As humans, many of us will experience periods in our lives when we feel lonely, we are social animals and contact with others is one of our basic needs. We can start to develop feelings of loneliness when those social connections are missing or when they do not meet our expectations. This also helps explain … Continue reading Feeling Lonely?
As lockdown continues it is more important than ever to look after you. If that sounds like an impossible ask then you probably need quite a few of those moments! Regular routines that help keep my mental health in good shape are not quite enough at the moment. I am finding myself more teary than … Continue reading Take a Few Moments to Look After You
Today I got to see the sunrise and what a beautiful sunrise it was. For me it was a moment of awe and though I don’t get to witness it each day it still happens. Note to self, see more sunsets! It’s a good reminder for me that despite all that is unfolding in the … Continue reading Reflections at Almost Fifty. What Serves Me Well?
There has been an outpouring of kindness over the last few months which has been humbling to see. It was growing in popularity before Covid-19 arrived on our doorsteps, prompted by the tragic death of Caroline Flack. We even had #BeKind. As we were asked to lockdown there has been a further awakening of consciousness … Continue reading Kindness is Not Just for Coronavirus
I love seeing and feeling the change of the seasons. It is an increasingly important part of my life as I feel the need to connect to the natural world. The gift of the garden at our current home is one I will always be grateful for. Never before have I had the sense that … Continue reading Time to Reflect and Plan
I love making lists! Making a list and ticking off what I have achieved is part of the rhythm and routine of my day. I have been known on occasion to add something to my list that I have already completed just so I can tick it off and get that fleeting feeling of achievement! … Continue reading Is Your “To Do” List Making You Anxious?
As a practice, meditation has been offering benefits to our physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing for thousands of years. With a strong history rooted deeply in the East, the last few decades have seen a steady increase in the recognition of its far -reaching benefits and, as a result meditation is now also practised widely … Continue reading Why Meditate?
Do you ever tell yourself you are not able to achieve something or berate yourself for not doing a task as well as you feel you should have? If the answer is yes then read on for help and advice on how you can replace those unhelpful beliefs with more positive affirmations that will get … Continue reading Overcoming Limiting Self Beliefs
It is all too easy to get distracted by the things in life that are not quite as we would like them to be but, when you take time each day to reflect on what is great, you start to see a shift in how you feel. Taking time to appreciate what we have rather … Continue reading There Is Always Something to Be Grateful For
I guess the first question to answer is what is meditation? There are lots of definitions of what meditation is and one of my favourites is from mindfulness guru Jon Kabat- Zinn who describes meditation as “paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgementally”. This encompasses all the key … Continue reading Establishing a Meditation Practice