All posts tagged: mindfulness

What’s new at Crabtree Cottage?

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Hello and welcome to anyone who joined me recently, I’ve been swamped with work related tasks and while it’s time consuming it pays the bills and sure isn’t it fantastic that my hours are increasing? Wouldn’t I be singing a different tune if they were being cut? It just means what time I have left is divided between family, house keeping and friends. Past times  are not getting a look in at all lately and I’m […]

Preparing for Winter

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Hello and a big thank you and welcome to anyone new. While I was gone a lovely thing happened. Over 200 people read my blog in the one day! That hasn’t happened in quite some time and it was a lovely surprise to get. I’m attributing this increase in readers to the fact that Jane from That Curious Love Of Green shared my post. So, thank you Jane. I have hit a little bump in […]

Practicing Stoicism in downtown rural Ireland!

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Good evening all. Just thought I’d let you know how acceptance and self-control are going for me. Actively acknowledging that some things are out of my control has made a huge impact on my day-to-day living. I no longer spend huge amounts of time obsessing over what I’ve said and how I’ve said it and how someone might interpret it. I can only be responsible for myself and my own thoughts and actions. I’m aware that […]

I’m Still Here

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Hello, I’m still here, I’ve been missing for some time. I’m decluttering at the moment. The head and the house. I think they are inextricably connected. I’m still practising mindfulness. Some days better than others. I’ve just purchased a a copy of  Stoicism And The Art of Happiness by Donald Robertson. A recommendation from someone who’s opinion I value, so I’m looking forward to settling down in a comfy spot and losing myself in the pages. […]

Good Morning

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Good morning or good evening depending where you happen to be. It’s Saturday morning here and while the sun isn’t exactly shining it’s trying it’s best to break through the grey clouds that are insisting on hanging around my particular patch this morning. I haven’t ventured outside this morning as it’s a little damp and I can see the breeze move through the trees. So, I’m sitting at the kitchen table looking out on a […]

The Beauty that Surrounds Us

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How come we never stop to take in the beauty that surrounds us on cold winter days or rainy spring days? Why is it that the sun seems to be a natural relaxant, slowing us in our tracks and making us aware of what is so familiar to us? Today as I walked the dog in the early morning sunlight I noticed the many different shades of green that coexist in the hedgerows of our […]

Goodbye 2013…Hello 2014

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2014 has begun and I’m hoping that it is going to be filled with love, laughter and happiness. I can honestly say that I am delighted to see the back of 2013. It was a long and challenging year on all fronts and as it wound down I could feel it weigh heavy on my shoulders. Between saying farewell to a fond friend emigrating to pastures new, finishing my thesis, the complexities and challenges that […]