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KEYNOTE SPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENT: WILL YOUNG

We are delighted to announce Will Young as opening speaker of the Mindful Living Show London on Saturday 2nd June. 

A MANTRA FOR MINDFULNESS

By Jo Stroud, Founder of Mantra Jewellery


A mantra is a powerful phrase, designed to make a positive impact on the way that you feel. Read this article to find out how to use a mantra to enhance your practice.

THE POWER OF THE GARDEN



Sylvia Clare from our sponsors, the Community of Interbeing, tells us more about how the garden can bring a deep sense of peace and calm...

COMPASSION & KINDNESS FROM DAAJI, HEARTFULNESS


"A compassionate heart will go all out to make a difference, despite personal inconvenience and sacrifice. And the end goal is not to earn brownie points to enter the gates of heaven; it is far from that." 


Kamlesh Patel is the world teacher and the fourth spiritual Guide in the Heartfulness tradition. He oversees Heartfulness centres and ashrams in over 130 countries, and guides the thousands of certified Heartfulness trainers who are permitted to impart Yogic Transmission under his care. In this article he introduces us to compassion, the Heartfulness way.

OMBATH...RELAXATION - SOMATIC AWARENESS - MEDITATION

‘The OmBath was born from a simple wish. That the inherent stillness and inner peace that is everyones true nature is made more accessible’  - Co-creators Carl Simmons & Matt Farren

In this article, Carl Simmons and Matt Farren tell us more about the OmBath, its inception and how effective it can be...enjoying the gentle vibrations and benevolent sounds washing through the body...

GRANDCHILDREN & THE BELL

Teri West, Community of Interbeing, joins us at our London show. Here, she shares with us some of the mindful moments, joys and laughs of being a grandparent...   

FAMILIES, PARENTHOOD & COMMUNICATION - How mindfulness can bring love and understanding


This article from Vari McLuskie who writes on behalf of our sponsors, Community of Interbeing, considers how parenthood and being part of a family can be the most meaningful, joyful and challenging parts of our life. Vari looks at how mindfulness can help with communication, bringing love and understanding.

ENJOYING FAMILY CONVERSATION



This article from Kim Morgan, of Barefoot Coaching, one of our London exhibitors helps us appreciate the art of family conversation this Mother's Day.

I AM ENOUGH


This short article by Dawattie Basdeo empowers us by reminding us of two powerful words: I AM

MAKING MEDITATION & MINDFULNESS PRACTICE WORK


We are delighted that Zen Master Julian Daizan Skinner, from Zenways, is joining us at our London show to discuss the secrets of making a meditation practice really work.

In this article he gives us a taster of his talk, with advice and tips for sustaining your practice, whether you are a beginner or more advanced in your journey.

LEEDS WELLBEING WEEK - 19-25 March 2018


Our partners, Leeds Wellbeing Week will bring wellbeing sparkles in the whole city of Leeds: One week full of events to give the opportunity to all Leeds citizens to have a taste! 

THE COURAGE TO LOVE OURSELVES



In this article by James Baraz, speaker at our recent Manchester show, James explores how we can open our hearts up to ourselves and others, accepting our flaws and enjoy being kind.

MANCHESTER SHOW HIGHLIGHTS


The first day of the Mindful Living Show is nearly over but we have another wonderful day of mindfulness and meditation to look forward to, at Manchester Central, tomorrow. Enjoy our short showreel of the highlights so far...

MINDFUL MARKS WITH MANCHESTER ART GALLERY


Explore more about mindfulness and art with our partners, Manchester Art Gallery, in their Mindful Marks session at our Manchester show. In this article Louise Thompson, Health and Wellbeing Manager at the Gallery, tells us more about how the sessions work for people from all walks of life...

THE DAY MAY BE GREY BUT...


It’s the middle of January, the day is grey. Christmas has gone and summer is far away. It may be Blue Monday today, but this short article and meditation from the Community of Interbeing will help us pause for a moment and appreciate all that we have...

WALK WITH ME MOVIE SCREENING ANNOUNCED



We are delighted to announce the showing of 'Walk With Me' at our Manchester Show on Friday 2nd February, at 4.00pm.

FINDING HAPPINESS THROUGH MINDFULNESS



Anna Parker-Naples, founder of Inspiring Mummy Club, tells us more about happiness and where it might be found...

