The power of lovingkindness meditation practices

As part of being an accredited Breathworks mindfulness teacher, and being registered with the UK Mindfulness Network, there are certain requirements that I must meet each year.  In line with other professions, I have to attend continuous professional development events and participate in activities which support and promote my personal and professional development.  One of Continue reading »

A meditation on Friendships.

  I met with a very dear friend recently and I have been reflecting on how people become friends, what makes one friendship last over another and why.  I have lived in many parts of the UK, and as an outgoing sociable person I have joined various groups, made friendships within work and outside of Continue reading »

A weekend by the sea…

If you know me, either personally, professionally or through reading these posts you will know that I usually attend a one week-long silent retreat each year.   The week long silent retreat, as wonderful as it is, is actually part of my continuing professional development (CPD) as a mindfulness teacher – it’s something I have Continue reading »

A wonderful shamanic retreat in Dorset

This year, 2018, more than any other year in my recent history has been devoted to learning more about myself from a non-Buddhist/mindfulness perspective.  I have been learning about chakras and energy and have started to move my personal and professional lives more outside into nature.   Following the summer of “shit” that was 2017, Continue reading »

ch ch ch changes…

The years 2016 and 2017 were especially hard for me across all aspects of my life (personal, professional and studies).  Change and lots of it.  I’m coming up to the year anniversary of some particularly pertinent events that happened last summer, one of which being my seventh miscarriage.   There is an expression which says Continue reading »

New Year resolutions, vision boards and intentions.

The start of the New Year is usually set with good intentions: to get fit, to lose weight, to start a new hobby.  Before the end of February however, most of us have dropped the New Year’s resolution and only about 8% of us have kept it going beyond February and into spring.  It is Continue reading »