Place of Serenity | Anger and mindfulness

4 Steps to Harness Anger with Mindfulness

By Yvette | 11/03/2021

We’ve All Experienced Anger It surges up in a split second and if we react to it, our actions may cause us to feel guilt, shame or further resentment afterwards. The emotion floods our body and that wave takes no more than 90 seconds to move on. Yet we can be ruminating over it, gathering…

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Place of Serenity | Resistance to Reality

How Your Resistance to Reality Causes Stress

By Yvette | 09/03/2021

How Your Resistance to Reality Causes Stress ‘I don’t want this to be happening!’ This phrase could be referring to any events or experiences in your own life and in the world around you. It is relevant to the last year or so as your life will have been affected by global events. When you…

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Place of Serenity | Become Empowered with Active Appreciation

Become Empowered with Active Appreciation

By Yvette | 06/03/2021

The key to living in your power and uplifting your mood is to engage in active appreciation Humans tend to have default settings. What is your tendency? Some people describe themselves with the saying a glass is half empty or half full. A tiny part of you may find that you are pulled towards thinking…

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Place of Serenity | How to Live a Meaningful Life

How to Live a Meaningful Life

By Yvette | 03/03/2021

  Whatever you are doing right now, you can live a meaningful life. What does it mean to live a meaningful life? Start with your awareness. Your awareness moves everything, it is your power ~ Anita Briggs In each moment when you are present, you’re the observer of your thoughts, actions and feelings. As humans…

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Place of Serenity | Spring Declutter

Spring Declutter

By Yvette | 28/02/2021

Spring is in the Air: Time to Declutter your Home? Many of us find ourselves weighed down with ‘things’. If you’ve had to work from home in recent times, you might be even more aware of the build-up of clutter surrounding you. I was looking in my kitchen for dried oregano, basil and cumin the…

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Place of Serenity | The Habit of Meditation

3 Simple Ways to Get the Habit of Meditation

By Yvette | 25/02/2021

It can feel like you are wasting your time or doing it wrongly when you get started with meditation. How can you get the habit of meditation so it becomes a daily skill for your well-being and spiritual life? You know it’s something you want to do to help you access a calmer and more…

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Place of Serenity | Covid Pandemic and Mindfulness 4 Keys to Combat Covid Blues

4 Keys to Combat Covid Blues

By Yvette | 20/02/2021

Covid Blues You are not alone in feeling like you want to give up right now. Everything feels tough and you may well be experiencing moments of self-doubt and bleakness. You might call it the Covid Blues, so here are 4 keys to combat them. 1  I AM INCUBATING Firstly, with our limited access to…

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Place of Serenity Newsletter December 2020

Winter Solstice Greetings

By Yvette | 20/12/2020

Place of Serenity News Hi! Place of Serenity News for the Winter Solstice   I hope you have been keeping well through these extremely challenging times. I’ve been a little quiet recently but have continued to communicate on Facebook where I hope my daily posts inspire one or two of you. I’ve been listening to lots of…

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Place of Serenity | A good leader inspires

What Makes a Good Leader?

By Yvette | 21/10/2020

You May Have Differing Views on What Makes a Good Leader You know exactly what a good leader is not. You’ve either experienced it in your own workplace, or you can see it in our political leaders. No transparency, continual reliance on lies, deceit, nepotism, cowardice, bullying, to name a few. You might think of…

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Place of Serenity | Our Cells are Constantly Eavesdropping

Our Cells are Constantly Eavesdropping

By Yvette | 18/10/2020

Our Cells Are Constantly Eavesdropping Our cells are constantly eavesdropping on our thoughts and being changed by them … A remembered stress, which is only a wisp of thought, releases the same flood of destructive hormones as the stress itself. ~ Deepak Chopra In Chopra’s book, Ageless Body, Timeless Mind, he emphasises the importance of…

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Place of Serenity | we are what we think

