Tag: mindfulness

Appreciating Wild Flowers.

Isn’t the Spring wonderful? I’m lucky to live in an area of London that is very green and there are several large open spaces where we can walk. There are three or four parks, a woodland walk next to a stream and a large old cemetery planted up with a wide selection of mature trees. Read More …

Taking a tumble

Last month, when my eldest son was on holiday in Spain, he was scrambling across a scree slope and fell a considerable distance. He had breaks in both his leg and his jaw and had to be helicoptered to hospital in Malaga. It was Easter week and a holiday destination, a time of religious parades Read More …

Mindfulness with cats

While visiting Tokyo in Japan, we decided to go to a cat cafe. This was an informal space of two or three rooms high up in a tower block with about 20 rescued cats of every colour and shape. The furniture was mainly cat-orientated such as squashy sofas, cardboard boxes, empty bookshelves, scratching posts and Read More …

A walk on the wild side

I walk every day in one or another of the numerous green spaces that cover my part of London. You can never get completely away from the sound of traffic, but where I live there are several smallish woods and a couple of large ancient cemeteries where you can be surrounded by trees and wildlife. Read More …

Overwhelmed by a shopping centre

I don’t like shopping centres and I was with someone who wanted to take the time to enjoy both shopping and window shopping. Alone for a few minutes and hurrying through a department store to buy the one item I actually needed, I decided to try some mindful self-observation. The image came to me of, Read More …

i am finally learning the art of self compassion

‘Be kind to yourself! Instead of chastising yourself every time you are less than perfect, it is time to take a more balanced view. There will always be things we could have done better; we are human and therefore imperfect by nature. But alongside these you should acknowledge what you did well and give yourself Read More …