Late Fragment – Raymond Carver
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by Fay Adams
1d ago
And did you get what you wanted from this life, even so? I did. And what did you want? To call myself beloved, to feel myself beloved on the earth. by Raymond Carver   This was the last poem in Raymond Carver’s last book, written while he was dying of cancer. It is also the inscription on his tombstone. Last week I watched a film called Maudie. It is the true story of a Canadian woman, born with arthritis, who becomes a well-known folk artist, without trying to. Really, she only wants to find love and to modestly celebrate the beauty of life through her art. Maud Lewis These humble wish ..read more
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Mindful Qigong
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by Jacky Seery
1d ago
Our bodies are built to move, so by integrating movement into our daily lives can benefit us more than we realise. If we just moved gently for 3 minutes every hour, it would help us clear the mind and increase our energy levels. Qigong is an ancient art of movement, developed thousands of years ago in the East, with the philosophy of becoming more aware and aligned with the body and know how healthy it is. In our Mindfulness training we learn to become more aware of the body as a place to become present.  We learn that, if we take the time to notice, we can tune into the body and become ..read more
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Lean on Me
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by Jane Negrych
1d ago
I’ve never been accused of being a shrinking violet, a wall flower or someone who does not reach out in times of need. Yet, often I find that days will go by and I haven’t left the house or I have chosen not to speak about something that is causing me worry. Indeed, I have recently noticed that I have a tendency to isolate myself. I think that I assumed that as we age, we have less need to be social. I have heard myself make this claim to those around me. It’s as if I was almost convincing myself, and them, that spending time alone is the preferred pursuit. I would usually be met with quiet a ..read more
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February Mindfulness Calendar
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by Lisa Hellier
1d ago
February is the month of love! What better way to keep love in our heart than by engaging the practice of Loving Kindness for the entire month? So, what is the practice of Loving Kindness? The practice of Loving Kindness is another name for the Buddhist meditation called Metta Bhavana or the cultivation of unconditional love and friendliness. This is done through connecting in to the body through the breath, feeling the feet on the ground, touching in with the heart and imagining a dear friend, maybe even a pet or simply someone you know who is going through a difficult time, or even celebrati ..read more
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Lean on Me
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by Jane Negrych
1w ago
I’ve never been accused of being a shrinking violet, a wall flower or someone who does not reach out in times of need. Yet, often I find that days will go by and I haven’t left the house or I have chosen not to speak about something that is causing me worry. Indeed, I have recently noticed that I have a tendency to isolate myself. I think that I assumed that as we age, we have less need to be social. I have heard myself make this claim to those around me. It’s as if I was almost convincing myself, and them, that spending time alone is the preferred pursuit. I would usually be met with quiet a ..read more
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Mindfulness and Stress
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by Kristine Mackenzie-Janson
1w ago
A friend of mine, who’s also a long-term meditator, recently fessed up that she’s often a bit embarrassed to admit when she is feeling stressed. If mindfulness helps with stress (and it does, as has been shown in research studies countless times), then shouldn’t she be continuously cool and ‘zen’ by now, rather than let stuff stress her out at times?! Mulling it over, we decided that we could only guess how bad it might have been if she didn’t practice mindfulness (and neither of us really wanted to go there!), and we reassured ourselves that Rob Nairn has often said that ‘there’s no exemption ..read more
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Lean on Me
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by Jane Negrych
1w ago
I’ve never been accused of being a shrinking violet, a wall flower or someone who does not reach out in times of need. Yet, often I find that days will go by and I haven’t left the house or I have chosen not to speak about something that is causing me worry. Indeed, I have recently noticed that I have a tendency to isolate myself. I think that I assumed that as we age, we have less need to be social. I have heard myself make this claim to those around me. It’s as if I was almost convincing myself, and them, that spending time alone is the preferred pursuit. I would usually be met with quiet a ..read more
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She Let Go – Safire Rose
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by Kristine Mackenzie-Janson
2w ago
She let go. She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go. She let go of the fear. She let go of the judgments. She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head. She let go of the committee of indecision within her. She let go of all the ‘right’ reasons. Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she just let go. She didn’t ask anyone for advice. She didn’t read a book on how to let go. She didn’t search the scriptures. She just let go. She let go of all of the memories that held her back. She let go of all of the anxiety that kept her from moving forward. She l ..read more
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February Mindfulness Calendar
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by Lisa Hellier
3w ago
February is the month of love! What better way to keep love in our heart than by engaging the practice of Loving Kindness for the entire month? So, what is the practice of Loving Kindness? The practice of Loving Kindness is another name for the Buddhist meditation called Metta Bhavana or the cultivation of unconditional love and friendliness. This is done through connecting in to the body through the breath, feeling the feet on the ground, touching in with the heart and imagining a dear friend, maybe even a pet or simply someone you know who is going through a difficult time, or even celebrati ..read more
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Mindfulness and Stress
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by Kristine Mackenzie-Janson
1M ago
A friend of mine, who’s also a long-term meditator, recently fessed up that she’s often a bit embarrassed to admit when she is feeling stressed. If mindfulness helps with stress (and it does, as has been shown in research studies countless times), then shouldn’t she be continuously cool and ‘zen’ by now, rather than let stuff stress her out at times?! Mulling it over, we decided that we could only guess how bad it might have been if she didn’t practice mindfulness (and neither of us really wanted to go there!), and we reassured ourselves that Rob Nairn has often said that ‘there’s no exemption ..read more
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