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Tips for Managing Anxiety During COVID-19 and Beyond

If you’re starting to feel the overwhelm of all the recent news, you’re not alone. The feeling is literally global. People are taking different views, some are panicking, some are minimising – both are potentially responses to fear. We know when we go through a prolonged period of stress, our brain and body will feel …

A Guided Meditation for Difficult Times

However you’re feeling right now, it’s valid. If you’re frustrated or scared with people you feel should be doing more or less, it matters.If you want things to be better, that’s important.If you wish things weren’t as they are, it counts.And this is what makes us so beautifully human: we share something called “common humanity”. …

Monday Mojo – Risk Forward

How do you cope with not knowing?  In a digital age where we can have answers at our finger tips, there’s something unsettling about situations where we just. don’t. know.  21st century living has been described as VUCA:• Volatile• Uncertain• Complex• Ambiguous.  One of the reasons, Margriet Sitskoorn explains, may be that on a daily basis, we …

Monday Mojo – Drop the Rock

Have you been beating yourself up lately? It’s easy to fall into the trap of perfectionism:• Questioning your decision-making• Saying yes when you mean no• Setting your sights on getting it right, all the time And when we feel we’ve fallen short, lost our way, or slipped up somewhere along the line, we throw rocks …

Monday Mojo – Return to Simplicity

How complicated does your life feel today? If you can sit back where you are in a joyful glow that life is a piece of cake right now, then genuinely that’s wonderful. Please celebrate the win with at least one cup of tea and a rich tea biscuit. (Gretchen Rubin explains why it’s scientifically important …

Mindfulness: It’s The Thought That Counts

We have thousands of thoughts a day. It’s been suggested we have between 12,000 to 80,000 thoughts, which could be as many as 2,500 an hour. According to some articles up to 85% of the thoughts we have are negative, and 90% are repetitive. What you thought about yesterday, you’ll probably think about today and …

Monday Mojo – Stop and Drop

Is something weighing you down right now?When we live busy lives it’s easy to lose sight of how much we are carrying around: • The challenges of trying to get everything ‘just right’.  • Worry about friends or family. • Deadlines at work.  They all add up.  It helps to recognise what’s on your mind …

Quiet Club – mindfulness meditation peer groups in MK and Bedfordshire

When the world is noise than ever, the need for quiet spaces is becoming more important, particularly for people who are at their best in relaxing surroundings. Quiet Club is a peaceful gathering and peer group offering the opportunity for like-minded people to come together in quiet contemplation. What’s involved? When you arrive you’ll receive …

Mindfulness in Milton Keynes and Bedfordshire

Mindfulness is often described as being in the moment.  But for many people life is hectic, and it leaves little time for quiet contemplation. It might even seem like a bit of a waste of time. Science is starting to explain what eastern traditions have known for hundreds if not thousands of years. There are …