Why I meditate – meditation is something I can do for me.

  Meditation is something I can do for me. It doesn’t cost me anything, I can do it anywhere at anytime and the benefits are numerous. I started at a time when I was very stressed and mole hills were quickly turning into mountains. I knew I had to do something and a drop in meditation class, it was called deep relaxation back then, came along and off I went. That was the best thing I ever did and I was very lucky that the first class had a huge impact on me. I felt so good that I was … 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

MINDFUL PRACTICES TO BOOST ENERGY

I’m tired, I have no energy, I’m not sleeping well, are common       complaints from mothers and the 48+ female demographic. As strange as it sounds, keeping energy levels high is a priority to combat lethargy. Regular exercise for body and brain definitely improve the quality of sleep. Our bodies are designed to move and moving keeps the energy flowing. “Where energy flows, life flows.” The bodies lymphatic system transports lymph, a fluid containing infection-fighting white blood cells, throughout the body. Unlike the heart or the lungs the lymphatic system doesn’t have a pump and its movement that keeps the … Continue reading

MINDFULNESS Q&A with SARAH DUNCAN

This month I’m delighted to interview Sarah Duncan. Sarah is a writer,travel blogger and online blog course creator who spends some of her time here in Queensland and a lot of her time travelling in Colombia. Sarah’s travel blog Sarepa.com has recently been named Favourite  Expat Travel Blog by Flight Center UK! how fantastic is that! I’m very appreciative that Sarah could take the time to share with us how she fits Mindfulness into her busy life.  1. Tell us a little bit about yourself. I’m a writer, travel blogger and a closet reality TV watcher from Brisbane. I’ve spent … 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