MINDFULLY UNWELL

Mindfully Unwell

One of those strange phenomena of being human is that we get ill.  This body sometimes gets tired, and it also succumbs to a wide variety of viruses and bugs thrown at it daily. This body also has the possibility of becoming sick with diseases that can take us by surprise. I would regard myself…

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Knowing the Mind

Mindfulness has been a fascinating tool for me, and every day I learn something new about my mind and myself.  What is certain is that what I discover is not always pretty, and in that I totally understand the value of self-kindness.  Without it, I would be a quivering wreck, not wanting to go out…

Kitchen Table Mindfulness

Kitchen Table Mindfulness

  When one is able to overcome the romantic and emotional attitude, one discovers truth even in the kitchen sink. Chögyam Trungpa   This morning, with my bare feet planted onto the kitchen floor, flat and smooth, my small brown earthenware coffee cup warms my hands as I look into the windswept garden. It’s really…

mindful movement

Mindful Movement

We practice mindful movement with the same attitude that we bring to sitting meditation, without striving or forcing. We practice accepting our body as we find it, in the present, from one moment to the next” Jon Kabat-Zinn   Whilst teaching QiGong at the Autumn Members Retreat, I was asked to recommend a book on…

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Mindful Turning Points

Life is always at some turning point Irwin Edman   I have been reflecting on turning points. Those subtle moments when a shift happens which leads to change.   There was a moment a week or so ago when I looked out the window and I could see a subtle change in the landscape. Something…

Attitude? What Attitude?

Attitude? What Attitude?

Simple family exchanges are where I exercise my Mindfuness practice. Isn’t that just exactly where it’s all happening? Mindfulness has helped me so much with this unravelling which is a truly messy affair and takes a while, well, like forever, and I am deeply committed to that. The more I practice, the more I go…