Joy: Mindful Christmas Day 4

December’s posts this year all share the theme of Mindful Christmas. There’ll be short posts each day encouraging us to pause and look at our celebrations in a more measured, mindful way. Every day has a concept heavily tied in to Christmas, and the plan is to look at them individually, examine what role they play in our own Christmas and, if we decide we … Continue reading Joy: Mindful Christmas Day 4

Acceptance and Peace: Mindful Christmas Day 3

December’s posts this year all share the theme of Mindful Christmas. There’ll be short posts each day encouraging us to pause and look at our celebrations in a more measured, mindful way. Every day has a concept heavily tied in to Christmas, and the plan is to look at them individually, examine what role they plan in our own Christmas and, if we decide we … Continue reading Acceptance and Peace: Mindful Christmas Day 3

Conflict, Anger and Strength: Mindful Christmas Day 2

December’s posts this year all share the theme of Mindful Christmas. There’ll be short posts each day encouraging us to pause and look at our celebrations in a more measured, mindful way. Every day has a concept heavily tied in to Christmas, and the plan is to look at them individually, examine what role they play in our own Christmas and, if we decide we … Continue reading Conflict, Anger and Strength: Mindful Christmas Day 2

Anticipation and Preparation: Mindful Christmas Day 1

December’s posts this year all share the theme of Mindful Christmas. There’ll be short posts each day encouraging us to pause and look at our celebrations in a more measured, mindful way. Every day has a concept heavily tied in to Christmas, and the plan is to look at them individually, examine what role they plan in our own Christmas and, if we decide we … Continue reading Anticipation and Preparation: Mindful Christmas Day 1

Mindful Christmas 2021: The Posts

Links will go live only when the scheduled post has been published. Day 1: Anticipation and Preparation Day 2: Conflict, Anger and Strength Day 3: Acceptance and Peace Day 4: Joy Day 5: Contentment Day 6: Love Day 7: Renewal and Cycles Day 8: Consumption and Indulgence Day 9: Creativity Day 10: Community and Belonging Day 11: Minimalism and Simplicity Day 12: Celebration and Tradition … Continue reading Mindful Christmas 2021: The Posts

What’s my Christmas this year going to be? Mindful.

Friday 26th November, and I’m in work. Storm Arwen is bashing the door, pelting the office with hail and making me wish perhaps I wasn’t due to go collect lunch today. Never mind: I have my candle, my aromatherapy diffuser and my little Bob Cratchit stove at the ready, so perhaps I’ll hunker down, keep doing the work and hope that Arwen passes by before … Continue reading What’s my Christmas this year going to be? Mindful.

My Advent Journalling Box: Completed

Way way back in September I had a moment of inspiration: I saw Under the Rowan Tree’s excellent Advent Journal box, and loved the idea, but in the spirit of creativity decided that I would take the same amount of money (£75) and create my own reuseable Advent box. I wrote about being inspired to create the box, about deciding on the mindful words to … Continue reading My Advent Journalling Box: Completed

Book Friday: Christmas at River Cottage by Lucy Brazier

River Cottage has always had a reputation for being ecologically aware, country-based and very proud of local food and customs. I know I’ve enjoyed watching the series, because the situation is about as far away from my modern, suburban house as I can imagine. I’m not a gardener, I don’t keep lifestock and I have every shop I need close at hand. That said, the … Continue reading Book Friday: Christmas at River Cottage by Lucy Brazier