• Chronic Voice Llinkups

    Reflecting on April

    Reflecting on life in April This is my first post for the chronic voice linkup being new to the world of blogging. I’m so excited to write my first linkup that is more focused on my journey. This linkup comes at a time when a lot of us are struggling with isolation, worry, and fear. I’ve spent a lot of time in the last few weeks in quiet reflection. I believe there is a lot to learn from sitting in mediation and spending time reflecting. Returning This month I find myself returning to my body more than ever, being on the breathwork mindfulness for health course could not have come…

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    Mindfulness for anxiety in worrying times

    For those struggling with long term illness and mental health conditions, its normal to feel scared, worried and anxious during these times. The things that keep us stable and balanced such as routines and social interactions have been halted. More than ever its time to look after our mental health and feel balanced in a difficult time. Throughout this period, I’ve drawn on my own experiences of mindfulness and self-help for coping with mental illness. I recently accessed the free Breathworks course for troubling times, a self-help tool to help us get through times of worry, panic, fear and coping strategies to help with being isolated. The course is self-paced…

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    Breathworks Health Course Review

    Overview Week 1 This weeks focus was on the breathing body using body scans to get a sense of the breath moving in the body. I’ve known of both primary and secondary experiences of pain after reading vidayamalas book. Being aware of these allows us to gently begin to separate our pain from the emotions and thoughts that follow. If we think of primary suffering being the physical pain/discomfort and secondary is the thoughts and feelings that come after the pain, during meditation we can notice our responses. In my case often there is a strong sense of failure and frustration, just noticing this is a step forward to lessening…

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    Breathworks Mindfulness for health

    During my journey through mindfulness, I was lucky to come across a teacher who very kindly sent me a book by vidyamala Burch, living well with pain and illness. I recently signed up this year for the breath works mindfulness for health course to which the book is based on. For those new to the term mindfulness, vidyamala Burch describes it in a way that relates to those in chronic pain, ‘live in the moment, notice what is happening and make choices in how you respond to your experience rather than being driven by habitual reactions”. Source by Vidyamala Burch  More Information Can Be found Here Above in the link…

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    Being enough as you are

    As we drift into February I find my usual thoughts slipping in of not ‘being enough’ and feel like I’m not doing enough for my vision this year. So as ever I come back to something I’ve always struggled with, never being enough. Years of always being behind and trying to keep up have played a role. On my journey, I’m trying to develop a stronger sense of acceptance. I’m finding more happiness now by looking to the future with open eyes, trying my best to allow life to ebb and flow. After all, we want is to be free from feelings of never being enough. It isn’t about just…