MINDFUL LIVING BLOG


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DEALING WITH CONFLICT THROUGH MINDFULNESS by Kathryn Lovewell



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.

MINDFUL RELATIONSHIPS by Karen Atkinson, MindfulnessUK



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. 

MINDFULNESS @ WORK by Anna Black



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. 

TEA BREAK TIME...


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...

THE GIFT OF PERSONAL SHOWER THERAPY



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...

EASY MINDFULNESS FOR CHILDREN by Project Yogi


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. 

MINDFUL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR FAMILIES with Brilliant Beings



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.

MINDFULNESS ACTIVITY FOR BEDTIME... 5 HAPPY WISHES



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.

MEDITATION & MUDRAS BY DAWATTIE BASDEO


Meditation has been practised for centuries. It provides space to still the mind and let go of thoughts, constraints, perceptions that crowd our mind.

Many individuals when practising meditation like to hold their hands in a mudra position.

What is a mudra you may ask and how can it impact a meditation practice for your children?
MINDFUL MAPPING ACROSS THE UK



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...

EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT!!! NEW SHOW LAUNCHED - THE SLEEP SHOW


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!

Mindful mastication: how to eat in the moment, on purpose, and without judgement by Jackie Coventry


“Food reveals our connection with the earth. Each bite contains the life of the sun and the earth .... we can see and taste the whole universe in a piece of bread! Contemplating our food for a few seconds before eating, and eating in mindfulness can, bring us much happiness”- Thich Nhat Hahn. Here, Jackie Coventry, speaker at our London 2018 event, tells us about the power of eating mindfully.

Mindfulness Practice for Deepening Happiness by Erica Rayner-Horn

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.

5 Reasons Why Some People Get More Stressed Than Others by Welldoing.org



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.

ENJOY MEDITATIONS & TALKS FROM PARTNER, HEAD TALKS


Our partners, Head Talks, have created a range of playlists for us. Enjoy their interviews with experts, on meditation, mindfulness and healthy eating.

The Power of Embodied Awareness by Erica Rayner-Horn



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...

ANNOUNCING KEYNOTE SPEAKER - MADELEINE SHAW



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

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.

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. 

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...

FINDING HAPPINESS THROUGH MINDFULNESS



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

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.

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.  

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.


ENJOY DEEP RELAXATION

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


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.