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Siobhan

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2010-08-08

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The musings of a 'hippy' scientist, this blog is all about transpersonal psychology,.. spirituality, meditation & well-being. Jump on my thought train!

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  • Mindfulness Research Monthly - a great resource
    on Sep 11, 2010
    I just wanted to let you know about a really useful resource - the mindfulness research guide. It is a site set up for practitioners and researchers with the aim of keeping people updated with the latest mindfulness research. They have a regular mont...
  • Reminder of what is really important to me...
    on Sep 8, 2010
    Do you often find that when you’re thinking about somebody they call? Or perhaps just as you are about to press the send button on an email up comes an email from them. This happens to me quite a bit with my close friends, especially with one perso...
  • Mindfulness for dealing with procrastination...
    on Sep 1, 2010
    My research (to date) has focused on how mindfulness meditation can help students cope with university life – managing their stress, health and academic coursework. As I face the final summit in my formal education, I am drawing on these tools myse...
  • New meaning to 'roll with it'!
    on Sep 1, 2010
    I recently found a really sweet blog by a bubbly young woman which I love.  I'm feeling a bit blue, but found this on her blog and it has cheered me up no end. I already have a 'cheer up' play list of songs (full of 80s power ballads and br...
  • Homecoming: meeting your inner child
    on Aug 29, 2010 in inner child john bradshaw journaling
    I’ve been doing a lot of inner child work over the last few months, which I’ve found really helpful. I got interested in this work through the journaling I was doing, as some of the exercises revolved around entering into a written dialogue with...
  • Help me, I’m being held prisoner by my eau de toilette
    on Aug 11, 2010 in stuff recycling clutter
    So while the header may seem a little dramatic, in many ways it is true. I have come to an intriguing new turn in my spiritual journey.  Stuff.  My, how I’ve loved it.  Hoarded it. Yearned for it. Built my world around it – quite l...
  • Avvaz.org - love in plain clothes
    on Aug 11, 2010 in people power avvaz love
    Avaaz.org is an online advocacy community with approximately 5.5 million members. It campaigns on a number of issues, such as human rights and the environment. This is people power at its finest. I can certainly say that I care deeply about these iss...
  • The Center for Mindful Eating
    on Aug 9, 2010 in mindful eating
    The Center for Mindful Eating is a really amazing organization which offers support, training and information on mindfulness and its relationship with food. It has a number of great teleconferences for members and a really decent subscription ra...
  • Did meditating make us human?
    on Aug 8, 2010 in evolution meditation
    A few years ago  I  came across a really interesting paper by Dr Matt Rossano - Did meditating make us human? This paper has had a really huge impact on me and certainly sparked my curiosity!  Click here to read article There is &...
  • The Living Classroom - Teaching and Collective ConsciousnessI've come across an interesting book by Christopher Bache (Professor of Religious Studies at Youngstown State University). The Living Classroom - Teaching and Collective Consciousness looks at teaching and transpersonal psychology  while explori...
  • British Psychological Society Transpersonal Section - Conference 2010I am back in action after some internet difficulties while I was moving and would just like to tell you about a very exciting upcoming conference... The BPS Transpersonal Psychology section will be hosting their regular conference in September 2...
  • Paranthropology I attach the blurb from a really cool website/group - definitely worth checking out. I am very interested in taking an anthropological perspective to meditation/meditation research, with a particular focus on evolutionary anthropology, and the...
  • Meditation / Visualization Technique from a Chris on the 100 day challenge...
    on Jul 24, 2010
    I'm an open minded gal & this looks interesting. I reckon I might give it a try...  The following is from his page (to see full outline please go to his page HERE) As soon as you feel awake enough yet before you start thinking abou...
  • Yoga
    on Jul 23, 2010
    Somehow the process of moving house has highlighted to me how important 'moving' is in  our daily lives. I have let myself become static, stuck in my chair and I realise that what I really need to do now is MOVE!! :o)So, with  that in mind...
  • Walk the other way...
    on Jul 19, 2010 in transpersonal psychology fear
    So tonight is the last night I will spend in this house. I have my dear friend staying with me, we used to share this house together so it feels right that he should be here for the last night. This is a very reflective time for me. I have lived in t...
  • Zen Habits
    on Jul 17, 2010 in simple life Zen habits
    I've been a fan of Zen Habits for a wee while now (http://zenhabits.net/). It is a blog which focuses on ways to live a calm, simple and productive life. Sure, if it was as easy as just reading a blog we would all be stick thin millionaire geniuses w...
  • Plum Red Taoist Tales of Old China
    on Jul 17, 2010 in Taoist tales Stuart Wilde
    Plum Red Taoist Tales of Old China - ebook by Stuart Wilde (http://www.stuartwildeblog.com/stuarts-books/). This is a really lovely, moving collection of Taoist Tales put together by 'new age' writer, Stuart Wilde. As a young girl Stuart Wilde's book...
  • A timeless classic...
    on Jul 16, 2010
    Sometimes there is a song, poem or book which touches our emotions (perhaps surprisingly, as in the case of the instant kiwi tv ads of my youth click here to view) which should be, could be, MUST BE revisited every so often to make us stop, think &am...
  • The 100-day challenge
    on Jul 16, 2010 in 100-day challenge youtube
    Hey folks!!I came across something interesting today while I was browsing youtube - I was searching for 'journalution' in the hope of finding some cool journaling info/clips. I found the site of a really sweet young woman who was doing something call...
  • Cognis Essence...A dear friend of mine is a homeopath and has given me various different remedies over the years. Originally it was flower essences as that was her first training in the field then continuing on as she completed her training as a homeopath. At first I...

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