Cherry Blossom Edinburgh Spring

Mindfulness in Spring

Awareness of the senses I think late spring presents a great opportunity to use the senses to return to the present moment. The colours, scents and sounds of the natural world returning to activity are like invitations to bring our full awareness to the experience of seeing, smelling and hearing. Information is always arriving at our sense organs. We have

Introducing Mindfulness

What is Mindfulness? I think Jon Kabat-Zinn, developer of the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Programme (MBSR), provides a really clear description of it: ‘mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally’. Meditation teacher, Rob Nairn’s description of mindfulness as ‘knowing what is happening while it is happening, no matter what it is’, has