Let’s be honest – how many of us can say we love our job? The lucky few who follow their passion or their vocation every day and get paid for it are the people we often watch and admire and wish we could be like.
Even if like me, you’re working on getting there (I’m trying to build The Mindful Hub into something that I can create to bring so much good mindful stuff to you all – but it’s a slow process whilst still working full time), it can feel like an uphill struggle and meanwhile you need to pay the bills. But what if even if you’re not in your dream job, you could still learn to love the job you’re in? Well using a little bit of mindful magic you can. Here’s how…
Continue reading “Five ways to love your job (Even when you don’t like it)”
Do you ever have one of those random conversations which touch you down to the core? Something that starts out as a chat with a colleague, and ends up making you have a deep realisation about yourself?
Continue reading “Be Brave”
So one of the problems I have with turning 40 is that it feels a bit like you’re in no man’s land. The land of limbo… no longer do I want to stay up and drink until the sun rises or pole dance around a concrete pillar in a bar (OK if I’ve had three wines I still might). I add a caveat here that I do not speak for everyone when I speak about turning 40. I know some fabulous rock star women who are still partying hard well into their 40s , 50s and 60s…. I am more than willing to party hard as long as I can have some chips and be in bed by 12. Neither though do I want to wear beige or go on Saga holidays (although we did go to Madeira last year, and I’m worried that might still count…) Heading towards being ‘in your 40s’ feels a bit like being in between lives. You’re no longer an angst ridden 20 something desperate to meet ‘the one’. You’re starting to get a bit of heartburn but you don’t have to down the angina pills on a Saturday night for fun. So just what is being in your 40s all about? Somewhere in between the two? I’ve asked lots of people this question as I look to enter this exclusive club. What is good about being 40? Here’s some of what they said…
Continue reading “Turning 40 Series Part 2: No longer young. Not yet old”
I recently saw a few of the bloggers I follow write about why they started blogging and inviting others to do the same, so thought I’d share my story for newer readers and those who’ve been with me for nearly two years and forgotten what my blog is all about!
Continue reading “Why I started blogging…”
I received a wonderful gift last year; a gratitude journal. I had experimented with different gratitude practices before (more about keeping a gratitude jar below) , but had never kept a journal specifically for gratitude. It’s revolutionalised my mindful practice and made me a lot more of a positive person, but why?
Continue reading “Why you need a gratitude journal”
This year, 40 years ago the world changed on it’s axis when I was launched into it, and now , 40 years later, the months are creeping by until my 40th birthday. I expected to feel fine about this, I was delighted with my 30th, and my 30s have been wonderful years for me, where I’ve romped in the Capital, returned to live nearer my family, met the love of my life and settled in the country. It’s also the decade that I found and embraced mindfulness and minimalism, and started living a lifestyle with less, meditating and living for now. So it’s fair to say out of the three decades of my life, it definitely takes first prize.
Continue reading “The Turning 40 series; Part 1, having a midlife moment”
A great post from someone who’s blog I really admire. Compassion is at the heart of mindfulness so thought I’d share it with you.
A guest post from Bay Mehl, founder of The Mini Meditating Dragon. A blog that hopes to help others find happiness and calm through yoga, minimalism, and meditation. Find her at https://theminimeditatingdragon.wordpress.com/.
Continue reading “Guest Blogger: Benefits of a Regular Yoga Practice”
There’s some exciting news regarding Minimalism – The Documentary… it’s now available to watch on Netflix. This means I can watch it again. and again. and again. It’s probably one of the only films I have ever watched more than once. Why would I want to?
Continue reading “Why you should watch Minimalism – The Documentary”
I am trying to be more mindful in all areas of my life, and spending and eating are probably the most two challenging of those areas for me. I am turning 40 this year, and this has helped me look at my life and what I want to achieve in the next decade. Still having debt is not one of my aims, funnily enough.
Continue reading “How I am surviving life after credit cards…(and some tips to help you do the same)”