Meditation at Work

The words meditation and work might not sound like they are a good fit but actually they can be. To meditate you do not need to be sitting cross legged on the floor, in a dimly lit room surrounded by candles. You can do it in any comfortably seated position, including at your desk in…

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Sleep for Wellbeing

Sleep is essential for our physical and mental health but are we getting enough? Different people can actually survive on different amounts of sleep. Some of us function on 5 hours yet others need at least 8. It is important that we recognise when we are not getting enough sleep and try to find useful…

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World Mental Health Day

This Thursday we are supporting Hello Yellow and World Mental Health Day at school by wearing yellow! During the week we will be discussing our mental health and how we can keep our minds healthy.  Have a look Hello Yellow’s website here.  There are many activities we can do to help us feel better like…

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New Beginnings

It’s the start of a ‘new year’ for many of us. As usual, it can take a while to get back into routines and sometimes this can be a bit overwhelming, so it is really important we take care of ourselves.   As compassionate human beings we give fantastic advice to our family, friends and…

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Reset, Recharge, Reconnect

Summer usually equals some time off work and often that’s just as busy, getting those jobs at home done we never usually find time to do, planning and visiting family or new places, but it’s also important that we find time to reconnect with ourselves and re-establish our inner space. Summer is the perfect time…

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A Mindful Summer Bucket List

Summer’s here! A chance to relax, enjoy, visit new places… also a great time to try and be a little more mindful. I stumbled upon this excellent Mindful Bucket List thanks to LeftBrainBuddha. Why not try some of them over summer? No need to try and tick them all off, just do what you can…

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Do You Need a Digital Detox?

The ability to be connected at all times is central to many of our lives, to the point that we might feel some sense of withdrawal if we went a few days, or even hours, without checking our social media accounts. For some, the need for constant connectivity can make it difficult to genuinely “switch…

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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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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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