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What if we were watching a movie of our lives, rather than living it? What can we do to wake up from the dream? Be Calm Be Happy course: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/154439234909 Join the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.co…
 
The Murmur of Bees by Sofia Segoviahttps://www.amazon.com/Murmur-Bees-Sofia-Segovia-ebook/dp/B07GNCQXXB/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+murmur+of+bees&qid=1626704777&sr=8-1Our Next Book: Across the Formidable Sea by Claire Laminenhttps://www.amazon.com/Across-Formidable-Sea-Claire-Laminen/dp/1520679246/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=across+the+formi…
 
Today's episode talk about how mindfulness has helped me to deal with difficult emotions like anxiety. Be Calm Be Happy course: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/154439234909 Join the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Plum Vi…
 
For the second part of the 100th episode special, I have a chat with my mum about Irish music and we do a guided meditation together. Be Calm Be Happy course: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/154439234909 Join the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for mindfulnessforb…
 
Its episode 100 - thank you all so much for listening! To celebrate I’m really pleased to have Cata Zorzini on the podcast, creator of the Plum Village app, an incredible resource for supporting your mindfulness practice with guided meditations, talks and deep relaxations. We talk through what it is and how it can help your practice. Plum Village a…
 
Mindfulness promises that we can feel alive by living in the present moment - but how do we do that in practice? Be Calm Be Happy course: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/154439234909 Join the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.c…
 
Mindfulness can support you to reflect on the origin of difficult feelings, develop insight and ultimately liberate yourself from suffering. You can also learn to love your spaghetti! Be Calm Be Happy course: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/154439234909 Join the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: h…
 
These days a lot of us are spending more time indoors, especially if you’re working from home - we can start to forget how important nature is for our wellbeing. Today we’re going to go for a mindful walk, I hope you can join me. Be Calm Be Happy course: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/154439234909 Join the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/g…
 
While Justice Sleeps by Stacey Abramswww.amazon.com/dp/0385546572/ref…MVDHF5MNK9H9VHZHBOur Next Book: The Murmur of Bees by Sofia Segoviahttps://www.amazon.com/Murmur-Bees-Sofia-Segovia/dp/1542040507/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=Email Us: stringsandthingsinfo@gmail.comVisit our Website: www.stringsandthingsstudio.comFollow Us on Inst…
 
One of the most common human traits is valuing stability - wanting everything to stay just as it is. But we know deep down that in time everything changes, so how do we maintain and build our happiness in a constantly changing world? Be Calm Be Happy course: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/154439234909 Join the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.c…
 
Self-esteem is how we value and perceive ourselves. It's based on our opinions and beliefs about ourselves, which can sometimes feel really difficult to change. But even Santa can believe in himself - ho ho ho! Be Calm Be Happy course: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/154439234909 Join the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/9994614638258…
 
We face lots of pressures in life - our job, finding somewhere to live, relationships. Surely all of our problems would go away if we won the lottery? Be Calm Be Happy course: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/154439234909 Join the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_fo…
 
We all have things we’d like to try but never get around to doing- sometimes it’s because we’re busy but sometimes we don’t start because we’re afraid of failing. But failure (if it happens) is important for us to experience; this episode gets underneath how we can open ourselves up to the possibility of failure without shame and live the life we w…
 
You’ve probably at least had a go at mindfulness or you like to do a guided meditation every so often. But we can look at mindfulness differently - rather than it being a thing we do, we can look at it as a path that we walk, not a way to happiness but the practice of happiness itself. Be Calm Be Happy course: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/1544392…
 
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tanwww.amazon.com/Joy-Luck-Club-Novel/dp/0143038095Our Next Book: While Justice Sleeps by Stacey Abramshttps://www.amazon.com/dp/0385546572/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_BN2MVDHF5MNK9H9VHZHBEmail Us: stringsandthingsinfo@gmail.comVisit our Website: www.stringsandthingsstudio.comFollow Us on Instagram:@stringsandthingsstudioAnne: @an…
 
Do you always feel like you’re rushing from one place to another? When our lives get busy it can feel like we don’t have a moment to breathe. Mindfulness is sometimes called the art of slowing down - tuning in and paying attention to our surroundings. One of my favourite ways to do this is with a walking meditation, so grab your headphones and come…
 
What does a healthy relationship look like and how can mindfulness help to improve them? Find out on this week's episode! Join the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improv…
 
When we think of the things that cause us stress, work tends to come near the top of that list. We pile pressure on ourselves and struggle with relationships but this can leave us exhausted and miserable. Mindfulness can help create a workplace where people are happy, calm and fulfilled. Join the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/9994…
 
All of us want to be happy, but it can feel like the circumstances of our lives makes that impossible, it's something that’s out of reach and happiness is just for other people. But we have what we need to be happy, we just need to get into the happiness groove a little bit. Join the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ …
 
Red to the Bone by Jacqueline Woodsonwww.amazon.com/Red-at-Bone-Jacqu…son/dp/0525535276Our Next Book: The Joy Luck Clubhttps://www.amazon.com/Joy-Luck-Club-Novel/dp/0143038095Email Us: stringsandthingsinfo@gmail.comVisit our Website: www.stringsandthingsstudio.comFollow Us on Instagram:@stringsandthingsstudioAnne: @anneland22Kaity: @kaitycreatesKar…
 
Have you ever wished that you were different, maybe you felt inadequate in some way or that you’re not quite enough for yourself or for someone else. It can be hard to shake that feeling, especially when things aren’t going to so well in work or in a relationship but we don’t have to be swept away by those thoughts into a negative spiral. Join the …
 
This week we explore how to make plans for the future without sacrificing your wellbeing in the here and now. Join the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood …
 
