Mindfulness Archives - Thrive Festival
11th February 2019

Mindfulness for Sceptics – by Siobhan Murray

Today on the blog, resilience and life coach, Siobhan Murray shares her thoughts on mindfulness and addresses those who are sceptical on the subject! What I have learnt is the Mindfulness does not have to be conventional.  Mindfulness does not require you to sit still for an hour in total peace while someone else does your work for you.  I have learnt how to incorporate Mindfulness into my life in ways that I don’t even know I’m doing it.  I have learnt that some of my clients, like me, don’t have the spare time to dedicate to sitting still. Benefits to daily practice of Mindfulness can included but are not limited to helping boost focus, lowering stress and can make us more compassionate. What is Mindfulness “Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; On purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.”  Jon Kabat-Zinn is the founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress […]
11th January 2019

Finding the Right Yoga for You!

Yoga…sometimes this term can strike fear into a beginner’s mind but don’t worry – Today on the blog we decode the some of the most popular yoga styles to help you decide which one suits you best! Many yogi masters note that yoga is the practice of intention. But what does that mean? Your intention or reason for practicing yoga is unique to YOU! It can be anything from wanting to become more mindful to relieving pain, yoga is a unique form of exercise. We explain 5 yoga styles below… Hatha Yoga Rather than being a style of yoga, Hatha is a general term that encompasses any of the physical styles of yoga. These classes are often a great place to start yoga as they provide an introduction to the basic poses in a relaxed setting. The word Hatha is the Sanskrit word for ‘Forceful’. The Sanskrit word Ha translates to ‘sun’ and […]
29th September 2018

Top Tips for Mindfulness at Work

What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique. See our top tips below for practicing mindfulness at work. Start the day right Though getting up a little earlier isn’t ideal for those of us who love a lie in, getting a few minutes of quiet and calm before the day launches ahead is one of the best ways to start your morning. Handy apps such as Headspace, Calm or Aura provide timed tutorials which allow you to be quiet and still.   Unclutter your workstation If you have a messy workspace it promotes distraction, stress and has the potential to create a negative state of mind. Simply making your workstation a tidier, more organised space will help you be more mindful, focused and efficient. A […]
18th March 2018

Our Favourite Wellness Guides of 2018

Whether you are sick of scrolling your phone, want to get motivated or feel happier, here are our top picks of wellness guides in 2018. These picks offer realistic advice on how to live a healthier life! The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck – Mark Manson Blogger, entrepreneur and author Mark Manson’s generation-defining self-help guide is the self-help book for people who hate self-help. Manson’s no-nonsense approach tells readers how they can truly become better, happier people by stopping trying to be ‘positive’ 24/7. Though that may sound counter-intuitive, the 2 million copies sold in its first year alone tell a different story. This book is about learning how to give a f*ck about the few things that truly matter in life. Make Your Bed – William H. McRaven Based on Admiral William H. McRaven’s commencement speech for the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin, former US […]