POOR ME

Poor Me

This week the Default-Mode Network that is my wandering mind, or undercurrent, has mainly amused itself by waiting for a strange blood clot to kill me after having the Oxford Vaccine on the 4th of April. Despite my ability to focus well on work, and to practice mindfulness – my mind is perpetually reminding me,…

inside-outside

Inside Outside

Last week I was listening to fellow mindfulness practitioners on Fay’s Wonder of the Everyday course. It was interesting to hear that many people found it easier to be mindful in their everyday life when they were outdoors. I wondered if I felt this too. So this week I considered this and noticed immediately that…

Training-to-Teach

Training to Teach

February 5th It’s my turn, to lead. Later today. I notice how this thought permeated my whole day, from the moment I woke up. I notice how this thought had a sticky persistence, and its delivery somehow becoming more urgent. I really saw how “what I resist persists”. I didn’t want to be thinking about…

SPRING-MEMBERSHIP-RETREAT

Spring Membership Retreat – Cultivating Hope

Spring Membership Retreat – £125 This retreat is now fully booked, to be added to the waiting list please contact info@mindfulnessassociation.net Jacky and Heather will be delivering a five day retreat, incorporating the membership weekend from 19th to 24th March. You can enjoy and take part in the practice sessions or taught sessions on Engaged…

walking my talk

Walking my Talk

When Kristine joined the Board of the Mindfulness Association, one of the tasks she was passionate about was bringing our equality, diversity and inclusion policy to life. I have been very keen to support her in this work as I think it is important that we all walk our talk, rather than paying lip service…

approaching fear

Approaching Fear

I led the free daily sit  on Friday evening and we did a practice using a mantra of ‘Body like a mountain, breath like the wind, heart of compassion like sunshine and mind like the sky’. At the end of the practice an interesting discussion ensued about anger and fear. A first participant shared their…