Meditation with a baby

I think I may have already written about how having a baby forces you to be more mindful. Today again there was an example. My daughter was sitting on my knee and she was playing with Continue reading “Meditation with a baby”

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What does that mean when we change opinion so quickly?

girouetteFor a couple of days or weeks you are thinking: “yeah I decided I wanted to find a job in industry A or in this type of roles” or “yes I want to apply for an MBA” or anything along the lines of “this is where I want to go or where I want to be”.

And a couple of weeks later, whether it is because someone asks you for an update on your situation or because someone tells you “there is this job opening in my firm for the type of roles you told me you were interested in, you should send me your CV”, you suddenly feel uncomfortable or scared.

“Oh no why did I tell this person that it is what I wanted. I don’t know anymore if that is what I want. Maybe I want something else. I think I know where I want to go now. I thought about it more.” Etc.

Until next time.

Why does Continue reading “What does that mean when we change opinion so quickly?”

A year with daily meditation…

On May 30th 2017 I did the first free meditation session on the Headspace app. Then the following 9 days, I did the next 9 sessions. Then, after the end of the free trial, I said “I should continue. I should make it a thing. I should meditate every day so I can develop some skills that will help me with my anxiety.” Of course I did not want to pay for a meditation app (but I was more than happy to pay for alcohol… go figure…) so I found a free meditation app.

Today, on May 29th 2018, this meditation app is telling me Continue reading “A year with daily meditation…”

A nice little chat with my heart

meditate+with+penI recently completed a 21-day writing meditation program. Whatever that means.

It was not at all what I expected and I was rarely enjoying doing the exercises but, when I look back at it, and if I’m honest with me, maybe (maybe!) it was useful in some ways.

I thought I would share one of the exercises I did, during which I had to imagine I was having a conversation with my heart… so here it is

“I am going to be honest with you heart. I feel like I am doing the same fucking exercise everyday. Continue reading “A nice little chat with my heart”

Weeks #36 to #40 – 9 months

9monthsWhat is going on in this picture? Am I Hugh Grant and alcohol is Julianne Moore? Or maybe I am Julianne Moore and Hugh Grant is sobriety? Who knows…

Anyway, I am three quarter of the way.

Meditation update:

I have been meditating every day and really enjoying it. I have only been doing short meditation sessions (10-15min) for the past couple of months. I’d like to do longer ones (30-45min) from time to time but Continue reading “Weeks #36 to #40 – 9 months”

Weeks #33 and #34 – Who are the passengers on your bus?

bus-1868507_1920Who are the passengers on your bus?

Yes you.

Who are the passengers on your bus?

“Which bus is he talking about?” You’re wondering.

I am talking about the only vehicle you are driving every day of your life, full of passengers you like or dislike, passengers you very much welcome and passengers you wish you could get rid of at the next stops:  Continue reading “Weeks #33 and #34 – Who are the passengers on your bus?”