The Mind Room

Know what matters

Lara is up to week 3 of Peak Performance workshop with Michael and she's been finding it tough. This week she learns the strength that frustration and disappointment can actually have in achieving peak performance.

The Mind Room

Self-Compassion Break

On this particular day, I was consciously aware that I felt stressed (hence the coffee break). Before my coffee had even arrived, I became aware of my almost automatic response to check my phone, to scroll through Instagram, Facebook or my E-mails. In my mind, I questioned why?

A Little Urban Peace

Looking for a little urban peace? Here are a few of our favourite Melbourne city locations that are perfect for some mindful reflection. What they all have in common is a connection with nature. A number of research studies have suggested that a connection to nature brings a range of personal and social wellbeing benefits, via feelings of awe, vitality and mindfulness.

The Accidental Learning

Sometimes what you seek isn't always what you find, or the other way round. A few months ago, triggered by a relationship break-up, as clichéd as it may sound, I quite impulsively signed up for a 200-hours yoga teacher training in Bali. What I hoped to gain from it was discipline, a deeper immersion in yoga, but most importantly, distraction from grief. What I actually got from it was all of that and so much more.

Something 4 Kate #Do4Hope

It is done. After a bit of angst, I have finally given away my first (of 12) Band4Hope copper bracelets. There were a few contenders during the month of January, and slipping into February, but finally I crossed paths with Kate and the deal was done.