Blog

Mindfulness

Being Certain of Yourself in a Time of Uncertainty

photo-1484627147104-f5197bcd6651

by: Hannah Dempsey, Sydney


2020 has washed a wave of uncertainty over humankind.  Although starting with a bang, 2020 soon revealed itself to be a glitch in the system.  Before the fires, the deaths, the pandemic, the killer wasps; there was a refreshing enthusiasm hanging in the air about the year to be. Social media allowed people to share said enthusiasm and outline their 2020 goals.  Do more, be more, love thyself more. So what happens when a pandemic strips people of their ability to do …

Read more…

Confidence Unpacked

We all use the word confidence in everyday life, right? Confidence to act. Self-confidence. She’s a confident presenter or he’s a confident leader. It seems this attribute is so important in our everyday living, that without mastering it, we are going to struggle on this material plane. I agree.

Confidence is revered and everyone wants to feel and be confident. Yet, why do so many of us struggle with it? Why is the statement of “I am not good enough” or “I lack confidence” the number ONE issue w…

Read more…

Develop a Meditation Practice For Deeper Connection

Video transcript below






MEDITATION! That word is very popular and we are all told we need to master it. So, how can you develop a meditation practice no matter whether you are just starting out as a beginner or already at an advanced level?

Whether you're a beginner, an intermediate, or an advanced meditator, there are many different ways to develop a meditation practice. And I wanted to discuss where you might start as a beginner, explain what the different levels are, and also the overview of me…

Read more…

10 Things to do at Home in Times of COVID-19

We are in a shutdown situation and we are confined more to our home space or home environment than ever before. So, what are some of the things that you could do that would make good use of your time and tidy up your life as you go during the crazy times of COVID 19?

#1 Declutter your wardrobe

We've all got those clothes that just don't fit us or are old and tattered; or just starting to get moldy in the back of our cupboards. Get that wardrobe decluttering started and really clean up what you w…

Read more…

Self-Love: Career and Mental Health (PART II)

In my last blog, we addressed the idea of self-love and what that really means in a very practical way, rather than just throwing those words around recklessly. We discussed some practical ideas of what it means to really have a lot of self-care and self-loving in relation to who you are as a physical being and also, how you cultivate self-love in terms of relationships with other people.

In this blog, we're going to discuss how you find self-love in your career and your working life, plus we co…

Read more…

Attend A Meditation Retreat In Australia

The Value of a Meditation Retreat

To us, meditation covers a range of mindfulness practices; from sitting still and breathing to conscious inward (yet active) reflection. Meditation is a popular word that is gaining momentum throughout the globe. People now understand the benefits of meditation, however, we are still a little restricted in terms of how we think about it.

Most of us still see meditation as sitting still with legs crossed in a mudra position with eyes closed. This is one way you co…

Read more…

Thinking of Attending a Mindfulness Retreat?

 

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a state of being curious, engaged and in the present moment with your thoughts. We are in a very unique time where, through technology and mobile devices, we can access data and information at any time of day 24/7. This is amazing in many ways and can also be destructive in many ways. Why is it destructive? Being so plugged in all of the time means we stay continually in beta brain wave state which is a busy and logical state which fatigues the mind should …

Read more…

Spiritual Retreats in Australia

What is a Spiritual Retreat?

A spiritual retreat is a dedicated time for reflecting inward and finding out what really matters most to you. It is about tuning into your inner voice away from the clutter of everyday life and busy schedules. Spiritual retreats can range from being quite passive (not much of a program involved but enough space and silence to open up your inner voice) or they can be quite active in that the exercises and program is designed to speed up and invigorate your connecti…

Read more…

Point Zero

What does it mean to be at ‘point zero’? Why do we want to go there and how can we get there? 

Point Zero is a place whereby your mindset and thoughts are operating like the inner observer or the inner witness. It means that you rely on having peaceful and free thoughts and perceptions of the world, rather than relying on external or physical experiences to drive your happiness or mood. Let me repeat that.

You cannot rely on external circumstances or outcomes to drive your mood or state of peace! …

Read more…

Spirituality: What if you’re not into Church or Hippy love?

Loads of clients tell me they feel that sense of disconnection and loneliness in life, even though living in a busy city. They have a great job, great friends and family and big social outlets. So why is there a sense of uneasiness and emptiness that permeates through us when we stop for a second to reflect on life?

I have an inkling of what this might be…

In the old days, most of us had a connection to the church or some sort of religion. Some people still feel this connection and therefore hav…

Read more…