Mindful Waking

By Marvelline   My husband and I have a long-standing tradition of bringing each other coffee to bed. Whoever is awake first and feels energized enough to let their toes touch the coldness of our fake hardwood floors eventually asks: “Would … Read More >>

Mindfulness for Mamas

By Amy McMillan Let me tell you a little secret about motherhood.  It’s much harder than it looks.  I spent much of my pregnancy reading books and preparing for what I thought was to come.  I felt I was being realistic; I knew that life as I … Read More >>

The Importance of Speaking The Truth

By Natalie Edwards In such a busy world, the importance of speaking the truth has never been more meaningful. As human beings, we are so bombarded by gossip, loud noise and messages about how we should be living our lives, it’s no … Read More >>

Stillness, Stability and Depth

By Suryacitta Malcolm Smith We all want stability in our lives, but for many of us it seems an elusive quality. We may appear stable to the outside world but our internal life is in turmoil. Our thoughts give rise to emotions that leave us … Read More >>

Mindfulness and Parenthood

By Rebecca Withey Once upon a time, back in the day, loooong before I became a Mum, practising mindfulness was just like practising another hobby. I had lots of time to fit it in and freedom of choice as to when and where I did it. I recall … Read More >>

Everyday Mindfulness: Are You Connected?

By Alex Ratcliffe We live in a world of hyper-connectivity. Every day I have a connection with someone who is somewhere else other than where I am. They are not just in another part of the city or the country, but in another part of the … Read More >>

Monkey Mind to Mindfulness

By Amy McMillan Busy mind? Preoccupied with future planning? A ‘bit of a worrier’?   For twenty-seven years, this was my life.  My brain was often a classic example of what Buddhists call the ‘monkey mind’.  I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t … Read More >>

The Big One: The Habit That Stops Us Living Mindfully

What do we want? To live a life of peace and contentedness, in touch with ourselves (and each other) and in harmony with the planet? Or a life of continuous dissatisfaction, discontent and unease, polluting the planet and over-consuming its … Read More >>