Present Mind Blog

– calm your mind, be present & take pleasure from daily life –

Taking your brain on a holiday!

Taking your brain on a holiday!

It feels like the end of holiday season now that autumn is approaching. In my courses I often talk about how, as humans, we often are on countdown to our holiday, wishing it here as fast as it can be. We often rush around beforehand to get everything done. Do you tend...

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Mindful Reminder – Acceptance

Mindful Reminder – Acceptance

Hi Everyone, In my experience, acceptance is one of the most helpful attitudes to bring to mindfulness practice. We all experience physical and emotional pain in our lives - it's just part of being human - but so often we fight against or try to ignore the pain and...

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This Too Shall Pass

This Too Shall Pass

I find there’s something comforting about knowing that everything that arises passes away. We learn this from nature. When a flower blossoms, it will eventually wilt and die. When a storm rages, it will eventually pass and calm will be restored. One of the amazing...

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Take a break before you need one!

Take a break before you need one!

This has been one of the most useful pieces of advice I’ve ever been given! In a book I read this was offered as a helpful tip to manage physical and emotional pain. The chapter was all about pacing and how, as humans, we tend to go through boom and bust cycles...

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Mindful Reminder – Power of a Pause

Mindful Reminder – Power of a Pause

Hi Everyone, Practising spending more time aware of your present moment reduces the time spent obsessing about the future which creates anxiety. It also reduces time spent replaying broken scenarios from the past which causes anger or sadness. See if you can create a...

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Mindful Reminder – Just Walking

Mindful Reminder – Just Walking

It's often said that the hardest part about practising Mindfulness is remembering to do so. We are so habitually caught up in our busy, thinking, doing world that we forget to bring our awareness into the present moment. We can feel exhausted before our day has even...

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Standing in my garden

Standing in my garden

Do you have routine things you have to do that you really don’t want to and that take up precious time? Every day I spend 15 to 20 minutes outside my garden supervising my cats (they are house cats scared to go out on their own!) I recently used to see this time as an...

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