Let it go

Let It Go!

By Yvette | 02/05/2015

  Do you sometimes find yourself going over and over in your mind, something that you can’t stop thinking about? You can’t relax at night and you wake up with it still on your mind? Your body feels tense and tired. You’re short-tempered and cranky. You need to learn to let it go! Caught Up…

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Place of Serenity | Under the weather

Mindfulness and Feeling Under the Weather

By Yvette | 25/04/2015

It Happens to Many of Us We have all experienced feeling under the weather at times. We feel a bit down, overwhelmed with life or we’re going through challenging experiences. In order to cope, we may find ourselves resorting to old tried and tested behaviours, without thinking too much about it. One of my most…

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The Mind-body Connection

How to Be a Jedi Knight: The Mind-Body Connection

By Yvette | 07/03/2015

The Discipline of a Jedi Knight Through years of disciplined training and meditation, the Jedi Knight honed body and mind into perfect harmony. Whether you’re a Star Wars fan or not, there’s a lot of interest in the Mind-Body connection. What exactly does this mean? As a child, you may remember moments of exuberant joy…

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How are you?

How Are You?

By Yvette | 28/02/2015

How Are You? Busy Thank You! I read somewhere that this is the accepted greeting among Chinese business people. Yet it seems to be universal, doesn’t it? These days ‘busy’ equates with success – a successful ‘busy’ business, a ‘busy’ social life, an activity holiday packed with ‘busy’ activities and scheduled relaxation time. When someone…

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Place of Serenity | The Powerful Pause

The Powerful Pause

By Yvette | 16/12/2014

A Swift Reaction You know that split second when you open your mouth and say something without thinking it through? You can learn to gain greater control when you implement a powerful pause. Your swift reaction comes direct from the most primitive part of your brain. It happens swiftly often disguising anger or fear. It…

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How to get restful sleep

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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Place of Serenity | Manage Your Anxiety with Mindfulness

Manage Your Anxiety with Mindfulness

By Yvette | 12/12/2014

How Can You Manage Your Anxiety? Do you find yourself increasingly entertaining negative thoughts and suffering with anxiety? And is it possible you can manage your anxiety with mindfulness? You’re not alone. Although a small level of anxiety is normal in your everyday life, when it becomes excessive it can have a huge debilitating impact.…

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Place of Serenity | Deep breaths

How to Stop Worrying and Be Happy

By Yvette | 06/12/2014

Are You Happy? Do you find yourself worrying and constantly ruminating negatively over the same old things? How can you stop worrying and be happy? On the surface your life is quite normal and you put on a good show but deep down, your default setting tends to be gloomy and anxious. According to Rick…

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Place of Serenity | Negative emotions when you meditate

Negative Emotions when you Meditate

By Yvette | 04/03/2014

Negative Emotions When You Meditate When I share my courses in Mindfulness and Meditation, those new to it can be surprised or even overwhelmed by the depth of emotions they feel when meditating. Quite often you may not know where these emotions have come from and it feels confusing and scary. It’s not unusual to…

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Is there anybody there?

Is There Anybody There?

By Yvette | 28/01/2014

I’ve always loved this atmospheric poem by Walter de la Mere.   The Listeners by Walter de la Mere (1873-1956) ‘Is there anybody there?’ said the Traveller, Knocking on the moonlit door; And his horse in the silence champ’d the grasses Of the forest’s ferny floor: And a bird flew up out of the turret,…

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