About Mission: Mindfulness

Hi there and welcome to the Mission: Mindfulness blog.  

Some introductions:  I’m Hayley. 

Mum. Wife. Teacher.  A busy person trying to embrace mindful living.  Also someone who is qualified to help others to embrace mindfulness too.

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Photography by Victoria Cookson

The purpose of this blog and my business Mission: Mindfulness is to introduce as many people as possible to the concept of mindful living.  In turn I hope to help boost the well-being of parents and their children.  The blog and the courses I run raise awareness of the benefits of mindfulness and offer tips on how to fit mindful strategies and techniques into busy family life. 

As well as being a busy mum of 3 (toddler twins and a primary school going child!) I am a secondary school teacher.   I want to raise awareness about how mindfulness can help young people and older people too – anyone who is open to finding out more about it really.  The frenetic pace of modern life is undoubtedly contributing to the spread of a mental illness epidemic across the western world and though mindfulness is no panacea, it is definitely an extremely effective tool to help people combat stress. 

Mindfulness can help people be more resilient, creative and focused.  It can also help us all be less stressed and anxious.

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I started blogging and Mission: Mindfulness in 2016.

Just in case living and teaching in south-east London with toddler twins, their older brother, my hubby and two cheeky ginger Toms wasn’t enough  :-).

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you find the blog helpful and insightful.

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9 thoughts on “About Mission: Mindfulness

  1. Hi, I’m Mainy and I’m looking forward to reading more from you. I’ve never heard of mindfulness so your intro was a bit of an eye opener for me. It sounds great and if I could glean even a few tips then I’m sure I’d benefit!:)

    Mainy 🙂

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    • Hi Mainy, thanks for taking a look at the blog and leaving a lovely comment. It’s great to introduce people to mindfulness who may not otherwise have come across it. I really hope you do find the posts helpful. If you’re on Facebook I have a page on their ‘Mindful Mummy Mission’ which I share lots of articles etc on. This may be helpful to you too. x

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  2. Dear Hayley,

    I just read your article in the TAMBA magazine and immediately identified with your article. I have 18 month old twins and am also a teacher. I came to mindfulness through wanting to teach it to children but through the process realised how much I was in meds of it myself. I’m incredibly hard on myself so it is all work in progress for me, but I’m really pleased to find a like minded Mum out there!

    With many thanks and best wishes,

    Alice 🙂

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    • Hi Alice, Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a kind comment – I would have replied earlier but have had difficulty settling the twins tonight! I totally understand how easy it is to be too hard on yourself. Here’s hoping you find some helpful tips on this blog and on the Facebook page about self-compassion etc. Take care and I’m so pleased you’ve connected with the blog. x

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