SHARING MINDFULNESS WITH CHILDREN AT CHRISTMAS




One simple way of encouraging mindful awareness in children is a practice which focusses on gratitude and appreciation. Gratitude practice is increasingly included in mindfulness courses and it is clinically proven to increase levels of happiness and well-being and decrease stress and negative thinking. Jo Bentley, mindfulness teacher, trainer and speaker at our Manchester event, shares her expertise.

SHARING GRATITUDE WITH THE FAMILY


Christmas is a wonderful time for seeing friends and family, sharing Christmas cheer and exchanging gifts. However, without being too depressing, Christmas is generally a time of reflection for a lot of us. Read this short article and video shared by Nikki Collins, Managing Director of Max Mindpower.

OFFERING A GIFT BEYOND VALUE



This article from event sponsors, Community of Interbeing, looks at building gratitude into our family routine and shares a short gratitude meditation with us.  

THE WONDER OF WALKING - STREET WISDOM


This article written for us by Rachel Crowther at Street Wisdom shares the benefits of integrating mindfulness into our daily routine through being present whilst walking the street.

WIN A RETREAT COMPETITION LAUNCHED


We are partnering with Health & Wellbeing travel reviewers, Queen of Retreats, to offer you a chance to win a 5 day retreat in the Pyrenees!


Mindful Living Show launches Christmas Gift Ticket Offer

Why not treat a loved one to something a little different this year?

NEW Mindful Living Show Movie launched


Today we have launched our new movie! This two minute overview, will give you an insight into the Mindful Living Show in Manchester and London. 

INTRODUCING... 'THE QUIET SPACE'

We have had so much wonderful feedback and insight from visitors to our London Show this year that we are bringing to you a new feature to our shows.


THICH NHAT HANH - CALLIGRAPHY AS A MEDITATIVE PRACTICE

 “Words are very powerful. They shift consciousness. Thich Nhat Hanh’s calligraphy comes from a higher state of consciousness. It comes from peace consciousness itself” - Deepak Chopra



REFLECTION THROUGH JOURNALING WITH JOHN SIDDIQUE

In this short video, John Siddique introduces us to how reflection and expression in the form of journalling can help develop our mindfulness practice and provides us with some tools to help. 



MINDFUL LETTER WRITING WITH FRIENDINABOX

More than ever these days receiving a personal letter through the post is something quite rare and, therefore, very special. Letters make you feel special...they show you that you matter to the person who has written them. They have taken time to sit down and think about how to fill the page in front of them.

Letter writing is, in fact, a perfect exercise in mindfulness.  Here, Jane, founder of Friend in a Box and exhibitor at the Mindful Living Show, gives us an insight into how mindfulness and compassion can really flourish through simply writing a letter.

 

WHAT IS A MANTRA? - Jo Stroud, Founder of Mantra Jewellery

A mantra is a powerful phrase, designed to make a positive impact on the way that you feel. 

For some, a mantra is spiritual. A phrase, often in the original Sanskrit, used to meditate with, to clear the mind of distracting thoughts, or to hold an intention. Sometimes, given to you by a guru or meditation teacher, as something unique to you. For Jo Stroud, founder of Mantra Jewellery, it has a wider meaning and application in life - as any phrase which makes a positive impact on how you feel. In this short article, Jo looks at the empowering effect of a mantra.



EARLY BIRD TICKETS ANNOUNCED!

We are delighted to announce our special Early Bird ticket offer for both our Manchester and London shows. 


MINDFUL LIVING SHOW COMES TO THE NORTH WEST!

We are delighted to announce the launch of a second Mindful Living Show, bringing more mindfulness and meditation to the North West, in February 2018.  

ENJOY DEEP RELAXATION

An article and meditation from our supporters, the Community of Interbeing


KNOW YOUR MIND - TEACHER TRAINING

We recently interviewed Gary Heads, Founder of Living Mindfully and exhibitor at the Mindful Living Show. He has a team of experienced individuals who offer practitioner training. We wanted to find out more about what to expect from his professional programmes.


MINDFUL EATING - TOP TIPS

As Summer approaches, why not consider a mindful approach to eating. One of the speakers at our 2017 show, Katie Sheen, founder of Soul Nutrition, offers her useful advice on how we can adopt this approach to benefit other aspects of our life.


MINDFUL PARENTING - TESSA WATT

Tessa Watt, one of our 2017 speakers, introduces the concept of mindful parenting. She gives us the benefit of her expertise on mindful parenting and helps answer some questions about how we can develop mindfulness in the family environment.