The value of retreat

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Retreat, however long a time we can manage to commit to, enlivens…

Starting Start the Week

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On Monday, in the dark of a January morning at 7 30 am, I held…

The power of the present moment

When we begin to practice paying attention, we start to notice…

Mindfulness, distraction and the Christmas rush

At the last monthly practice support meeting held in Newcastle…

Keeping Practice Alive Through Personal Practice Mentoring

As we continue our journey of mindfulness practice, it is vitally…

Aware and knowing it

Awareness is something that is inherently part of us, so developing…

Generosity

The 6 week Attitudinal Foundations of Mindfulness course which…

Barnacles don't do Facebook

Returning to my favourite piece of shoreline in the NW highlands…

A Fearless Heart

A book I am currently reading and greatly enjoying is "A Fearless…

Making the most of it

  Here in the uplands of the Northumberland National…

8 week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course in central Newcastle upon Tyne

This autumn, I'm really looking forward to offering the next…

Warp and weft

In the last Staying Mindful: Monthly Practice Group meeting we…

You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.

~Jon Kabat-Zinn