Always Be Curious

This week I’m writing about another of the “15 Things Mindful People do differently” from an earlier blog post (see here) “Practise being curious” – something children are excellent at but sometimes it is easy to lose as adults… but it’s important to keep curious for our physical and emotional health. Here are just a…

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Mountains for the Mind

June is “Great Outdoors Month” This is a great opportunity to encourage friends, family and children to get outdoors more, and a chance for us to remember the importance of outside play (for adults as well as children, see my earlier post here about play) and on how being outdoors can be part of a…

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Lessons from the Happiness Class

Establishing a new habit is hard, but it can be done, and at the same time, lead to more happiness.   For this week´s post I want to share an article written by someone who completed Yale’s online 10-week course “Science of Wellbeing” — aka the “happiness” class – and said that his happiness improved…

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You Have the Power to Create Change

You may have heard of positive affirmations. Positive affirmations are thoughts that make us feel good, calm, happy, and empowered. They are thoughts that we want to believe or are learning to believe. Our destructive thoughts did not start out with power. They gained power the more they were repeated over and over in our…

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What is #EmpowerHalfHour?

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, and the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) organisation have put together some excellent, simple but effective activities to enable people to take part in #EmpowerHalfHour… to find out more about what this entails and its aims, click here – why not share with your colleagues and try some?…

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The Importance of Self-Care

We are all less able to handle the stresses that come our way when we’re already depleted by physical and emotional exhaustion. Or, put in a more positive way, we are more resilient and more able to handle life’s stress when we are feeling our best both physically and emotionally. Taking time out to maintain…

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Boost Your Mood

A mood, like a season, can change and fluctuate.  Interestingly, whether they are happy, exuberant or negative, they attract like for like. So, if you are in a terrible mood, then you can be guaranteed to experience others in the same kind of mood. We can blame it on the weather,  or the fact that it’s…

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Make Every Day Earth Day

Yesterday was the internationally recognised “Earth Day” – so what better focus for this week’s Mindful Monday than something to help us reflect on and appreciate our natural world.  All of us are reliant upon the sun for energy, the earth for food, trees for air, and water for drinking. But when we go about…

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Follow Your Own Inner Compass

Many of us tend to ignore our “gut feelings” or intuition, simply because it wasn’t a logical thought. We’re taught from an early age that logical thinking is the only way of thinking that really matters. The only way of thinking that gives us the concrete results we look for. An intuitive hunch often gives…

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