We Are What we Think

By Yvette | 12/10/2020

  We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts, With our thoughts we make the world … ~ Buddha   Be in charge: with our thoughts we make the world Regarding this quote, you may be finding it especially difficult right now to feel that you’re in charge of your…

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Place of Serenity | Technology tension

Technology Tension

By Yvette | 09/10/2020

Who is in charge? Love it AND loathe it: technology sometimes appears to be in charge and we can’t live without it! Over the centuries there has always been some technology tension! We have disappearing shops because we love the convenience of on-line shopping. We’re connecting with one-another across the world on Facebook, Twitter, Skype,…

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Place of Serenity | Achieve a Balanced Mind-Space

The Simplest Way to Achieve a Balanced Mind-Space

By Yvette | 02/10/2020

How often do you feel that you have a balanced mind-space? The phrase ‘all or nothing’ might well be applicable. Feeling the extremes of one emotion to the complete opposite. Impossible to experience a balanced mind-space. Do you recognise this? For large portions of the time you have a busy mind full of anxiety. Or…

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Place of Serenity News

September Newsletter

By Yvette | 24/09/2020

Hi everyone Be Kind to Yourself I hope you are well. Our most recent situation with the pandemic and government behaviour continues to be unsettling. I thought it would be a good time to run my ‘Be Kind to Yourself’ Course starting Wednesday 7 October at 7pm as it really does help you to build your inner…

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Place of Serenity | Self-criticism to self-compassion

Transform Self-Criticism to Self-Compassion

By Yvette | 23/09/2020

Move from Critical Thinking and Self-Criticism to Self-Compassion At the moment our lives continue to be in a state of uncertainty at a global level. In response to this, you may be experiencing an increased level of self-criticism and critical thinking generally. In my Mindfulness Courses, I only have to mention the term ‘inner critic’…

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Manage stress at work

Manage Stress at Work

By Yvette | 20/09/2020

Stress at Work “The old stigmas about mental health are finally beginning to fade as employers realise that a sit back and wait approach to such issues is no longer an option,” said Mike Blake, director at PMI Health Group. “Being proactive and making regular checks on employees’ emotional, as well as physical, health should…

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Reveal the True You

Reveal the True You!

By Yvette | 19/09/2020

What Does it Mean to ‘Reveal the True You’? The Clay Buddha Jack Kornfield reminds us in ‘The Wise Heart’ of a story from Thailand: A clay statue of a Buddha had sat for hundreds of years in a village square. One day a local monk noticed a crack in it and had a closer…

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Thoughts on autopilot

Are your Thoughts on Autopilot?

By Yvette | 15/09/2020

Your brain likes to conserve energy. Lots of things you do occur on autopilot so that you can function easily and swiftly. But possibly less helpful are your thoughts on autopilot. Me and My Big Mouth! You may find you go through the motions of your life on autopilot. Default settings. Programming. Habits. Yet it’s…

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Place of Serenity | Difficult emotions

How to Deal with Difficult Emotions

By Yvette | 10/09/2020

Are you fed up … with experiencing difficult emotions? And struggling to deal effectively with them? Is your mind an overwhelm of tangled information and unwelcome thoughts? The skill of mindfulness Mindfulness is a way of life that lets you interpret your body’s moods and experiences more skillfully. It empowers you to untangle your mind…

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Place of Surrender | Power of Surrender

The Power of Surrender

By Yvette | 09/09/2020

The Power of Surrender might seem like a paradox as you visualise yourself waving a white flag with drooping shoulders and a label displaying ‘FAILURE’. Yet here’s the thing, resistance is futile By turning around the meaning of surrender to acceptance, it might make more sense. If you’ve lost your job, one of your children…

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Place of Serenity | Powerful

You are Powerful in this Present Moment!

By Yvette | 07/09/2020

However your day is, you can be powerful in each and every moment Access short moments of calm that allow you to cut through the chaotic momentum of your day. A powerful pause allows you to do this. Wherever you are, you can ground yourself and tap into a deeper place of wisdom and calm.…

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