Helen – My mindfulness journey

My mindfulness journey.  I’ve taken a while to decide where to start this story.  Breaking with tradition I’m beginning in the middle when I went along to an introduction to meditation at Newcastle Buddhist Centre in 2001.  I’d just broken up with my partner and had moved back to Tyneside.  I was ready for [...]

Becoming redundant | Becoming more | My Mindful reflections

When I became redundant In the first 30 months of this decade I was fortunate enough to be made redundant not once but twice. Not that it felt in any way positive. The definition of the word itself says it all; Redundant Adjective Not or no longer needed or useful: Superfluous My story Now I [...]

By |2017-10-12T20:32:14+00:00January 10th, 2017|Anger, anxiety, failure, hope, Meditation, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Redundancy|0 Comments

Real Life Mindfulness | 7 attitudes and redundancy

The Seven attitudes of Mindfulness and redundancy For many of us the past six years have been pretty tough. We are increasingly asked to do more with less resources and often for less money. Increasingly, employment is less secure and the fear of redundancy hangs in the air. For others redundancy is a stark reality [...]

By |2017-10-12T20:32:14+00:00January 3rd, 2017|Anger, anxiety, Mindfulness, Redundancy, Uncategorized, wellbeing|0 Comments

Hindrances to Meditation Part 2: Anger and Ill-Will

We are currently looking at the five traditional hindrances to meditation. These are five challenges that often come up, and seem to get in the way of our meditation practice. These are: craving and desire; anger and ill-will; restlessness and anxiety; sloth and torpor; and doubt and indecision. This week we will be exploring the [...]

By |2017-10-12T20:33:21+00:00November 23rd, 2015|Anger, anxiety, Meditation, Mindfulness|0 Comments
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