Pond in the woods

A call for mindfulness in labour wards

Warning: contains a detailed description of childbirth. Might not be suitable for mothers to be or sensitive readers. Before I gave birth to my son, I thought that following his birth, I would write about how my healthy diet/exercise and meditation helped me to have a natural birth I always thought I would have. As it often happens in life, this was not the case. My pregnancy was going very...

How mindfulness shifted my mind: the 14th of March

The past twenty years, my teenage and early adult years have been extremely difficult for me and my family since my Dad tragically passed away from cancer in 1999. He was only 47 years old. Over those years, I managed somehow. I got by. Additional struggles, to do with school and work arrived. Being constantly judged, being told that you are good but not good enough is not helpful when you are...

The goldfinch came back

The goldfinch was back on the feeder. It was alone again and spent there quite a lot of time. Eventually, the woodpecker came and threw him off the feeder. So it patiently waited on the tree but then went back on to the feeder. Little blue tits were trying to get some nuts, but he kept pushing them off and flapping its wings. It must have been really hungry. And the same happened again. A...

Horses at Traprain Law

If you like horses and nice views you should get yourself to Traprain Law.     The hill is a volcanic rock. It does not take long to walk to the top  and as you walk, you will never be alone there, thanks to Exmoor ponies. Those beautiful creatures have been introduced there to graze and and help with improvement of the quality of grassland. They seem pretty friendly but I would not go too...