Workplace Mental Health Expert Jules Parkinson Thake shares her story on the importance of supporting good mental health at work and what led her to start her own business
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. Nelson Mandela
You never know when your life is going to completely change, we often tend to think that we can create strategies for all the eventualities of life, but life proves over and over again that it has its own ideas and deeper intelligence and can pretty much swoop in and things can change at any moment, and actually this is a very good thing. I’d like to take a few minutes to tell you about something astonishing along these lines that happened to me at the Mindful Living Show in London in March that has changed everything, and I’d also like to reflect for a few minutes on how meditation has helped me with the dimensions around this change.
Recent scientific evidence states that mindful movement and mindful compassion practices change the responses in the brain in a positive way. Immersing ourselves in a retreat which contain these practices will improve our health in a number of ways...
Do you find yourself stuck writing emails or looking at Facebook? Or do you find it hard to get off your “to do” list or create time to switch off and connect to yourself? If the answer is yes to any of this then you might want to consider booking a retreat!
Another word which may have a wider appeal is appreciation. There are so many things in life which we tend to take for granted but which are vital for our very survival – take the breath for example.
The breath has been with us from our very first moment until our very last, but how often do we appreciate or even notice it?
As we have come into the New Year, we have been spending some valuable time reflecting back on what 2018 was for us and also being grateful for what we have in our lives professionally and personally...
Christmas can be such a tricky, triggering time. The heady mix of alcohol, rich food and then put into the mix seeing family...
What is it about Christmas that causes so much stress? After all, Christmas is all about kindness, love, connection, family and friends. Here is some insight and advice...
...OF HEALING POEMS?
is a curious question because I never planned to become a writer or poet, in
fact a poet would have been the last thing I ever dreamed of becoming. I am
dyslexic and I struggle to read, and my grammar and spelling are very thankful
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Most child-development theories view young children as highly creative, however, this high level of creativity is not necessarily maintained throughout childhood and into adulthood. So, here are 5 simple steps, from Ayala Homossany, to explore as you share yoga with children how to support their creativity and nourish that magic in them...
Do you beat yourself up? One of our expert speakers, Kathryn Lovewell, author and mindful self-compassion teacher looks at dealing with personal conflict in a mindful way.
Our regular speaker, Karen Atkinson from MindfulnessUK, gives us the benefit of her expertise, looking at the development of mindfulness skills to respond to difficult situations in relation to other people.
Our partners, CICO Books, have shared this excerpt from Anna Black, one of the speakers at our 2017 show. Anna writes about how to cope with resolving conflicts with difficult people at work.
Most people in the UK drink tea, with 165 million cups of tea drunk in the UK every day – it is our favourite hot beverage. However, over time we have forgotten the benefits of drinking tea, taking time out, enjoying the true flavour of the leaves – forgotten how to have a proper tea break. Learn more about this wonderful art and enjoy a short, simple meditation from our exhibitors, Noble Leaf...
SHOBU was initially developed as a way to make time in the shower more personal and enjoyable. Now it has become much more than that...
Thanks to one of our exhibitors, Project Yogi, for giving us this lovely short exercise that can be made into a game to help teach primary aged children mindfulness.
If we want our children to grow into mindful habits as quickly as they grow out of their clothes, I believe that the best thing we can do for them is to model being mindful when, where and how ever we can.
How is the bedtime routine been impacted for you, over the holiday period? If things haven't been quite normal over this hot Summer, why not try this mindfulness activity for bedtime, by Christiane Kerr founder of Calm for Kids.
Do you teach mindfulness? Are you UK based? Would you like your views about the past, present & future of mindfulness to be represented?
We are delighted to share with you a landmark study that is being carried out by a team of experts from Cardiff University. We'd like to invite you to take part in the Mapping Mindfulness Project...
We are delighted to announce a brand NEW show coming to you - The Sleep Show. Launching on 15/16 March 2019, the show will be co-located with The Mindful Living Show and will help you Sleep Well and Live Happy!
Mindfulness is a key skill
for happiness and we can practice being mindful wherever we are. Read more in this article written for us by Mindful Living Show speaker, Erica Rayner-Horn.
Although stress is part of all our lives, it’s also true that people respond to stress differently, and even feel stress to differing degrees. Here our partners, at welldoing.org, explore why this is and how mindfulness can help.
Our partners, Head Talks, have created a range of playlists for us. Enjoy their interviews with experts, on meditation, mindfulness and healthy eating.
Erica Rayner-Horn, one of our London event speakers, has written this article for the show encouraging us to wake up and become more aware...Most of us raised in Western culture have inherited a disconnection between mind and body...Yet it wasn't always this way...
Madeleine Shaw - Nutritional Therapist, bestselling cookery writer, qualified yoga instructor, ambassador for Origins UK and new mum - will be joining us to speak in London to look at tips on how to eat seasonally for a healthier and happier you
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.
We are delighted to announce Will Young as opening speaker of the Mindful Living Show London on Saturday 2nd June.
"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."
‘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...
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...
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.
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.
This short article by Dawattie Basdeo empowers us by reminding us of two powerful words: I AM
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.
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!
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.
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...
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...
Anna Parker-Naples, founder of Inspiring Mummy Club, tells us more about happiness and where it might be found...
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...
We are delighted to announce the showing of 'Walk With Me' at our Manchester Show on Friday 2nd February, at 4.00pm.
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.
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.
This article from event sponsors, Community of Interbeing, looks at building gratitude into our family routine and shares a short gratitude meditation with us.
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.
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!
Why not treat a loved one to something a little different this year?
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.
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.
“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
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.
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.
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.
We are delighted to announce our special Early Bird ticket offer for both our Manchester and London shows.
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.
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.
An article and meditation from our supporters, the Community of Interbeing
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.
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.