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Summer Daze

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Summer is associated with a sprawling somnolence here in sub-tropical Australia. The sweltering heat and sultry humidity slow the body and mind. The air is so moist that it has weight and resistance – it’s hard work to slice through it as you move about. Summer is also the time of our long annual holidays with festivities and…

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Mindful of Magnolias

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After the technological enthusiasm of my last two blogs, I was reminded of the value of mindfulness in everyday life whilst wandering past magnolias in flower. Mindfulness has its roots in Buddhism, but has been embraced by the Western world as a form of stress management for maintaining wellbeing. Mindfulness is essentially about attention; being fully aware and…

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Letting Go and Getting Lost

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I’ve been trying to relax when I have the opportunity lately. I work part time although I often seem to be involved in work activities most days and some nights. Partly that’s because I love what I do, and partly it’s because I’m a bit of a perfectionist and fuss over doing the best job I can. So…

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