Mindfulness Round-up

By Yvette | 07/12/2014

This week’s round-up highlights one key point about being mindful – that it empowers you and you can choose  how you think. I love the versatility of mindfulness! Want More Sparkle in your Life? Here in the Northern Hemisphere, December brings us the darker evenings yet we’re surrounded by light. Glittering high street illuminations, Christmas…

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A Week of Mindfulness

A Week of Mindfulness

By Yvette | 30/11/2014

Catch up on a week of Mindfulness ideas. Choose what works for you to experience more peace and calm. One step at a time! Mindfulness is about being present and alert to what you normally take for granted or overlook. By becoming more mindful, you are becoming more connected to your life, more aware of…

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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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Place of Serenity | Mindfulness and Meditation

Quiet miracles

By Yvette | 10/11/2014

‘Take time to celebrate the quiet miracles that seek no attention’ From ‘For Presence’ by John O’ Donohue Notice the everyday quiet miracles These quiet miracles are what keep me going! When my mind spins down towards negativity, I bring my awareness to the simplest things before me. Yesterday I got out of the house…

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Pause

Pause – it’s that simple!

By Yvette | 27/06/2014

Sometimes things are so simple that we overlook their worth. Take the power of a simple pause. The Pause and Patience A powerful pause opens up space for patience. Patience might have a ring of worthiness about it. We may even dismiss it in favour of the wilder ‘snap-shot’ decision or ‘just off the top…

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Change the world

Change the world!

By Yvette | 13/06/2014

Do you want to change the world with the work you do? Change the world one chocolate square at a time! I was at a Business Event in Winchester where one of the speakers was Josephine Fairley. She was co-founder of Green & Black’s Organic Chocolate. She believes that a business can be both ethical…

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Habits

Are you stuck with your daily habits?

By Yvette | 11/06/2014

We feel safe with many of our day-to-day habits. Our routines get us out of bed in the morning and we don’t like to be shaken up by unexpected events. Of course we don’t enjoy the unexpected; unheated water in our shower or the car not starting for work. That’s fair enough But what if…

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Mindful listening

I hear you with mindful listening

By Yvette | 29/05/2014

Many of us are blessed with the gift of hearing. Yet it is only through mindful listening that we really hear. What do we usually hear? We listen frequently throughout our day. Yet the skill of listening has more to it than you might think. When a person is speaking to you, what do you…

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Hello world!

By simplydesign | 05/08/2012

Our new blog post is up and running, so keep an eye out for mindfulness tips, articles and inspiration from Place of Serenity! Yvette  

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