I developed this walk a few years ago and I’ve used it ever since. It helps both when I am experiencing unwanted feelings (gloom, say, or nervousness about a situation or challenge) and when all is well but I want […]
Photo Credit: https://pixabay.com/users/free-photos-242387/ I have met people who refuse to be happy because happiness doesn’t last. They have never accepted the fact that you can’t summon happiness and you can’t make stay. It comes and goes. Mindfulness doesn’t guarantee happiness. […]
In my work in the area of mental health, especially as a counsellor, I have been struck by the importance of the relationship with ourselves. Much of our preoccupation surrounds our relationships with others but the relationship with the self […]
“You’ve made your bed and now you must lie in it.” This is one of the most un-compassionate phrases we can use to ourselves or to others. Usually it means it’s time to pay for your choices and you can […]
I have been asked a couple of times recently if it would be okay to bring a nine-year-old child to my two-hour mindfulness sessions. The answer I give runs along these lines: Mindfulness is a great skill for children to […]
I teach mindfulness but not meditation and usually I practise mindfulness but not meditation. I think the distinction is important. Knowing you are aware In mindfulness, you are not only aware of what is going on but you know that […]
My first mindfulness event of the year will be on Saturday 27th January in Wynns Hotel in Dublin. It’s at 11am and runs for two hours. Most of my events are in the mornings, and I have found that this […]
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