What is Mindfulness and how does it help you?

what is mindfulness and what are the benefits

  “Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn I think of mindfulness as being in the moment, being aware of what I’m doing and what I’m thinking.  It’s so easy to slip into autopilot mode and eat, work, sleep, repeat, day in, day out and what do you know, you can’t remember what you had for dinner last night. I don’t want life to pass me by. “It’s the not the Destination, It’s the journey.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson How hard can it be? Well, it is hard to … Continue reading

FREEDOM, MINDFULNESS and ALLOWING

What does freedom mean to you? How would you like to be free? I’d like financial freedom, to be mortgage free and not being tied to a bank would be wonderful. While I’m waiting for that to happen I’m happy to be me and be free in this moment, now. Mindfulness and allowing brings enormous personal freedom. Allowing thoughts to come and go, allowing the good and the bad, allowing happiness and sadness, allowing laughter and tears, just allowing. Overthinking all these things trying, in our mind, to control situations and then burying emotions creates our own restraints.  Thoughts, feelings and … Continue reading

IT STARTED WITH A WHIFF…

I had used Essential Oils before and I went to an Intro to Oils class with Katische, www.katische.com and Chantal, www.chantalroelofs.com . I wanted to catch up with a friend and I was a little bit curious about these doTerra Oils I had been hearing about and seeing around. I went with me the very firm intention of “I’m not going to buy anything.” We started with a drop of Wild Orange oil in my hands, I rubbed them together inhaled and I was hooked, by the time we got to Frankincense any intentions I had were completely gone! All the … Continue reading

JENNI MESSINA – Mindfulness advocate, mother, CEO and global traveller.

This months interview is with  my good friend, the beauiful, amazing and always calm Jenni Messina. Jenni explains how Mindful practices keep her focused and grounded at home and when travelling. Tell us a little bit about yourself.  I live in Brisbane with my husband and two teenage sons, a chocolate Labrador and one very old grumpy cat. I am the CEO of Global Learner, an international education consultancy that helps students with big dreams study abroad in Australia or the United States. Do you have a formal meditation practice? My mediation practices are informal and perhaps, unconventional in the sense of … Continue reading

MINDFULNESS IN MY LIFE – Q&A WITH DANIELLE GARDNER

I’d like to introduce the very inspiring Danielle Gardner who mentors and empowers women to achieve their dreams. Read on to find out more. Tell us a little bit about yourself. I am originally from Australia and as I write this I am currently residing at my father in-law’s home in England. In April 2012 my husband Jon and I departed Australia on a one way ticket to London. We have always had an affinity with Europe and since we both have online businesses we set off on a digital nomad adventure. Since then we’ve been to Spain, Scotland, been … Continue reading

Mindful Reading – Sex, Drugs and ….

Reading is a wonderful! Weather you read for information or pleasure it can be a mindful practice. It improves comprehension, vocabulary and imagination. Does reading improve spelling? That seems to be debatable. Why is reading mindful? Reading is a mindful practice because it keeps your attention in the moment, it’s hard to think of other things if you are engrossed in what you are reading. If your attention is wandering then whatever you are reading hasn’t engaged you. This happens to me when I’m reading a boring non fiction book or manual and it is good mindful practice to bring my attention back to … Continue reading