Mindfulness & Wellbeing

Mindfulness and Chronic Pain

I’ve been dealing with chronic pain in my back and hip for some time now. I just want to avoid it all, distract myself, eat some ice cream, put my feet up, get comfortable. There is certainly a… Read More

10 Tips to Keep Mindfulness Going at Work

Although having a regular sitting practice is what helps to develop the ‘fruits’ of our mindfulness practice in our lives; we all have periods when it is difficult to find time to do that. At those times we… Read More

“Fruit of the Practice” Moments

Sometimes a meditation practice can feel stale or boring or pointless. Then all of a sudden, out of the blue, a moment spontaneously arrives  where you know you’re experiencing life in a more open, curious, friendly or compassionate… Read More

Meditation, Goals and Nonstriving

Recently I came across these photos taken by Roeselien Raimond, a Dutch nature photographer, showing foxes enjoying themselves in the wild. It appears that foxes don’t need mindfulness courses to learn about being in the moment, even in… Read More

Close Encounter

Recently, I was driving to visit a friend at her horse farm. Traffic was light on the two lane, secondary road and my mind was wandering ahead with concerns about being late. Suddenly the car in front of… Read More

Being in the Now

To experience the world in the present moment, we need to step out of our mental concepts and use all our senses to directly experience life as it unfolds moment by moment.

Be Still

In a moment of deep despair In a moment of conflict In a moment of joy and celebration In a moment of frustration In a moment of anxiety