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Happy for no reason

Feeling grateful.
For a lovely hike at sunset.
For being able to go barefoot, really feeling the path under my soles.
For warm and sincere people all around, struggling with everyday life situations yet still managing to follow their dreams. 155 more words

Relationships

How Writing Memoir Is Linked to Mindfulness & Meditation

In his lectures about Mindfulness and Meditation,  Robin Wright says that when our minds begin to wander, they typically process on either the past or the future–normally, the future. 441 more words

Denial

Sunday Gratitudes #28

“It can be easy to focus on negatives when things aren’t going well, but incorporating even a 5-minute gratitude practice into your day can completely alter your mindset… The more we focus on what is good about our lives, the more goodness shows up.” (

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Mindfulness

Mindfulness: an 8 week course and a review of the book "Mindfulness - a practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world".

A few months ago I posted on the topic of mindfulness:  something which has become very fashionable lately.  It was well received and, having had the opportunity to take part in the 8 week course and being the recipient of a free copy of Mark Williams’ and Dr Danny Penman’s book, I felt it was time to write a more detailed and considered post. 2,103 more words

A Letter from Abroad

Dear Daughters,

As we returned from our trip to Europe this week, I found myself thinking back to my first trip abroad, when I was finishing college in 1993. 585 more words

Dear Daughters

The Greatest Gift You Can Give

In our ADHD world of constant stimulation and instant gratification, the greatest gift you can give to someone is your attention.  The most cherished gift one can receive is your complete and undivided awareness.  107 more words

Wisdom

Lesson 2, The Crucible

This lesson is a follow up to Hook, The Crucible. It’s another 90 minute one. 30 minutes of this lesson are devoted to a classroom management issue: cell phones, because I teach The Crucible at the beginning of the school year. 1,832 more words

Teaching