Welcome to the Mindful Futures blog, brought to you by the young mindfulness association team members. In this new blog we’re taking a fresh perspective on mindfulness and what it can mean for a young and diverse generation. We’re talking about our own experiences and how mindfulness can make life less overwhelming! Modern life is complex and fast paced, it’s often helpful to be able to ground yourself amid it all. On top of this we will be covering all topics from music and media to world news and history, and how our experiences of these connect to a naturally mindful way of seeing the world. Stay tuned for weekly blogs and get in touch with your own thoughts and ideas!

January Blues

January Blues

Recently I have been thinking about the energies we put out into the world and how this affects us and those around us. I think in this post-Christmas period which I always think is a strange time of year for everyone, emotions can be quite high. I find there to be a sense of ‘what…

letting go being let down

Letting Go and Being Let Down

Often in life we will find that people let us down or hurt us, often this is unintentional but unpleasant nonetheless. We can also find ourselves holding onto to these feelings and experiences. This is normal, after all we are evolutionarily programmed to retain negative experiences more so than we do positive ones. This is…

Mindfully Living

Mindful Living

Two weeks have passed now since my first mindfulness course and I’m reflecting now on how the course has impacted my life. I can definitely see that I am becoming more mindful, particularly when it comes to being reactive. I’ve been noticing that when events happen which cause me to feel a rise in emotions…

becoming mindful

Becoming Mindful

Hi There, welcome back to my Mindful Futures blog! Over the weekend I took part in my first ever mindfulness course, the level one being present. I really enjoyed myself, admittedly more than I was expecting to. I think my dog also quite enjoyed it, she spent the first day sat by my side snoozing…

let it be

Let It Be

Back again staring at the empty word document but with a better idea of how to write a blog this time! I’ve been moving house this week from my little student house in the city to somewhere much nicer. This has simultaneously been very exciting and immensely stressful, there’s a huge element of lack of…

introductions

Introductions

I have spent this morning staring at a blank screen wondering what to write and why it is so difficult for us to write about ourselves. I’m sure it’s something anyone reading this can empathise with, from personal statements and cover letters to personal blogs like this one, it can be really hard to get…