Place of Serenity | Discover the Power of Soundscapes

Discover the Power of Soundscapes

By Yvette | 06/01/2022

We live in a noisy world, and wherever we are, we are surrounded by soundscapes. These are the sounds around us that may be chaotic and noisy, yet also immersive and healing. Wherever you are, you are surrounded by a soundscape… a soundscape describes the audio of all the sounds around you. If you close…

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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 | Mindfulness and meditation

What do you want from Mindfulness and Meditation?

By Yvette | 28/11/2021

If you are considering learning about mindfulness and meditation, perhaps through a course, here are the key reasons for doing so. Learning in this way is practical and enjoyable, and I wouldn’t be without mindfulness and meditation in my life. If you already have a practice, this may also remind you why! The words ‘mindfulness’…

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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 | The power of your awareness/ Image: Stefan Keller/Kellepics

The Remarkable Power of your Awareness

By Yvette | 30/07/2021

With the remarkable power of awareness, you can take a step back from your thinking to notice your thoughts and emotions. – Ah yes, I’m thinking that storyline again. – Ah yes, I’m feeling that familiar fear/envy/sadness. Your Awareness is your Consciousness A moment of Presence, a brief stepping out of the voice in your…

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Place of Serenity | The Secret to Decision-Making

The Secret to Decision-Making

By Yvette | 28/07/2021

Is your mind feeling cluttered and full, and you long for clarity to help you with decision-making? Decision-Making Can Get Confusing If you are confused over a choice you must make, remember that you have the resources within you to make a wise decision. You need clarity to make your decision. It’s easy to get…

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Place of Serenity | Learn online mindfulness and meditation

5 Ideas for Online Mindfulness and Meditation

By Yvette | 22/06/2021

Original picture from Pixabay by Jiao Tang Now may be a good time for you to learn online mindfulness and meditation and how to live from your heart! You can do this as a One-to-One Course or in a Group Course. Here are 5 ideas that may resonate with you as you decide whether this…

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I Hear You with Mindful Listening

By Yvette | 20/06/2021

Many of us are blessed with the gift of hearing. Yet it is only through mindful listening that we really hear. What Do We Usually Hear? You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time. ~ M. Scott Peck We listen frequently throughout our day. Yet the skill of listening…

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Place of Serenity | 5 Effortless Tips to Tackle Overwhelming Emotions Photo: TemperateSage

5 Effortless Tips to Tackle Overwhelming Emotions

By Yvette | 17/03/2021

A mindful perspective lets you tackle overwhelming emotions more skillfully. It empowers you to untangle your mind and deal more effectively with difficult emotions that sometimes appear with huge force. Our brains have already stored a lifetime of prejudices, judgments, opinions and beliefs. So without mindfulness, our minds regurgitate the same old reactions again and…

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Place of Serenity | Anger and mindfulness

4 Steps to Harness Anger with Mindfulness

By Yvette | 11/03/2021

We’ve All Experienced Anger It surges up in a split second and if we react to it, our actions may cause us to feel guilt, shame or further resentment afterwards. The emotion floods our body and that wave takes no more than 90 seconds to move on. Yet we can be ruminating over it, gathering…

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Place of Serenity | Our Cells are Constantly Eavesdropping

Our Cells are Constantly Eavesdropping

By Yvette | 18/10/2020

Our Cells Are Constantly Eavesdropping Our cells are constantly eavesdropping on our thoughts and being changed by them … A remembered stress, which is only a wisp of thought, releases the same flood of destructive hormones as the stress itself. ~ Deepak Chopra In Chopra’s book, Ageless Body, Timeless Mind, he emphasises the importance of…

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Place of Serenity | we are what we think

We Are What we Think

By Yvette | 12/10/2020

  We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts, With our thoughts we make the world … ~ Buddha   Be in charge: with our thoughts we make the world Regarding this quote, you may be finding it especially difficult right now to feel that you’re in charge of your…

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Place of Serenity | Technology tension

Technology Tension

By Yvette | 09/10/2020

Who is in charge? Love it AND loathe it: technology sometimes appears to be in charge and we can’t live without it! Over the centuries there has always been some technology tension! We have disappearing shops because we love the convenience of on-line shopping. We’re connecting with one-another across the world on Facebook, Twitter, Skype,…

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Place of Serenity | Self-criticism to self-compassion

Transform Self-Criticism to Self-Compassion

By Yvette | 23/09/2020

Move from Critical Thinking and Self-Criticism to Self-Compassion At the moment our lives continue to be in a state of uncertainty at a global level. In response to this, you may be experiencing an increased level of self-criticism and critical thinking generally. In my Mindfulness Courses, I only have to mention the term ‘inner critic’…

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Manage stress at work

Manage Stress at Work

By Yvette | 20/09/2020

Stress at Work “The old stigmas about mental health are finally beginning to fade as employers realise that a sit back and wait approach to such issues is no longer an option,” said Mike Blake, director at PMI Health Group. “Being proactive and making regular checks on employees’ emotional, as well as physical, health should…

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Place of Serenity | The healing power of acknowledgement

The Healing Power of Acknowledgement

By Yvette | 02/07/2020

Acknowledgement from others during difficult experiences You know when you have experienced something difficult in your life? You may recognise the healing power of acknowledgement which smooths the way forward. It’s the experience of being accepted, being seen. Whatever you’ve done or are going through, you still know that your life counts, that you matter…

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Place of Serenity | Mindful Walking for clarity and calm

Mindful Walking for Clarity and Calm

By Yvette | 25/06/2020

Mindful walking has been essential for me in these recent times. Have you also found a greater connection to walking and enjoying nature? Mindful walking in nature, which for me, often means ‘sauntering’, leads to clarity and calm. When it’s Not Mindful Walking Mindful walking is a great way to connect back with your body…

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Place of Serenity | How mindfulness helps

How Mindfulness Helps in this Time of Covid19

By Yvette | 07/04/2020

Perhaps you wonder how mindfulness helps in these unusual times of Covid19. We don’t know what the future holds, but then we never did. This is mindfulness in action; the habits and assumptions we’ve perhaps always made, we now realise were never certainties. Mindfulness invites us to be present and not take things for granted.…

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The wise information of your body

Start something new!

By Yvette | 29/03/2020

It’s never too late to start something new! You have the chance to start something new – big or small. Now could be the time with Covid 19 keeping you home. Make this a constructive and purposeful time. The little voices in your head may pipe up with fears and excuses. You’ll not be able…

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Place of Serenity News

News

By Yvette | 09/02/2020

Hi everyone, Today’s blustery weather is a great metaphor for staying calm amidst the storm! I hope you are safe. Buddha said: “Be a lamp unto yourself, be a refuge to yourself.” It’s a good reminder that although you may search the world over trying to find it, your ultimate refuge is none other than your own…

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Place of Serenity | Top Blog Posts

Top Blog Posts of 2019 from Place of Serenity

By Yvette | 27/12/2019

Top 8 Blog Posts Perhaps you have some quiet time over the festive season to sit back and relax! I’ve collated the top 8 most popular blog posts from this year. In case you missed some of them or a title here catches your eye. Enjoy! 1 How to Unhook from Ruminating Thoughts You know…

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