Mindfulness

Towards ordainary things in ordinary places

Towards ordinary things in ordinary places As part of my  interspiritual  intentional mindful living I continue to reflect on what living in this way calls me to in the world. I have been writing and reflecting on some of the work that I do and what it means to live intentionally in the challenges and…

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Kindness

Loving kindness towards ourselves – building resilience and compassion in the world ‘We are all just walking each other home’    Ram Dass I could not say when I first came across this quote from Ram Dass but in a way it is foundational to who I am , shaping my whole way of being…

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Reflecting on the values underpinning our work in Disability/ Social Care

  Reflecting on changes within Disability/ Social Care Sector in Ireland I am currently doing some writing out of my experience of supporting human care organisations in Ireland, often through periods of transition and challenge. The intention of the writing is to provide some reflective space for articulating the values that underpin the work. I…

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Mindfulness and Heartfulness – engaging with the world

Mindfulness starts with awareness and the ability to be present to whatever is helping us to live with more ease and choice with whatever are the circumstances of our life.  Heartfulness on the other hand  builds on mindfulness and evokes a response in us –  calling us to loving action in the world. For some…

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Mindfulness at Work….no time, no time

  I’m way too busy….for Mindfulness at Work I have recently completed some consultancy work with a large disability organisation  that is undergoing a significant change management process with all of the business and stress that comes with that. People working in all levels of the organisation are stretched – doing more, coping with change,…

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Self Care for Carers – Three things you need to know

Many people find themselves in the role of full time Caregiver at some point in their lives, and this reality then shapes much of their day to day existence and often reduces freedom to live life , pursue career, relationships, passions and interests as they would like. The word Caregiver describes  such a wide variety…

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Mindfulness….Three ways to discover is it a Fad or Food for the Mind?

Mindfulness – with its roots in buddhism, its track record in stress reduction through Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Programmes, and its increasing role in business through Mindful Leadership modules in MBA programmes, appears here to stay. We can say it works, not only because of the work of neuroscientists who show us how it…

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Simplifying the day

I live alone and work for myself. I live in a small country cottage, have a lovely semi wild garden, and get to watch the cows from the neighbouring farm come and go from the milking parlour while I work at my desk. A lovely, quiet, simple life…slow pace, no pressure…..Even so I can find…

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A reflection on Christmas

Christmas is the time of remembering the God spark breaking into the world in both the most ordinary and yet extraordinary way. In the same way as human beings growing into our particular way of being ‘fully alive’ , we are often called to new beginnings, new ways of being ourselves and of bringing the…

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