Week 1. Lara joins Michael Inglis in his Peak Performance workshop and realises the fundamental difference in attitude that has been holding her running back.
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?
Australian cyclist Bridie O’Donnell speaks about her use of mindfulness and visualisation for enhancing her performance, how she bounced back from a setback late in her training, and her strategy for coping with the voice in her head that says she’s not good enough.
What if there was a way to lay the welcome mat out for all your emotions - good, bad and ugly? In this post, Christina Atkin explores the notion of opening ourselves up to the full range of human emotions.
The Mind Room is pleased to be hosting internationally acclaimed mindfulness teacher, author and all round nice guy Dr Craig Hassed for a three-part workshop series for health professionals on Mindfulness in Action.
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.
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.
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.
The Christmas break was over, summer was in full swing, and work was firing up, but I wasn’t. Nothing terrible was wrong – I wasn’t unwell, there were no family crisis, no excessive work demands – but something wasn’t right.
When the world heard about the death of Phillip Hughes from a freak cricket accident, something remarkable happened. There was an outpouring of grief, compassion and care, not just in his hometown, but around the world.