Tag: Mindfulness

More poetry for Mindfulness – Horses at Midnight without a Moon – by Jack Gilbert

In the next few weeks we are migrating this blog over to our new website, so we have kept posts to a minimum. But as we head into our summer breaks  we are looking forward to taking time out, relaxing and working to ensure our energy levels are topped up for our autumn schedule. To…

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5 fabulous exam tips for the final push…

Nearly there – the exam period is in full swing and all that revision should be paying off. Well, we hope so. It is a tough time for anyone finishing a school or college year; whilst others can relax and enjoy the early summer sun, there is last minute revision to be done and the…

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More poetry for mindfulness: Rainy days..

The weather in Britain in the past two months has been extraordinary. Talk of climate change was once more to the fore as we waited in vain for the crisp, cold days of winter. Instead of a white Christmas we had the warmest December on record, record rainfall and the consequent horrors of flooding, and…

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A Mindful New Year…..

Well we are a week into 2016, so we thought we would repost a great piece by our own mindfulness expert, Miranda Bevis. How many of us are still keeping to those new year’s resolutions? Should we even be trying – adding additional pressures to our already stressful days?  In days gone by, as the…

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On letting go, and being here…

“If you want to fly on the sky, you need to leave the earth. If you want to move forward, you need to let go the past that drags you down.” ― Amit Ray, World Peace: The Voice of a Mountain Bird Today we have been thinking about letting go – of people who can…

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Action for Happiness – will it work? We have to try….

Two weeks ago we heard that the Dalai Lama has given his support to the Exploring What Matters course established by the Action for Happiness project, started in 2010  by Richard Layard, Geoff Mulgan and Anthony Seldon. He is  AfH’s official Patron, endorsing its key beliefs: 1. We can each affect our happiness and the…

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Mindfulness in autumn – and a poem by May Sarton

We have written recently about how autumn can be seriously good for your soul, and indeed it can. However, for many it is a melancholy time, when thoughts of loss, or of letting go are to the fore. Some of the words we associate with autumn can feel sombre and muted – ‘fall’, ‘decay’, ‘mists’  –…

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Don’t leave it too late to live in the moment: Rooting our lives in the present

Have you noticed how quickly 2015 seems to be flying away from us? Someone mentioned it is just 19 Fridays until Christmas – which sounds terrifying, bearing in mind we hardly seem to have taken the lights down from the last one. There is an interesting article doing the rounds online called ‘How did it…

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Prescribing nature? ‘Ecotherapy’ in the news again….

We are always keen to promote mindfulness here on this blog, especially mindfulness outside in nature. You don’t need to live in the middle of the countryside, simply taking a walk in the park can still the mind and offer relief from the stresses of the day. If you need scientific evidence to convince you…

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More poetry for mindfulness – Beannacht by John O’Donohue

On this blog we have often highlighted the importance of mindfulness as a means to really engage with the world around us and to live in the moment – this moment. Mindfulness is becoming ever more ‘mainstream’ and it now regularly appears in the media, becoming something of a new ‘buzzword’ to support our mental…

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Building a relationship with reading….

The title of this post really has a double meaning and is inspired by the radio show Talking Books on 10Radio in Somerset. The guests today were in the relatively early stage of their relationship – newly engaged and very much in love. Clearly, they were not in need of our couples counselling, or Shaping…

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Guest post: A Little Play (dough) Goes a Long Way

Here at the The Terrace we are always keen to promote ways to relieve stress and aid our general feeling of well-being. Play therapy is something we usually think of in relation to supporting vulnerable children, but in this guest post, written today by Sarah Cruickshank, we can see there is value in play for…

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The Mindfulness challenge – how can we just ‘Allow’ ? It is no quick fix…..

On May the 5th and 6th (can you believe it is already nearly May?!) our mindfulness specialist Miranda Bevis is starting her latest Mindfulness course, lasting eight weeks and offering in-depth knowledge of its benefits and hours of practice. Courses like this have literally changed the lives of many who are facing challenges of all…

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Guest post: Living a real life again – on giving up a twitter addiction for Lent…

Today we are pleased to welcome Brooke Sheldon as guest blogger to let’s talk! Over the coming weeks we will be offering a variety of writers, thinkers, therapists and anyone interested in well being the opportunity to talk about something of importance to them and to give their thoughts on how we can support our own…

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On the attraction of the inspirational quote…..

Here at The Terrace we have recently been experimenting with creating images alongside some of our favourite quotations. This is not only an interesting creative experience, but apparently, when trying to get noticed on social media, an image grabs the attention more effectively than a simple text update. In our fast paced world it is all…

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On transformation and facing your fears – the role of mindfulness on the journey to peace

Mindfulness is something we are deeply committed to here at The Terrace, and have offered a number of blog posts highlighting the value of poetry in the promotion of stillness and being present in the moment. So when we came across the poem reproduced here today, we just had to share it. Called Unconditional, it is…

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More mindfulness practice: Jumping in puddles – cultivating a ‘beginner’s mind’

Many of you will have read our mindfulness posts in the past, perhaps learning some tips to try, or some poetry to focus on as you work to stay in the present moment. It isn’t always easy to make the necessary space and time in our busy lives, but the medical profession has at last…

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Poetry IS mindfulness – so soothe the mind & feed the soul…

Earlier this week, The Huffington Post published a Daily Meditation – it was entitled Poetry of the Earth and featured a poem by John Keats  – On the grasshopper and cricket. It got us thinking about how closely poetry is connected to mindfulness and meditation practice. For to read a good poem, that speaks to…

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It’s official – hugging a tree is good for your health…..

Here at The Terrace we are always keen to promote green business and are committed to being as environmentally aware as possible. We monitor our carbon footprint and source any products we use from ethically sound companies. But being environmentally aware is about more than the business. It is, literally, at the root of what…

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On a Mindful Christmas contentment. Why can’t we just ‘be happy’?

Lots of Christmas shopping was done over the weekend. We woke up in the knowledge that money needed to be spent,  car park spaces must be battled  for and crowds coped with. It was daunting, but ’tis the season…’ and all that – jolliness is required of us. Here at The Terrace we do like to…

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