For me, mindfulness came at a time when I was looking for help to cope with all the pressures. I was facing loss of close family to serious long term illnesses and relationship breakdowns like most of us. I had already coped with moving from my native France over 20 years ago and making a new life for myself in my adopted UK, I came with skills as a graphic artist and found ways of coping when those skills became less needed. I created a business in the early 2000’s but was forced to close it with the recession of the 2008. I was driven. I kept going until I was forced to stop and take a break to recover from burnout. It was the only thing I could do.
Over the past few years I have retrained in mindfulness, mental health awareness and coaching.
I have come to understand that mindfulness is more than sitting on a cushion and meditating. I believe that everything I do - moving, eating, talking, feeling, is mindful, fully conscious and aware. It can be practised at home, at work, outdoors, when doing nothing or when completing an activity.
It has worked for me and I hope you will join me to find out whether it can work for you.