Place of Serenity | New Year more mindful

It’s a New Year – Become More Mindful

By Yvette | 01/01/2019

New Year is a great time to set your intention to become more mindful ‘Mindfulness’ is an umbrella term for a way of life. The New Year is your time to embrace mindfulness – one tiny step at a time. It’s a New Year – become more mindful! Eckhart Tolle says about Mindfulness: “As far…

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Place of Serenity | Difficult situation

3 Approaches to Tackle 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 | 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 You might be feeling a little stuck in your life. You don’t know which direction to take.…

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Place of Serenity | If Only I Could Meditate

If Only I Could Meditate

By Yvette | 08/06/2016

If Only I Could Meditate: 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…

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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? It might be curiosity. Or following a trend. Perhaps you don’t want to miss out. Maybe you’re desperate to make changes in your life and something’s got to change. We are surrounded by the need for change. (Sexism, power inequality, corruption, greed – a need for underlying change…

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Place of Serenity | 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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Place of Serenity | The Truth About Why You Need Mindfulness

The Truth about Why you Need Mindfulness

By Yvette | 31/01/2015

You’re a busy person. You feel that you don’t have time to slow down. So here is the truth about why 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…

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Multi-tasking

Multitasking is Bad for your Health

By Yvette | 05/12/2014

Many of us live extremely busy lives and multitasking seems to be the norm in the workplace these days. Even if you work for yourself, you may well find yourself bogged down in multitasking as a range of responsibilities falls to you. Multitasking as the norm We call it ‘multitasking’, as we rush around appearing…

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Manage your mind

How to Manage Your Mind

By Yvette | 03/12/2014

Every day we each have an average of 17,000 thoughts How do we manage that amount of mind traffic? How do you manage your mind? Most of the time we’re carried along by the force of emotions, habits and conditioning. When good things happen, we’re too busy to fully enjoy them and are rushing on…

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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 and be in the flow. The skill of concentrating and being fully focused is highly valued. You might know it as…

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Effortless calm

Effortless Calm

By Yvette | 22/11/2014

Do you want to make effortless calm and serenity an integral 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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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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