A Zen proverb to live by

“You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes every day unless you’re too busy. Then you should sit for an hour,” Zen proverb I noticed the above Zen proverb the other day. It really does show the reality of our lives. When busy, we don’t do self-care. Think about the reality of that. Yes, we do look after ourselves but at the mere hint of something else, we will acquiesce to that request. I remember my coach asking me about my decision making when receiving a request to do something. We had already discussed how completely…

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Collect joyful experiences by NAB’ing them!

I’m inspired to write this post because of a blog by someone I admire. She has certainly helped me open my eyes to the benefits of mindfulness. Please have a read of the post here at Fiona’s website. As you would be aware, my take on life is collecting moments of joy so the above post fits in nicely with my philosophy. The act of collecting takes on 3 forms, and I paraphrase from Fiona et al above, Notice a positive experience Admire & enrich your experience by taking time to dwell absorB the experience…

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Something for the weekend

I’m trying to diet – again! Last Monday I weighed 84kg, in the past I had felt fantastic at 75kg. Pity I listened to others who suggested I looked gaunt. A couple of years ago I was really successful but recently the weight just keeps piling on. So, I have been reflecting on my experience over the years. What diet I choose to go on didn’t matter that much, apart from a lower carbohydrate diet I did for a while and when I was in cycle training. What seemed to matter the most were…

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