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?
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.