Despite the increasing prevalence of chronic illnesses and focus on quality of life, the need for high quality, innovative and multidisciplinary (involving all health care professionals including doctors, nurses, allied health etc.) palliative care in Australia is more important than ever. National Palliative Care Week is an awareness raising week organised by Palliative Care Australia (PCA) supported the Department of Health to raise awareness and understanding about palliat
We all know mindfulness is extremely popular amongst business professionals and executives. However, is what they are practicing mindfulness and is this corporate approach corrupting mindfulness? Thich Nhat Hanh, the 87-year-old Zen master considered by many to be the father of mindfulness in the west, says as long as business leaders practice "true" mindfulness, it does not matter if the original intention is triggered by wanting to be more effective at work or to make bigge
This writing exercise suggested by Business Insider is interesting. It helps you to better cope with your negative emotions by becoming more aware of them (see the video here). Similarly, the Mindfulness Check In approach can also help you become more aware of your thoughts/ emotions, which allows you to better transition between situation. #writing #businessinsider #mindfulness #awareness #mindfulnesscheckin
Some times mindfulness is made out to be more complicated than it needs to be. If you are overwhelmed, start with the following 5 steps as summarised by the Entrepreneur* and our resources to guide you: 1. Focus on your breathing: Sit in a comfortable chair with your feet flat on the floor, and spend a few minutes doing nothing but breathing slowly in and out. Focus all your attention on your breath. Feel the air travel into your mouth, down your windpipe, and into your lungs
This month is a busy month for mindfulness. This whole month is Mindful in May, where you can really knuckle down on your regular mindfulness practice (let's start with 10min a day) to raise money for clean water. This Saturday is also Play Outside Day. May we suggest a mindful meditation outside, may be a mindful walking meditation or simply incorporate a mindful approach to your outdoors activity!
Please find your basic mindfulness Resources here, Savouring (mindful) walk