In This Moment – a Mindful Meditation for the Non-Meditator

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Sitting still isn’t really my thing. I prefer to be moving and on the go. And yet, in those rare moments where stillness is achieved, it is unquestionably refreshing and something of which I want more.

“Calmness is the cradle of power.”

Josiah Gilbert Holland

I’ve tried to meditate in the past, but it seemed that every physical discomfort that was coaxed into submission was brought back to life with a vengeance. There was no calm, no peace, just a hyper-awareness of the pain in my knees, ankles, hips, shoulders and neck.

“The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.”

Napoleon Bonaparte

One of my struggles with meditation was knowing what to do and what not to do, what to think or not think. Was thinking to be avoided? Isn’t meditation about the pursuit of an empty mind? Impossible.

“Quiet the mind and the soul will speak.”

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Are you where you “should be”?

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When you were younger did you think you would have it all figured out by the age you are now? Are you having a quarter-life crisis? Maybe you just drank a whole bottle of wine and cried into a pizza, before devouring the whole thing and binging Making a murderer on Netflix? Or maybe all your friends are getting married or having babies and you’re still struggling to find a date for your plus one? Welcome to my life!

Every day at my job in the restaurant I get asked “So what do you ACTUALLY do?” I try not to get offended when people ask; as hard as that is. I want to say, “thats ACTUALLY none of your business”. What I really say is “I’m still figuring some stuff out” which is true, but frustrating nonetheless.

Society teaches us that we should grow up, choose our career path at…

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School Bus Conversion To Gorgeous Tiny House

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The ingenuity of people is truly amazing. Just take a look at this amazing school bus conversion. How is it even possible?

Mira and Jeremy Von Thompson took an ordinary school bus and transformed it into an extraordinary tiny home. According to Von Thompson Creative, Mira grew up loving art, while her husband grew up with a passion for carpentry. Although Mira’s love for art did not translate into traditional paint and canvas forms, she discovered she had a gift for creating spaces.

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The Von Thompsons made sure to include beautiful windows in their space. They used round, square and octagons for the various windows.

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Stunning Shipping Container Homes

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A full-sized kitchen makes cooking for a family of three simple. The refrigerator is a…

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25 Positive Affirmations to Oneself.

Great stuff here. Take the few minutes to read this. You will be glad you did.

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Inspired by Alex Elle’s #1AffirmationADay

Facetune_26-10-2018-12-28-44.JPGTake one or two or three and go for the day! Look yourself in the mirror and tell yourself…

Today I affirm:

  1. I am not finished growing yet and I cannot beat myself up for things that I have not yet accomplished.
  2. I require love + care, just as plants need water + sunlight to grow.
  3. I am not a robot. I feel, I make mistakes, I hurt, I grow.
  4. I will not compare nor contrast myself or parts of myself to anyone.
  5. Not everything seen on social media is true, the grass isn’t always greener, so don’t be fooled.
  6. I am filled with unmatchless potential, power and perseverance to accomplish anything.
  7. God allows certain things to happen to teach me lessons and to see if I will still stay strong.
  8. The only person you should seek validation from is yourself and God.
  9. YOU ARE…

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Anxiety, Excitement and Looking For My Knickers.

How I Killed Betty!

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Anxiety … It starts with butterflies, then the clammy hands, tingling feet, dizziness and nausea, until finally in order to prevent passing out I have to either lie down or somehow get my head lower than my heart. Usually this involves bending over so far that it looks as though I am interested in looking at my knickers.

These deeply unpleasant sensations also occur if I am too hot, dehydrated and/or haven’t eaten enough.

Embarrassingly this happened on my second date with The Colonel. I had been a teensy bit overexcited, had forgotten to eat all day and was wearing a rather natty little dress of the faintly Grecian variety with lots of lengths of fabric wrapped round me. Alas, I think I had bound myself up slightly too tightly, and promptly had a little fainting episode. Not awfully sexy having your not-quite-boyfriend shove your…

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