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!
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz The basic message of the book - these four agreements will make your life easier. Ruiz explains that he comes from a long line of teachers in the Toltec tradition and it is from here that he draws the teaching in his book. He begins his teaching by… Continue reading The 4 Agreements – A Reminder
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
(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…
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
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…
Do I know what it’s like be agitated? Yes. Do I know what it’s like to be anxious? Yes. Do I know what it’s like to be angry? Definitely. But do I know what it’s like to be still? Do you? Your body and mind know how to be still but often they don’t… Continue reading What is it like to be still?