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December 2018 News

By Yvette | 22/12/2018

21 December 2018 Hi everyone! There is much to celebrate in the month of December with today’s Mid-Winter Solstice and Christmas. A chance to remember the simple things in life – nature, family, yourself! I invite you to grab a cuppa, sit back and have a relaxing browse. Best wishes for a peaceful, joyous season. …

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Place of Serenity | inner meditation space

Create your Inner Meditation Space

By Yvette | 13/12/2018

When you sit down to meditate imagine that you are entering a different space. A place of serenity, of inner stillness. Imagine you are opening a door to your inner sanctuary. So all the noise and chaos around you fades into the distance gradually. Create your inner meditation space Sit down and anchor yourself with…

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slippers

The Reason you Need a Good Pair of Slippers

By Yvette | 05/12/2018

Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel. Eleanor Brownn Winter is the season of retreat Winter Solstice takes place on 21 December in the northern hemisphere. It was originally a celebration of…

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Place of Serenity | Top 10 mindfulness gifts

Top 10 Mindfulness Gifts

By Yvette | 03/12/2018

The great thing about mindfulness and meditation is that you can implement it any time and anywhere. It keeps you calm and relaxed. And connects you to your inner wisdom. We all make the choice whether to be present. However, the other kind of presents are also very welcome! To keep you inspired (for Christmas…

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Place of Serenity | Feelings of separation

Connection Heals your Feelings of Separation

By Yvette | 09/11/2018

It might appear very simple to remember that connection is what heals your feelings of separation. Yet feelings of separation are very common. We feel separate from other people, from what is going on in the world, from our family and loved ones, and even from ourselves. We’ve bought into the great big fat lie…

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Place of Serenity | natural highs

8 Tips to Feel Good with Natural Highs

By Yvette | 04/05/2018

Your body’s natural highs help you feel good – healthy, fulfilled and happy What are these natural highs?  We’re all familiar with nutrition and exercise (walking, dancing, swimming, yoga, sex etc.) and how influential they are for our health and wellbeing. Your brain continually keeps your body in working order and does so with an…

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Place of Serenity | inner self

Access your Inner Self for the Dark Times

By Yvette | 16/04/2018

You have an Inner Self beneath the surface level! You can access this Inner Self in particular during dark times. Through meditation you can spend time with your Inner Self and connect with those often unstoppable thoughts. Quite understandably, not all of us wish to do this! The Dark Times and your Inner Self This…

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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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Meditation retreat

What’s it Like on a Meditation Retreat?

By Yvette | 27/02/2018

Do you ever feel like escaping your life for a bit, to a place where there are no emails, twitter or phone calls, just countryside and peace and calm? Such a place exists –  a Meditation Retreat known as the Sharpham Barn Retreat near Totnes in Devon. I have stayed there a few times over…

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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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Septemer News

September News

By Yvette | 02/09/2017

Hi everyone It’s that time of year – late summer; endings and new beginnings. If you have children it’s a new school term; changes, moving on, moving up. For children and their parents! Nearly everyone feels a little fear mixed in with excitement when starting something new. (I know I’ve shared this one before years back, and…

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Rage against reality

My Rage Against Reality Causes Stress

By Yvette | 31/03/2017

My Rage Against Reality Causes Stress ‘I don’t want this to be happening!’ Well, I could be referring to political events here in Britain or around the world. It certainly would be true! My rage against reality causes stress. Do you recognise how this happens for you in your daily life? ‘I wish my child…

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The present moment

Why it’s So Easy to Avoid the Present Moment

By Yvette | 10/03/2017

What Happens When You Stop to Be Still and Do Nothing in the Present Moment? Absolutely nothing but be with yourself in the present moment? When you sit in silence and stillness you are completely aware and present. This is your mindful meditation. As you sit for a few seconds, how easy it is to…

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Learn Mindfulness Together

5 Reasons to Learn Mindfulness Together

By Yvette | 20/01/2017

I teach Mindfulness at venues across East Hampshire, including Alton and Liphook. So I thought you might like these 5 reasons to learn mindfulness together on a course: 1. Learn mindfulness together. With all the good intentions in the world, it’s easy to fall by the wayside on your own. You will benefit from the…

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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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always succeed

How to ALWAYS Succeed!

By Yvette | 23/09/2016

You might think it’s impossible if I told you I know how to always succeed! The Secret Lies in Your INTENTION ‘If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favourable.’ ~ Seneca You might be feeling a little stuck in your life. You don’t know which direction to take.…

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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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You are valuable

You are Valuable

By Yvette | 13/05/2016

Think About How You Are Valuable ‘Name a quality or strength that you value about yourself’ Silence. This was a suggestion to each person during our Meditation Session. Everyone found it tricky to answer – they either couldn’t think in that moment of anything, or were reluctant to say! Sit on your own and give…

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going round in circles

How Being Mindful Stops You Going Round in Circles

By Yvette | 06/05/2016

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…

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Stay calm and focus

Stay calm and focus

By Yvette | 22/04/2016

A small trouble is like a pebble. Hold it too close to your eye and it fills the whole world and puts everything out of focus. Hold it at a proper distance and it can be examined and properly classified. Throw it at your feet and it can be seen in its true setting, just…

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