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That week went so fast! Hope you had a good one!
 
Tawa All Good Colourers are meeting up again this Sunday, 10-12 at the Tawa Community Centre, you’re welcome to come along too! Bring a friend and have a coffee and a chat and colour away!
 
One of the most important tools we all have to calm down is our breathing, it’s our anchor through the storms. Make it a habit to bring your attention to your breathing whenever you again, notice if you are breathing into your abdomen and if not, make sure you lower your inbreath, drop your anchor an breathe.
 
Even if all is going well, it’s a great way to build your resilience, so when the weather does change, you are ready for it!
 
Have a good week, hope to see you at colouring!!
 
M
Healthy Mind, Happy Heart
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Kia ora! School holidays have started, term 1 went by so fast!
 
Yesterday I went to Te Papa for the new Toi Arts exhibition. There is an amazing art installation called Indra’s bow, made by Tiffany Singh, i’s made of lots of spices, gemstones, and other natural materials, and it smells amazing!
Have you seen it???
 
Practicing mindfulness is easy, you just give your mind something to focus on, that is present in the here and now. You can use your senses for this.
 
So this week, focus on what you can smell. You will quickly notice that your mind will start to figure out what you are smelling, and it will also judge the smells. This is your brain, trying to protect you from any danger!
Try to ignore this, just go outside for a walk and focus on the things you can smell around you.
 
Have a great week!
M
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Healthy Mind, Happy Heart
PS Crochet for Relaxation runs again next term at Tawa Community College!!

Free Weekly Mindfulness Workout

Morena! Have you signed up for #gratefulinapril yet?
Go to their website and get great tips in your mailbox!!
 
One of the tips last week was about smiles. It’s been one of the workouts here before too, and it’s a great trick to improve your mood instantly!
 
So this week, try to put a smile on your face if you’re not feeling to well. Just moving your face and mouth into a smiling pose, will trick the brain that all is well and you will start to feel more positive. If you find this hard to do, just grab a pen and put it between your teeth horizontally!! Ann Grandchamp has a cool video about this!!
 
If you are smiling easily already, share your smile! Smiling is contagious, so try to smile at others, doesn’t matter if they are strangers, maybe that is exactly what they need! So go and smile!
 
Have a great week!
M
Healthy Mind, Happy Heart

Free Weekly Mindfulness Workout

Hope you are enjoying a long weekend!!
 
This year we’re joining #GRATEFULINAPRIL again!!
So you can guess what this week’s practice will be about 🙂
 
What if your goal wasn’t living the life you love, but it was about loving the life you live?
If you can forget about striving, aiming, reaching etc etc for a few moments, and focus on the good that is here already?
 
Imagine how that can make you feel, and how that feeling can expand into loving the life you have, into feeling more joy and happiness every day?
 
So this week, plan a good moment every day to bring your attention to all that you are grateful for. And even if all you can think is “cats”, that is ok too!!
 
Have a great week and you can read more about #gratefulinapril here: http://www.gratefulinapril.com
 
Monique
Healthy Mind, Happy Heart
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Learn to crochet for relaxation starts 6 June, 7-9 pm Tawa Wellington.

Kia ora!
Last week before the long Easter weekend!!
Hope this means that you get some time for you!
By now you will know that I’m a big fan of Creative Mindfulness.
Mindfulness is meditation too, but often this
can be really hard, especially for busy people!! 
Being creative can be a great alternative.
Making something, gives your busy mind something to focus on. That can break the cycle of busy thinking about lots of things that only make you feel more stressed.
So, this week, come up with things that you could be making when you take the t
ime. And go for it!
Even looking for inspiration, can be relaxing!

  ☀     You can make this beginner’s crochet Easter basket here: https://easynowmindfulness.com/hooked-on-crochet/

Have a good week!
M
Healthy Mind, Happy Heart
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Upcoming: Colouring and Zendoodle at the Tawa Community Centre 10-12.

