2 days in to reducing my antidepressants and I felt irritable, angry, just generally het-up. I'm not sure if it was the medication change or just other stuff. The news for example. Trump - say no more. Brexit - what a bloody cock-up. Theresa May makes me feel sick. Trump makes me want to hang … Continue reading Habits for My Wellbeing
(For now at least) I've tried running lots of times, and I haven't really got on with it. People, I'm proud to say I have been running regularly since January! Apart from being active (walking or cycling most places) it's the longest time I've stuck to cardiovascular exercise since leaving school. Hurrah! So, here are … Continue reading 5 reasons I’m sticking with running.
I call them 'Reset Days'. You know the ones? Days following on from holidays or illness or just crazy times. Days where you just need to clear the diary and stay at home. Clear the back log of washing, tidy away the little piles of junk. Rid yourselves of the clutter around the place. Open … Continue reading Restoring the balance.
I've mentioned recently that I've been undertaking an 8 week mindfulness meditation course. It seems to be making a real difference and I will confess that I am feeling a bit evangelical about it at this point (almost 6 weeks in), so I wanted to share my experiences. Life, eh? It gets crazy sometimes. Even … Continue reading Mindfulness and Me.
Because I can't believe it has been almost a month since I posted. And also, I just wanted to use that brilliant word of exclamation. I have been working on some posts - you know, the sort where you start a rambley draft and then before you know it you have millions of drafts and … Continue reading Gadzooks! & Stuff*
Mindfulness hit the news recently, weirdly just a couple of days after I decided to start doing guided meditations again. I've used these meditations since I discovered them a few years ago and was having some stress and panic attacks at work. They really helped at the time, and even though I've not always had … Continue reading Where to start with mindfulness.
I was going to write a post about mindfulness in everyday life, but I think I will just post this as an example. Taking time to rest. And be close with my baby. Some say its a bad habit. I say it's a delicious privilege that one day I will miss so much my heart … Continue reading In the moment.
I was catching up with some of my favourite blogs the other day, when I came across this phrase "embracing slow" (at Practicing Simplicity). It has been in my mind since then, and of how much mental energy I spend, thinking of all the myriad things that I want or need to do. In an annoying … Continue reading Embracing slow & small
I planned to write this post as a review of the weeks events (don't get excited - 'events' is really just another word for 'shit that happened') The week started with a visit to the GP to check the little Chicken's chest had cleared up after a week of antibiotics. It had, and gradually she … Continue reading The teachings of the lost shoe.