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About amindfullife

Passionate about living every moment as best I can. This is a work in progress

2014 The Engaging with a Wholeheart Project: December

The longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere has come and gone and even though winter still deepens into the end of the year, the light is slowly creeping in.  For this wholeheart writing project- engaging life with … Continue reading

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2014 The Engaging with a Wholeheart Project: November

Cultivating Laughter, Song, and Dance: Letting go of ‘being cool’ and ‘always in control’. Eleven months ago I launched into this Wholeheart writing project having been deeply touched by watching the TED talks on vulnerability given by Brené Brown.  Her … Continue reading

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2014 The Engaging with a Whole Heart Project: October

Cultivating Meaningful Work: Letting go of Self-Doubt and “Supposed To”. So you may not have noticed, but this past month of October went past without my Engaging the Whole Heart Project post materialising.  For some reason it has been difficult … Continue reading

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2014 The Engaging with a Whole heart Project: September

Cultivating Calm and Stillness – Letting go of anxiety as a lifestyle In 1962 my mother embarked on a one thousand kilometer journey on her own in a little VW beetle with a ten month old child through the heart … Continue reading

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2014 The Engaging with a Whole heart Project: August

Cultivating Play and Rest – letting go of exhaustion as a status symbol and productivity as self-worth. For this past month of July I have gifted myself rest and play in a way that I have not felt or even … Continue reading

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2014 The Engaging with a Wholeheart Project: July

Cultivating Creativity: Letting go of Comparison So here I am on a relaxing summer holiday in my birth country, Germany, but as I am committed to continuing my monthly posts for the Wholeheart Project, have this to share. It has … Continue reading

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Belonging and the vagaries of feeling at home

“In contrast to how a child belongs in the world, adult belonging is never as natural, innocent, or playful. Adult belonging has to be chosen, received, and renewed. It is a lifetime’s work.” – John O’Donohue “As you grow, you … Continue reading

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2014 The Engaging with a Wholeheart Project: June

Cultivating Intuition and Trusting Faith – letting go of the need for certainty Thirty-seven years ago on the 7th day, of the 7th month, in the year 1977 my journey into greater uncertainty started. I still remember that day clearly. … Continue reading

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2014 The Engaging with a Wholeheart Project: May

Cultivating Gratitude and Joy – Letting go of Scarcity and Fear of the Dark “Wanting a soul life without the dark, ………is like expecting an egg without the brooding heat of the mother hen.” © David Whyte from The Heart … Continue reading

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2014 The Engaging with a Wholeheart Project: April

Cultivating a Resilient Spirit – letting go of numbing and powerlessness When considering what resilience means for me I often return to the subject of vulnerability and how being truly resilient and knowing the depth of one’s strength and personal … Continue reading

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