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Three Cities in Six Days

Dublin I’d never thought of myself as a writer, yet there I was, at a book launch at the notorious Irish Writers Centre in the centre of Dublin.  I was to give a short talk and read from the chapter I had written for the book Mindful Heroes. It was one of those surreal occasions…

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Walking hand-in-hand

This weekend I had a day trip to London on the train from Lockerbie to visit the Mind Body Soul experience at Alexandra Palace. It was an interesting day, with the train filled with thoughtful, serious and at times jolly looking people on their way to London for the People’s Vote march. Many with children…

What to do when you are stuck?

What to do when you are stuck?

What to do when you are stuck?   There is nothing to write about today. I am stuck! I have read some blog posts and referred back to some previous course manuals. Reading these things usually inspires me, well they always inspire me, but they can often help with my writing. Not today! Sometimes, I…

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A lesson in curiosity

Our mindfulness training teaches us the importance of being in the moment and to be curious. This week I had an intense, unexpected lesson in curiosity. My 5 year old grandson teaches me many things – but most of all, he teaches me how to view the world with the curiosity of a child, and…

Depleting-thinking

Depleting thinking

I have been working on a new Online Compassion Course, to go with the Online Living Mindfully Course and the Online Rob Nairn Insight Course, which both run over ten weeks. The home practice during the first week of the course includes the nurturing and depleting activities exercise. This exercise is set out in Chapter…