“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” ― Jim Rohn At this time of year, after the festive season, the focus and discussion turn to how to do something different for the New Year. Giving up smoking; going on a diet; starting an exercise regime; getting a new skill; almost […]Read More How do you create a habit that sticks?
“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.” ― Harvey Fierstein This week at work has been exceptionally busy, with meetings; deadlines and commitments that had to be met; and a major project coming to fruition. Outside of work; […]Read More Moments of Silence and Peace
“I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.” ― Paul McCartney The definition of Mindfulness that I use comes from Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founder of the modern mindfulness movement. It states: “Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying […]Read More Being non-judgemental
“Life is half delicious yogurt, half crap, and your job is to keep the plastic spoon in the yogurt.” ― Scott Adams Something I have come to realize through my own practice and reading on Mindfulness is that our brains are not fixed and unchanging. Society has taught us that by the time you […]Read More What on earth is Neuroplasticity?
Oddball: “Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves Moriarty? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don’t you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?” ― From the Film “Kelly’s Heros” So what are we going to do about being hard wired with a negative […]Read More We can change our negative wiring!
“I made no resolutions for the New Year. The habit of making plans, of criticizing, sanctioning and molding my life, is too much of a daily event for me. ” ― Anaïs Nin This blog was originally going to be called “New Year, Old Habits, New Habits, New Beginnings” but I realised two things. Firstly, […]Read More New Year, new resolutions and tips on how not to fail
“Renew, release, let go. Yesterday’s gone. There’s nothing you can do to bring it back. You can’t “should’ve” done something. You can only DO something. Renew yourself. Release that attachment. Today is a new day!” ― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience I came to Mindfulness through the book by […]Read More Mindfulness Habit Releasers
“Confusion now hath made his masterpiece.” ― William Shakespeare, Macbeth Habits form the basis of our lives. Large or small, we build and maintain our view of the world on habits. From simple things like cleaning your teeth, through to driving a car, the ability to move conscious tasks into the subconscious means that up […]Read More Habits upside down
“When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love …” ― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations Even though the academic research on mindfulness meditation isn’t as robust as, say, nutrition or exercise, there is a reason why it’s been around for literally thousands of […]Read More Mindfulness – Benefits and Positive outcomes for you and me
“Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny.” ― Mahatma Gandhi We all have habits; good ones; bad ones; dangerous ones; ones we love; ones we would rather not have. Habits help us […]Read More Mindfulness and the power of non-habit