You may be totally phased now by the title of this post…what even is vibro acoustic technology?
The answer, in a nutshell, is that it’s sound, vibrations and images (the images affected by the vibrations and the sound and your voice and movements if you choose to interact that way), all pulled together into a space that you spend time in. The result is that this technology can help you relax, be mindful, feel calmer and has been used as a mindfulness therapy for people with mental health issues.
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It’s almost here- in less than a month I turn 40!
For those that have been on the journey with me this year, you’ll know I’ve done a lot of soul searching, panicking, and fighting the ageing thing.
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Yes I really did. Hence the reason I’m awake at 4am!
This feels like a massive, massive day for me. I’m scared and excited in equal measures.
For about five years now I’ve had a dream. A dream to write, to run workshops, to work with people to deliver a message about living a different life; a life that is the opposite of consumption. Which is about family, and good food, nature and spontaneity and meditation and letting go.
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So disclaimer first:
whilst I have personal experience of mental health, food intolerances and improving my gut bacteria, I am no expert, or specialist. You should ALWAYS seek medical advice before taking supplements, altering your diet significantly or making changes to your health, because you are very important and so is your health.
Phew, so moving on. I am so very excited to share with you something I’ve discovered about my health which I had to work out through research and scouring the internet for hours.; how gut health can completely change your health
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So I’ve been busy beavering away at mindful towers on something I’m passionate about; writing ebooks. I plan to write lots more ebooks but this is my first one and I’m really excited to share it with you all. It’s all about finding happiness.
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Using mindfulness at the dentist
I write a lot about mindfulness in the wider sense and its benefits but I thought it would be useful to start writing about how to use mindfulness in action at specific times. So today having a trip to the dentist was the perfect time to start.
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Yes! This is a breakthrough! I’ve actually started referring to myself as being middle aged without breaking into tears/a cold sweat/shivers.
I mean technically I am 39. I may live beyond 78 but I may not. So technically I am middle aged . It’s a fact. So why has it been so so hard for me to accept and come to terms with? It’s just a term, a couple of words. Why did I get myself all in a spin about it?
Well before I ponder that, I’m not alone. The Office for National Statistics in the UK reports that 40- to 59-year-olds are the most anxious age group. At 39 I’m headlong hurtling into statisticsville. So to identify whether I am likely to be the owner of a full on midlife crisis, I have found an article on the 40 signs of a midlife crisis ( must be true then) to identify if I am full on mid life crisis ready.
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I don’t know if like me you come to a halt sometimes and ask yourself why you feel quite so crap? You’re tired, your skin is all puffy and pink, you are slothing around eating things that aren’t good for you and then you wonder why you feel awful? You think back to the last time you relaxed, or didn’t rush round doing things for other people. You can’t actually remember when you did something that relaxed you, or truly nourished you. Do nourishing and depleting activities feature on your radar?
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Following on from the last blog about what is mindfulness, it feels natural to me to look deeper into definitions of mindfulness and mindful living.
So for this post I am going to turn to the masters, the experts, the people who say it better than me. They will define mindfulness for us through video and word. I want this post to be a curated collection really of those different views of what mindfulness is. A reader commented on my last post that mindfulness is different for all of us, and this collection of definitions definitely shows us it is. Hopefully if you’re new to mindfulness you’ll find one that resonates for you, drop me a line in the comments about anything that speaks to you.
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Hands up who washes up, on cleans the house and vacuums the car when they have something important to do? (My hand shoots up high at this point). Hands up who finds they’ve spent three hours on social media when they had a blog post to write, a piece of work to do or have promised themselves they’ll get round to something you really should have done ages ago? (Hand shoots up a bit higher). So hey we all procrastinate at some time, but according to the leading experts on procrastination 20% of us are chronic procrastinators. This would be those of us who put bills in a drawer, who never get the important stuff done, and who never ever buy a gift on time. But why do we procrastinate?
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