Mindfulness Reflections

Take yourself out for a walk

For the past couple of months I've been training at Bosque de Tlalpan in preparation for a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Spain this coming October. It looks nice and flat in the photos but it isn't, it's a tough 4-km circuit containing sections that are...

Good Friday

Every year I put up a photo of this corner during the Easter period. It doesn't look like this during the rest of the year. Easter week is normally a week off work, a time to stay at home, potter about and enjoy the beautifully mild, sunny, clear blue days while...

Getting Ready for Take-Off

After a long period of heads down, focused concentration on the craft of teaching adults, two milestones will be taking place for me this year - all things being equal - and I'm very excited to share them with you here today. 1) Mindful ELT online workshops Late last...

Tidying Up, Clearing Out

Now that Marie Kondo is all the rave worldwide, let me share the aspiration I had, some 10 years ago, to become a home stager. Home Staging (a term coined by Barb Schwarz in Seattle, USA) is the preparation of homes for sale. My idea was to become the first Home...

Happy New Year 2019

Facebook reminds me of this post from a year ago today: "The "id" (called "unconscious" in Spanish) is not a structure, but a mental state". Thich Nhat Hanh (affectionately referred to as Thay - meaning "Teacher" in Vietnamese - by his monastic disciples as well as...

What do vegans eat?

People with a vegan diet eat everything except animals and animal products. Whereas there may be many reasons to switch to veganism, in my case it took place after attending a retreat which helped me connect with that deep concern for all sentient beings that we all...

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