Can't You Just Slow Down?

Can't You Just Slow Down?

It's already June. And – wow - isn't 2016 marching by?

Time. We just never seem to have enough of it.

Yes, it’s a well-known “fact” that life in the 21st century is faster than ever. And hold on, it’s gathering speed as I write!

To make matters worse, as the years go by, time just seems to get more and more scarce.

Really?

Why do we feel so bereft of this valuable resource?

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Mirrors in Nature

Mirrors in Nature

"Don't Walk. Sit!"

As a passionate lover and advocate of walking, it’s not often you’ll hear me utter those words.  However, taking time to sit, or at least slow-down, is an important counter-balance to the fast-paced life that many of us lead nowadays. 

It’s a time to reflect, take notice and to just ‘be’.

When we slow down and ‘sit’ with nature in a companionable way, we eventually return to our true, most natural, open and receptive selves.

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Finding Your Rhythm

Finding Your Rhythm

Like many high-achieving professionals, you may have days when you speed through your agenda smoothly and effortlessly, and still have plenty of energy at the end of it all. 

You may also find sometimes that you have a surprising ability to persevere through long periods of activity, with very little that can possibly get in the way, cause you concern or create disruption.

On those days, life has a certain ease and flow to it. 

On the other hand, most of us can relate to times when we’ve felt completely out of step with our lives. You may even feel like that now.....

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Bring Mindfulness into Your Work Life

Bring Mindfulness into Your Work Life

There was a time when Mindfulness was considered to be the 'out-there' stuff of wacky woo-woo land. Meditation too was seen as the exclusive domain of yogi’s, hippies and Buddhist monks.

But attitudes have changed - and are changing.

We now live in an age when high technology and need for speed seems to be taking over our lives; an uncertain economy and a volatile job market creates anxieties; and escalating levels of expectation put us under even more pressure.

Against this backdrop, we can find ourselves all too often in a state of "too much to do; not enough time; and massive questioning of our life's direction and purpose."

At the heart of it all, lies a yearning for peace of mind, mental clarity and a feeling of ease and contentment.

And the simple realisation that our effectiveness, our growth and our long term happiness, depend on it.

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Dormancy is Different from Death

Dormancy is Different from Death

Spring has well and truly arrived in the northern hemisphere. It's an amazing time of year. Nature has started bursting into life with new vitality and growth, after the seemingly endless winter darkness. 

Dormancy is a regular part of the nature's life cycle that affects us all. 

Some species take longer than others to waken after the long winter sleep.

Each of us, at one time or another, experiences periods of low energy, relative quiet and inactivity. On the surface it appears that nothing is happening. Everything is just the same old, same old. Meanwhile everyone else seems to be getting their gig together.

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