What comes to mind when I say “Mindfulness meditation”?

What comes to mind when I say “Mindfulness meditation”?

Saffron clad monks sitting cross legged chanting, or wandering around your garden enjoying the sights, sounds and smells? There are lots of ways to practice mindfulness So what is mindfulness? Mindfulness is about focussing on the present moment. It is not about switching off your thoughts; that just won’t happen it’s more about noticing them, […]

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How do you eat your Easter egg? Mindfully I hope.

How do you eat your Easter egg? Mindfully I hope.

So many of life’s experiences just pass you by because your attention is focussed elsewhere. But there is a way that you can increase the quality of your life simply and quickly. By doing things mindfully. Mindfulness is the ability to focus your attention completely and totally on what is happening in the present moment. […]

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Travelling is all in the mind

Travelling is all in the mind

  I enjoy, even look forward to my morning mindfulness meditations and challenge myself to bring mindfulness into my working day to help me focus and still my whirring, flitting mind and mix of emotions that come with running my own business. But it isn’t always easy. So I want to share what doesn’t work […]

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Microbeads to be “scrubbed” from ingredient lists

Microbeads to be “scrubbed” from ingredient lists

The UK government has recently announced a ban on the sale of products containing microbeads by 2017, so too has the US. So what are microbeads? … tiny plastic beads added to face and body scrubs as an exfoliant. If your ingredient list includes polyethylene or polypropylene then chances are these little plastic balls are cleaning up […]

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How the Stafford Garden Angels overcome common gardeners skin problems

How the Stafford Garden Angels overcome common gardeners skin problems

As gardeners we have: Sore hands, rough skin, blisters on our palms, stings and cuts, brittle nails, hands that are chapped in the winter and hot and sweaty in the summer if we wear gloves, so we ditch the gloves. Dry hands with constant washing and hands exposed to the elements Dirt in and around […]

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I love this extract about gardening by M.Patricia Collard

I love this extract about gardening by M.Patricia Collard

Tales of old time gardening by M.Patricia Collard On the first day Miss Milne took us into one of the greenhouses and gave us a lecture on what was expected of us. I have never forgotten the bit about our hands. “Just because you are gardening, there is no excuse for having stained, rough hands […]

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