Mindfulness And Me

Dear Visitor

I’m so pleased you’ve found the time to visit my blog.  The aim is, first and foremost, to spread the word about the benefits of mindfulness; to show people how mindful living can be such a valuable way to approach life in this fast paced world.  hayley-and-family-30-10-15-96

I come at it from the perspective of someone who is juggling lots in life:

  • being  mum to 3 young children including toddler twins
  • being a teacher at a secondary school
  • being a blogger…..

And heaps more besides.  So I hope that people can see that if I can ‘fit’ mindfulness into my life – then anyone can.  It’s not just for ‘Hippies’ and ‘Buddhists’ as many people first think.  My posts generally have a mindfulness focus but are also about everyday life as a Mum and Teacher living in south-east London.

So let me fill you in a little more about #MindfulnessAndMe…

I first stumbled across mindfulness in 2012.

It was the summer of the London Olympics but it felt like I was performing my own Olympics everyday.  I was regularly beating myself up about being a bad parent to our toddler and having yearned to be a mum for years wanted to actually try and enjoy the day-to-day rather than to be struggling so much….

Tears and tantrums were emanating as much from me as from my ‘terrible’ two year old and so I went looking for something to help us all out.

Signing up for an 8 week course with a very nice man who’s name I’ve forgotten (not very mindful of me really!!) was my first step along the mindfulness road and there were definitely some bumps. 

Initially I was very sceptical but then I persevered and eventually embrace it.

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Anyway, he and the Mark Williams and Danny Penman ‘finding peace in a frantic world’ book (their website has some great free meditations on as well) have definitely helped me and I try (and sometimes succeed) to live and parent as mindfully as possible.

This has definitely had a positive impact on my own well being and our family’s happiness.

Anyway, that’s the heavy stuff done. I started blogging in the spring of 2016 and have found it really helpful in keeping me committed to my mindfulness practices. 

I also hope others find the posts useful and interesting too.  I was extremely pleased to write a guest blog for Time To Change fairly early on in my blog’s life too.  I was also very excited to receive this summer’s TAMBA’s ‘Multiples Matter’ magazine through the letterbox where I had an article published.

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Find out more about me from some of my guest posts for Katie at Mummy In A Tutu, Debbie at My Random Musings and Lynne from New Mummy Blog.

I am also a Huff Post blogger and you can visit my site here.

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Thanks for taking the time to read this welcome page and I really hope you like the blog.  I’d love to know what you think so feel free to contact me or to leave a comment.

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