Mindfulness is a String of Pearls

Mindfulness is a string of pearls

Mindfulness is a string of pearls that holds together the best values you might wish to embody: acceptance peace patience gratitude compassion joy love and so many more strong qualities If you practice mindfulness and meditation, it doesn’t mean you shut the world out. It’s not about staying safe in your own little bubble. It Continue reading »

Hate and Blame

Hate and blame

What can we do with hate and blame? I was in Amsterdam not long ago and re-visited Anne Frank’s house. It’s a place that provides a powerful memory of Anne’s life so cruelly ended with the atrocities that took place. Also while there, I read ‘Night’ by Elie Wiesel, a slim poignant read. It details Continue reading »

You are Valuable

You are valuable

‘Name a quality or strength that you value about yourself’ Silence. This was my opening suggestion to each person in our Meditation Session. Everyone found this tricky – they either couldn’t think in that moment of anything, or were reluctant to say! It’s different if you are sitting there on your own and give yourself Continue reading »

How being mindful stops you going round in circles

going round in circles

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 Continue reading »