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,…

lost-in-thought

Lost in thought

“The human condition – lost in thought.” Eckhart Tolle This last week, I have noticed that I have been reflecting on Mindfulness itself. The more I am invited to share my practice with others, the more curious I become. It’s become a new habit and a new auto-pilot. It was very interesting to notice that.…

learning-to-rest

Learning to Rest

Recently I have learned the importance of rest for the first time in my life. Sure I took holidays and enjoyed sitting in the sunshine reading. But generally, I was always ‘doing’. For years my friends and family would tell me to rest. But I was one of those busy people who got things done.…

full-circle

Full Circle

“Our biological rhythms are the symphony of the cosmos, music embedded deep within us to which we dance, even when we can’t name the tune.”  Deepak Chopra I can feel the rhythm of the cycle. I can feel the pulse of spring. Its familiarity warms me amidst memories of a year of extreme change, like…

Mindful-of-Thorns

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…

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…