Free Weekly Mindfulness Workout
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Kia ora, hope you had a good week!
Wednesday was the start of my Intermediate Crochet class which I really enjoyed teaching!!
This Sunday we are colouring again at the Tawa Community Centre, 10-12, so bring a friend and come to colour, zendoodle and chill with us!!
 
>>>>>Workout starts here:
Did you know that one of the attitudes of mindfulness is curiosity????
So this week, get curious!
Try to notice things as if you are seeing them for the first time, try not to judge, be open and accepting, and go!
It can help to ask questions and it is a great way to get to know yourself better too.
 
Have a great week,
nga mihi,
M
Healthy Mind Happy Heart
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Free Weekly Mindfulness Workout.

Very proud of my students who finished the Learn to crochet for calmness courses last week!!! They made great progress!!
This week I will see some of them again at the Intermediate course, I’m excited!!

>>>>Here’s your workout for this week:
Your body and mind are connected. A great way to calm your mind is to calm your body first.
You can do this easily by bringing your attention to your breathing. Following the flow of your breathing as you breathe in and breathe out. This will naturally slow down your breathing.
Try it every day this week and see how you feel!
Have a great week!!
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Healthy Mind Happy Heart.

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Intermediate Crochet for Calmness starts Wednesday 14 March. Details here:
http://www.tawacomed.co.nz
Kia Ora,
Pfffff what a week, my husband fell with his bike and is still recovering, one of my friends came to stay and it was my birthday!
I had a great time teaching Crochet for Calmness on Wednesday and Thursday and can’t believe this week is already the last week of my classes!!!
 
Luckily I have an Intermediate Crochet starting next week 🙂
 
This week the workout is not going to cost you any extra time!
So no excuses not to join in!!
 
Usually when we walk, our mind is busy, and we forget to notice our body and our surroundings. Missing out on a lot of good stuff! By bringing your attention to your body, you will increase your body awareness. And your brain gets a good break from thinking and analysing!
 
So this week try to be mindful when you move around, which you do anyway! Whether it is inside, going up and down the stairs, or going to your work, or supermarket. Or when you walk from your office to your next meeting.
Everytime you walk from one place to another, you are going to be mindful.
Just bring your attention to your body first.
Notice your breathing, notice the sensations in your body, your feet on the floor, your legs moving you foward, your arms swinging etc.
Than bring your attention to all that is around you, what can you see, smell, hear?
 
That’s it, you can do this!
 
Have a great week,
M

Free Weekly Mindfulness Workout

Free Weekly Mindfulness Workout
 
This week going back to basics!
Mindfulness is trying to bring your attention to the here and now, this moment. If you do that, you cannot be worrying about what happened yesterday, or what is going to happen next week, at the same time.
Also, yourwill start to enjoy your daily life more, because you notice more!
 
So this week, make an effort to bring your attention to the here and now when ever you can.
You will get distracted again, and that is fine.
The main thing is learning to notice that you got distracted, so you can bring your focus back to the here and now, IN A KIND WAY!
 
Have a good week,
 
 
M
 
Healthy Mind, Happy Heart
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Crochet for Mindfulness has started!!

Private Mindfulness book here: monique@easynowmindfulness.com. Few time slots left.

Tawa All Good Colourers are meeting this Sunday, 10-12 at the Tawa Community Centre

This week workout is about worrying and overthinking.
 
First: Thinking, having lots of thoughts popping up, is totally normal, it is what the brain is made to do.
Second: Your brain pops up all these thoughts all the time, and thoughts are not facts.
Third: That means you do not have to take all your thoughts so seriously!
 
Try to become more aware of your thoughts, being more of an observer. You can practice this by taking some time to sit and focus on your breathing for a minute, and continue with bringing your attention to your toughts. Just noticing your thoughts, popping up, and disappearing again. Because they will pass, like clouds in the sky. You don’t have to analyse them, just notice them. This can improve your selfawareness and selfcontrol.
 
If you find it hard to stop worrying, try to think of something you can do to distract yourself with. Every time you notice you are worrying, say stop and distract yourself. Eventually this will be easier to do and your worrying will become less severe.
 
Have a great week,
 
Monique
Healthy Mind, Happy Heart
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