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Mindfulness in Nature

Mindfulness in Nature

Nature is a soothing balm There is something essentially calming, but  at the same time re-energising that is delivered through spending time in nature environments. Scientific research has proved that connection with nature is associated with improved vitality and...

Making time for yourself promotes mental health

Making time for yourself promotes mental health

Feel guilty about doing nothing? When you feel like slowing down or stopping are you driven on by thoughts about what you need to do? If any of the following statements ring true with you then you'll know exactly what I'm talking about. "I don't have time for myself...

Shielding and mental health

Shielding and mental health

When will shielding end? If this is a question you're asking yourself then you're not alone, although you may very much feel that you are. I'm living in a shielding situation, for reasons of my husband's health, and I struggle with the situation at times even though...

Seeking serenity

Seeking serenity

Finding the stillness within Never more than at this moment in time have people been seeking serenity, looking for ways to address uncertainty and uneasiness being experienced during this current Covid-19 situation. Some people have discovered that the enforced...

Mindfulness for stress reduction during Covid-19

Mindfulness for stress reduction during Covid-19

Extraordinary times Right now the vast majority are experiencing far more challenging times than usual. How people cope with the unfolding virus crisis can alter many times throughout the day, with the experience of being on an emotional roller-coaster being a fairly...

Learning to cope with the new normal

Learning to cope with the new normal

Cultivate new perspectives These past weeks have brought it home  how much we've taken for granted, having usually a fairly broad range of choices which are now quite limited. I've certainly found that having to adapt to the new 'normal' has required cultivation of...

Mindful Company community support

Mindful Company community support

Extraordinary and scary times The news is full of pretty grim reports which can be particularly frightening if you are an older person or someone suffering from a serious illness. The situation is really unsettling everyone, because if it doesn't directly affect you,...

Cultivating Happiness

Cultivating Happiness

Happiness Happiness is experiencing a feeling that comes over you when you feel good or contented. So, what makes you happy? Is it the promise of a special treat or a holiday that delivers happiness or are you aware of experiencing happiness without the event being...

What is mindfulness

What is mindfulness

Training for the brain Mindfulness is a type of mind training with the objective of cultivating greater focus on what's happening 'right now', as opposed to having our state of mind buffeted by what's happened in the past (rumination) or we think may happen in the...

Live in the present and discover peace

Live in the present and discover peace

Align yourself with the natural flow of life "If you are depressed you live in the past. If you are anxious you live in the future But, if you are at peace you live in the present" LaoTzu Indoor environments are full of stimuli that call for our attention, with most...

Mindfulness in woodland

Mindfulness in woodland

Woodlands as a natural health service The benefits of spending time in tree-filled places is being given the recognition deserved. Spending time among trees as a way to combat stress is becoming more widely accepted by the medical profession as an alternative to...