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Mindfulness is Magic

“I am making a spell” “What is the spell for?” I ask. “It’s a spell to stop the world from breaking” This is the conversation I had with my 5-year-old grandson last weekend.  We were on a beach and he was mixing sand, seawater, seaweed, shells and stones in a bucket with his spade. I…

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Endings

Weekly Challenge – Endings My last blog starts on my last trip up to Manchester. Every couple of weeks for the past year, I have taken a train up from the south coast and met with the team for some great chats, lots of coffee, some good breakfast sessions and even a bit of work!…

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Mindfully Keeping Vigil

Similar to Heather, sometimes I write my blog about joyful events or everyday life stuff and reflections on how I use my mindfulness practice. Sometimes I write about difficult things where I have been challenged to the extreme and how my mindfulness and compassion practice has supported me.  Such events are difficult to share but…

The Picture

The Picture

The Picture Today I am pondering pictures. If you are lucky enough to have spent some time with close family or friends over the last few weeks there may have been a snapper amongst you. Maybe you  are the snapper! Capturing those precious family festive meal time moments, the Boxing Day walk or the novelty…

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A Mindful Christmas Story

A boy of 5 was taken to see Father Christmas.  Father Christmas was in a grotto in a wood, accessed by a short train journey through woodland. Father Christmas asked the boy what he would like for Christmas.  The boy was a little phased by this question.  He paused.  He almost seemed embarrassed – then…

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Walking in the Air – Mindfully

Having a young grandson enables me to do some cool stuff. I have recently noticed that my relationship with him also allows me to be authentic. Just yesterday whilst disco dancing in my kitchen with this 5-year-old, made me realise that I am totally myself with him.  I am not shy, reserved, embarrassed or inhibited. …

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Mindful Tears

At the end of November I was out for an impromptu dinner in a local restaurant.  An elderly couple on another table caught my eye. I noticed them because they were wearing party hats.  You know, the coloured paper ones you get in Christmas crackers. For some reason I couldn’t explain, it brought tears to…

Weekly Digest - Entangled Support

Entangled Support

Weekly Challenge – Entangled Support It is a cold winter December morning and the sun is out, which I always find is a superb contrast. I don’t have a typical festival feeling at the moment and minimal spark of anticipation for the weeks ahead. Although, I do feel lucky and grateful for the quality time…

Winter Panic Buying

Winter Panic Buying

Weekly Challenge – Winter Panic Buying Winter moods and conversions are around us all the time at the moment, the discussions of shorter days, darker nights, colder evenings seem to be regular and often repeated at this time of year. Those short daylight hours, thoughts of festive get-togethers, the push for purchasing the must-have gifts…