Mindfulness for Focus & Clarity

Place of Serenity | Difficult situation

3 Approaches to a Difficult Situation

By Yvette | 20/04/2018

Have you got into a rut in your life? It’s common enough. You’re in a rut and find yourself in a difficult situation. Remember that you’re not broken, simply stuck. And there are choices to be made. Maybe you’ve lost touch with what is really important to you. You’ve forgotten who you really want to…

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Place of Serenity | Technology tension

Technology tension

By Yvette | 15/03/2018

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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3 steps to stay sane at work

3 Steps to Stay Sane at Work

By Yvette | 12/12/2017

How do you stay sane at work? Everyone’s experiences are different but see how you might adapt these following 3 steps to stay sane at work. Try these 3 steps to stay sane at work Step 1 Close down your emails and schedule times in the day to open and deal with them. Each time…

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Create New Habits with Mindfulness

Create New Habits with Mindfulness

By Yvette | 03/11/2017

Every day is filled with repeated behaviours, thoughts and experiences ‘Experience is just showing up even though your mind is elsewhere, Awareness is when you notice you’re there.’ Ruby Wax As Ruby Wax says in ‘Sane New World’, we can all go through the motions, but bringing mindfulness or ‘awareness’ to what we’re doing transforms…

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Be a winner with mindfulness

You can be a winner with mindfulness!

By Yvette | 16/06/2017

How can you be a winner with mindfulness? I attended the Mindful Living Show in London in the summer of 2017 and discovered how! It was through Saturday’s Keynote Speech by 2012 Olympic Gold Medal Winner Etienne Stott alongside his coach Katie Warriner, Mental Skills Coach for Team GB. The C2 Canoe Slalom is a…

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Feel empowered

How to Feel Empowered

By Yvette | 25/11/2016

How are you getting on? Whatever turmoil is happening for you personally and globally, you and I are each responsible for our own personal choices. Even if you feel as though life is carrying you somewhere ominous, you can still feel empowered. This is essential to remember. Feel Empowered I like this piece from a…

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always succeed

How to ALWAYS succeed!

By Yvette | 23/09/2016

You might think it’s impossible if I told you I know how to always succeed! The secret lies in your INTENTION ‘If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favourable.’ Seneca Maybe you want to start a meditation practice. Lots of students wish this when they begin a Mindfulness…

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meditate

If only I could meditate

By Yvette | 08/06/2016

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 have to ‘do’ something. You…

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going round in circles

How being mindful stops you going round in circles

By Yvette | 06/05/2016

Have you noticed how all your thoughts – positive, negative and neutral, repeat themselves? You might realise that you are going round in circles. You experience thoughts and emotions that don’t differ greatly from when you were a child. Life-long circles of behaviour Many of the beliefs we picked up in our childhoods remain within…

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Stay calm and focus

Stay calm and focus

By Yvette | 22/04/2016

A small trouble is like a pebble. Hold it too close to your eye and it fills the whole world and puts everything out of focus. Hold it at a proper distance and it can be examined and properly classified. Throw it at your feet and it can be seen in its true setting, just…

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Something's got to change

Something’s got to change

By Yvette | 25/03/2016

What prompts you to try something new? Curiosity? Following a trend? Don’t want to miss out? Blind panic? As I update this blog post in November 2017, we are surrounded by the need for change. (Sexism, power inequality, a need for underlying change in our society.) You may be feeling this within you too. An…

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Why 2016 will be the year you become more mindful

Why 2016 will be the year you become more mindful

By Yvette | 31/12/2015

New Year is a great time to set your intention to become more mindful. If you can give yourself 10 minutes morning and evening for some mindful meditation, you will find a spaciousness starts to open up inside you. That’s one way to develop it. Yet ‘mindfulness’ is an umbrella term for a way of…

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less forgetful

How can I be less forgetful and more focussed?

By Yvette | 29/05/2015

Ok, so you’re a working mum, dad or other human being! Despite all your many qualities and skills, forgetfulness intrudes into the equation more frequently than you care to admit! How can you be less forgetful? The other week I was chatting with a young business-woman who runs her own business (es) and is raising…

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Why do you need mindfulness?

Why do you Need Mindfulness?

By Yvette | 31/01/2015

You’re a busy person. You don’t have time to slow down. So why do you need mindfulness and what could it mean for you? Mindfulness means ‘awareness’ Another meaning for ‘mindfulness’ is ‘awareness’. So, if are always rushing on to the next moment, what happens to the one you are in? Without awareness, it’s easier…

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Mindful walking

Mindful Walking for Clarity and Calm

By Yvette | 03/01/2015

Do you sometimes find your mind is a whirlwind of untidy thoughts?   You know you have lots to do and you feel unsettled and jittery? Sitting to meditate is one way to still the mind.     Mindful walking Yet mindful walking is another great way to connect back with your body and gain…

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Multi-tasking

Multitasking is Bad for your Health

By Yvette | 05/12/2014

We all live extremely busy lives and multitasking seems to be the norm these days. Multitasking as the norm We call it ‘multitasking’, as we rush around appearing to do several different things at once! But in the workplace, it can reduce efficiency, the ability to prioritise, to be creative and it raises our levels…

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Decision-making with clarity

The Secret to Decision-making with Clarity

By Yvette | 02/12/2014

Is your mind feeling cluttered and full, and you long for clarity to help you with decision-making? Decision-making can get confusing If you are confused over a choice you must make, remember that you have the resources within you to make a wise decision. It’s easy to get caught up in other peoples’ advice, web-site…

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Place of Serenity | In the flow

Be in the Flow

By Yvette | 28/11/2014

What do Tai Chi, Japanese Sword Fighting, Archery and performing a Japanese Tea Ceremony have in common? They are all activities which are encouraged in Japan because they develop a person’s ability to focus. The skill of concentrating and being fully focused is highly valued. You might know it as being ‘in the flow’ or…

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Effortless calm

Effortless Calm

By Yvette | 22/11/2014

Do you want to make effortless calm and serenity an intricate part of your day? The best way to start is by experiencing it when the pressure is not on. Take this coming weekend for example. You and your family may not be working or running your usual workday schedule, but are you booked up…

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The wise information of your body

Start something new!

By Yvette | 21/11/2014

It’s never too late to start something new! You have the chance to start something new – big or small. So be curious. The little voices in your head may pipe up with fears and excuses. You’ll not be able to rise to the challenge You’re ‘not good enough’ There’s not time! It just won’t…

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spring declutter

Spring Declutter

By Yvette | 01/04/2014

Is spring enticing you to do a declutter in your home? Hoarding is not confined to those people we see on TV. Many of us find ourselves weighed down with ‘things’. Whatever the season, a declutter can be daunting when you start. It might be your office, study or any untidy room in your home.…

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