One night last year, I awoke from a spectacular dream. I had been playing blues on the harmonica in the spotlight on a small stage with an audience cheering me on. Upon awakening, I immediately decided that I needed to learn the harmonica and an hour later I had signed up to group lessons. Having… Continue reading Musical Meditation: The Blues Harmonica
I previously wrote a post about trying to rediscover my creativity by following a 12 week course of Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way . Unfortunately halfway through the course I broke my arm and never got round to completing it. However, it still made a significant impact on me engaging with my creativity again. As… Continue reading Creativity and the Depression Addiction
Carpé diem. Seize the day. We’ve heard these types of sayings before, but how many times do we actually seize the day versus letting it slip by through running routines we’ve long since become used to? We can all be guilty of letting perfectly good opportunities pass us by, making up excuses of why we… Continue reading Seize the Day!
A few weeks ago, I chanced upon the Museum of Happiness’ Twitter account. Upon spotting it, I was delighted to discover that it was to be a real physical space in London. Today, I had the pleasure of attending The Museum of Happiness’ launch party. A day of absolute happiness! Dashing to Camden Town after… Continue reading The Museum of Happiness
This week, I completed an eight week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction [MBSR] course. For me, this marked a milestone in my mindfulness and meditation journey through the camaraderie of my fellow classmates. Practicing mindfulness by myself for many years has at times seemed lonely. An MBSR course allowed me to listen to others’ experiences and… Continue reading Reflections In The Mirrors of Mindfulness
These past few weeks I have been engaging more with the feelings and sensations of my own body through mindful movement. It is interesting moving mindfully. What usually can seem like a normal step during a walk suddenly becomes an entire experience, with an open awareness of how each muscle in the foot expands and… Continue reading My Body, My Temple
Life has been pretty chaotic lately and I couldn’t help but thinking about a saying that goes along the lines of, ‘You should meditate for at least 20 minutes a day, unless you’re too busy…then you should meditate for an hour’. I felt so full of work and other stresses that it came as a… Continue reading Silencing the Inner Storm