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Be Prepared!

Be Prepared!

Sometimes people tell me that they don’t need mindfulness training. All is well in their lives. I am happy for them.  We all know that our lives can be transformed in a flash. A birth, a death, a disaster. All of us know someone or are touched ourselves by a...

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Bewildered and Confused

Bewildered and Confused… Are you, like me, a bit bewildered and confused about what is happening now in our country?  Watching the current dramas unfold and not knowing how things will play out can be beyond frustrating. It fair does your head in, doesn’t it? So I...

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Wish to Get Away From It All?

Do you ever wish you were somewhere else? Somewhere peaceful? Undisturbed. Untouched. Away from it all. I know such a place. For many years I have been leading the Qigong & Meditation Retreat Week there. It is Holy Isle, which is off the coast of Arran, in the...

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Dissolving The Glue

You know that thing when you try to peel a label off a jar and whatever you do: soak it, scrape it, scrub it, little lumpy gooey bits stubbornly stay glued. Then one day a friend shows you a simple way to remove a label. Once you know how it is easy-peasy. No more...

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Busy Lazy

We all look for meaning in our lives, and at this time of the year we often resolve to commit to doing something about this wish. Yet our intentions so often get postponed because we are busy. These anonymous philosophical words sum up our tendency to get so, so busy...

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The Holy Isle Qigong & Meditation Retreat Week

Participants on the Qigong & Meditation Retreat Week are a mix of differing ages, abilities, nationalities and backgrounds: they include absolute beginners, experienced practitioners and some who return year after year for their annual Holy Isle top-up. Most...

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What is Qigong?

What is Qigong? Qigong (pronounced 'Chi Kung') is a powerful type of health exercise, which has been practiced for centuries in China. It is based on gentle movements that are specifically designed to benefit and balance health. Qigong is easy to learn and enjoyable...

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