There are so many negative connotations when we hear the word ‘alone’. However, ‘being alone’ or ‘alone time’ can provide great benefits and contributes to our emotional wellbeing. For some time I have been a great advocate of ‘mindful walking‘ as a way to engage in some physical exercise and make space so we can reflect (maybe even allow for some problem-solving), feel the ground beneath our feet, smell the air and listen to the sounds around us – in effect ‘see’ or become aware of what is around us. It’s this awareness that leads us to give attention to ‘the present moment’ and ‘being mindful’. Continue reading “14 Ways to Benefit from ‘Alone Time’” »
In today’s uncertain world we often find ourselves off-kilter, emotionally. We may recognise these times by way of our increased judgemental (negative) thoughts, our feelings (anger, anxiety), and our behaviours, (rage, intolerance, substance abuse, and more).
So, what’s to do? Continue reading “Why You Might Like a Reality Check” »
I haven’t time for ****s sake, there’s only so many hours in the day, just give me a break will you?
Feeling overwhelmed, stressed, tired all the time and ‘snappy’? Why are we all under such duress and who is accountable? Continue reading “How Creating Space is Our Choice” »
Just how much can we reduce the judgements and find acceptance of emotional and physical pain?
Of all the psychological pain points people approach me with, monkey mind – or mind chatter is number one in the frequency tables.
With my strategy for busy minded people, these cognitions and subsequent behaviours can settle down to the previously held balance and harmony.
How would you like to look, and feel, ten years younger for Christmas? Yeah, that is probably unlikely, but what about starting now – for next year?
What are our next generations going to look like in their societal and familial interactions? I think we are very much still in transition, but there are a number of schools of thought around what is healthy, and what may be less so.
Phew! The title is enough of a mouthful before we even begin. Being mindful is about learning, or re-learning to be present, aware and living life in the here and now. When we introduce this way into our eating, positive changes are available for us all.
Sleep… ahh, that would be nice! A regular cause, or result of anxiety and depression; poor sleep affects us on so many levels. We know this, yet still many of us seem unable to achieve regular quality sleep that will find us waking refreshed and ready to enjoy the day.
Opportunities to be mindful arrive every day, but when away from the day-to-day routine it’s always extra special! Continue reading “A Mindful Moment!” »