A perfect day?

An ordinary day or a perfect day? At 11:15pm on Saturday 21st September I was driving home, I was feeling good and realised that the day that had just been may well have been a perfect day.  I was however also struck by the realisation that from a different perspective, it was an average [...]

Am I doing it right?

Am I doing it right? This week at Mindful Therapies we ran a meditation workshop called ‘Am I doing it right?’ This was an opportunity for people with some experience of meditation to discuss their practice with others. Although we meditate in a group, the practice of meditation is quite a solitary experience, in [...]

By |2019-09-23T15:35:31+00:00September 23rd, 2019|attitude, Meditation, Mindfulness|0 Comments

9 mindful attitudes in relationships | 6. Letting go

Letting Go In Relationships   This series of blog posts focuses on some of my reflections on the nine foundational attitudes of mindfulness and how they relate to interpersonal relationships. This week is an exploration of letting go. Letting go When we practise letting go, we allow both the pleasant and the unpleasant to [...]

By |2018-08-20T13:05:35+00:00August 27th, 2018|letting go, Meditation, Mindfulness, relationships, Uncategorized|0 Comments

9 mindful attitudes in relationships | 4. Acceptance

Acceptance In Relationships   This series of blog posts focuses on some of my reflections on the nine foundational attitudes of mindfulness and how they relate to interpersonal relationships. This week is an exploration of acceptance. Accepting difference Acceptance is a huge topic and one that is often misunderstood, particularly within relationships. Within relationships [...]

By |2018-07-19T09:23:18+00:00July 17th, 2018|acceptance, attitude, Meditation, Mindfulness, relationships|0 Comments

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 [...]

9 Attitudes of Mindfulness | Deepening practice | Trust

Trust The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them. ― Ernest Hemingway Honour your own feelings and intuition without discounting them or writing them off because some authority or some group of people think or say differently. Practice taking responsibility for being yourself and learn to listen [...]

By |2018-04-09T09:53:16+00:00April 5th, 2018|kindness, Meditation, Mindfulness, Uncategorized|0 Comments