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Mindfulness Musings

Read the about mindfulness, MBSR and the science of mindful living here on our Mindfulness Musings pages.

If we practice anxiety, we get better at it!

There has been great excitement in recent years about the brain's ability to transform itself through activity - that is through how we use our minds and bodies.

If we practice anxiety, we get better at it!

Our predicament

"A predicament. . . . is an inextricable, irreversible and complex situeation for which there are no solutions, just measures for adapting to it.

Our predicament

Mindfulness: “feeling” and “dealing” with our emotions

“One of the mighty illusions that is constructed in the dailyness of life in our culture is that all pain is a negation of worthiness, that the real chosen people,…

Mindfulness and Emotions

Build your resilience through MBSR

Building resilience In response to difficult experience, it is natural for us to shut down on feeling emotions and on experiences in life.

Build your resilience through MBSR

The illusion of not having enough time to be (or to practice mindfulness)….

Recognising addiction and our relationship with TIME What are we doing with our lives?  This has a lot to do with our relationship with time.

Mindfulness and the illusion of not having enough time

Cultivating Compassion

“My education gave me everything I needed except how to make it through an ordinary day.

Cultivating Compassion

Why did you come to mindfulness training?

Intention is really important in mindfulness practice.   Jon Kabat-Zinn is known for changing his mind about how this works.

Why did you come to mindfulness training

Why mindfulness is not a “super-power”

Do you ever have wytai? It is a noun (articulated in the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows): a feature of modern society that suddenly strikes you as absurd and grotesque—from zoos and milk-drinking…

Why mindfulness is not a “super-power”

IPCC report - Code Red for Humanity

Here, for now. There's a revolution that needs to happen and it sits inside each one of us.

Code Red for Humanity

Living in the Time of Dying – a film

In my own little patch, I am living in a split reality.

Living in the Time of Dying

Mental Health Week

Mental health – and how to generate it - is not just a personal problem as it is often characterised, but is deeply effected by cultural, social and economic forces.

Mental Health Week

"You're a person to be met, not a problem to be solved"

I don’t know who wrote the quote, where I read it or if I dreamt it but this is the quote that won’t leave me alone this year.

You're a person to be met

Distance Mindfulness (MBSR) Training

For many years I was not keen on offering the MBSR program via the internet, as it seemed like it would take away from the individual exploration and intimacy that…

Distance Mindfulness Training

Helping Kate - How Mindfulness can Change the Lives of People with Chronic Pain

How can mindfulness change the lives of people with chronic Pain?  Mindfulness is purposefully paying attention in a non-judgemental way to what is going on in your body, your mind and…

How Mindfulness can Change the Lives of People with Chronic Pain

Three kinds of shenanigans going on in the world of mindfulness.

Shenanigans is such a great word. It is a noun that means: mischief, trouble, pranks, high-jinks, tomfoolery.    Mindfulness is everywhere.

Shenanigans going on in the world of mindfulness

A few thoughts on authentic leadership

Recently we partnered with Humanity in Business to co-host a conference on Authentic Leadership where we heard from a cross section of people ranging from those of us who teach mindfulness…

Mindfulness and authentic leadership

Gratitude - a simple path to health and happiness

There is now overwhelming scientific evidence that practising gratitude has positive impacts on health and happiness, and of all the things that contribute to a life well lived, a habit…


Re-engaging with the body - download a new practice

I am on an island at the moment. How good is that?!  It is Facing Island - a tiny island off Gladstone in Queensland.

Re-engaging with the body - body scan