Take a mindful moment
8 June 2017
As the cooler months of Winter set in, perhaps you need a mindful mindset to get through this season. Our very own Content Manager at Smiling Mind, Lucinda Poole, writes about how she uses mindfulness to avoid the 'winter blues'.
26 May 2017
Maddi Vantarakis, 23, from Melbourne has recently made the transition from university to full time work. We were so excited to hear that she has meditated every day for the last year that we wanted Maddi to share her mindfulness journey with others. Maddi shares with us how her daily practice has helped her for the better.
12 May 2017
We would like to share with you a story from a mother who recently wrote in to Smiling Mind to share with us her experience of using our Mind the Bump app, which was co-created by Smiling Mind and beyondblue. Mind the Bump is a free Mindfulness Meditation App to help individuals and couples support their mental and emotional wellbeing in preparation for having a baby and becoming a new parent. Here is Jo’s story.
18 April 2017
Merran Storrie is one of Smiling Minds Community Ambassadors, she is a mother of two, and is the founder of her business called Enrich & Connect Retreats. Merran is passionate about wanting to help others explore the benefits of mindfulness meditation, so she shared with us her Smiling Mind journey.
8 March 2017
Jo Stanley is one of our wonderful Ambassadors, she has a strong meditation practise which she shares with her daughter Willow, and a passion for sharing this life-long tool with as many people as possible.
27 February 2017
“..just like on the darkest and coldest days of winter it is hard to imagine it being sunny and bright, you can rest assured knowing summer will come eventually”. Hayley Witmore has recently graduated from the Victorian College of Arts Secondary School, she wrote into Smiling Mind wanting to share her mindfulness journey, in the hopes that it would help to inspire other students with learning to live with anxiety.
16 January 2017
Mindfulness is a generic skill with a wide range of applications relevant to education. These include fostering mental health, improving communication, empathy and emotional development, improving physical health, and enhancing learning and performance.
1 December 2016
About 10 weeks ago I launched a startup- Purposeful, and perhaps anticipating additional stress also began a 6-week mindfulness course at a studio in Armadale!
Throughout the course I learned a great deal about how the principles and practices of mindfulness could help me to stay balanced and perform optimally during a testing time. The three principles that helped me the most were- beginners mind, non-striving and letting go.
30 November 2016
It is the leaders of our organisations who define and drive organisational change; it is their responsibility during such uncertain times, to do so with clarity, calm and a connection to their own values and emotions and an awareness of the values and emotions of their employees. That is to say they have the opportunity to implement organisational change with a more mindful approach, from which the whole organization benefits.