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Sep

06

Mindfulness to start the school year

The summer holidays are over and the school year has begun. Teenagers are fast becoming acquainted with what is in store for them at school. They are returning to friendships that may have been on-hold as they separated over the holidays, or they may be starting new one’s. Changes are happening internally as well. Their brains […]

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Jul

27

More mindful holiday activities for the family

Last week I shared some mindful activities to try out. How did you go? Did the kids enjoy them? If you are interested in some more mindfulness for the kids have a look at our new courses starting up again after the summer holidays. This week I want to share a bit about ‘flipping the […]

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May

28

A mindful break for teens – 7 inspiring ideas worth sharing

Year end or mid-year exams, peer and parental pressures, and the anticipation of the long summer break ahead (for those in this part of the world) can be creating stresses and anxieties in teens everywhere. At times a mindful break can be the best thing for a busy and exhausted mind, a body overcome by […]

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Mar

30

Mindful Learning

Dr. Craig Hassed is one of an increasing number of medical professionals and academics involved in medical education, praising the benefits of mindfulness and mindbody medicine in general, and playing an instrumental role in shifting the paradigm about the mind-body connection.  “If the mind is not in balance it doesn’t matter how healthy the body […]

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Mar

15

Do we need more Vitamin G?

More people in Hong Kong are taking up the fight to keep our natural surroundings just that, natural.  We are standing up to stop the development of un-spoilt land and country parks, under pressure for affordable housing and the baffling claim that the more concrete you pour the better the economy will be.  Nevertheless research […]

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Feb

17

Mind your body

There is no doubt that when you take it to the next level, the mind and the body are connected, and that when those connections are intact and in balance you have health and when they’re broken you have disease.” Esther Sternberg MD The connection of our mind-body is an important part of how we […]

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Aug

29

Mindfulness Series: Breathing and a Beginner’s Mind

While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about. Angela Schwindt   Possibly the most important self-discovery I’ve made since teaching young people about the mindbody connection, is that they are teaching me just as I am teaching them.  Each class, each group of children, […]

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Jul

27

The inside view of Inside Out

It was bound to happen and fortunately Pixar got there first and did a great job with Inside Out, a film about getting into someone’s mind to see how emotions carry on. A certain holiday favorite for the kids. Inside Out, released in Hong Kong last Thursday, is a story about 11 year-old Riley who […]

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Jul

24

The emotional cost of a wandering mind

We all spend a lot of time thinking about something other than what is going on right now. Our minds wander, they wander to the past and contemplate what could have been, or what might happen in the future, and then there is the thoughts about things that may never happen at all. Apparently we […]

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Mar

17

To sit or stand?

I’m standing while I write this post, actually I’ve been standing at my desk all day, writing, on the phone, emailing and researching. Why am I standing? Well it appears, and the evidence is mounting, that standing while you work is much better for your health.  The idea has been around for a few years […]

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Jan

11

Favorite Ingredients of Wellness

Here we are, 2015 already!  I do hope this year goes by at a slower pace than the last. Perhaps it’s because I’m getting older that I feel the years are rolling by far to quickly.  I don’t know, but with all that I plan to do in 2015, I hope, and remain optimistic, that time […]

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Jan

10

Mindfulness for Children – new courses in Hong Kong

Mindfulness Matters! and it’s mascot, The Little Green Frog, is now available in Hong Kong. Mindfulness paves the way to be alert and make kind, conscious choices in the present moment. Janet Etty-Leal Mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment, without judgment. More simply, it is purposefully bringing attention to what is being experienced. […]

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Sep

11

3 videos that ask “are you living the life you want?”

Are you passionate about life? Are you giving what you can? Are you living your life? Here are 3 videos that aim to inspire, engage and get you thinking if you are living the life you want! Isabel Allende: How to live passionately—no matter your age Isabel Allende, author of Aphrodite: The Love of Food & the […]

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Sep

08

Favorite Ingredients of Wellness

Mindbody wellness  mindfulness apps It’s truly mindboggling the number of mindfulness or meditation apps available.  Meditation apps can be helpful for those who are not yet able to meditate in silence or even if you need some help getting into that silent space.  Sometimes a guided meditation is what you need because the mind is […]

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Aug

04

5 Tips  for a Good Night’s Sleep

I don’t sleep well when I travel and I never sleep on planes.  When I’m not in my own bed I toss and turn for what seems like the entire night and after a few days of this my body and mind are exhausted.  Is this experience of sleep deprivation familiar? Sleep Health Sleep is […]

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