April Newsletter

  MIndfulness Way to Happiness (4th time I have started this newsletter due to crappy computer) I told you I would send you lambs when they arrived in our field. Don’t you want to just bury your face into that luxuriantly shaggy neck? I do. But they are so shy. They only stay this cuddly for a short while. I dislike their…

4 Easy Ways to Waste your life

There was this cute old lady. She lived on her own, but still managed to look after her home and herself with no bother. Here is her routine. She gets up in the morning. She is wondering if she put out the bins last night. Gets dressed and goes downstairs, opening the curtains while thinking about breakfast. Eating her breakfast,…

Mindfulness of Babies

This is one technique in your Mindfulness toolbox you will appreciate as much as I do. The true beginner is a baby from about one year old onwards. It often ends or is snuffed out by the time a child goes to school. Perhaps not always.   With the practice of Mindfulness, we want to fan those embers of long-lost…

One Formal and Informal Mindfulness Practice

I haven’t pushed this this aspect of Mindfulness mainly because I don’t want to scare off people who would benefit from learning this practice. These are the ones who are leaning towards trying the practice but are still suspicious of the stereotypes of the hippy or the ninja mentioned in the Science or WooWoo page mentioned earlier. The most formal…

True Beginner’s Mindfulness

This is one technique in your Mindfulness toolbox you will appreciate as much as I do. The true beginner is a baby from about one year old onwards. It often ends or is snuffed out by the time a child goes to school. Perhaps not always. With the practice of Mindfulness, we want fan those embers of long-lost sense of…

Hypnotic Hokusai & Mindfulness put to the Test

Hello, friends. Everyone may not know this artist’s name but everyone knows the painting. Isn’t it breath-taking? In fact it is so familiar that you may now just see it instead of looking at it. Isn’t another example like the ones on my home page which show people doing but not paying any attention. This is exactly like many of us…

It’s My Birthday

“The best is yet to come!”   This is what I said to a friend of mine as we were approaching retirement. she was unconvinced. Today I am 66 years old. My prophesy has come true. I have never felt so content with my life. I have been terrifically lucky. And I do mean LUCKY. That is how it goes…

Disaster! You missed the International Happiness Summit in Miami?

  You missed 50 of the leading experts in the science of happiness and well being as well as entrepreneurs and government officials. Guests traveled from over 40 countries and next year’s summit has already been announced. The keynote speaker was Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, a spiritual teacher, humanitarian leader, and an ambassador of peace. He said, “Those who are happy…

Brain Eschews Mindfulness

What is she on about this time? WHAT IS AN eschew? Don’t worry. You won’t tested. Actually, you probably will. If you are on this page, then I trust you have tried concentrating on the breath exercises from the last page.. The breath is our anchor. It never stops. It is always there to return to at any time day…