Weekly Challenge

When Fear Becomes Joy

When Fear Becomes Joy

Last night, I was sitting with my best friend (who also happens to be a mindfulness teacher) and we were talking about some of the conflict in our lives. In other words, we were having…
What About Love?

What About Love?

In meditation, we often speak about ‘being with’ emotions in the same way as we might with any mind object (thought, sensation, emotion, mood) or happening that arises. It arises, we do not supress or…
Dog Days...

Dog Days…

The dog days of summer have arrived. The sun is out, the temperature is up, and the days are long. I’ve found myself waking early with a joy in my heart- the birds are singing…
It's how I relate.

It’s how I relate.

I have had my bag stolen. Now, before you go feeling sorry for me, it’s all good. Really and truly. In fact, it has been a wonderful mindfulness lesson in how I relate to my…
Yeah but... (The Self Critic)

Yeah but… (The Self Critic)

I was speaking with a colleague the other day who seems to have it all. Whenever I teach with her, I am always completely smitten by her eloquence, warmth, humour and breadth of knowledge and…
Mindfulness of Body

Mindfulness of Body

I have been travelling a lot lately and with travel comes all sorts of aches and pains through stress and cramped quarters- whether it be rushing to catch a train, a tight plane seat or…
Resilience...

Resilience…

75% of all people will experience some trauma at some point of their life (Hepp U, Gamma A, Milos G, et al. 2006). Whether it be a childhood trauma, an accident, bullying or abuse, the…
To Hold and To Be Held

To Hold and To Be Held

This coming weekend there’s going to be a party in my house. Usually, I like parties. I enjoy planning the menu, prepping the house and feeling the buzz about the place. However, this party that…