Author Archives: Kate

5 Books to get you started on your Mindful Compassion Journey (including one you’re not expecting!)

So these are a few of my favourite books; there many more out there but these are the ones I come back to as my core texts. I’m sure the list may change over time but I thought I’d share … Continue reading

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Stimulate your ‘Rest and Restore’ system!

I had never heard of the body’s ‘rest and restore’ system until recently when Dr Patricia Bloom* explained it was another name for the parasympathetic nervous system. I don’t know about you but I frequently  get the sympathetic and the … Continue reading

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Research Data and a Dying Man’s Words…

I was invited to attend a research seminar a few days ago looking at mindfulness and ageing. There was some terrific data revealed and lots of nuggets of great advice and insight – more about that in future posts. But … Continue reading

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New York Times on Self-Compassion

Here’s a link to an article about self-compassion published by the New York Times Go Easy on Yourself, a New Wave of Research Urges    It features comments from the leading researcher into self-compassion Kristin Neff  – I love her work. Check … Continue reading

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What’s a Silent Retreat like?

Have you ever been on a silent retreat? If not are you tempted but wonder what you would be letting yourself in for?  A couple of months ago I went on one with my brother – believe it or not … Continue reading

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Where have I been and where am I going? Towards self-compassion….

Given that I am not the most prolific of blog posters you probably haven’t noticed that I haven’t actually been posting much for the last couple of months. However just in case anyone out there has been wondering what on … Continue reading

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Mindfully sad …

I’ve been out of contact for a while; I have been struggling with the Christmas preparations and  the run up to today, 11th January 2011 and I chose not to beat myself up for not writing any blog entries. (I’m practising … Continue reading

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Transcendental Meditation and Mindfulness

The Sunday Times Magazine (12.12.10) published an article “Mantra with a mission” about the film director David Lynch’s mission to bring Transcendental Meditation (‘TM’)  to schoolchildren around the globe. In case you don’t know much about TM, it’s based on the … Continue reading

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Mindful Christmas Present Ideas?

So how’s your present shopping going? I’m making the most of the internet at the moment and buying a lot of my pressies on line. So I was really looking forward to taking a sneak read of one present I’d … Continue reading

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Any German speakers? Living with an awareness of dying

I was recently interviewed for a German newspaper regarding my views on living with an awareness of death and using that to inform the quality of your living – learning to live with as few regrets as possible influenced by … Continue reading

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