“When the mind is not trained it is like a monkey. Meditation helps you to focus”. Dhammananda Bikkhuni. One of the most enjoyable parts of my life before the pandemic was going to exhibitions in my free time. I really miss it. I even subscribed to a National Art Pass – Art Fund (during lockdownContinue reading “My visit at the exhibition “Buddhism” at the British Library before lockdown last year.”
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IGTV “Why we feel this” hosted by Jada Sezer – guest Dr David Hamilton
I was very grateful for a fantastic IGTV organised by Jada Sezer, interviewing Dr David Hamilton. He was a guest for this very first video, about how we feel, the power of the mind, how just thinking can be extremely powerful, impact on the way we feel, even heal the body. Lockdown is giving aContinue reading “IGTV “Why we feel this” hosted by Jada Sezer – guest Dr David Hamilton”
My IGTV “Living Mindfully” with Cheeway
It was a real pleasure to have a “Living Mindfully” chat on Instagram with Cheeway on Monday. I met Cheeway at the Meaningful Weekend organised by Teachers Teach Teachers a month ago. We were both speakers. It was nice to cross paths with her. I watched her talk about “Inquiry based learning” which brought meContinue reading “My IGTV “Living Mindfully” with Cheeway”
“Innsæi – The power of intuition”.
A real uplifting documentary. Must see. I came across the documentary “Innsæi, the power of intuition” a couple of weeks ago on Amazon Prime and I felt it was really gripping. It dates back to 2018 and it feels very current with the pandemic situation we are facing. I watched it twice as it isContinue reading ““Innsæi – The power of intuition”.”
Questions and Answers with Avril
I have been working with Avril for about ten years and it has been very rewarding to support her in the process. We still work together online and it seems to work very well. She was very kind to reply to some questions and leave some feedback. 1) When did your journey start? What wasContinue reading “Questions and Answers with Avril”
What is the right thing to do?
In his TEDx talk (back in 2012), Dr Hamilton very much emphasized on how people who are kind and compassionate at their heart can change the world for the better.He described his Mum as somebody who is a very generous and compassionate, always doing nice things for others. He noticed this made them feel betterContinue reading “What is the right thing to do?”
My journey with Pilates and Meditation
As a freelance Neurolanguage Coach®, I used to travel quite extensively on both the tube and the Overground transport to go and see clients, carry materials around before the pandemic happened. In addition to that, I had a serious car crash years ago. In summary, I was totally neglecting myself until I really started toContinue reading “My journey with Pilates and Meditation”
Am I doing or am I being?
When we embrace Mindfulness and practice it, we immediately access the door of the “being mode” with both our attention and awareness. It is a real transition and we shift from “doing” to “being” afterwards. What does that mean concretely? There are seven mental aspects that characterise “doing” as opposed to “being”: Automatic pilot (aContinue reading “Am I doing or am I being?”
Some effective and fun Mindfulness activities for children and teens
Children and teenagers are constantly exposed to lots of stimuli and pressure, especially during their time at school. At this moment of lockdown, in particular, they spend more time at home and learning online. In addition to that, they are facing the uncertainty of these turbulent times. They can be challenged in a creative andContinue reading “Some effective and fun Mindfulness activities for children and teens”
French and Italian are two very similar languages
French and Italian are very similar as they belong to the group of romance languages. Yet they still have some differences. That makes it interesting for learners to explore. Hence the question: is it so easy for French learners to acquire linguistic Italian skills.