Be still, breathe & begin again

Be still, breathe & begin again

I think it’s fair to say, that sometimes we can forget to do the simplest of things. Life can present us with experiences that distract us, and sometimes totally absorb us into another form of behaviour; another way of living. A few years ago, much earlier in my journey toRead More …

Freeing the mind

Freeing the mind

Picture your mind like a 4-seat car, and you’re taking it on a road trip. Along the journey you take, you collect a souvenir as a symbol for every experience encountered. The more significant experiences get the space in the front seat, some in the back seat. The less significantRead More …

Our minds are conditioned

Our minds are conditioned

Have you ever had an experience which at first, has been hard to digest? Something that you never thought would happen, just happened? Out of the blue, it caught you off your guard?! ‘Experiences’ in their nature encompass a level of expectation, a level of excitement, and a level ofRead More …

Mindfulness: Pressure vs Priority

Mindfulness: Pressure vs Priority

Time for another definition I think… Priority: the state or quality of being earlier in time. the right to precede others in order, rank, privilege; precedence. something given special attention. highest or higher in importance, rank, privilege. …and so how do we then define what’s most important; ultimately what weRead More …

Mindfulness: Time vs Ticking Clock

Mindfulness: Time vs Ticking Clock

If someone told you that you had all the time in the world, what would you do with it? Would you plan your day differently? Would you set out to fulfil your real hopes and dreams? How would it feel?! Would you be more relaxed? I know I would be!Read More …

Mindfulness: The simple things

Mindfulness: The simple things

The need for Mindfulness. Put simply, is it that our minds are just too full? Too full perhaps of the unnecessary than the necessary? The unnecessary perhaps being our worries, fears, focus on elements not in our control, which interrupt our approach to the present moment. How did we getRead More …

Mindfulness: A Trend or an Art?

Mindfulness: A Trend or an Art?

About two years ago now, I was researching colour and trend direction online, as part of some wider design research for the development of my forthcoming collection. I stumbled across a video, of an interview at a Design Exhibition, which focused on recent reported trends; One of which, was Mindfulness.Read More …

May: A month for Mindfulness

May: A month for Mindfulness

Mindfulness. It’s a topic often talked about in connection to many forms of stress & anxiety, but what does it actually mean? Cue the quote… – the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something. – a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment,Read More …