Mindfulness is about learning to be ‘present in the moment’. For me that happens when I catch a wave surfing – my mind doesn’t have all the regular background noise such as, "I have to do this and I have to do that" or "Why is she angry with me" etc, etc. Looking up at the clouds or watching my son play can also take methere. The flip side is driving somewhere and arriving at your destination and not being able to recall anything about the drive – some people refer to this as mindlessness!! And it happens to me often. My mind will be so busy that I didn’t notice any of the journey; the buildings or trees I passed or worryingly the pedestrians and cars!
For most of us, how to be a mindful parent whilst trying to do all the other tasks we need to accomplish in our day can seem like another overwhelm in our life. But as ‘Buddhism for Mothers’ author Sarah Napthali explains in this episode of TheEdtalks, it doesn’t have to be an overwhelm at all.
I really love that Sarah’s approach is refreshingly honest and free from any preaching, acknowledging that you will have cranky days and unforeseen emergencies that challenge the most blissed out of meditators. The aim though is to try. She shares small easy steps we can take each day to be mindful and describes how that will enrich your life and that of your children and partner.
Don’t worry about mistakes. There are none.
Intro song “Lagos 2030 AD” by Otis McDonald
Outro song “Song in Sea” by Aquaman's Lab
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For many of us, life is jam packed and not necessarily with things we love doing. Obviously our journey in life comes with sacrifices we just have to make sometimes and depending on where you are on your journey, trying to do it all when you are juggling things like family, career, relationships, and just life itself, can leave youfeeling constantly fatigued and stressed out. There comes a point when you should stop and asses your own situation, before you burn out. I really enjoyed chatting openly with founder and owner of "Create amazing health" Pamela Levin, who explains easy approaches we can take to feel energized again and stress less when trying to do it all.
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The best and most beautiful things cannot be seen or touched, they must be felt with the heart.
Intro song “Do Your Thing” by Aquaman's Lab
Outro song “Stop and Listen” by Eddie Donato
Thanks for listening to this episode of The Ed Talks. If you haven’t already, please take a moment to leave a quick rating and review of the show on iTunes. This will really aid our mission to help mums and dads Feel Energized Again and make the world a Healthier & Happier place.