• Mindful Marketing

    Yesterday I was working on my business plan. Reviewing it to see if I was staying on track. After a bit of tweaking I decided that perhaps in the next few months or so I should try and concentrate on targeting work from the corporate sector. This is a daunting task. Recently however, I was…

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  • A few minutes is all you need…

    To overcome the fear of the unknown is often hard to do, especially when you’re travelling to unfamiliar places. I am writing this while I am in Guangzhou, China on a three week teaching gig. I speak very little Cantonese, no Mandarin and I’m not sure my body language is all that crash hot. Last…

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  • Words, words, words…

    I was listening to a couple of young men talking two days ago. One of them was trying to describe to the other what mindfulness was – It”s all about being in the present moment.You know,” he said “like us sitting here talking about it now. I figured I knew what it was, my mother…

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  • A Little Sad Face

    I was talking to a friend recently whose mother passed away just over two years ago.  We had a conversation about grief and how it affects us in different ways.  I am aware of a heaviness inside my chest that feels like it is slowly pulling my shoulders arms and torso downwards.  It feels a…

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  • ‘A Happy New Year’ may not be the right greeting …

    ‘A Happy New Year’ it is often what we wish people without really thinking about it. Our intentions are good as we wish people well at the start of a new year. We hope that they will have happiness, prosperity, health, love, and more. A few minutes ago I rang a friend to thank her…

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  • Dealing With Difficult Customers

    Although I’ve called this post ‘Dealing with Difficult Customers’ it’s really about dealing with anyone whose interaction with you feels difficult. It’s to do with how to manage talking to someone who pushes your buttons. We all have that certain someone in our life who manages to push our buttons when we are with them….

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  • Traveling Mindfully

    I am currently working away from home for a week in a small town in central Victoria called Hamilton, which is a 300 km drive away from my home. Assured by several people that the drive here would be pretty  straightforward I headed off with my car heaving (piled high with creature comforts).  It was…

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  • A Buddhist culture that couldn’t smell the roses

    I recently came back from a four week trip to China. I went there to teach students, in English, several units of a Diploma of Marketing. I found it a very enjoyable experience, and learned very much about the people. As I discovered there are many Buddhists in China I thought it would be relatively…

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    Mindfulness in May for Me

    Yesterday was the first day of May and the start of my month long commitment to the Mindful in May Project (MIM).  MIM is a non-for-profit organisation hoping to raise enough money to provide fresh water wells for third world countries such as Rwanda and Ethiopia. From my end all i have to do is…

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    Webinars…Is There Anybody Out There??

    I was delivering my first webinar on Monday and found myself to be quite nervous. As it was about ‘Understanding the Mindfulness Revolution” I felt it was ok to mention how I felt at that particular moment in time. I admitted to being nervous, and said how I could feel my heart pounding away in…

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