Place of Serenity | If Only I Could Meditate

If Only I Could Meditate

By Yvette | 20/01/2022

If Only I Could Meditate: Which of these Categories do you Belong to? You’ve dismissed ‘meditation’ as not for you. There are moments when you think,  ‘If only I could meditate.’ You’ve learnt to meditate but you’re still resistant to doing it! For all 3 of these situations, you’re thinking that to meditate means you…

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Place of Serenity | Beat the January Blues

Beat the January Blues

By Yvette | 07/01/2022

Keep Inspired and Beat the January Blues January stretches ahead of us and it can feel a little daunting! Perhaps you have the January blues? The prospect of another full year ahead may feel overwhelming and you could be experiencing the January blues. Days can often be overcast and sunshine scarce. During these winter months…

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Place of Serenity | Discover the Power of Soundscapes

Discover the Power of Soundscapes

By Yvette | 06/01/2022

We live in a noisy world, and wherever we are, we are surrounded by soundscapes. These are the sounds around us that may be chaotic and noisy, yet also immersive and healing. Wherever you are, you are surrounded by a soundscape… a soundscape describes the audio of all the sounds around you. If you close…

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Place of Serenity | How to Create Your Own Place of Serenity

How to Create Your Own Place of Serenity

By Yvette | 03/01/2022

Your inner serenity is your inner sanctuary – the place within you where you can experience calm, peace, composure, clarity and stillness. This is the opposite to the turmoil of a busy mind and hectic life where you may be constantly experiencing unrest, fear and turmoil. When you bring your conscious awareness to a situation…

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Place of Serenity | 10 Blog Posts from 2021

10 Blog Posts from 2021

By Yvette | 30/12/2021

Here are 10 blog posts from 2021 for you to dip into. Mindfulness, Appreciation, A Peaceful and Meaningful Life, and Heart Coherence are included in this round-up. 1 How 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…

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Place of Serenity | 10 Tips for Tranquility

10 Tips for Tranquility over the Festive Season

By Yvette | 19/12/2021

Christmas is on it’s way once more! It is a very different experience for each of us and can get pretty stressful. Balance your health and wellbeing with these 10 tips for tranquility so that you can fully enjoy the festive season! 1. Gratitude Practice The first of your tips for tranquility is a reminder…

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Place of Serenity | My Favourite Experience of 2021

My Favourite Experience of 2021

By Yvette | 18/12/2021

Do you have a favourite experience of 2021? It has been another challenging year but what has lifted your heart? In a blog post I wrote in April 2021, Listen to the Dawn Chorus, I shared my Dawn Chorus joy and a tiny snippet of a recording I had made. To go outside and experience…

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Place of Serenity | Meditation for Midwinter

Meditation for Midwinter

By Yvette | 16/12/2021

Midwinter Celebration Midwinter, or the Winter Solstice, is a time of celebration for the light within the darkness. The longest day of dark hours, here in the Northern Hemisphere, is on 21 December. And from then on, the days become lighter again! Midwinter is nature’s natural time for replenishment. Beneath the soil, animals and plants…

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Place of Serenity | Enjoy the Festive Flow

Enjoy the Festive Flow

By Yvette | 10/12/2021

December can be a stressful month and as there continues to be universal uncertainty, here’s how you can enjoy being in the festive flow. Realise that if you have ever been in the flow of a hobby or utterly focused on a task, then you have probably experienced meditation already. Your mind is so engaged,…

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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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