Think back on your day, do you think you were pretty focused and present or did you sort of drift through it, only vaguely aware of what was going on around you? If you feel you were focused, if I asked you what did you do on your lunch break what would you be able … More 5 Senses Mindfulness
How do you normally spend Christmas morning? With family, friends, on your own? Do you have your laptop or phone with you all the time? For me, regardless of whether I’m with family or with friends, I have started to notice that my phone is sneaking its way into the festivities which means I’m not … More Treat yourself to a Present Christmas
We are always told that the ability to multi-task is a good thing. However, when you multi-task and feel like you’re getting lots done, how much attention are you paying to each thing you’re doing? Do you feel absorbed in the task at hand or do you feel stressed and rushed as you jump from one … More Give it your all – one thing at a time
Sometimes, when you’re new at something, things don’t always go to plan. Since I started incorporating mindfulness into my life a few months ago I have been trying hard to be aware of how I react in various situation. In the past I was always quite a reactive person, quick to be irritated, or angry … More Magical Monday: A Mindful fail
‘Home is where the heart is’ as the saying goes, but what happens if you struggle to define where or what ‘home’ means to you? For me right now ‘home’ is two places: Salsburgh, the village in central Scotland where I grew up and where my parents, sister and some of my friends live; and Dhahran, Saudi … More Where is Home?
I’m a huge fan of Ryan Weiss”Waking Up With Ryan’ emails after being introduced to them by a friend almost a year ago. This week, Ryan is focusing on intimacy, not specifically on romantic intimacy but rather the intimate relationship you have with yourself. One big question he asked is: Who am I? Who do … More Intimacy and the Ego
Everyone has those moments where they feel nervous, anxious, angry, bored or upset and these feelings get in the way of things you need to do, or they keep you awake at night as you fret over what someone said or did, or how you treated someone. Very often it’s easy to get caught up in … More One little question
Mindfulness is something I have recently become very interested in, so much so that I have signed up for an online class to learn techniques to enable me practice Mindfulness in my daily life. Life for most people is a hectic juggling act of work, study, family, friends, and the general stresses and worries that seem to … More What Mindfulness Means to Me