When was the last time you literally laughed-out-loud as you typed "LOL" or actually loved that post from Rita your best friend’s neighbour moaning about her job? Do you take a moment to check in with yourself about how you really feel as you’re tapping and touching through your screen?
Sometimes we can walk with our eyes closed, asleep, unaware, ignorant to the beauty or even unpleasantness around. Each of us with muscles taking action, working without us even having to think.
For decades now I’ve practiced mindfulness intermittently to help me deal with good times, bad times and everything in the middle. I find whether 5 minutes or 50 the ability to be in the present moment can often bring me moments of gratitude and enlightenment - while it doesn’t happen often when it does it leaves … Continue reading Can animals help us be more mindful?
I only managed to sit in my bath for 10 minutes this evening. I was fidgety, annoyed and panicking about uncertain plans for tomorrow. But 10 minutes is all that was needed to calm me down and help me realise I was perhaps being a little silly. Today has literally been a brilliant day. A … Continue reading Riding the waves
They say a dandelion can thrive in any conditions as long as there is earth beneath it and a wind in the air. Through the cracks in a pavement, beneath the roots of a tree...anywhere.
Today history repeated itself and so did I. I’m a little bit gutted that one of my CBT exercises didn’t help. Either that or I didn’t help myself! If I could go back to the moment this photo was taken, I’d do things very differently. As I lay here in bed attempting to sleep off … Continue reading Today, history repeated itself
It's been a while since I've put pen to paper or fingertip to keyboard for anything other than work. It's not that I don't have anything to write about, I have plenty of material - but when I'm feeling on top of the world, writing just feels a bit... peculiar, more difficult it would seem. … Continue reading Writing when I’m happy feels weird
One of the things, that I struggled with when I returned from Thailand was the fact that I'd gone alone, and didn't have anyone psychically to share the memories of my time there, with or reminisce with. I'd experienced many things on a far different level to that which I do in day-to-day life. Even … Continue reading Listening to the voice of my body
Even though last night I lay flat on my back, trying to get comfortable in bed from all the impending bruises that were set to appear, yesterday's 50 mile (80.5km) cycle for Cycle Live was all worth it. Each year I tell myself how much I hate riding bikes and that I’d much rather run, … Continue reading I get knocked down but I get up again!
Today I celebrated moving forward and expressed gratitude for the blessings the first part of this year has brought with it. As the second half of the year begins with the arrival of the Summer Solstice I welcome it with open arms full of courage, self belief and strength. There have been and will be … Continue reading Celebrating the summer solstice