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Mindfulness Musings

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

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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”

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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


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

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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…


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The benefits of mindfulness training for people with ADHD

Ever wondered if there’s a training that helps you focus better? Interested in better managing stress and feeling more emotionally balanced? Life can certainly be challenging, especially if you have attentional difficulties…

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What mindfulness course is right for you?

There is a dazzling array of mindfulness offerings around lately, so how to choose?   Here is a chart that maps out different kinds of training - from the most accessible and…

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This Incredible Brain and Mindfulness

Our brains are an incredible, complex and magnificent network of connected superhighways, powering our body and mind 24/7.

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What to expect in doing a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course

Six things to expect from an MBSR course - and they may surprise you.

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ABC Catalyst - The Mindfulness Experiment

ABC’s Catalyst recently conducted “ The Mindfulness Experiment” by inviting 15 Australians from all walks of life into an eight-week intensive mindfulness meditation program: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).

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“Progress” in meditation and opening to the bigger picture

My colleague Nancy Bardecke says: “Expectations? Suffering under construction!” So often when we are learning something new we expect this – the straight line of progress.

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Tenderness in our practice and our relationships

A few years back I went to a one day seminar with a remarkable person - Kent Hoffman. He is a long term meditation dude in the Zen tradition, and also the founder of a profound parenting program - the Circle of Security which is grounded in the latest science about how kids and parents thrive. He had some interesting things to say about life, love and stress - the foundation being:  


Practice as resting (in the flow of our inner life)

We work so hard at everything. And anything can become one more task to do – including our mindfulness practice.

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Mindfulness and climate change: are we paying attention to the things that matter?

Dear friends, I don’t usually write emails through Openground that are directed specifically to our governance as a community, but I think now is the time.