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

The Problem with Gratitude by the Happy Squirrel

The Problem with Gratitude Here at Mindful Therapies our attitude of the month for March is gratitude. We have had a lot to say over the years about the importance and benefits of gratitude: Gratitude: antidote to New Years Resolutions ; Gratitude in the workplace ; Gratitude in relationships ; Deepening practice and more. This [...]

9 mindful attitudes in relationships | 8. Patience

Patience 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 patience. I feel that I am learning a lot about patience at the moment and it is not an attitude [...]

By |2018-10-17T10:18:43+00:00October 17th, 2018|acceptance, Mindfulness, Patience, relationships, self-compassion|0 Comments

9 mindful attitudes in relationships | 7. Generosity

Generosity 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 generosity. I recently came across an article online that outlined ‘five love languages’ in relationships. These were the five styles [...]

By |2018-10-05T11:52:42+00:00October 5th, 2018|Generosity, Mindfulness, relationships|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 | 5. Non-striving

Non-Striving 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 non-striving. Non-striving Non-striving is a reminder that when we try too hard we often create tension and our focus [...]

By |2018-08-20T12:14:53+00:00August 20th, 2018|Mindfulness, non-striving, relationships, Uncategorized, wellbeing|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