In my weekly blog, Heather’s Musings, I write about what has been happening in my life and how I am applying my mindfulness, compassion and insight practice to it. The process of writing the blog is often an opportunity for me to gain more clarity and recognise what is happening and I find it highly beneficial. My wish is that it is also helps other meditation practitioners who are on a similar journey.

The opinions and beliefs that I express in this blog are my own and do not represent the opinion of the Mindfulness Association.

Christmas Holidays

This week I am travelling from Venice to Florence for five days of holiday with my husband Mark before travelling back to Venice on Friday to lead the last weekend of the Level 2: Responding with Compassion training. Then back to the UK for Christmas. ‘A Room with A View’ over the River Arno It…

Resistance is Useless!

I write this blog sitting in the park in Mestre, Italy. I am staying with my friend Gaia, as we are just about to begin teaching the Mindfulness Based Living Course (MBLC) teaching skills retreat in Venice for 5 days, starting Wednesday. She is at home with her mum putting up her enormous Christmas tree…

Staying Open

This week I am writing my blog from Cape Town in South Africa. I am here on a short visit to see my meditation teacher and founder of the Mindfulness Association, Rob Nairn. He did not visit Europe this year due to poor health and so I wanted to visit him. We have had a…

Coming Together

Over the last two days I have been doing a training course on the MBI-TAC: Mindfulness Based Interventions – Teaching Assessment Criteria. It was wonderfully facilitated by Rebecca Crane and it was an opportunity to share practice and experience about what it is to be a Mindfulness teacher with other experienced practitioners and teachers. A…