When the last time comes Just over 7 weeks ago, we had to say goodbye to our beloved dog, Ziggy. Although she started to become out of sorts and then unwell since the beginning of the year, the ‘quickness’ of her passing was still a shock. For 6 years, she had been by our side […]
Nudging the negativity needle We human beings are prone to an inbuilt negativity bias. Some more than others, and some on days more than others. A 2010 article published by the University of California, Berkeley quotes psychologist Rick Hanson: “The mind is like Velcro for negative experiences and Teflon for positive ones.” To ensure that we don’t […]
Why you should consider mindfulness with your eyes wide open To be honest, you cannot move for having mindfulness shoved in your face. Some folk would have you believe that it is a general panacea for all ills from all manner of mental ‘dysfunction’ to unsatisfactory relationships and everything in between. However, as with most […]
If you are new to meditation, you might want to set some time aside to put solid foundations under your practice. As you progress, that structure you have carefully put into place supports you and provides stability as your practice grows.
Taking time to find your own ‘best’ posture is time well spent.
The aim is to be as relaxed as best we can while remaining alert. It’s simple but not always easy. Every time we come to the chair or cushion, it is different and we are different.
Mindfulness is a way of fully paying attention — without judgement and focused on the present moment. You can acquire the skill through techniques including meditation and yoga.
I make no excuse for it I’m a big mindfulness fan. It probably saved my life. Others are less enthused