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If we practice anxiety, we get better at it!

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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.

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Our predicament

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

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

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“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,…

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Build your resilience through MBSR

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

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

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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.

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Finding your ground - in sensory clarity in this moment

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Don’t get stuck on concentration….

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Why did you come to mindfulness training?

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

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Why mindfulness is not a “super-power”

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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…

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IPCC report - Code Red for Humanity

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

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Living in the Time of Dying – a film

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

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Mental Health Week

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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.

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Distance Mindfulness (MBSR) Training

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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…

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

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

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Re-engaging with the body - download a new practice

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

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Longing and mindfulness as a panacea or path?

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I love this rendering of the power of longing.

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"Community of the Afflicted" - a great advertisement for mindfulness training!

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I love this short piece by Jon Kabat-Zinn called “Listening is an act of love”.

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Throwing Things Away

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“I am shocked by the ignorance and wastefulness with which persons who should know better throw away the things they do not like.

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The wish to be generous

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This tree is here. It is no longer alive in the biological sense, but in the sense of participation and presence and contribution, it is very much alive.

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What mindfulness course is right for you?

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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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Death and presence - Thank you dear Mary Oliver

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Mary Oliver died on the 17th January, 2019. We are a long time dead.

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