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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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Jul

18

3 mindful holiday activities to slow-down the kids

We are well into the summer holidays in this part of the world. Because so many leave Hong Kong during the school holidays, it’s a virtual desert where I live. Although I often envy those who are able to take a month or more off at this time of year, keeping kids entertained for all […]

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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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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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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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Jul

08

Favorite Ingredients of Wellness

I’ve long wanted to add a new monthly feature post and at last here it is.  I’m calling this ‘Favorite Ingredients of Wellness’  and it will feature some of the wonderful wellness things I’ve experienced in the past month. I hope you enjoy this offering. I hope you find the desire to try some of them. […]

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Jul

04

Meditation for the mind, body and spirit

Why do we meditate, practice mindfulness, or other mindbody therapies?  Perhaps you’ve tried it for relaxation, or to ease the mind, or perhaps because you’ve heard it helps with stress and anxiety.  Perhaps you are looking for some way to relieve pain when the drugs are just not working.  Or you may be thinking of […]

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Sep

05

An experience shared – time to consider a patient-centered approach to healthcare

On average patients visiting their primary care physician will spend 50 minutes in the clinic and only 10 minutes with the physician. Does this sound familiar? How does that make you feel toward the health system? What about hospitals where medical staff don’t even introduce themselves to patients. This is the experience of Dr Graham […]

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Mar

22

Mind-Body Wellness

As the name suggests Mind-Body Wellness considers the effect of the mind and emotions on the physical body.  A definition I relate to is this: how mental activities (like beliefs), influence health and how using mental interventions (like meditation or hypnosis), can change the content of these mental activities by either reducing stress or affecting […]

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Jan

21

A case for massage and meditation in the workplace

Recently I asked a business owner friend if they have implemented any wellness practices for staff in their office. She thought for a while and then reflected her frustration that the staff did not utilize the wellness benefit.  I was intrigued at this response.  Through my work in researching workplace wellness, I’d suggest that most […]

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