Mindful Meditations

These meditations are my gift to you!

Mindful Meditations: Connecting our head with our heart and gut

Something that I’ve had a light shone on this week, that I wanted to share with you is how we can understand something at a rational level, in our heads, but that doesn’t mean to say that deep down our heart and our gut are aligned. The opposite can be true as well. We have a gut feeling, but our head says the opposite. Or we are emotionally attached to an outcome (our heart) and our heads are saying “No way”.

If you ever find yourself in this situation then a short mindfulness practice is the perfect way to get everything aligned.

Join me and let’s have a go now.

#mindfulness #headheartgut #intuition

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Mindful Meditations: How to manage a busy mind

Do you ever have a week where your mind feels busier than usual? So full it might burst?

You may be juggling many different things or worried about how something might turn out. Our minds can get caught up in a vicious circle of these thoughts, but there is an easy way to quiet things down… you guess it right!

Join me for a few minutes of mindful breathing and notice the difference it makes.

This one is super short – so you have time!

#mindfulmonday #busymind #breathwork 

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Mindful Meditations: Tips to get through cold winter days

It’s a cold start to the day where I live and the mornings are still so dark. Many of us struggle with this winter period and end up not being able to quick put our finger on why we feel so lacking in energy.

My tips to you are to:

  • Accept that the winter is like this and reframe the winter as a time to look within , rethink, regroup and prioritise everything that is going on in your life
  • Wrap up warm. I love to have a few layers to keep me warm
  • Get a hot water bottle – sitting with one on my lap is the best thing ever!
  • Light a scented candle, make the lighting in your space feel warm and cozy
  • Tap into how you feel and if you have a lot to do, start with the things that you find the easiest and are the most motivated to do!

I hope you enjoy today’s short meditation. Have a listen! I am sure it will help start your week well.

#winterblues #mindfulmonday #keepwarm

 

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Mindful Meditations: A new year, a new you!

It’s a new year and a great time to reflect on the past year and the year ahead. Time can feel like it passes too quickly, yet mindfulness gives us a beautiful tool to connect with the present moment and to enjoy it for what it is. In today’s meditation we connect with our breath to enjoy the present moment. Enjoy! #mindfulmoment #connectwiththebreath #bepresent

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Mindful Meditations: Making the most of the (family) moments that wind you up!

So that’s an interesting title for a meditation that just popped into my head!

Maybe the upcoming Christmas celebrations with family fill you with stress and anxiety. Or you may well be excited!

But most of us feel some overwhelmed at this time of year (although I admit less so this year for me – mainly due to the meditation and overcoming self-sabotage that I have been working on)

So today’s short meditation is to help you connect in with those feelings of being overwhelmed or frustrated so you have a way to be more at peace with things being the way they are.

I hope you find it useful.

Have a wonderfully mindful day. 🙂

#mindfulchristmas #overwhelm #selfsabotage

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#mindfulchristmas #overwhelm #selfsabotage

Mindful Meditations: The gift of receiving

As we enter December it’s easy to get caught up in the give, give, giving. But how often do you pay attention to the art of receiving? Receiving a gift, whether you like it or not for the intention that was behind it. Or receiving a compliment without dismissing or belittling it? Instead respond with a simple Thank You and a smile. Give it a try this week.

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#mindfulmonday #mindfulness #giftofreceiving #compliments 

Mindful Meditations: Using the energy of the full moon to let go

It’s full moon today – if we can even see her through the rain! Weather aside she’s there and we can feel her energy. The full moon shines at her brightest, highlighting the things that we need to address in our lives. So as we sit in this meditation let’s consider what we have to let go of as we move into the longest days of the year.

Enjoy! And have a mindful Monday.

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#mindfulmonday #mindfulness  #fullmoon #lettinggo

 

Mindful Meditations: How to deal with unexpected turns of events

Many of us find comfort in knowing how the day ahead will be, but in reality can we really know what is going to happen today? And if it doesn’t go to plan how do we respond to that?

There was a time when I would have felt some stress or anxiety when things didn’t go to plan. But having practiced mindfulness daily for over 3 years now it’s interesting to observe how I respond to a change in circumstance.

So when my daughter’s minibus was quite late this morning I was super calm, not frustrated. I considered how it was going to impact the rest of the morning – it didn’t – and sat in the car having a lovely chat with my daughter. No stress in the slightest.

Life happens. We can’t control the events around us but we can choose how we respond to them.

Enjoy and have a great start to your week.

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#mindfulmonday #mindfulness  #unexpectedevents #chooseyourresponse

 

Mindful Meditations: Patience and Presence


I have been reflecting this morning on how intertwined patience and presence are. It seems obvious when I write it, but I really felt it today.

Of course, being patient without being present is pretty much impossible.

When we are in the moment events unfold naturally – just like the delicate opening of a beautiful flower. And that happens in its own time.

Join me for a short reflection and meditation on where we can be more present and patient today.

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#mindfulmonday #mindfulwalking #mindfulness #patience #presense

 

Mindful Meditations: Moving with awareness

By the time we are two years old walking is something that we don’t even think about.

Our brains process each of the movements required to walk without falling over unconsciously. Mindful walking is a great way to reconnect with the body and have an appreciation for the beautiful movements that help us walk.

Enjoy!

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#mindfulmonday #mindfulwalking #mindfulness

 

Mindful Meditations: Why being present is the most important skill you can learn

What is it about being present and why is it so important and so powerful?

When we are present we let go of the ruminations of the past and put aside the anxieties of the future. The present moment becomes the most important thing that there is. Give it a go and join me in this meditation. 

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#mindfulness #beingpresent #powerofpresense #anxiety

Mindful Meditations: A mindful start to the week with intention setting and releasing

Spend 5 minutes before you start your day connecting with your breath. Then use your breath to set an intention for the week – who you get to be, what you get to create. Release any beliefs or resistance around that intention on the exhale.

This is a great way to mindfully start the week with great intentions.

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Mindful Meditations: How often do you listen to your body?

In this morning’s mindfulness session, I talk about the importance of listening to our bodies. Yesterday I was feeling extreme tiredness. I could have spent the day doing my weekend chores. But I listened to my body and chose to spend most of the day on the sofa looking after myself. That combined with an early night and I feel so much better this morning.

Listen to the video for a short three-breath meditation that you can use to bring a moment of calm into your day!

Mindful Meditations: Are thoughts facts? When we use mindfulness to put space between ourselves and our thoughts

Have you ever had thoughts about whether thoughts are facts? Where do thoughts come from? What forms our thoughts? Most of the actions that we take in life are directed by the thoughts that we have. So what happens when we put a little bit of space between ourselves and our thoughts.

Join me in this mindfulness session to find out more.

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