How often do you just eat? It sounds silly as we eat meals every day,  but how often do you just sit there and do nothing but eat? While on a Mindfulness retreat I experienced a huge revelation in Mindful Eating. My food tasted better, I was fuller sooner and I absolutely loved every mouthful. This experience has really stuck with me and so I now try and incorporate mindful eating as much as possible with my meals.   TOP TIPS FOR MINDFUL EATING: Put your food on a plate – Eating out of a bag doesn’t help the practice,…

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So in case you hadn’t already realised my love for Mindfulness, how its changed my world flip 360 and now guides pretty much my every waking moment (when I’m not on autopilot 😉 ) Last year I decided to enrol on a course to take this love to the next level. Certification Station 1 –  The TTR1 at MBSR Mindful Academy in Solterreno Spain. Home to the wonderful Bodhin Phillip Woodward and his family, Solterreno provides a real gem of tranquility hidden from the hustle and bustle, in which to immerse yourself in the course material. The perfect environment to…

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Finding time for mindfulness can be really tricky when juggling a busy life full of work and social engagements and even trying to get around to food shopping. We all know life can get quite hectic and with all stations constantly a’ go-go it’s really settling to know that you have a few quick and simple practices handy in your toolkit . These five short, informal practices, are a great way to introduce mindfulness to your day. They are really easy to do and can be done from anywhere without too much extra scheduling. Note: I wanted to put the practices…

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Since last posting, I’ve been to India and back, moved to a new city,  started a new job. I’ve been overjoyed, I’ve been overwhelmed, I’ve been heart-wrenchingly longing for lots of by-gones. In India I was cyber-detoxing, in Bristol I’ve been overworking…and now, given some time and space I’ve acknowledged and accepted- I’m human after all, what can I say! Gosh,  it’s been nearly 3 months since my last post. We’re 3 months into super duper ‘The Year of Our Lives’-2017! I wanted to share the first installment of my aforementioned  ‘work work work work’ plan for 2017 : Yoga teacher Training: Green Yoga…

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My evening getting ready for bed routine is something I really enjoy however never really pay that much focused attention to actually doing it.  Moisturising mindfully is a great way to settle me ready for sleep whilst incorporating mindfulness into my routine.    The 10 Steps to Moisturising Mindfully : Pick up the pot/jar/tube- notice its weight, material and temperature in your hand. Carefully open the lid, noticing the the action of your wrist and any sounds Study your moisturiser in the pot (if in a pot), the peaks it forms, the way the light hits it and the colours.…

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