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10 Tips for Tranquility over the Festive Season

By Yvette | 01/12/2017

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 We have much to appreciate at this time of year.…

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Have yourself a mindful christmas

Have Yourself a Mindful Little Christmas

By Yvette | 16/12/2016

Being mindful is neither a chore nor a rigid set of rules. Experience a mindful Christmas of joy and quiet pleasure. Enjoy these simple reminders! ‘During the next few weeks, observe yourself compassionately, like a professional chess player watching a three-year-old learn the moves. Notice when you become stressed, manic, demanding, anxious, or seized by…

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A seasonal round-up of mindfulness

A Seasonal Round-up of Mindfulness

By Yvette | 18/12/2015

I’ve scooped up a few festive blog posts for you to dip into. Here you will find a seasonal round-up of mindfulness; tips and reminders to keep it simple, to enjoy what you have and share your goodwill out to others.  By staying mindful, present and open-hearted, you can bring a whole new experience to…

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10 Tranquil Tips for a Mindful Christmas

10 Tranquil Tips for a Mindful Christmas

By Yvette | 04/12/2015

  It’s the time of year for traditions, memories and over-indulging. But don’t let it get stressful. Try these 10 tranquil tips for a Mindful Christmas! 1. Sit and Enjoy Despite all the planning and shopping that may need to be done, give yourself time to sit and enjoy the festive season. Sit in the…

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Top 10 Mindfulness Gifts

Top 10 Mindfulness Gifts

By Yvette | 27/11/2015

Updated list for Christmas 2017 You have been practicing your mindfulness and meditation as best you can this year. It keeps you calm and relaxed. And connects you to your inner wisdom. Of course you know it’s always down to you to make the choice to be present. However, the other kind of presents are…

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slippers

The reason you need a good pair of slippers

By Yvette | 19/12/2014

Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel. Eleanor Brownn Winter is the season of retreat Winter Solstice takes place on 21 December in the northern hemisphere. It was originally a celebration of…

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Eat, drink and be merry

Eat, Drink and be Merry

By Yvette | 17/12/2014

We eat and drink all the time We couldn’t survive without food and drink. Yet how much ‘stuff’ goes on around this process! How often do we eat and drink thoughtlessly! How often are we worrying over what we eat and what we ‘mustn’t eat’. We eat for comfort. We nibble while we are busy…

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Tips to reduce festive frazzle

Tips to Reduce Festive Frazzle

By Yvette | 04/12/2014

It’s the countdown to Christmas and it can be easy to succumb to festive frazzle. You know the feeling? You get caught up in a snowstorm of activity, shopping and extra commitments on your time. So here are some simple tips to reduce festive frazzle and help you glide calmly through your day: • Commit…

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Thanks

Thanks a lot!

By Yvette | 27/11/2013

Have you noticed how much of our lives run on assumptions and habits? We take a lot for granted and forget to say thanks. Thanks a lot! We sometimes use the phrase, ‘Thanks a lot’ ironically. But have you ever thought about all the things in your life you could be thankful for? We wake…

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