All posts filed under: Mindfulness

Enjoy the Journey

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Little Moments / Mindfulness

A lot of us just want to get there and be settled already.  I know I did and I still have some days where I become impatient and I just want to be ‘there’ already.  To have that job or boyfriend or marriage or car or apartment or whatever it is your heart desires at the time.   But I have learned that the real fun is in the journey to get there.  The struggles, […]

Not Getting What You Want 

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Little Moments / Mindfulness

‘Sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.’ The Dalai Lama I have followed a linear career path over the last 5 years and for the most part, I’m quite content. But recently I started looking for other opportunities because I thought it was the right thing to do. I’m afraid of being stuck in something – even if it’s a good thing. I came pretty close to a new opportunity […]

Listen to Your Body 

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Healthy Living / Mindfulness

During my recent holiday in Botswana, Africa I realised that we can learn something from the animals in the wild. These creatures in the wild (lions, zebras, elephants and wildebeest for example) are very tuned in to their bodies and patterns – they eat when they are hungry, drink when they are thirsty and conserve their energy when required. They don’t overdo it because they need to simply survive. Given how busy and cluttered our […]

Eating Mindfully

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Healthy Living / Mindfulness

After reading Jessica Sepel’s book ‘The Healthy Life’, I realised that I don’t eat mindfully even when I’m on my own on a weekend.  Of course when I’m with my partner, family or friends I eat and talk, or if I’m incredibly busy at work I have to resort to eating while working.  But on those days that I’m on my own at home, I find that I eat and do something else enjoyable at […]

Feeling Overwhelmed..

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Little Moments / Mindfulness

Sometimes I feel out of control.  On those days, my mind is agitated and I feel anxious and overwhelmed.  I have deadlines to meet at work, weight to lose or maintain, meals to cook, friends to call, family functions to attend and loans to edit for Kiva.  On top of that, I think about what I’m missing out on.  Free time to think, read, write, nap and chill out.   But I realised that for […]

My Morning Routine in HK

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Little Moments / Mindfulness

My first 6 months in HK were probably the most difficult 6 months of my life so far. I had to adapt to a foreign country while taking on a difficult job all by myself. I was sad, lonely and homesick most of the time.  It was the little things that got me through the initial hump like having a stable morning routine. A morning routine that put me in a positive mindset for the […]

How Being Less Busy Helped my Meditation Practice 

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Mindfulness

I spent my 20s trying to find ways to keep busy. At first, it was a way to mend a broken heart and enjoy being single. With most of my closest childhood friends from my hometown in relationships or getting married, I tried to find ways to keep myself busy and ‘interesting’. I took lots of classes and found myself a busy and dynamic job where my mind was occupied and engaged from start to […]

Why I Love Baking

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Little Moments / Mindfulness

Baking is a great way to de-stress and keep your mind focussed.  You must take care to buy the ingredients; measure them carefully; mix, whisk and beat as required; pour into a cake tin; and place in a heated oven.  You then sit back and let the sense of accomplishment and satisfaction wash over you as the kitchen fills with the fragrant scent of melted sugar and butter.  Once it is ready, cool, finish off […]

Listening Mindfully 

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Mindfulness

When was the last time you really listened to someone? That is, looked into the person’s eyes and listened to what they were saying without making a sound or suggestion and without your own mind wandering?  It’s a tricky thing to do, particularly in our fast-paced, fast-talking world. Sometimes we don’t even see people anymore and communicate through text messages, email or Facebook. I’m guilty of it too.  But last week, I watched an interview […]