Category Archives: Growing mindful

ways to achieve mindfulness, stress reduction and psychological harmony in the garden and in life

The mountain is good mustard

There is a wonderful old Irish proverb that says Maith an mustárd an sliabh – The mountain is good mustard. On one level it is about how work (climbing the real mountain or the work load mountain) works up an … Continue reading

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turn a new leaf this autumn and get more mindful

Looking this time of the year at the autumn leaves slowly change colour and fall, always reminds me that change is natural and letting go is normal. I see the lessons of cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness within the natural … Continue reading

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seldom is spring without cold

According to Irish tradition the first of Feburary aka Imbolc (Imbolg) marks the beginning of spring. This morning there was blue sky and sunshine and an collection of spring flowers on offer in the local shops. And while this morning … Continue reading

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stress kills but laughing it off lengthens your life

Stress kills … how Stress is the body’s automatic reaction to harmful situations – be that situation real or perceived; a speeding oncoming car or just the thought that you might not make it to the airport in time. Sometimes … Continue reading

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The law of the beekeeper and the goodness of sharing

The law of the beekeeper is found in the Bech Bretha (Bee Judgments) – set of laws governing the keeping of bees and also the distribution of their bounty. It exists in The Brehon Laws – the indigenous Irish system … Continue reading

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meditation made easy

Sometimes in life all you need is a set of instructions. Well here are the slow and steady steps to meditation mastery. From here you can quell your demons or conquer the world. Ok it wont stop the slugs and … Continue reading

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They say seeing is believing

This is a psych trick to bolster your self belief – just read on, don’t start judging or second guessing – just read to the end. Aoccdrnig to latest rscheearch on perception, it actually deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the … Continue reading

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