Mindfulness – Tips & Reminders

Place of Serenity | Resilient

4 Phrases to stay Calm and Resilient

By Yvette | 25/05/2018

Place of Serenity’s mission is to help you stay calm and resilient in your life! Here I share 4 powerful phrases to help you stay calm and resilient as often as you need. When you fall During Mo Farah’s fall in the 10,000 metre race in Rio 2016 he had the mental strength to continue.…

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Mindful Check-In

Here is Your 3 Minute Mindful Check-In

By Yvette | 20/02/2018

Are you rushing about your day with your head full of worries and your body following you along for the ride? The Mindful Check-In is a 3 minute awareness exercise. It takes a few minutes to do a Mindful Check-In and notice how your body, emotions and state of mind are doing. It’s great to…

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Place of Serenity | Spring

Spring is on its way

By Yvette | 01/02/2018

The only thing I can be sure of right now, is that spring is on its way Everything else is uncertain. Yet the truth is, we lull ourselves into certainties. Really, every day is an unknown. So take heart in the sound of birdsong; robins, sparrows and crows. Nothing fancy. Just the joyous sound that…

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November News

November News

By Yvette | 07/11/2017

November news! Hi everyone! There’s no way to sugar-coat things – dissatisfaction, anger, fear – there’s a whirlpool of strong emotions blowing through the land. Yet it’s a good thing! Mindfulness is about waking up and becoming conscious. Things we’ve taken for granted for so long, are now ripe for change. You are welcome to…

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Learn Mindfulness Together

5 Reasons to Learn Mindfulness Together

By Yvette | 20/01/2017

I teach Mindfulness at venues across East Hampshire, including Alton and Liphook. So I thought you might like these 5 reasons to learn mindfulness together on a course: 1. Learn mindfulness together. With all the good intentions in the world, it’s easy to fall by the wayside on your own. You will benefit from the…

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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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6 Tips for a Truly Relaxing Holiday

6 Tips for a Truly Relaxing Holiday

By Yvette | 29/07/2016

Do you find it can sometimes feel just as stressful on holiday as it is to be working? Why is this and how can you have a truly relaxing holiday? Things that worry you don’t just go away! Although you want a truly relaxing holiday, you may still find yourself thinking. About work issues, colleagues…

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Transform your life

How to transform your life with one single thing

By Yvette | 20/05/2016

You have the power right now to transform your life with one single thing. Pretty much everyone experiences stress at one time or another. It’s not all bad – as humans we do enjoy challenges and even a little bit of fear! But it can get too much. Do you recognise any of these? tight…

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Asleep or awake?

Are you Asleep or Awake?

By Yvette | 11/03/2016

Are you living your life asleep or awake? Consciously or unconsciously? With mindfulness or without it? You might find yourself going through the motions of your life. Your journey to and from work, the seasons outside your window, wishing away your hours at work, anticipating the weekend and dismissing weekdays. You may well have learnt…

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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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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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Have you listened to yourself lately?

Have you Listened to Yourself Lately?

By Yvette | 23/10/2015

Notice what kind of language you use for yourself. Do you treat yourself with kindness and love, or with impatience and harshness? In short, have you listened to yourself lately? Ratio of Positive to Negative Thoughts In her book, ‘The Sweet Spot‘, Christine Carter suggests you become more aware of the kind of thoughts you…

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You are powerful in this present moment

You are powerful in this present moment!

By Yvette | 02/10/2015

However busy your day is, you can still access short moments of calm that allow you to cut through the chaotic momentum of your day. These present moment pauses contain the power of calm. They give power back to you, when you are feeling out of control with your own thoughts or surrounding events. It’s…

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Why Relaxation is Your Superpower

Why Relaxation is Your Superpower

By Yvette | 18/09/2015

Fear is the most common emotion that underlies most peoples’ days. So how can relaxation be your superpower in dealing with this? Think about what you do on a daily basis: • You are confronted with challenges – things that are outside your daily routine • You anticipate scary experiences that haven’t happened, but might…

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Mindfulness and meditation quotes

My Top 20 Mindfulness and Meditation Quotes:

By Yvette | 24/07/2015

Sometimes you just need a few simple words, powerful and succinct, to inspire you. I love these mindfulness and meditation quotes. Take a few moments to read through these words of wisdom. If any of them really call to you – write them out on pieces of paper and keep them handy as tiny reminders…

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10 Tranquil Tips

10 Tranquil Tips

By Yvette | 21/05/2015

How can you stay tranquil and calm as you go about your day? The key is awareness – stopping to notice yourself in the here and now. Then implement some of these 10 tranquil tips: 1.  Sit in some sunbeams as they flood through a window, or if there’s no sunshine stop and listen to…

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4 simple reminders

4 Simple Reminders

By Yvette | 08/05/2015

Does your life feel like it’s complicated? Even when you’re busy, here are 4 simple reminders for life: 1. Breathe It couldn’t be simpler and yet we forget! To breathe a conscious breath means that you rein yourself in to the present moment and be aware that you’re breathing. It’s easy and effective: • focus…

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Mindfulness Tips

Keep it Simple – Easy Mindfulness Tips

By Yvette | 28/03/2015

Mindfulness is about learning to be awake for each moment of your life. Here are a few simple reminders to incorporate into your day. 1. Choose to start your day rather than letting the day start you! Begin each morning by noticing the sensations of your breathing for a few breaths, before jumping out of…

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Treasure of mindfulness

The Priceless Treasure of Mindfulness

By Yvette | 17/01/2015

Learning to be mindful is like being given a huge treasure chest – a treasure of mindfulness As many times as you dip into it, there is always something new you learn about yourself and there are always different ways to be inspired. So how does mindfulness help? I asked this recently to some of…

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Ways to stay calm

3 Simple Ways to stay Calm!

By Yvette | 10/01/2015

You are caught up in another busy year You suspect that there really is no way of experiencing peace and calm. There’s simply too much to do! It’s important to get it all into perspective – current events in the world certainly remind us of that. So here are 3 simple ways to stay calm!…

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The Best of This Week’s Mindfulness

By Yvette | 14/12/2014

This week’s mindfulness posts have a sprinkling of peace and calm scattered through them. I hope this reflects your experiences! Is it Another Manic Monday? You know the kind of manic Monday – stressed and overwhelmed, your mind jumps from one thing to another, feeling slightly manic about the packed schedule of your day ……

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