Shift from Anxiety to Self-compassion

Shift from anxiety to self-compassion

We tend to be hard task-masters, tough on ourselves. We sometimes view gentleness, compassion and kindness as weaknesses. Does this sound familiar? Our media and the world around us is aggressive and harsh, cruel and judgemental. This further supports the idea that kindness and self-compassion are soft options. Yet a shift from anxiety to self-compassion Continue reading »

Mindfulness and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Mindfuness and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

IBS stands for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. There is no one specific cause of this distressing condition of the digestive system. However, if you suffer with it, or indeed, any chronic illness, managing your ability to relax can help ease everyday symptoms. See: What is the relationship of stress to IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and: Stress Continue reading »

Be here right now

Be Here Right Now

‘The Power of Now’ by Eckhart Tolle was first published in the UK in 2001. But it’s still a brilliant book for illustrating what mindfulness really is and perfect as I re-read it while watching my daughter sleep in her hospital bed overnight! Be here right now The present moment is sometimes unacceptable, unpleasant, or Continue reading »

Can you stay with things the way they are?

stay with things the way they are

‘Meditation develops our stamina to stay with things the way they are.’ I don’t know where I found this quote, but it’s a great reminder to accept the present moment! You can be mindful when you spend a few moments sitting with your breath, walking quietly along the street or noticing your thoughts as you Continue reading »

Tough times in the playground: mindfulness and illness

Mindfulness and illness

Judy Bartholomew of www.freefromwithattitude.com invited me to guest blog.  Follow the link to her website to read more about her expertise. Read here about Mindfulness and Illness.   Tough times: Mindfulness and illness When you are going through tough times such as illness, including cancer, how can you support yourself and remain steady? Implementing mindfulness Continue reading »