yes, I’m thinking that storyline again. – Ah yes, I’m feeling that familiar fear/envy/sadness. Your Awareness is your Consciousness A moment of Presence, a brief stepping out of the voice in your…

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Place of Serenity | The Secret to Decision-Making

The Secret to Decision-Making

By Yvette | 28/07/2021

Is your mind feeling cluttered and full, and you long for clarity to help you with decision-making? Decision-Making Can Get Confusing If you are confused over a choice you must make, remember that you have the resources within you to make a wise decision. You need clarity to make your decision. It’s easy to get…

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Place of Serenity | Celebrate the Ordinary Moments

Celebrate the Ordinary Moments

By Yvette | 19/07/2021

When you start to celebrate the ordinary moments you discover how they transform and are no longer so ordinary after all. Where are the Ordinary Moments? Afternoon tea as you sit outside in the garden with a friend or sibling. The relaxing seconds that welcome your arrival home from spending an over-heated day in the…

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Place of Serenity | Seashore mind

The Clarity of a Seashore Mind

By Yvette | 14/07/2021

Footsteps in the sand Quickly washed away; The seashore mind. ~ Deng Ming-Dao A New Day The seashore mind is like the purity of the beach every time the sand is washed clear by the waves. You could think of each day starting anew, without attachment to previous worries or judgments. A clean slate. An…

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Place of Serenity | Breathe deeply to support yourself

Breathe Deeply to Support Yourself

By Yvette | 08/07/2021

  Mindful Tip: Breathe Deeply If you are feeling anxious, overwhelmed or down, remember that you can breathe deeply to support yourself. With each breath stay calm. With each breath stay present. The slow steady rhythm of your breathing can draw you back into harmony with your body. As you breathe deeply you relax and…

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Place of Serenity | Learn online mindfulness and meditation

5 Ideas for Online Mindfulness and Meditation

By Yvette | 22/06/2021

Original picture from Pixabay by Jiao Tang Now may be a good time for you to learn online mindfulness and meditation and how to live from your heart! You can do this as a One-to-One Course or in a Group Course. Here are 5 ideas that may resonate with you as you decide whether this…

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I Hear You with Mindful Listening

By Yvette | 20/06/2021

Many of us are blessed with the gift of hearing. Yet it is only through mindful listening that we really hear. What Do We Usually Hear? You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time. ~ M. Scott Peck We listen frequently throughout our day. Yet the skill of listening…

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Place of Serenity | The Power of Heart Coherence

The Power of Heart Coherence

By Yvette | 03/06/2021

Joe Dispenza describes ‘Heart Coherence’ as ‘your capacity to cultivate and sustain elevated emotions. These include gratitude, appreciation, kindness, care, compassion, love and joy.’ As humans today, we try to find solutions to our emotions and feelings by using our minds. Yet the mind looks at everything in a polarised egoic way, so our thoughts…

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Place of Serenity | Choose to Live a Peaceful Life

Choose to Live a Peaceful Life

By Yvette | 20/05/2021

We all Wish to Live a Peaceful Life That doesn’t mean a life without joy or the ups and downs of being a human. You live a peaceful life where you feel a sense of harmony, calm and ease within yourself. It’s the basis from which to become the best kind of person you wish…

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