Creativity · Happiness · Mental Health · Mindfulness

The ‘My Favourite Things’ Challenge

Last week I posted an image to my Instagram page, accompanied by the caption (and in my mind, singing voice of Julie Andrews playing Maria Von Trapp in The Sound of Music), “#Droplets on branches after the rain, these are a few of my favourite things#”. It got me thinking about how this iconic scene… Continue reading The ‘My Favourite Things’ Challenge

Mental Health · Mindfulness

Book Review: My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor. How our brain shapes our reality

Having been a practitioner of mindfulness and meditation on a spiritual level, I recently have become increasingly interested in the neurological and scientific aspects of mindfulness. Jill Bolte Taylor’s My Stroke of Insight is a fascinating glance into the neuroanatomist’s personal experience of having a stroke which resulted in a conscious dual reality of being… Continue reading Book Review: My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor. How our brain shapes our reality

Happiness · Lifestyle

My Internal Journey to the Galapagos

Today I have finished my holiday to the wonderful Galapagos Islands. Sitting just off the coast of Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands are known for their extraordinary wildlife and microclimates. They were made famous by the great naturalist and explorer, Charles Darwin, who spent a total of only eleven days on the islands before writing his… Continue reading My Internal Journey to the Galapagos

Happiness · Lifestyle · Mindfulness

Mindfulness in Mindo Cloud Forest

Today I’m writing from Ecuador. I have completed the middle leg of a ten day trip, exploring the wonderful nature that Ecuador has to offer. An amazing part of the trip has involved staying at a lovely ecolodge, El Monte, in the Mindo cloud forest region. Entering the lodge was already a lovely adventure, via… Continue reading Mindfulness in Mindo Cloud Forest

Happiness · Lifestyle

What makes a lasting friendship?

For an entire year of blogging about happiness last year, not once did I mention something incredibly important – friendship! Perhaps it’s this year’s wisdom focus that has spurred me on to blog about one of the most important subjects to our wellbeing – having good friends. I have been thinking about friendships a fair… Continue reading What makes a lasting friendship?

Mindfulness

Listen to listen. Don’t listen to judge.

Critical. Defensive. Always ready to impose an opinion. We can all be guilty of judgmental listening, but often are unaware of the lessons we may be missing or the relationships we may be damaging. Today’s post is about the dangers of judgmental listening. I have been listening to some of Adi Vajra’s podcasts this week.… Continue reading Listen to listen. Don’t listen to judge.

Meditation · Mindfulness

Walk With Me: A Review

After spotting some articles and Facebook posts of Marc Francis and Max Pugh’s Walk With Me featuring Thich Nhat Hanh, I immediately was on the look out for screenings in the UK. Finally spotting tickets on Sunday, I booked a seat at the Curzon Dochouse for the Tuesday. A film about mindfulness, I was intrigued… Continue reading Walk With Me: A Review