Build Small and Live Large

I am a bit ‘Tiny House’ Mad just now … I cannot explain this phenomenon that is growing perhaps like ‘fungus’, am trying to be hip and cool and get in with the Permies. Moving on … I am fascinated by teeney tiny weeney petite cleverly designed tiny houses. Just quietly, I had this crazy…

Are you caught in … “The Happiness Trap”?

We are supposed to be happy … right? I mean if we are not happy, we are clearly failing in some obvious way. Aren’t we? Could the pressure to be ‘happy’ be making us … unhappy? Russ Harris started out working life as a Medical Doctor, a GP. After a couple of years he noticed…

The hand that rocks the cradle …

We have all, at some point in our past been ‘parented’. For many of us, the experience was sometimes misshapen, hopeful, desperate, chaotic and other times loving, patient, kind and wise. The experience of being parented is the way in which human beings transmit knowledge and skills for our individual and collective survival. It is…

Secret of Happiness ~ Letting Go!

LETTING GO IS IMPORTANT TO PRACTICING HAPPINESS Have you noticed – the more you try to control, avoid, worry or manage other negative thoughts by reacting, answering back, chasing or even trying hard to shut down or suppress negative thoughts actually makes negative thoughts and the ‘power’ they seem to have over us – stronger.…

Accepting or “being with” Uncertainty

So we are all hearing about ‘Mindfulness’ and how beneficial the practice is for the creation of health and wellbeing. Bu-uut, it is not so easy to actually do when push comes to shove. Am I wrong? What say you? The first stumbling block in the practice of Mindfulness is the ‘being with’ rather than…

Mindfulness Meditation Classes in Tecoma

Meditation Basics Meditation Basics provides students with an introduction to seated practice. Using Khentrul Rinpoche’s book, An Authentic Guide to Meditation, students delve into the Buddhist view of meditation and learn tools and techniques to connect with a deeper level of mind. Each session explores meditation philosophy and the mind and offers guided practice. There…

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course

WHAT? 8 WEEKS “Worldwide, tens of thousands of people have accepted this invitation. They are a lot like you and me, and they’ve learned to integrate these methods into their everyday lives. The Centre for Mindfulness, which developed MBSR, notes that “three decades of published research indicates that the majority of people who use these…