Hello my friend, I hope you’re well - this week we’re going to be going over some of the basic principles of mindfulness, this time from the perspective of Jon Kabat Zinn rather than the Plum Village tradition. If you’re new to mindfulness then welcome, if you’re an experienced practitioner then I would invite you to apply your beginners mind and e…
 
If I asked you to picture someone you find difficult to deal with, whether that’s at work or in your family, you wouldn’t find it too hard. A few weeks ago we talked about how to deal with a friend or co-worker that’s having a bad day but there’s one or two people who always seem to have a grump on - mindfulness can help! Join the Facebook group: h…
 
Have you had that reaction when something goes wrong at work, with your health or in a relationship? You might think that if a relationship ends you’ll never find someone else, if we fail an exam we can never have a successful career. You’re imagining all the terrible things that are going to happen, it feels like the world is ending and the house …
 
Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy:www.amazon.com/Migrations-Charlo…ghy/dp/125020402XOur Next Book: Red to the Bone by Jacqueline Woodsonhttps://www.amazon.com/Red-at-Bone-Jacqueline-Woodson/dp/0525535276Email Us: stringsandthingsinfo@gmail.comVisit our Website: www.stringsandthingsstudio.comFollow Us on Instagram:@stringsandthingsstudioAnne: @annel…
 
Have you ever been lying in bed, not able to sleep because you can’t stop worrying about things? Today we’re going to talk about how mindfulness can help you to let go of your worries and build calmness into your everyday life. Join the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfu…
 
Starting your day off with a smile doesn’t involve a huge amount of rocket science but like mindfulness itself it does need a bit of patience and persistence. The key thing is setting up new habits and sticking to them every day, even on the weekend. Mindful movement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mz-dJFkmrk Join the Facebook group: https://www.…
 
Have you ever had a conversation, maybe with your co-worker or a friend, and they’ve been a bit abrupt? And you’ve thoughts afterwards, “what was that about? Are they annoyed at me?” We can get swept away by that anxiety or anger and not see what’s really going on - but it's possible to experience what’s happening without needing to react to it, wi…
 
How do you feel when someone criticises you? Maybe it prompts you to start beating yourself up. Nobody likes to be criticised, especially if you have perfectionist tendencies. But unless you listen to criticism, it makes it harder to grow and learn. The golden rule is to treat yourself with kindness, even if you think you’ve made a mistake. Non-jud…
 
Outlawed by Anna North:www.amazon.com/Outlawed-Anna-North/dp/1635575427Our Next Book: Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy:https://www.amazon.com/Migrations-Charlotte-McConaghy/dp/125020402XEmail Us: stringsandthingsinfo@gmail.comVisit our Website: www.stringsandthingsstudio.comFollow Us on Instagram:@stringsandthingsstudioAnne: @anneland22Kaity: @kai…
 
Have you ever remembered something embarrassing that you’ve done and thought “you idiot”? Or worse? Everyone does to some extent - its very ingrained in us to regret things from the past, to see ourselves as not meeting some standard and as a result we feel miserable and anxious. Mindfulness can help - non-judgement is one of the key pillars and th…
 
Join me on my mindfulness course starting Feb 13th: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/be-calm-be-happy-online-mindfulness-course-saturday-afternoon-group-tickets-133001853123 Thich Nhat Hanh calls loneliness the suffering of our time, that we can be in a crowd of people but still feel alone, all of us lonely together. That feeling is something that we…
 
Join me on my mindfulness course starting Feb 13th: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/be-calm-be-happy-online-mindfulness-course-saturday-afternoon-group-tickets-133001853123 Mindfulness is all about applying 100% of your attention to whatever you’re doing - most weeks we do a guided meditation, focusing on our breath, verses, images, body etc. Doing …
 
Join me on my mindfulness course in Feb (only a couple of places left): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/be-calm-be-happy-online-mindfulness-course-saturday-afternoon-group-tickets-133001853123 Everyone compares themselves to others to some extent but when it plays on our thoughts a lot this can really impact on our wellbeing. The evidence on this ha…
 
A Gentleman In Moscow:https://www.amazon.com/Gentleman-Moscow-Novel-Amor-Towles/dp/0670026190Our Next Book:Outlawed by Anna North:https://www.amazon.com/Outlawed-Anna-North/dp/1635575427Email Us: stringsandthingsinfo@gmail.comVisit our Website: www.stringsandthingsstudio.comFollow Us on Instagram:@stringsandthingsstudioAnne: @anneland22Kaity: @kait…
 
Join me on my mindfulness course in Feb (only 12 places): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/be-calm-be-happy-online-mindfulness-course-saturday-afternoon-group-tickets-133001853123 Have you been doomscrolling recently - going through a feed of negative stories in social media or the news? You might be feeling a little bit overwhelmed with everything t…
 
Join me on my mindfulness course in Feb (only 12 places): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/be-calm-be-happy-online-mindfulness-course-saturday-afternoon-group-tickets-133001853123 Even if you’re experienced in meditation it’s always useful to apply your beginners mind and return to the fundamentals. f you’re new to mindfulness it’s good to practice t…
 
If you’re listening to this early in 2021 then you might have spent some time thinking about new years resolutions, commitments to make your life happier and calmer. If you’re like me, new years resolutions tend to be a bit of a mixed bag, for every driving test passed there’s a gym membership that doesn’t get used beyond February. In this episode,…
 
Join me on my mindfulness course in Feb (only 12 places): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/be-calm-be-happy-online-mindfulness-course-saturday-afternoon-group-tickets-133001853123 Join the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Meditation can…
 
If you’ve ever been in a place where you’re feeling low or life just feels like a grind, you might have asked the question, what is it all about? There’s no shortage of influencers who want to provide you with answers, especially on TV or social media. In this episode we explore the mindfulness perspective on why we exist - the answer is simpler th…
 
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