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,…

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Mindful of Thorns

Last week, I learned how when something difficult or very stressful happens to us, no matter how big or small, it is possible that it doesn’t get stored in the right way in the brain. It’s as if it gets stored in the wrong cupboard. Science tells us that the memories of traumatic events get…

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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…

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Mindful Hygge

The wind is so strong I can’t open the door. When I do manage to force my way out along the very icy passageway that leads to an outbuilding in my garden, I get blown along the path. The wind is that strong. It’s almost impossible to open the door.  I am aware that I…

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The joy of mindfulness in daily life

“There is no enlightenment outside of daily life” – Thich Nhat Hanh. “Living our life moment by moment allows us to put in our best effort and appreciate how fortunate we are”.  Lama Zangmo   Since writing my previous blog called ‘Contrasts’ just two weeks ago, I have been doing the weekly challenge, which I…

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Online Practice Day – Sunshine into the Gloom

Saturday 13th February 2021 10- 4pm with Jacky Seery This practice day will be held on the online meeting platform Zoom. Bring a ray of sunshine into the gloom as we nurture a smile into our being and spend a day of gentle mindfulness practice together. You may have been attending our daily practice sessions,…