Blog Topic: Mindfulness

New Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher

Kristy is a new family doctor in Nanaimo with a strengths based, wellness oriented, trauma informed approach. She trained specifically with a focus on Indigenous health. Kristy took our 8 week Mindful Self-Compassion Training a few years ago, worked the practices into...

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How are you doing? What do you need?

Checking in' is a simple mindfulness practice that can help us start to cultivate a kind and loving relationship with ourselves.  Try setting a lovely chime on your phone for every hour during the day as a reminder to check in with yourself. Choose a sound that you...

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The Watchmaker

https://aeon.co/videos/finding-chaos-and-precision-in-all-things-a-philosophy-of-watchmaking

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Grief, loss and mourning

Grief is everything we think and feel after losing someone or something we love and cherish. Mourning is when we take all the feelings we have inside about our losses (including fear, anger, despair, confusion, overwhelm, regret, shame) and we express them in some way...

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Self-Compassionate Eating

If years of negative self-talk have left you frustrated and unhappy with yourself and your body, you might be ready to consider learning about self-compassionate eating.  Using self-kindness, self-care, eating psychology, holistic nutrition and mindful eating, we work...

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Forgiveness Practice

Like many of us, I too have someone in my life I am having trouble forgiving.  I do realize that this block to forgiveness is not serving me any longer. That resentment actually hurts me. And although I will certainly never condone bad behaviour, and I am clear that I...

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Beyond Mindful Eating

Eating mindfully doesn't mean we have to eat in silence or without pleasure and fun.  Eating healthfully doesn't mean you can't enjoy your favorite foods.  The new term is Compassion Inspired Eating. Compassion is gentle, relaxed without struggle. It means giving...

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Giving Thanks

A Hindu blessing, from the Bhagavad Gita, to say before meals: This ritual is One. The food is One. We who offer the food are One. The fire of hunger is also One. All action is One. We who understand this are One....

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