Free Weekly Mindfulness Workout

Upcoming: Colouring and Zendoodle at the Tawa Community Centre 10-12.

Free Weekly Mindfulness Workout
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,
Healthy Mind Happy Heart

Free Weekly Mindfulness Workout

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!!
Healthy Mind Happy Heart.

FREE Weekly Mindfulness Workout

Intermediate Crochet for Calmness starts Wednesday 14 March. Details here:
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,

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,
Healthy Mind, Happy Heart

Free Weekly Mindfulness Workout

Crochet for Mindfulness has started!!

Private Mindfulness book here: 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,
Healthy Mind, Happy Heart

Free Weekly Mindfulness Workout and upcoming classes.

Mindfulness coaching: email monique on

Crochet for calmness starts 14 February in Tawa, sign up here:,Beginner-Crochet-Wellington,2433

Crochet for calmness starts 15 February in Wellington, sign up here:

Crochet for calmness Intermediate starts 14 March in Tawa, sign up here:,Intermediate-Crochet-Wellington,2879

roadWell hello again!

Finally back for the first Weekly Mindfulness Workout of 2018!

I hope you are all well, and that you had a nice break over the holidays.
We went exploring on a roadtrip through Northland, wow it is beautiful up there!
We tried some airbnb’s, did some camping in the rain and finished with the Bay of Islands and a stop over in Taupo on the way home.

To start the year of, this week’s workout is about noticing. Because that is what mindfulness is, bringing your attention to this moment, and notice what is here.
Trying not to judge too much, staying with the facts, just observing.

I try to do that especially when my kids are hanging out together, they are now nearly 14, nearly 18 and 19, so they don’t hang out that often, and they won’t live at home forever either
It is easy to just get on with my own things, without giving it much attention, however noticing them togethe,r makes me feel very happy.
So try this for a week, being mindful of where your attention is, and bringing it to the here and now and notice, take it all in!

Have a good week,


Healthy Mind, Happy Heart


Last Free Weekly Mindfulness this year

Morena lovely people!

Last workout for 2017 already!! Taking a little break and back in 2018!!

So this week take some time to reflect on the past year, how have you been this year? What are you happy with, what have you enjoyed, what have been special moments for you, what are you grateful for? Doesn’t have to be big things, little things count too!!

All the best for now, happy holidays and see you soon!


Healthy Mind, Happy Heart

ps remember I’m teaching mindfulness privately and have only minimal hours available for this, so book early 🙂 Just email me on

ps remember crochet for calmness runs in Tawa AND in the CBD in February but bookings are already available for this too!! Just email me on


Free Weekly Mindfulness Workout


Good morning!
How are you all? Some of you are in the snow, and others having sun. We had some rain in the weekend but hardly enough!
My Crochet courses for next year are ready for you to register, find them here:
I got some amazing feedback on my courses and one thing that was remarkable was that a lovely lady mentioned she had noticed her concentration was improving!
If you are easily distracted, or find it hard to focus because you have just too much to do, know that attention is like a muscle and you can train this!
This week train your focus and attention by bringing your attention to your breathing. Follow your breathing from breathing in to breathing out again, and count your breathing.
One full breath in – breath out is 1, and so forth.
When you get distracted, no problem! It is great you notice this! Just start counting again from 1.
I would be interested to know how far you can count today, and whether you notice any improvement next week!!??
Have a great week, look after you,
Healthy Mind, Happy Heart

Free Weekly Mindfulness Workout


It is such a busy time for everybody!
You might find yourself continuously doing stuff, rushing, and constantly thinking about all you still have to do.
However don’t forget your body and mind do need breaks, even if it’s only little ones!

For this week try to stop and pause for a minute, a few times a day, and just bring your attention to the here and now.
Use your senses, what can you see, hear, feel, taste, smell??

It’s easy to miss all the good stuff that is right here in front of us, if we just keep going.
Have a great week!



Free Weekly Mindfulness Workout


How are you feeling? Busy running up to Christmas and holidays, or slowing down?
I’m slowing down, all my courses have finished! Sometimes slowing down can make you vulnerable to getting negative thoughts. So it’s a good thing to know that your thoughts are just thoughts! Your brain is wired to shoot up random thoughts all the time, and you don’t have to take them too seriously!!
Thoughts will pop up, and they will go away again. If you do not give them any attention they will just dissappear again. If you do give them attention, they will lead to lots of similar thoughts.
This week take some time to just sit, bring your attention to your breathing for a couple of breaths and than bring your attention to your mind.
Look at the thoughts that are popping up, just notice them. They will linger for a bit, and than disappear, as new thoughts appear in your mind.
Just as clouds in the sky, you see them, they go by and than they disappear again.
Try this and let me know how you are!
Have a great week!
Healthy mind, happy heart