More sparkle in your life

Is Sparkle Missing from Your Life?

By Yvette | 29/11/2021

Is Sparkle Missing From Your Life? Your ‘sparkle’ is your enthusiasm and open-heartedness. Your capacity for joy and laughter. Sometimes it feels like that glow has been lost. Especially in the darkest months of winter, we can lose our sense of hope and brightness. This is an invitation to reignite and connect back to your…

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Place of Serenity | Honour Your Gifts and Strengths

Honour Your Gifts and Strengths

By Yvette | 19/11/2021

Your Gifts and Strengths are Unique to You They form the very core of who you are. And yet, sometimes your gifts and strengths can be perceived by others as faults or defects. I wonder if you recognise the struggle with your gifts and strengths? You may have spent many years trying to be ‘a…

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Top 10 Mindfulness and Meditation Gifts

By Yvette | 03/11/2021

The great thing about your capacity for mindfulness and meditation is that you can implement them any time and anywhere. As life skills they keep you calm and relaxed. And they connect you to your inner wisdom and higher self. Since so many of us have been spending more time in our own homes due…

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Place of Serenity | I am enough

I Am Enough – 1 Mantra Worth Knowing

By Yvette | 20/10/2021

Every moment, it seems, that as human beings, we give ourselves a hard time. We ask ourselves, ‘Am I enough?’ when we need to shift these words to ‘I am enough’. An Endless List In our work, relationships, appearances, behaviour, choices, the words we speak, the list is endless. All of it is up for…

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Place of Serenity | Little things

Notice Little Things of Beauty

By Yvette | 29/09/2021

Notice Little Things of Beauty Whatever is happening for you right now – perhaps this is a helpful reminder: Take pleasure in little things of beauty and create poetry from each moment ~ Adapted from Almine Save your energy – instead of railing against the world, soften into acceptance. Look around you for the little…

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Place of Serenity | Celebrate the Ordinary Moments

Celebrate the Ordinary Moments

By Yvette | 19/07/2021

When you start to celebrate the ordinary moments you discover how they transform and are no longer so ordinary after all. Where are the Ordinary Moments? Afternoon tea as you sit outside in the garden with a friend or sibling. The relaxing seconds that welcome your arrival home from spending an over-heated day in the…

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Place of Serenity | Listen to the Dawn Chorus

Listen to the Dawn Chorus

By Yvette | 21/04/2021

In the UK we have the chance to listen to the Dawn Chorus between March and July. This amazing free symphony happens every day and many of us sleep through it! I invite you to check out the time of sunrise, it is slightly different each morning. Then set your alarm to wake you in…

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Place of Serenity | Mindful Morning Rituals

Mindful Morning Rituals that Support your Best Self

By Yvette | 16/04/2021

How can you be your best self? It starts when you create your own unique mindful morning rituals. I use the term ‘rituals’ very loosely – simple steps that you can take so you can be in charge of a serene start to your day. Mindful Morning Rituals Begin the Night Before In order to…

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Place of Serenity | Celebrate your Achievements

Celebrate Your Achievements

By Yvette | 05/04/2021

It’s good to stop and celebrate your achievements, however small they are! Every day, we’re each given the gift of life. The celebration and praise of this alone can be a daily practice. I especially love the song of the skylark as it spirals up into the air singing in a way that seems so…

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Place of Serenity | Nothing is Ever Lost

Nothing is Ever Lost

By Yvette | 31/03/2021

Feel into the truth of this, that nothing is ever lost, does it make sense to you? When we do this, we connect with gratitude and blessings. As you sit here now, you can think of all your family members and people you know out there living their lives. Places too, that you’ve visited recently…

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Place of Serenity | Words Empower You With Their Magic | Flower Image by Prawny/3373 Pixabay

