Monthly Archives: November 2013

Living in the Now with animals

Animals may experience separation stress or stress from loud noises, like thunder or fireworks, or even deliberate negative conditioning. But they are unlikely to be stressed by living in the past or future in their imagination. A cat sunning itself … Continue reading

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A Guinea Fowl & the Gift of Now

Originally posted on TheWannabeSaint.com:
This morning I committed an act of animal cruelty,…at least, that’s what my Siberian Husky, ‘Trooper’ might say.  Somewhere near my house, someone has a Guinea Fowl they cannot keep corralled and this loud, obnoxious,…

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How to be Happy

“We have to learn, not from books, but from the experiences  of our lives and the secret to learning is keep the mind open. Real learning requires being 100% in the present. “Our unhappiness stems from worrying about things beyond … Continue reading

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Life Experiences are Coloured by Perceptions

It isn’t always easy to see situations clearly, in the moment – in the now.  Our life experiences are so often coloured by the past – our upbringing, culture, education, nationality and so on. If you are watching a school … Continue reading

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Communicating with children and teenagers

“Connection is the energy that is created between people when they feel seen, heard and valued – when they give and receive without judgement”  Brene Brown Lack of communication is often cited as a major cause of stress and frustration. … Continue reading

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Parenting Stress

“Many parents describe their lives as a numbing , constant sense of stress, striving, and strain that is perpetuated by their feelings of desire, aversion, and indifference. It’s a fool’s game and deep down they know it.”  (Susan Kaiser Greenland) … Continue reading

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The Mindful Child

A while ago I ran a How to Live in the Now workshop for a class of Grade 11s, and was delighted with their positive feedback. They spoke of being able to plan their time better, feeling less stressed by … Continue reading

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