A focus on Beauty

A focus on Beauty

In the world we live in today, the subject of Beauty provides a mixed canvas of thought regarding appearance, opinion and acceptance. Even it’s definition provides various possibilities of interpretation: noun: beauty; plural noun: beauties 1. a combination of qualities, such as shape, colour, or form, that pleases the aestheticRead More …

A focus on Growth

A focus on Growth

As inspired by our Mindful Garden, let’s take a closer look at Growth. Let’s begin with a definition to get us thinking about the possibilities… growth noun: growth; plural noun: growths – The process of increasing in size. “the upward growth of plants” synonyms: growing, extension, widening, thickening, broadening, heightening,Read More …

Planting Seeds. Planting Intentions

Planting Seeds. Planting Intentions

Growing up, I thought a lot of life happened naturally. One thing would lead to another, without necessarily setting goals to achieve and surpass. Sure you might complete your education. Do well in your career. Find that special someone. Maybe marry. Become financially stable. Travel the world & see theRead More …

Connect to the Season

Connect to the Season

Not everyone enjoys the Winter time. Whilst festivities such as Diwali and Christmas can provide some light to the darkness, the day-to-day can be hard for some to get through; to keep going at good momentum, remain positive, and not feel worn-out. I am one of those people. I findRead More …

Wellbeing: The Mind-Body-Soul Connection

Wellbeing: The Mind-Body-Soul Connection

It can be said that the mind is a very powerful thing. Take control of your mind, to keep the body in check and ultimately feed the soul as intended. It’s an approach that, in recent years is being revisited, and practiced alongside modern medicine. Previous posts on Mindfulness mayRead More …

Overthinking vs Opportunity

Overthinking vs Opportunity

In any form of problem solving, our minds refer to a path of identification, to analysis, to solution. It’s a process that we all adopt, yet we will all differ in strength at each stage. For some, identifying what a problem is, can be the biggest form of discovery. ForRead More …

Experiences vs Experience

Experiences vs Experience

Without the risk of sounding too philosophical, life experience is something that’s unique to us all; we each have our own, and no two experiences are the same. And yet sometimes, we feel as though they should be, or at least similar. To almost re-assure us that we’re on aRead More …

Gratitude vs For Granted

Gratitude vs For Granted

gratitude the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. “she expressed her gratitude to the committee for their support” synonyms: gratefulness, thankfulness, thanks, appreciation, recognition, acknowledgement, hat tip,credit, regard, respect; For granted: In the 2nd sense, “take [someone, something] for granted” means to underestimateRead More …

What are your core values?

What are your core values?

As we turn to September, the focus across our countryside, will be that of the Harvest. Farmers nationwide will be sharing all of the returns of the season; reaping all that was sown earlier in the year. Let’s hope it’s a good one! And so it’s quite well-timed, when weRead More …

A look at Anticipation

A look at Anticipation

Further to last weeks’ post, let’s begin to look at the other, more positive side of that coin perhaps… Anticipation. the action of anticipating something; expectation or prediction. “her eyes sparkled with anticipation” synonyms: expectation, prediction, forecast; “my anticipation is that we will see a rise in rates on Monday”Read More …

A look at Apprehension

A look at Apprehension

Further to last weeks’ post, let’s begin to look at each side of that anxiety coin individually, with a view to try and balance things out. First up, Apprehension, what can it mean? 1.anxiety or fear that something bad or unpleasant will happen. “he felt sick with apprehension” synonyms: anxiety,Read More …

Anticipation vs Apprehension

Anticipation vs Apprehension

Have you ever stopped for a moment, and realised you’re nervous? Nervous about something, but you can’t place what? …and then began to question but found no fulfilling reason? One things’ for sure, we are all born with a set of nerves. For some they are calm. For many, theyRead More …

June & July: The journey to Joy

June & July: The journey to Joy

On the approach to the Summer Solstice, it seemed a perfect time to focus on life’s simple pleasures. Putting its heritage aside for the moment, the Solstice is regarded by most in the UK, as a point to celebrate the longest day of the year; a feeling that Summer isRead More …