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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?’ [...]

Walk A Mile In The Shoes Of Another

Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness Moments Throughout history there are recurrent stories of people who were gifted with the ability to ‘see’ past another’s facade. These people intuitively find the route of deeper issues and because of [...]

Doing The Impossible

Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness Moments Start by doing what's necessary;                           then do what's possible;                                         and suddenly you are doing the impossible. -Francis of [...]

Honour Your Breath

Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness Moments We can live for weeks without food and days without water, yet only minutes without oxygen. My friend is a yoga teacher who works a lot on the breath, connection and [...]

Living Authentically

Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness Moments Becoming aware that 'you don't know' what you don't know' is like having a veil removed from your eyes. Realising this gives you more opportunities for learning, growth and development. Your way of processing things will change [...]