children, mindfulness, relationships

Hold my hand

As I walked my 6 year old daughter to school today , we walked and chatted as we usually do .

The sun was shining , the birds were singing as I took her beautiful soft hand in my hand , and savoured every minute !

Her hand is so small , and it won’t always be so small ! It won’t always fit in mine !

She won’t always want to hold my hand !

So we walked , and I just held her hand and wrapped the memory up in pretty pink paper , to save it in my mind !

I went to work and savoured this early morning walk !

We can often wander through life , rushing from home to school to work ,
and not really take the time to appreciate the here and now !

I went to my mums after work , she minds the kids on a Tuesday , and I shared my thoughts with her and I took her hand and I held it ! It mightn’t be as small as it used to be but I hope it felt as nice !!

“Once I had her hand, I never wanted to let go of her.”

― Ottilie Weber, Family Ties


mindfulness, sickness

Living in the moment

Saw a man on the tv this morning . He has recently been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and has 6 months to live !

He said he never felt so alive the sun , the trees , food , everything is so amazing now ‘

He feels like he is tingling all over !!

It’s a pity that a terminal diagnosis is needed to appreciate life !!

We should all learn from this gentleman to appreciate life now !!

To live every day as if it’s our last .

“What day is it?”
It’s today,” squeaked Piglet.
My favorite day,” said Pooh.”
― A.A. Milne



Alexander technique

Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing I would choose pain

Having spent the last ten years with whiplash injury and regular bouts of neck pain I have began to look elsewhere for help with the pain !!

The Alexander technique is mindful movement . Learning to use your body as it was meant to move !! It’s proving very useful but I find when you are busy the mindfulness is getting lost both in the movement and mind !

I assume the key is regular meditation .

Going to promise myself a half hour every second day and see what difference it makes .

introduction to the Alexander technique


Mindfulness meditation

I finished the mindfulness meditation course.

I would recommend it to everyone . It is 8 weeks to the rest of your life .

It. Teaches you skills and techniques in meditation and stress reduction that you can use for life .

Just appreciate what’s right in front of you right now !!this picture was taken by my friend during the week .


“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
― Albert Einstein