Mindblowing weekend – Our first retreat of the Summer

Wow what a weekend   As we were packing up from the retreat this weekend, I was suddenly overwhelmed with gratitude, what a joy it is to do this work. I am blessed.  I claim no credit, they were already ripe buds bursting to flower., but I witnessed people transform themselves this weekend. They let […]

The Wellness Train

The Wellness Train I remember a while ago at Liverpool St station, someone pushing past me and running for a train that wasn’t due to leave for ten minutes. It was half empty so he wasn’t rushing to get a seat, why was he running and pushing past me? We were catching the same train, […]

Do Nothing – It’s harder than you think

The do nothing challenge Here’s a challenge for you.  Can you sit and do nothing?  It’s more of a challenge than you may think, go on try it.  Maybe start with 10 minutes and build up, my record is 4 hours, but that has taken years of dedicated training in doing nothing.  Instead of doing, […]

Head Monsters – The Worry Monster

Beware of the worry monster Do you have monsters living in your head? Come on own up, you’ve all got them. You’ve all got monsters living in your head and unless you practice mindfulness or some other form of meditation, there really is no escape!  Head monsters come in many shapes and sizes, they lurk […]

The Mindful Quote Top Ten!

Top Ten Mindful Quotes

Mindful Quote Top 10 “Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.”― Thich Nhat Hanh, Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life “It’s a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that […]

What is Real Right Now?

What is Real Right Now?

The other day I was feeling particularly overwhelmed by things – my feelings, my chattering mind and my perception of the world around me. It’s at these times that my general wellbeing can be balanced on a knife edge; either I will fall deeper into the chatter of my mind and get horribly lost or my […]

Top Tip #9 – Stop Fighting… you’ve already won!

Top Tip #9 - Stop Fighting

It’s not always easy to maintain your attention in the present moment, there’s a certain momentum to your egoic thinking and it will not go quietly. It will wriggle and struggle, threaten and seduce you; it will reinvent itself and claim ownership of your practice.  Sometimes it will claim small victories and you’ll believe the […]

Top Tip #8 – Be a Non Believer

Top Tip #8 Be a Non Believer

Be a non-believer. Don’t believe me. Don’t believe anyone, and most importantly of all, never ever believe yourself. Beliefs are for fools you see. They are constructions of the ego and simply a product of your conditioning. Most of them aren’t even your own beliefs, they were programmed by your culture your background, your parents, the […]

Top Tip #7 – Practice Doing Nothing

Top Tip # 7 Practice doing nothing

Here’s a challenge for you.  Can you sit and do nothing?  It’s more of a challenge than you may think, go on try it. Maybe start with 10 minutes and build up, my record is 4 hours, but that has taken years of dedicated training in doing nothing! Instead of doing, try being instead for […]