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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, running, sex etc.) and how influential they are for our health and wellbeing. Your brain is continually keeping your body in working order and does so with an…

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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 in…

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Mindful Time Out

Mindful Time Out

By Yvette | 24/12/2017

Step off the Treadmill for Mindful Time Out We all need to step off the treadmill and take mindful time out. We need stillness in order to get perspective and let go of all the stuff in our heads that’s surplus to requirements. Physically we need rest. Mentally we need rest. Emotionally we need rest.…

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3 steps to stay sane at work

3 Steps to Stay Sane at Work

By Yvette | 12/12/2017

How do you stay sane at work? Everyone’s experiences are different but see how you might adapt these following 3 steps to stay sane at work. Try these 3 steps to stay sane at work Step 1 Close down your emails and schedule times in the day to open and deal with them. Each time…

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Take a break

Take a break!

By Yvette | 07/08/2017

When it’s the holiday season it can be such a relief to take a break! See Things with New Eyes It’s good to travel somewhere new. It replenishes you physically and mentally. When you take a break it can be a trip abroad or a walk round your local park. Whether it’s the holiday season…

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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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The incredible power of relaxation

The Incredible Power of Relaxation

By Yvette | 13/01/2017

It’s not a dirty word – relaxation. Yet it’s easy to forget the incredible power of relaxation. We need to relax when we feel tired and run-down. But we also need to relax in our everyday reactions. When challenging things happen, our tendency is to react swiftly. This is our in-built defence mechanism. It’s commonly…

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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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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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6 Tips for a Truly Relaxing Holiday

6 Tips for a Truly Relaxing Holiday

By Yvette | 29/07/2016

Do you find it can sometimes feel just as stressful on holiday as it is to be working? Why is this and how can you have a truly relaxing holiday? Things that worry you don’t just go away! Although you want a truly relaxing holiday, you may still find yourself thinking. About work issues, colleagues…

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Transform your life

How to transform your life with one single thing

By Yvette | 20/05/2016

You have the power right now to transform your life with one single thing. Pretty much everyone experiences stress at one time or another. It’s not all bad – as humans we do enjoy challenges and even a little bit of fear! But it can get too much. Do you recognise any of these? tight…

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Value yourself

A Timely Reminder – Value Yourself

By Yvette | 19/02/2016

The things I value the most are priceless. As a mother, some of those moments slip through your fingers as you quietly hold the space for your babies and young children to be themselves. You create the space for your children to learn through existence and to play. To care for them at bath-time, share…

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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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A seasonal round-up of mindfulness

A Seasonal Round-up of Mindfulness

By Yvette | 18/12/2015

I’ve scooped up a few festive blog posts for you to dip into. Here you will find a seasonal round-up of mindfulness; tips and reminders to keep it simple, to enjoy what you have and share your goodwill out to others.  By staying mindful, present and open-hearted, you can bring a whole new experience to…

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10 Tranquil Tips for a Mindful Christmas

10 Tranquil Tips for a Mindful Christmas

By Yvette | 04/12/2015

  It’s the time of year for traditions, memories and over-indulging. But don’t let it get stressful. Try these 10 tranquil tips for a Mindful Christmas! 1. Sit and Enjoy Despite all the planning and shopping that may need to be done, give yourself time to sit and enjoy the festive season. Sit in the…

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Brainwave activity

Brainwave activity and how ‘I woke up with this song in my head’

By Yvette | 05/06/2015

‘Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away …’ Paul McCartney wrote this song over 50 years ago and according to the Guinness Book of Records, it’s the most covered song in history. McCartney says that he woke up one morning with the song almost fully formed in his head. He dashed to the piano,…

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Notice nature

Simple Mindfulness – Notice Nature!

By Yvette | 18/04/2015

Notice Nature One of the simplest things to do to become more mindful is to notice nature. Of course you can be mindful of your own breath, the tasks you are doing before you and be alert to the story-telling that your mind is getting caught up in. Yet all the time, nature is happening…

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Time out

Time out for the Incredibly Busy Person

By Yvette | 20/02/2015

Are you feeling overwhelmed with work right now? Maybe you are experiencing anxious thoughts that feel like they might burst out of your head? Or are you exhausted simply from juggling life? Time out for the incredibly busy person! For many people, and you may well be one of them,  time out is in short…

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Relax

Relax – you’re in good company!

By Yvette | 19/05/2014

It’s essential to give ourselves time to relax and replenish. Life can feel overwhelming and tiring. But being able to relax is not just important for your well-being. It’s also the means of being more creative. Relax and be creative! Some of the most inspiring music, fantastic discoveries and creative ideas have happened when their…

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Joy breathing

Joy Breathing

By Yvette | 03/02/2014

You can choose what to focus on in any given moment. Right now, try some JOY BREATHING! Joy Breathing Meditation Close your eyes. Remember an occasion when you felt joyful. Smile and let your body relax and experience feeling joyful and happy. Allow those feelings of happiness to spread like a warm glowing sun.  Sense…

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