How Words Empower You with Their Magic

By Yvette | 26/03/2021

Words Empower You with Their Magic Both spoken and written, your words hold power. That power is revealed through your intentions, attitudes and self-beliefs. As you express words into the world, they continually emit the intentions and attitudes within them. Like a mandala they reverberate indefinitely. And never more so than in this age of…

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Place of Serenity | Magic of Grace Photo: Tunglam89 from Pixabay

Harness the Magic of Grace

By Yvette | 23/03/2021

As a child, I recited the Catholic prayer: ‘ Hail Mary, full of Grace The Lord is with thee. Blessed art though among women …’ And there was ‘Grace before Meals’ – a prayer of blessing and thanks before eating. These words would trip off the tongue, without thought for most of us as young…

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Place of Serenity | Freemodels agency Heal your Heart

Your Heart Holds the Scars: How to Heal Your Heart

By Yvette | 12/03/2021

To live from your heart you need to heal your heart You carry the scars and they don’t simply disappear. When you feel hurt or experience any extreme feeling, it is tapping in to the deepest places of your heart. Even if you don’t realise it, when you are hurt, this is affecting your inner…

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Place of Serenity | Become Empowered with Active Appreciation

Become Empowered with Active Appreciation

By Yvette | 06/03/2021

The key to living in your power and uplifting your mood is to engage in active appreciation Humans tend to have default settings. What is your tendency? Some people describe themselves with the saying a glass is half empty or half full. A tiny part of you may find that you are pulled towards thinking…

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Place of Serenity | How to Live a Meaningful Life

How to Live a Meaningful Life

By Yvette | 03/03/2021

  Whatever you are doing right now, you can live a meaningful life. What does it mean to live a meaningful life? Start with your awareness. Your awareness moves everything, it is your power ~ Anita Briggs In each moment when you are present, you’re the observer of your thoughts, actions and feelings. As humans…

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Place of Serenity | Spring Declutter

Spring Declutter

By Yvette | 28/02/2021

Spring is in the Air: Time to Declutter your Home? Many of us find ourselves weighed down with ‘things’. If you’ve had to work from home in recent times, you might be even more aware of the build-up of clutter surrounding you. I was looking in my kitchen for dried oregano, basil and cumin the…

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Place of Serenity | The Language of Love

The Language of Love

By Yvette | 26/08/2020

Recently I was reminded of the language of love. My parents had delved into some old family letters which had been stored away for several years, unseen in a trunk. The letters were dated from the Second World War years and I sat down to read a pile of them with my parents and daughter.…

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Place of Serenity | Earth Day

A Deep Bow of Respect to Mother Earth on Earth Day

By Yvette | 22/04/2020

Spring is a celebration of nature! Everything is bursting into life. The perfect time to honour the earth today on Earth Day 2020. A deep bow of respect to Mother Earth on Earth Day and every day of the year. Our precious Earth, our precious health Yet we’re so careless of this precious world. The…

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Place of Serenity | Mindful Gilbert White

The Mindful Life of Ecologist Gilbert White (1720-1793)

By Yvette | 12/03/2020

This year, 2020, celebrates 300 years since Gilbert White was born. He is said to be England’s first ecologist. Gilbert White’s ‘Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne’ was his one and only publication yet it has been consistently published in many languages around the world since its first publication in 1789. I bought myself a…

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Place of Serenity | Treasure of hope

The Treasure of Hope

By Yvette | 03/01/2020

Great Hope for the New Year At the start of the new year, you may be experiencing great hope for things to come. Hope is a deep feeling of trust and belief that good things will happen and you are capable of achieving them. Alternatively, you might be feeling a hopelessness. This might show up…

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Place of Serenity | Childhood Happiness

Let’s Explore 3 Happiness Myths!

By Yvette | 06/12/2019

3 Happiness Myths Perhaps you unconsciously buy into these happiness myths, as described by Dr Russ Harris* (who created ACT: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy): Happiness myth number 1 That if we have food, water, shelter and friends our natural state will be happiness. The reality is that our normal state is everchanging. Just like the…

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