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Be Mindful of the Extraordinary

Be Mindful of the Extraordinary

Whether we celebrate Christmas or not, its presence is felt, seen, smelt and heard. If we were an alien, dropped ...
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Noticing preference...experiencing the 'gap'...

Noticing preference…experiencing the ‘gap’…

There are many times in our lives when we become aware of our desires and expectations and how this compares ...
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New Beginnings

Mindful beginnings…

I am filled with gratitude for the opportunity to carry on the great work Jane has been doing for the ...
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A Fond Farewell

A Fond Farewell…

Yesterday was my leaving do. I got up early and caught a flight to Manchester where I met the MA ...
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Adventures of mindfulness in the emergency services and armed forces: Bill Paterson

Adventures of mindfulness in the emergency services and armed forces: Bill Paterson

In the twenty years that I have studied and followed politics, I would never have believed that I would hear ...
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circle of trust

Growing Courage: Circle of Trust

GROWING COURAGE: Circle of Trust… When we think of mindfulness and compassion in action, we often jump straight to thinking ...
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What Else?

What Else?

What Else? Inspired by Kristine’s blog on the Mindfulness Associations website today I decided to take a different approach to ...
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music and mindfulness for children

Where is Love? Music and Mindfulness for Children

Last year I was lucky to be invited to facilitate “music and mindfulness” for children sessions, three mornings each week, ...
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Heather’s Musings

Compassion in Action

Compassion in Action

This last week I have been leading a five day compassion retreat with Angie Ball and Jan Mayor, which is ...
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Mindfulness Meditation in the face of Stress

Mindfulness Meditation in the face of Stress

I find myself facing stress in my life – once again! Practically, how can Mindfulness meditation be of use in ...
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Compassion in Action: Love and Loyalty

Compassion in Action: Love and Loyalty

Compassion in Action – Love and Loyalty This week I have been struck again by the love and loyalty that ...
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Ongoing Drama that Mindfulness reveals

Ongoing Drama that Mindfulness reveals

Ongoing Drama that Mindfulness Reveals Do you have an ongoing drama that Mindfulness reveals unfolding in your mind – morning, ...
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Kristine’s WonderWords

I am the black lace tree - Wendy Simpson

I am the black lace tree – Wendy Simpson

I am the black lace tree Fashioned to the shifting swathe of sky Lifting your eyes to beauty I am ...
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The house of belonging - David Whyte

The house of belonging – David Whyte

I awoke this morning in the gold light turning this way and that thinking for a moment it was one ...
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On how to pick and eat poems - Phyllis Cole-Dai

On how to pick and eat poems – Phyllis Cole-Dai

Stop whatever it is you’re doing. Come down from the attic. Grab a bucket or a basket and head for ...
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blessing the boats - Lucille Clifton

blessing the boats – Lucille Clifton

(at St. Mary's) may the tide that is entering even now the lip of our understanding carry you out beyond ...
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