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 | 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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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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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 | My own light

Winter Solstice, the Light and You

By Yvette | 19/12/2019

The Darkness and Light of Winter Winter Solstice (22 December 2019) is the deepest part of winter in the Northern Hemisphere. Our ancestors celebrated this darkness before the days began to lengthen again. Now this celebration of Yuletide sits beautifully alongside the light and joy of Christmas. Although it is the darkest time of the…

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Place of Serenity | Christmas Advent Calendar

Christmas Advent Calendar

By Yvette | 25/12/2018

I am sharing the following thoughts from my Place of Serenity Facebook, where each day’s image and words are all together here for inspiration. Every image invites you to carry the phrase in your heart & notice how it feels! You can click on any image to see & enjoy a larger picture. From this,…

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Place of Serenity | Place of Serenity News

December 2018 News

By Yvette | 22/12/2018

21 December 2018 Hi everyone! There is much to celebrate in the month of December with today’s Mid-Winter Solstice and Christmas. A chance to remember the simple things in life – nature, family, yourself! I invite you to grab a cuppa, sit back and have a relaxing browse. Best wishes for a peaceful, joyous season. …

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slippers

The Reason you Need a Good Pair of Slippers

By Yvette | 05/12/2018

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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Have yourself a mindful christmas

Have Yourself a Mindful Little Christmas

By Yvette | 16/12/2016

Make it a Mindful Little Christmas Being mindful is neither a chore nor a rigid set of rules. When you experience a mindful little Christmas it can be one of joy and quiet pleasure. Enjoy these simple reminders! Mindful Listening and Presence ‘During the next few weeks, observe yourself compassionately, like a professional chess player…

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A seasonal round-up of mindfulness

A Seasonal Round-up of Mindfulness for Christmas

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 for Christmas. Easy tips and reminders to keep it simple. So you can enjoy what you have and share your goodwill out to others. By staying mindful, present and open-hearted, you can bring…

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10 Tranquil Tips for a Mindful Christmas

10 Tranquil Tips for a Mindful Christmas

By Yvette | 04/12/2015

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

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Place of Serenity | Eat, drink & 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 Nibble while we’re busy checking emails…

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Place of Serenity | Manage Your Anxiety with Mindfulness

Manage Your Anxiety with Mindfulness

By Yvette | 12/12/2014

How Can You Manage Your Anxiety? Do you find yourself increasingly entertaining negative thoughts and suffering with anxiety? And is it possible you can manage your anxiety with mindfulness? You’re not alone. Although a small level of anxiety is normal in your everyday life, when it becomes excessive it can have a huge debilitating impact.…

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Place of Serenity | 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: Commit to less Say…

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Place of Serenity | Thanks a lot

Thanks a Lot!

By Yvette | 27/11/2013

Thanks a Lot! We take a lot for granted and forget to say thanks. Have you noticed how much of our lives run on assumptions and habits? 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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