walk slowly

Walk Slowly – Danna Faulds

It only takes a reminder to breathe, a moment to be still, and just like that, something in me settles, softens, makes space for imperfection. The harsh voice of judgment drops to a whisper and I remember again that life isn’t a relay race; that we will all cross the finish line; that waking up…

gut feeling

Gut Feeling

“Our bodies communicate to us clearly and specifically, if we are willing to listen to them” – Shakti Gawain In our mindfulness courses we have two practices which focus on sensation in the body. One of these is the infamous body scan and the other, mindful movement. As we progress through to the compassion training,…

On Tenderness

On Tenderness

The word tenderness is the closest translation to the Tibetan word TSEWA. Tsewa addresses self and others. Pema Chodron says it expresses itself as kindness, compassion, vicarious joy, generosity, tolerance, mental clarity, courage, resilience, unshakable cheerfulness and in many other internal ways. Tsewa is about expressing and experiencing our own tender hearts. This week I…

mindful-procrastination

Mindful Procrastination

“While we waste our time hesitating and postponing, life is slipping away.” Seneca (Roman Philosopher) This is one of those occasions when I spend a few hours thinking about what to write in my blog. In fact, I have been procrastinating. Every time I have sat down in front of my computer, I think of…

Teaching Mindfulness - going off-script

Teaching Mindfulness – going off-script

I originally had no intention to ‘teach’ Mindfulness. After completing the Level 1 teaching course as part of my Masters in Mindfulness Studies with the University of Aberdeen the seed was planted and I now find myself in the middle of the teacher training pathway. between the Level One course (Next Level One weekend courses…