Magic things

Magical Things You Discover Through Mindfulness

By Yvette | 06/06/2018

‘The universe if full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to become sharper.’ Eden Phillpotts Magical Things We take for granted so many things. We don’t always stop to appreciate them. Magical things you discover through mindfulness. In her book, ‘An Altar in the World’, Barbara Brown Taylor reveals the countless ways we…

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Shift from anxiety to self-compassion

5 Steps to Transform from Anxiety to Self-compassion

By Yvette | 22/05/2018

Let’s look at how you can transform from anxiety to self-compassion We tend to be hard task-masters, tough on ourselves. We sometimes view gentleness, compassion and kindness as weaknesses. Does this sound familiar? Our media and the world around us is aggressive and harsh, cruel and judgmental. This further supports the idea that kindness and…

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Place of Serenity | Difficult situation

3 Approaches to Tackle a Difficult Situation

By Yvette | 20/04/2018

Have you got into a rut in your life? It’s common enough. You’re in a rut and find yourself in a difficult situation. Remember that you’re not broken, simply stuck. And there are choices to be made. Maybe you’ve lost touch with what is really important to you. You’ve forgotten who you really want to…

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Place of Serenity | storytelling mind

How Can Mindfulness Reduce your Storytelling Mind?

By Yvette | 29/03/2018

You’ve Been Told Stories All your Life! So it’s no wonder you, and I, each have a storytelling mind. Easter Holy Week in the Christian Church is a story shared annually while every religion has its own catalogue of rich and inspiring stories. We love watching film and drama and love our daily fix. Advertisements…

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The healing power of nature

The Healing Power of Nature

By Yvette | 07/01/2018

One of the most supportive things you can do for your wellbeing is to enjoy the healing power of nature. ‘… during difficult times we should endeavour to stay close to one simple thing in nature. When the mind is festering with trouble or the heart torn, we can find healing among the silence of…

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Trust Your Own Decision-Making

By Yvette | 10/10/2017

Do you trust your own decision-making? There are always decisions to make. You’re sitting on your own, in your home. You’re relaxed. No-one is around. Who are you when everything else has dropped away? Your name, age, religion, job title and any other labels you have for yourself no longer define you in this moment.…

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Have yourself a mindful christmas

Have Yourself a Mindful Little Christmas

By Yvette | 16/12/2016

Make it a Mindful Little Christmas Being mindful is neither a chore nor a rigid set of rules. When you experience a mindful little Christmas it can be one of joy and quiet pleasure. Enjoy these simple reminders! Mindful Listening and Presence ‘During the next few weeks, observe yourself compassionately, like a professional chess player…

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Mindful Morning of Peace and Calm

Mindful Morning of Peace and Calm

By Yvette | 09/12/2016

This January you are invited to join us for a Mindful Morning.  Gift it to yourself! Set all your worries aside to experience mindfulness, peace and calm. Your Place on Our Mindful Morning of Peace and Calm Your good health is essential for life to run smoothly. Your wellbeing and sense of peace are priceless.…

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Feel empowered

How to Feel Empowered

By Yvette | 25/11/2016

How are you getting on? Whatever turmoil is happening for you personally and globally, you and I are each responsible for our own personal choices. Even if you feel as though life is carrying you somewhere ominous, you can still feel empowered. This is essential to remember. Feel Empowered I like this piece from a…

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Your Lionheart

You and your Lionheart

By Yvette | 21/10/2016

  Your 2 minute recording for your Lionheart: You have a Lionheart Every breath you take flows through your heart. I like this idea of being connected to your lionheart. It can be a reminder to help you when you feel overwhelmed, timid or anxious. Because ‘Le Coeur’ is French for heart and ‘Cor’ is…

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Tranquillity

Finding Tranquillity

By Yvette | 05/08/2016

Life is busy and it’s easy to let stress build up. Yet even within the busiest of towns and cities where you might work you can find tranquillity. Find Tranquillity in Unexpected Places By seeking out nature you can enjoy a tranquil spot which provides space to reflect and recover from stress. I love these…

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Hate and blame

Hate and Blame

By Yvette | 08/07/2016

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…

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Signs of Stress

By Yvette | 17/06/2016

What Are the Most Obvious Signs of Stress? A little stress is healthy but when you’re experiencing it for longer lengths of time, it can become a problem. Some of your most obvious signs of stress might be easy to pinpoint yet signs of stress can reveal themselves in more complex ways. There are 4…

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Place of Serenity | If Only I Could Meditate

If Only I Could Meditate

By Yvette | 08/06/2016

If Only I Could Meditate: Which of these Categories do you Belong to? You’ve dismissed ‘meditation’ as not for you. There are moments when you think,  ‘If only I could meditate.’ You’ve learnt to meditate but you’re still resistant to doing it! For all 3 of these situations, you’re thinking that to meditate means you…

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Nature Inspires Calm

Nature Inspires Calm!

By Yvette | 27/05/2016

When you’re feeling frazzled by life and need to take a moment to slow down, remember that nature inspires calm Your breath is with you all the time, so when you bring your awareness to your breathing, this directs your focus to the present moment. It’s helpful to remind yourself that you are in this…

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Listening In

Listening In

By Yvette | 08/01/2016

Does life sometimes feel tough? When you go through these moments of self-doubt or bleakness, give yourself the gift of listening in. Sit, wrap a blanket round your shoulders and ‘cradle your heart.’ Light a candle. And allow yourself to be vulnerable. Ask yourself, ‘Dearest heart and mind, I’m not afraid to hear your secrets.…

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Connect with your heart

Connect with your Heart

By Yvette | 16/10/2015

Do you ever take time to connect with your heart? When you’re feeling negative, either towards yourself or the world, notice what your default setting gets you doing and thinking. You may experience an avalanche of cruel put-downs towards yourself, or bitter judgments towards others. You find yourself keeping busy with work/emails/eating/exercising or shopping to…

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Why Relaxation is Your Superpower

Why Relaxation is Your Superpower

By Yvette | 18/09/2015

How can Relaxation be Your Superpower? Fear is a common emotion that underlies many peoples’ days. So how can relaxation be your superpower in dealing with this? Think about what you do on a daily basis where you: • find yourself confronted with challenges – things that are outside your daily routine • anticipate scary…

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Get started with Mindfulness

Get Started with Mindfulness

By Yvette | 26/06/2015

Get started with Mindfulness Mindfulness is all around us now! It’s frequently in the news and businesses, GPs, hospitals and schools are implementing it. World-renowned leader, the Dalai Lama, shared his thoughts with music lovers at Glastonbury in the summer of 2015. Get started with Mindfulness because it’s here to stay! Why are more and…

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Mini moments of meditation

Mini Moments of Meditation

By Yvette | 14/03/2015

Sometimes you need to escape overwhelming negative thoughts or stress at work. Here is how with some mini moments of meditation: ‘Restrooms’ For many people a quick escape for some peace may mean visiting the loo! And why not? If you are at work, sometimes this is the only place for a bit of peace!…

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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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