Losing Control

Have you ever noticed how much we try and stay in control everything around us? From the people in our lives, to what we eat, to how much money we have in the bank. We can even see control manifest in our bodies by how much we hold on to things and the tension that…

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What are the Attitudinal Foundations of Mindfulness Practice?

7 Attitudinal Foundations of Mindfulness Jon Kabat-Zinn originally wrote about the 7 attitudinal foundations in his book Full Catastrophe Living and indicated they were – Acceptance and acknowledgement – bringing openness to, kindness towards and welcoming of experience just as it is in the moment. Non-judging – assuming the stance of impartial witness to any experience (i.e. your…

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Book – The Top Five Regrets of the Dying

Life is an amazing journey and each day I am inspired by different things. Whether they be – observing the changes in nature, conversations with friends or just sitting on my couch – life truly is a gift. I came across this book and felt compelled to share it. Many people die with regrets and…

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Quote – “Nature does not hurry..

Have you ever been in a hurry and rushing to try and get everything done? Lao Tzu, was quoted as saying the above, any thoughts?   If you are ready to reclaim your courage and take the next step towards your freedom and opening your heart, why not join our Toolkit?     If you liked this quote, you may…

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Quote – “A leader is best…

One of the things I have been guilty of in the past was attaching my success to my ‘perceived’ identity. After much deep reflection, I have had a few insights around this and I love this quote. I wonder what life would be like if we had leaders like this?   If you are ready…

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Book – Full Catastrophe Living

The book Full Catastrophe Living forms the basis of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. Jon Kabat-Zinn (PhD) relates the full catastrophe to the stress that exists in our lives and how we can work with it. If you are interested in using the wisdom of your body and mind to face stress, pain and…

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What is the Difference Between a ‘Stress Reaction’ and a ‘Stress Response’?

What is the Difference Between a ‘Stress Reaction’ and a ‘Stress Response’? In our every day life, we find ourselves in a variety of different situations. Sometimes these situations can be quite stressful and we develop a range coping techniques to deal with situations. Without realising, some coping mechanisms we use occur automatically (unconsciously) and…

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