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! [Read more…]
One example of a usual 24 hour time period… burning thru the day… [Read more…]
Practising daily is habit forming. Just 21 consecutive days is all it takes to create the daily ‘you’ time habit. Once the habit is formed, and if you allow it to be, meditation time out can be just as much a part of your daily rituals as brushing your teeth. [Read more…]
Mindfulness is one of the easiest models, of behaviour to adopt, being useful both inside therapy sessions and helpfully, in your life generally. When you are living life, as we often do, on autopilot – moving from one task to the next, without any great thought (mindlessly), we start to preempt our next task, meeting, meal or whatever. [Read more…]
Meditating… requires no religious affiliation; meditation practise will bring you positive life altering changes.
“I’m unsure I could find a teacher, place, or the people to meditate with and even if I could, I feel too embarrassed.”
This wonderful introduction to mindfulness is by guest author Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW who is a psychotherapist and author of Shortcuts to Inner Peace.
It’s tempting to think that you need the tropical beach, the hammock by the lake, the walk in the woods, the yoga retreat or the special meditation cushion in order to feel the “ahhhhh” of inner peace. We all have certain props or places that we use to jump start that special sensation of anchored contentment. [Read more…]