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UN Citizen Ambassadors contest and entry

A big, big warm and grateful thank you to everyone who helped with the footage and filming of my entry for the UN Citizen Ambassadors contest. I submitted the entry yesterday. The UN has invited all entrants to post their … Continue reading

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MBSR discussed in US Congress

I’ve written before about meditation; so far the most powerfully healing, non-ideological meditation practice I’ve come across is that espoused by the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn and taught all over the world in the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) courses … Continue reading

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Letting go of the last strands

It’s an old martial arts exercise. You stand face to face, each on your right leg, each holding up the left hand. Each tries to push the other over. The lesson is simple. The second you stiffen and resist is … Continue reading

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Same way, new way

I’ve been procrastinating about it for ages. Not that I don’t get in the water – I do. Each time, kicking inwardly against the numbers. One length, ten lengths, forty lengths, sixty. Every time, the same sense of not-reaching-it; you … Continue reading

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Bonni Hall: Endorphins, Labour, Pain and Bonding

One of my favourite parenting-related websites is The Natural Child Project. I was over there, dredging around for articles about natural childbirth for a friend who’s expecting a baby soon. Out here in South Africa, planned Caesarians are all the … Continue reading

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Quotation on mindfulness

By being with yourself, by watching yourself in daily life With alert interest, With the intention to understand rather than to judge, In full acceptance of whatever may emerge, Because it is there, You encourage the deep to come to … Continue reading

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I am not a meditation teacher – or any kind of teacher for that matter. However, I strongly believe that meditation is one of the most powerful tools for clarifying the mind, strengthening your sense of self, and increasing your … Continue reading

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Quotation of the weekend

“Silence is usually understood to be something negative, something empty, an absence of sound, of noises. This misunderstanding is prevalent because very few people have ever experienced silence. All that they have experienced in the name of silence is noiselessness. … Continue reading

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