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A Little Piece Of Mindfulness For Everyday Living – Part Five: Creating A Space For Mindfulness

I feel so grateful for the cereal in my bowl. Thank you I whisper and gently smile. I breathe in slowly and close my eyes with a feeling of happiness and gratitude for the abundance of food that I am so lucky to have access to. As I open my eyes whilst slowly exhaling, it … Continue reading A Little Piece Of Mindfulness For Everyday Living – Part Five: Creating A Space For Mindfulness

A Little Piece Of Mindfulness For Everyday Living – Part Four: Distractions

β€œWould you like a drink Sarah?” I asked. β€œCan I have a coffee please?”, my wife replied from the other room. I opened the cupboard and grabbed our favourite mugs that we received as a wedding present, Mr and Mrs mugs. It reminded me of the wedding day. I smile. I sprinkle coffee into the … Continue reading A Little Piece Of Mindfulness For Everyday Living – Part Four: Distractions

A Little Piece Of Mindfulness For Everyday Living – Part Three: Mindfulness Practice #1, Breathing

Breathing is a natural process. For most of our lives we breathe without even having to think about it.Β  Without the breath there is no life.Β  Yet for many people, when it comes to breathing, there is an unexplored avenue that can hold many positive elements to creating a more joyful life.Β  It is breathing … Continue reading A Little Piece Of Mindfulness For Everyday Living – Part Three: Mindfulness Practice #1, Breathing

A Little Piece Of Mindfulness For Everyday Living – Part Two: Wherever You Are, Whatever You Do, Be Here Now

I sit with a cup of tea. I enjoy watching the steam rise and the feeling of heat penetrating my hands as I hold onto the cup. The steam reminds me of my thoughts. They seem so real for a moment but then they slowly evaporate into nothing. A lesson of impermanence. I take a … Continue reading A Little Piece Of Mindfulness For Everyday Living – Part Two: Wherever You Are, Whatever You Do, Be Here Now

A Little Piece Of Mindfulness For Everyday Living – Part One: A New Day

The alarm clock sounds.Β  I wake up automatically and lean over to turn it off.Β  I smile.Β  I notice my breath, how my body feels, how my eyes still feel sleepy.Β  There is a stillness within but it does not last for long. Like putting a key in a car ignition and turning the engine … Continue reading A Little Piece Of Mindfulness For Everyday Living – Part One: A New Day

Connecting With Nature Improves Your Overall Mental And Emotional Wellbeing

We are coming to the end of mental health awareness week here in the UK and whilst I have been out walking in nature this week myself I realise how important it is for everyone to connect with nature.Β  When we connect with nature in a mindful way there are definite shifts that happen within … Continue reading Connecting With Nature Improves Your Overall Mental And Emotional Wellbeing