that-holiday-feeling

That Holiday Feeling

So, I am on the move again. But this time I am going on holiday. By the time you read this I will be on the island of Unst on Shetland, engaging in my hobbies of walking and photography. This morning I very quickly noticed that ‘holiday’ feeling. After a very intensely busy 6 months,…

What's in front of us

What’s in Front of Us

This blog post started as a static, uninspiring blog writing moment. I have had zero creative sparks as I contemplate my blog and not a clue as to what I am going to write about. I am not feeling inspired and I have a humpy agitated lethargic feeling! Usually, for blog inspiration, I do something…

finding equanimity

Finding Equanimity

I like the following definition of equanimity which I use in our compassion training: “A warm engagement with the world without being troubled by it.” The definition needs some unpacking as some of the things happening around us can be deeply troubling. If we allow ourselves to become distressed – aka troubled – by what…

mindfully-invisible

Mindfully Invisible

I seem quite far removed from a ‘mindfully invisible’ nature experience last weekend whilst writing this in a coffee house at Stockholm airport. However, writing whilst travelling seems to be a common theme for mine and Heather’s blogs. So last weekend, despite being quite tired, my friend and I decided to take a short walk…

Love Note

Love Note

We all love a note, the notes rooted in love, consideration and positive intention. Not the passive-aggressive ones letting you know that you have parked your car in the wrong place or your dog has been barking too loudly. I am talking about the personal notes from your family, from your team, from your colleague,…

good news

Good News

I have had a bit of a rocky patch over the last several months. Full of self-doubt and fear. But the good news is that I have had an insight or indeed two insights. Last week I was with the first years of the University of Aberdeen’s MSc in Studies in Mindfulness at their five day…