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Tidy up your Brain!

Dumping the contents of your mind onto the page helps make space. Space leads to calm. Calm nudges stress the out. One of the tools Linda sometimes uses at our workshops is the Brain Dump. This is where you write (or draw) everything that’s on your mind down onto a sheet of paper. And why… Continue reading Tidy up your Brain!

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Anxiety and Meditation

A few years ago I started regular daily meditation when I was dealing with a stressful situation. As my stressful situation involved another person I will need be a little creative in the telling of the story... This is a true story but the names (and circumstances and my ownership of an island...) have been… Continue reading Anxiety and Meditation

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Stress Free Christmas Gift Shopping…

(Christmas tree decorations… work in progress) Is it too soon to be talking about Christmas? This isn’t really about Christmas. It’s about making time for making stuff… and it’s never too soon to talk about making stuff, right? It’s also about reducing stress. (Love buttons) A few years ago Linda and I learned something important… Continue reading Stress Free Christmas Gift Shopping…

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Creativity For Stress Reduction

There I was stressing out over this post about stress and creativity… In spite of knowing that crafting or journaling or knitting or painting or drawing or doodling (or any creating) makes me feel calm I still have a habit of digging my heels in and pushing through the stress. Until the point where I… Continue reading Creativity For Stress Reduction

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I wonder why…

  Sometimes in the days coming up to a workshop I (Mairead) wonder why I do this. This scary thing of standing out in front of people and being real, being vulnerable. Why do I put myself through the torture… Not real torture, not physical torture, but a mind-constructed torture. My mind continuously telling me, it’s… Continue reading I wonder why…