Birth, Body & Mindfulness

I had a fairly fast and furious labour and delivery 4 weeks ago today…If you had asked me then how my body was feeling and how my body image was doing, I’d have given you a very different answer to the one I’d give you right now, and probably to the one I’d give you tomorrow, and the one I’d give next week. The answer will depend… So how has mindfulness helped?

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Hot Mindfulness - Is that a thing?!

In mindfulness sessions I've been running recently, the hot weather has been a focus. I've tried to cool the temperature down, but sometimes if there isn't any air-con, the windows don't open very far, and the fan blows a steady and pathetic stream of hot air over everybody, we sit and practice in an uncomfortable sauna-like climate - hot mindfulness...

But with that discomfort comes important opportunities for learning and practice.

So I thought I'd set out some thoughts on how to potentially relate the hot weather to practice over the coming days, as well as some things to try out to stay cool and fresh with mindfulness practice this summer…

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Digital Distraction: When do we stop listening and paying attention?

Sometimes we multi-task because we might really need to: often we do it out of habit... But does it matter if we get digitally distracted when we are communicating? We might all have our different takes on that, but if I think about the most meaningful or productive conversations I have had with people, it is probably when I feel we’ve given each other our full, undivided attention. Sometimes we multi-task because we might really need to: often we do it out of habit.

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