Place of Serenity | The Breath

The Breath

By Yvette | 26/08/2014

Stay Peaceful With the Breath You have the most powerful tool to hand. It’s the breath. Become aware of it whenever you need a moment to become calm and feel peaceful. You can access your breath anytime. Even amid the chaos, choose to focus on the present moment with awareness of your breath. Focus on…

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Pause

The Simplicity of The Pause

By Yvette | 27/06/2014

The Pause and Patience Sometimes things are so simple that we overlook their worth. Take the power of a simple pause. 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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Place of Serenity | Do You Feel Stuck with Negative Daily Habits

Do You Feel Stuck with Negative Daily Habits?

By Yvette | 11/06/2014

We Feel Safe with Many of Our Daily 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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Place of Serenity | manage hormones

Manage your Hormones with Meditation!

By Yvette | 15/03/2014

Your body has a wonderful Endocrine System which manages and produces the necessary hormones for numerous body functions. So how can you manage your hormones with meditation? Use Mindful Breathing: Spend a minimum of 10 minutes sitting with the breath. Focus solely on your breathing and be compassionate towards yourself. Breathe slowly through your nose…

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Get out of your head

Get Out of Your Head

By Yvette | 13/02/2014

Get Out of Your Head and Into Your Heart Space We spend a huge proportion of our time caught up with our thoughts. How can you get out of your head and be more present? You have the choice to stop and spend a few moments focusing on your breath. Then you shift from the…

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Place of Serenity | Joy Breathing

Joy Breathing

By Yvette | 03/02/2014

You have the power to choose what to focus on in any given moment. Sometimes our minds seem to be constantly going round in circles with anxious thoughts. This Joy Breathing meditation is a great exercise to remind your brain what joy feels like! If you are feeling a little low, you could try some…

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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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splinter

A Splinter in the Heart

By Yvette | 17/12/2013

A Splinter and an Enchanted Mirror One of my favourite ever stories is ‘The Snow Queen‘ by Hans Christian Anderson. On listening to a re-telling of this story recently, I had forgotten about how it all started. A wicked goblin put an enchantment on a mirror so that whoever looked into it, saw only bad…

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Place of Serenity | Thanks a lot

Thanks a Lot!

By Yvette | 27/11/2013

Thanks a Lot! We take a lot for granted and forget to say thanks. Have you noticed how much of our lives run on assumptions and habits? We sometimes use the phrase, ‘Thanks a lot’ ironically. But have you ever thought about all the things in your life you could be thankful for? We wake…

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