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The Funny Side of Mindfulness

The Funny Side of Mindfulness

MBCT for Life What on earth was that noise? As we sat meditating in the second floor classroom, a loud intermittent scraping sound came piercing through the open windows and the summer heat. Screeech! There it was again, even louder. Screeech! And again! Each time the...
Mindfulness & Food

Mindfulness & Food

Mindnourishing Did you know that we make on average around 300 food decisions every day?! No wonder quite often these decisions are made mindlessly and it’s quite easy to get to the end of a packet of crisps or a cup of tea without realising we have got through it!...
Why Volunteer

Why Volunteer

Thought of the Day As most of you are aware Valleys Steps are a charity, and I like a lot of people have benefited from completing their Stress Control and Mindfulness courses. I, like most deal with stresses on a daily basis, however, using meditation and considering...
That Was TriBethlon

That Was TriBethlon

Well, that’s it. The biggest challenge I have ever faced for charity is over. TriBethlon: two 10K races and a mountain walk over three consecutive Sundays. It all started with the Cardiff 10K on Sunday 2nd September. This wasn’t my first 10K race, but I normally...
Anxiety Attacks and Mindfulness

Anxiety Attacks and Mindfulness

When I first started learning about mindfulness, it felt like such a breath of fresh air to discover you don’t always have to buy into what your thoughts are telling you. That your thoughts are just images and words in your mind, and no matter how scary or worrisome...