Making time to be more mindful this March.
Time for reflection : Time for living
Although we are nearing the end of the year and we reflect on the past and look forward to the future; how many of us take the time to be in the present? We can only be physically in the present so let’s bring our minds there too.
World mental health day 2022
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Is the Sun setting in on summer ?
I like September. On an island with the Atlantic to the West and the Irish Sea to the east September brings in many changes. Not only the weather as who can tell the variables of such a potent force? But more than this for us as people. Our lives change back to the normal, back… Continue reading Is the Sun setting in on summer ?
6 Tips for sitting exams
Patience be a virtue we all have
Somethings are better when you don’t force it. Why not try it you might just surprise yourself.
Accepting our little moments of happiness
How often have you felt little, unexplained feelings of happiness popping up from time to time. I like those little, unexplained feelings . It’s like getting a free hit of feeling happy without having to do anything to get it. Do you get them too? Mine don’t last too long but that’s ok for l… Continue reading Accepting our little moments of happiness
Getting ready to deliver some mindful communication with the fantastic theatre nurses of CHI @Temple Street Dublin. It’s always a pleasure.
Me, Student nurses and a little bit of mindfulness
A big thank you to the 4th year student nurses in Children’s Health Ireland Temple Street for being a wonderfully responsive audience today. An impromptu session which l really enjoyed, made easier by your willingness to listen and contribute. A difficult enough profession, without the additional stresses of the last two years, yet here you… Continue reading Me, Student nurses and a little bit of mindfulness
Feeling anxious about life going ‘back to normal’? 5 Top tips for managing the transition
With the easing of restrictions and suggestions that we are closing in on the final chapters of the pandemic, there are numerous reasons to feel optimistic that we may soon return to a ‘normal life ’. Just imagine no face masks, no Covid tests and no more social distancing, sounds good , right? However it’s… Continue reading Feeling anxious about life going ‘back to normal’? 5 Top tips for managing the transition
Rip Thich Nhat Hanh
Thank you for a life well lived
World Mental Health Day 2021
Not just for today
How is your Optimistic October going to work out?
Start by writing down three things you are looking forward to and take it from there…
So what would you do?
A little gift from a former client which was very nice of them. It came with a little note stating that I had helped her stay afloat. I think it’s not always clear cut on how we need to approach problems and indeed solutions as there may be a third way which is available if… Continue reading So what would you do?
The futile pursuit that is worry
“When you’ve seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there.” ― George Harrison
Breathing in the sun for natural growth
Just breathing in the morning sun aside my herb garden. Watching them grow from seeds to now has given me an enormous sense of happiness and well-being. A little bit of food and water, a touch of warmth and TLC can bring so many positive benefits. Our self limiting beliefs and toxic environments may stunt… Continue reading Breathing in the sun for natural growth
Anxiety management and mindfulness
A big thank you to the 1st year nursing students for being a wonderful audience over the last few weeks. Keep up the good work and remember to use the little techniques I showed you to stay mindful: 478 breathing, 54321 grounding, H-P-F and many more. Really enjoyed your company and I wish you well… Continue reading Anxiety management and mindfulness
Protected: Mindfulness recording for 01st February 2021
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Historically Present Future
As I write this I know I am physically present, typing away, my focus on the next word to magic itself onto the page and if my mind wanders, as it is free to do, I know that’s okay. I say that to myself and bring my thoughts back to the present by consciously focusing… Continue reading Historically Present Future
Let’s talk about scrabble
Some games are more insightful than others. If your scrabble board looks like this …it’s time to talk
…and that’s okay
I love this…now. I was sceptical at first about this but you know in the therapy business and indeed in any walk of life you have to give things a go. Give it a try and keep using it. You, like me, might just surprise yourself.