Survival strategies for the ‘Festive’ season

Too early to talk about surviving the ‘Festive’ season? Not for those of us who have felt fear from the moment the first decorations hit the high street.
Here are some survival strategies in case you need them. You’ve got this!

Walking Meditation

Meditating is great, it relaxes the mind and the body, eases stress, allows us to live in the moment. There are many ways of meditating. From sitting on the curb drinking a cup of tea, watching the world go by to lying in bed listening to a guided meditation. None is better than another. The…

Spiritual Bypassing

A couple of weeks ago I was at a meeting and something really ticked me off. I was trying to control my anger still, when walking into the next meeting. We started the meeting telling each other how we felt in this specific point in time and I came clean: ‘I am livid’, I said….

Breaking all the rules

This month has led me on the path of the Abrahamic traditions. Abrahamic traditions are those religions that trace their origin back to the figure Abraham. Christianity, Judaism, Islam and Eastern Monotheistic religions. Or, in my world, the religions of ‘right and wrong’. Rules are there to be broken. My favourite story to illustrate this,…

Myths about Meditation

Do not beat yourself up or get frustrated when you just cannot get your mind settled. Keep acknowledging your thoughts and bringing back your awareness to your breathing. If you find the quiet for even 10 seconds you know what it feels like and you will be able to build on that.

Focus

If you can master this exercise it has the potential to help you tremendously, as at any given moment in the day you will be able to call upon the calm mind. This will provide you with clarity and focus.

Why mindfulness matters.

mindfulness can bring to our life is quiet time. Time without worry, fear, hurt or anger. Also, it brings us the opportunity to acknowledge where we are in life and grow from it.