mindful-listening

Mindful Listening

Last week I had a lesson in mindful listening. It was half term.  I noticed that it transformed the usual places I inhabit and the activities I do from one of relative calm and spaciousness, to one of noise and busyness. I observed the chatter of children of all ages, some happy, some not so…

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Mindfulness for Life Summer Retreat

Tutors- Vin Harris, Kristine Janson and Ian Rigg Dates- 13-19 July 2021 Location- Holy Isle but if the venue is not open by July 2021 the retreat will be taught online via Zoom. Cost- The retreat is £350.00 payable in four monthly instalments of £75.00 To book your place please contact info@mindfulnessassociation.net The Mindfulness for Life…

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Walking hand-in-hand

This weekend I had a day trip to London on the train from Lockerbie to visit the Mind Body Soul experience at Alexandra Palace. It was an interesting day, with the train filled with thoughtful, serious and at times jolly looking people on their way to London for the People’s Vote march. Many with children…

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A lesson in curiosity

Our mindfulness training teaches us the importance of being in the moment and to be curious. This week I had an intense, unexpected lesson in curiosity. My 5 year old grandson teaches me many things – but most of all, he teaches me how to view the world with the curiosity of a child, and…