Life after a Silent Meditation Retreat: How to Ease back into daily life – Part 3/3

Transitioning back into normal life can be a bit bumpy after a Silent Retreat. Here are my Tips to support you… Long periods of silence, the easy set routine, no daily chores like cooking/cleaning/washing, and time for yourself each day. Many retreats support this transition with a shared last meal or a sharing circle, where 

Continue Reading…

A beginners mind – using the breath as a Meditation tool

Looking out the window of the train as I slowly make my way back home from a 21 day silent meditation retreat, I notice that the landscape seems different this time. The stillness I cultivated is lost to the rapidly passing trees and houses and I feel a little overwhelmed, unsure if I can maintain 

Continue Reading…

Loving your Groundhog Day

You’re right each day is just a repeat of the previous day: get up, get ready, think/worry about something, do something, eat something, connect with something or someone, use technology, be busy, slow down, go to bed. Mala making above is the simple repetition of making a slip knot, only 108 times! Give or take 

Continue Reading…

Creating ease within your body- part 2 of 2

Following on from last Month…. Time for reflection But ultimately these are just stepping stones to understanding ourselves a little more. If we can take the time for quiet reflection, and observation then we can truly start to understand more about creating ease within our bodies, doing what feels authentic and right.  What feels in 

Continue Reading…

Creating ease within your body – part 1 of 2

Throughout out lives we are performing various roles, (child, parent, employee, manager, friend etc.) and to create greater ease and harmony within our own bodies we need to go deeper into our true self. To discover if are being true to ourselves in these roles and daily choices, we need to delve deeper into what 

Continue Reading…

The simple life: 4 ways to reduce our reliance on technology

I was watching a 1960’s movie the other day and it struck me that everything involved a cigarette. The actors smoked as they talked in coffee shops, on the street, and in business meetings at the office or a restaurant. They smoked before and after dinner and throughout it. They smoked first thing in the 

Continue Reading…