1 Year Mindfulness Challenge

A Year of Mindfulness – 14 – Walking

And before we knew it we’re at week 14 of the mindfulness challenge. Time goes fast when you’re having fun in quarantine! This week’s challenge was to take 15 minutes (or however long my day allows – which let’s face it, with no commute to work is a lot longer nowadays!) and walk somewhere alone,… Continue reading A Year of Mindfulness – 14 – Walking

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The Corona Diaries Week 5: Closer to Home

Last Sunday, my lovely Mum - who works for the NHS and like so many others was redeployed to the Covid-19 intensive care wards - got the results of the Coronavirus test that she took last Friday. It was positive. Initial Reactions Like everybody else, I've been feeling quite afraid of the virus, a fear… Continue reading The Corona Diaries Week 5: Closer to Home

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The Corona Diaries Week 4: Legacy in Times of Corona

I was supposed to start my social media detox this week as I'm still taking in too much negativity online, but I failed miserably at my attempt. Next week, however, by the time this goes to publication, I'll be a few days into it and hopefully reaping the benefits of being predominantly offline! I heard… Continue reading The Corona Diaries Week 4: Legacy in Times of Corona

1 Year Mindfulness Challenge

A Year of Mindfulness – 13 – Red Lights

The task this week was based around travelling in public, and required me to pay attention to the occurrences where I was stopped at a red light - either in a car, bus, bike or on foot. I was to use this enforced pause to focus on my breathing, my surroundings and be in the… Continue reading A Year of Mindfulness – 13 – Red Lights

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The Corona Diaries Week 3: Negative Nancy

Wow. What a difference a week makes. I feel like a virus (excuse the irony) has invaded my brain this week, taken away all my positive thinking and mindset from last week and replaced it with anger, frustration and general moodiness. So, I'm going to let it all out here, as quickly as I possibly… Continue reading The Corona Diaries Week 3: Negative Nancy

1 Year Mindfulness Challenge

A Year of Mindfulness – 12 – Appreciation

Photo by J-S Romeo on Unsplash I’ve had a few weeks off the mindfulness challenge, purely because with everything else going on right now, I’ve been struggling to keep on top of things and I forgot to pick out a card from the jar each Monday. It’s annoying really, as the mindfulness challenge serves especially well for times… Continue reading A Year of Mindfulness – 12 – Appreciation

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The Corona Diaries Week 2: Creativity Makes the World Go Around

I don't know about you, but lately, I seem to be doing something that I never, ever do. I've increased my mindless browsing on social media, and am finding myself aimlessly scrolling through different feeds. This isn't like me, I like to think I have quite a healthy relationship with social media generally, so I'm… Continue reading The Corona Diaries Week 2: Creativity Makes the World Go Around