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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Place of Serenity | Beginner's Mind Photo by James DeMers

Open up your World with a Beginner’s Mind

By Yvette | 28/04/2021

Beginner’s Mind You may have heard the term: Beginner’s Mind. It is a Buddhist concept and means: A mind that is willing to see everything as if for the first time. ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn Perhaps this doesn’t seem a useful idea, but put another way, it is to experience each day free of prejudice and…

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Place of Serenity | Listen to the Dawn Chorus

Listen to the Dawn Chorus

By Yvette | 21/04/2021

In the UK we have the chance to listen to the Dawn Chorus between March and July. This amazing free symphony happens every day and many of us sleep through it! I invite you to check out the time of sunrise, it is slightly different each morning. Then set your alarm to wake you in…

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Place of Serenity | Mindful Morning Rituals

Mindful Morning Rituals that Support your Best Self

By Yvette | 16/04/2021

How can you be your best self? It starts when you create your own unique mindful morning rituals. I use the term ‘rituals’ very loosely – simple steps that you can take so you can be in charge of a serene start to your day. Mindful Morning Rituals Begin the Night Before In order to…

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Place of Serenity | Keep calm and be mindful

Keep Calm and be Mindful!

By Yvette | 12/04/2021

You wake up. You launch yourself into the day. Like a rocket or a whirling dervish, in a blur of landscape. Or do you drag yourself out of bed with groans and great reluctance? You will yourself to be motivated! Either way, here’s how to start your day: keep calm and be mindful. 4 Steps…

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Place of Serenity | Celebrate your Achievements

Celebrate Your Achievements

By Yvette | 05/04/2021

It’s good to stop and celebrate your achievements, however small they are! Every day, we’re each given the gift of life. The celebration and praise of this alone can be a daily practice. I especially love the song of the skylark as it spirals up into the air singing in a way that seems so…

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Place of Serenity | Defeat Tension with Progressive Relaxation

Defeat Tension with Progressive Relaxation

By Yvette | 02/04/2021

The technique called Progressive Relaxation is an exercise you can implement  to support your body to relax and defeat tension. Our bodies tense up automatically as a result of our Sympathetic Nervous System. Even as you are sitting reading this now, you may notice groups of muscles in your body that are tense, across the…

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Place of Serenity | Nothing is Ever Lost

Nothing is Ever Lost

By Yvette | 31/03/2021

Feel into the truth of this, that nothing is ever lost, does it make sense to you? When we do this, we connect with gratitude and blessings. As you sit here now, you can think of all your family members and people you know out there living their lives. Places too, that you’ve visited recently…

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Place of Serenity | Words Empower You With Their Magic | Flower Image by Prawny/3373 Pixabay

How Words Empower You with Their Magic

By Yvette | 26/03/2021

Words Empower You with Their Magic Both spoken and written, your words hold power. That power is revealed through your intentions, attitudes and self-beliefs. As you express words into the world, they continually emit the intentions and attitudes within them. Like a mandala they reverberate indefinitely. And never more so than in this age of…

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Place of Serenity | Magic of Grace Photo: Tunglam89 from Pixabay

Harness the Magic of Grace

By Yvette | 23/03/2021

As a child, I recited the Catholic prayer: ‘ Hail Mary, full of Grace The Lord is with thee. Blessed art though among women …’ And there was ‘Grace before Meals’ – a prayer of blessing and thanks before eating. These words would trip off the tongue, without thought for most of us as young…

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Place of Serenity | 5 Effortless Tips to Tackle Overwhelming Emotions Photo: TemperateSage

5 Effortless Tips to Tackle Overwhelming Emotions

By Yvette | 17/03/2021

A mindful perspective lets you tackle overwhelming emotions more skillfully. It empowers you to untangle your mind and deal more effectively with difficult emotions that sometimes appear with huge force. Our brains have already stored a lifetime of prejudices, judgments, opinions and beliefs. So without mindfulness, our minds regurgitate the same old reactions again and…

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Place of Serenity | A year of Covid Pandemic and Mindfulness

A Year of Covid Pandemic and Mindfulness

By Yvette | 16/03/2021

A year of covid pandemic and mindfulness has shown what a useful approach it is to manage anxiety and overwhelm. Not only that but also nurturing a sense of wellbeing and inspiration to be engaged with a deeper level of spiritual self. Mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing has never been so important and at the…

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