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  • Mindfulness Skills For A Balanced Life (Tuesday Evenings)

    Are you looking for coping skills to deal with life’s challenges? You may have a stressful job. a challenging relationship or a difficult health issue. Or maybe there’s just too much going on in your life right now and you’re feeling the strain. This introductory Mindfulness course will teach you how to manage stress and … Continue reading Mindfulness Skills For A Balanced Life (Tuesday Evenings)

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  • Good vs Bad Stress

    This past week has been a challenging one for me in many respects. If you read last week’s newsletter you’ll be aware that I’ve had gremlins in my website for a couple of weeks that have been playing havoc with my events page. So I’ve not been able to post new events or receive online … Continue reading Good vs Bad Stress

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  • Polishing Your Meditative Practice

    People often assume that because I teach meditation, my life must be pretty chilled. They ask me if I meditate every day and assume that I have no challenges with this because I’ve been doing it for more than 30 years. Of course, the truth is I experience all the challenges with my practice that … Continue reading Polishing Your Meditative Practice

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  • Mindfulness Skills Level 2

    In our introductory course, Mindfulness Skills For A Balanced Life, you learned how to manage stress and strong emotions, and you experienced what it was like to let go of judgments and to observe your thoughts instead of running away with them. This allowed you to gain a perspective of observing, rather than being your … Continue reading Mindfulness Skills Level 2

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  • Mindfulness Skills For A Balanced Life (Tuesday evenings)

    Are you looking for coping skills to deal with life’s challenges? You may have a stressful job. a challenging relationship or a difficult health issue. Or maybe there’s just too much going on in your life right now and you’re feeling the strain. This introductory Mindfulness course will teach you how to manage stress and … Continue reading Mindfulness Skills For A Balanced Life (Tuesday evenings)

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  • Taking The Yo-Yo Out Of Dieting

    If endless chasing of your ideal self-image is a familiar story, read on! Aussie summers are long and hot.  If you’d rather suffer the heat than put on shorts and swimwear, you might be one of the many people thinking about going on yet another diet. So here are a few points to consider: Too … Continue reading Taking The Yo-Yo Out Of Dieting

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  • Mindfulness Skills For A Balanced Life (weekend workshop)

    Are you looking for coping skills to deal with life’s challenges? You may have a stressful job. a challenging relationship or a difficult health issue. Or maybe there’s just too much going on in your life right now and you’re feeling the strain. This introductory Mindfulness course will teach you how to manage stress and … Continue reading Mindfulness Skills For A Balanced Life (weekend workshop)

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  • How Gratitude Can Improve Your Physical & Mental Health

    There’s a lot of talk in the popular press about expressing gratitude – it’s almost become the next buzz word after “Be Mindful”! But what does it actually mean? This week, I’d like to discuss some of the science behind what gratitude is and what it does for us. Studies over the past two decades … Continue reading How Gratitude Can Improve Your Physical & Mental Health

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  • Surviving the Stress of the Festive Season

    It’s that time of year again. For some people, the end of each year is filled with excitement as they prepare for parties, family gatherings, giving and receiving gifts, fireworks and perhaps even travel. For others it can be a time of stress, over-indulgence and even loneliness. One thing is for sure, if you live in … Continue reading Surviving the Stress of the Festive Season

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  • Meditation Isn’t Weird

    When I was 10 years old my Year 5 teacher told us a story about a scientist who happened to be a microbiologist. I don’t remember who she was or the context of the story but I clearly remember deciding at that very moment that this would be my future profession. And it was. Eleven … Continue reading Meditation Isn’t Weird

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