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Modern Communication

Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness Moments   In our modern, technologically advanced world, we have many ways of connecting and sharing with each other. Wonderful as this is it also brings with it a duality.   On [...]

The Problem With Our Age

Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness Moments “We have bigger houses but smaller families; more conveniences, but less time; We have more degrees, but less sense; more knowledge, but less judgement; more experts, but more problems; more medicines, [...]

Money Matters – How It Helps and Hinders

Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness Moments No one knows for sure who first invented money, though the general idea is that it was a simple system to make it easier for traders to compare values and exchange it for goods [...]

Don’t Follow the Crowd

Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness Moments Do you know that more than 80% of our thoughts are recycled and of them, a good percentage manifest as unhelpful down-talk? A few days ago I was chatting to my dear [...]

Is Being Traumatised the New Norm?

Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness Moments Emotional trauma is when what we encounter or are exposed to exceeds one's ability to cope or integrate the emotions involved with that experience. In the current climate of our mainstream [...]

Sacred Activism

Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness Moments In 2005 I posed a question to Marshall Rosenberg, my greatest teacher and the inventor of Nonviolent Communication: ‘Who do you think will be the people to take this work forward?’ [...]