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The Buzzword

‘Mindfulness is the buzzword that keeps popping up of late on the covers of books and in conversation. This year we will live consciously and wholeheartedly in the present. Now we will really engage with the person we’re standing in … Continue reading

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Travel – Broaden the mind or just one-upmanship?

“There was a time when travellers met and talked about where they had been and where they were going. That was how you learnt what awaited you on  the road…. Now the conversations around camp fires and in backpackers and … Continue reading

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Not part of the to-do list

Barney Ronay in The Guardian has this to say about Mindfulness: “So far this week I have received three press releases on mindfulness. At Google HQ in Dublin, something called Wisdom 2.0 Europe has been staging a huge mindfulness themed … Continue reading

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Plane Tree in the Park

Living in the Now is simple but not easy! Yet there is all around us beauty that brings us naturally into the now, silencing the mind even for a couple of minutes. Treasure these times and go into the silence and … Continue reading

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Mindfulness as a Solution

From 2 research papers: ” MBT (mindfulness based therapy) is an effective treatment for a variety of psychological problems, and is especially effective for reducing anxiety, depression and stress.” “Mindfulness= based stress reduction improved mental health and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy … Continue reading

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The Still Point

Living in the Now is all to do with remembering the still point at the centre of the spiral or circle. Imagine a wheel turning around a still point at its centre. “The outer circumference of the wheel represents passing … Continue reading

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Driven by Time

“Because we believe that passing time is real, we give it power over ourselves. People complain constantly that they don’t have enough time. We feel pressured by time. Where are we all rushing to? James Thurber comments dryly that ‘All … Continue reading

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