Feb 24, 2017

Mindfulness in Newcastle

Moonlight Mindfulness your opportunity to relax, be yourself and experience the calm and stillness of mindfulness with Bren Murphy from MindBodyCalm - Mindfulness Newcastle.

At King Edward Park, 13 March from 6pm - at the top of King Edward Park.  Seated on the very top of the lookout, you get to experience the full scope of the horizon - which is perfect positioning for the end of the mindfulness experience where the moon appears to emerge from the ocean.

This moon cycle is based on the polarities of black and white - work versus play - helpful versus unhelpful thoughts.  We have been trained to see things as opposites and in conflict with each other - as though the world is a confrontational place where opposites are adversaries.  but this in fact is not true.

It's more likely that the whole universe is part of a unified whole - resembling a circle or spectrum - so that the more extreme the opposites, the more similar they become.

Join me, Bren Murphy on a journey into mindfulness and explore what might be your first Full Moon event - Moonlight Mindfulness.


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Apr 22, 2016

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Navigating the first week of your sober recovery 

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Nov 29, 2013

Just Killing Time

When I dropped out of law school and chose drinking over university - I felt a weird feeling that I was somehow letting my grandparents down and becoming a loser.

Even to this day I can still see the stupid fucking tartan coat they stood by me as I tried it on at a local dressmakers joint and was all awkward and uncomfortable in the hot summer heat.  A chunky tartan coat I didn't fit after a summer of swimming and drinking hardcore like a lazy seventeen year old.  And it sat lonely and pressed and clean and waiting sor some never to happen court appearnace because I couldn't afford a car.  Or was too scared to drink drive.

But my grandparents had always held a grudging nothingness about being successful - and my own personal resistance was just another sort of way of holding out from them.  To this day, 2013, they are withering quietly in some under-staffed nursing home and completely unable to acknowledge the birth of any of my three children.

Like I should somehow make the first move - and be the more humble and accepting and open to them when they have failed so completely with their own dead twin brother and unborn foetuses.

Just killing time.

And forgiving Betty and Ray.  And Margaret and Patrick.

All is forgiven but looking back it is not forgotten yet - perhaps when I am sprinkling dust or whatever over your grave hole - perhaps then there will be some forgiveness.

Perhaps then, with the sprinkling.


Oct 14, 2013

Christmas Shopping 2013 Sydney

Fresh crusty breads, gourmet cheese and fruit for a fruit basket
Sending a Gift Hamper at Christmas 2013 is a simple
and effortless way to keep in touch and show you care

Checklist for Just Before Christmas

Now you should be thinking of your last minute fresh produce, seafood and flowers. 

Be careful as prices might fluctuate wildly between those sellers panicked that they may be overstocked and those who are selling out and wanting premium prices

With clean hands make your stuffing and cover and refrigerate in bowls. 

Likewise, Christmas sauces and desserts are best finalized now, if you have the luxury of a second fridge, it should now be filling up with items. 

Be careful to place the items into the fridge in the order you will be removing them- ie last in first out.  This makes provision for less spills and minimizes the chances of dropping or ruining a completed dish with contamination from another dish. 

Above all, have fun and remember the most meaningful and enjoyable Christmas in 2013 will be shared in a completely stress free environment in Sydney.  You deserve it.

Sep 15, 2010

Recovery and Just Sleeping and Resting

Spending some quality time going to bed early and rising when the birds are up and about, without having a hangover - it's like a new beginning. Sorry to soud a tad evangelical about this, but I haven't done anything else other than stop alcohol and I feel so unbloated, so alert and almost happy!

Am trying not to focus on what I am missing out on (ie that drinking is such a fun party and i won't be there) instead what i will say to my circle of friends who are all expecting to see me drinking heavily and almost prepare themselves for it when they see me.

Especially this weekend, we are going to stay at a friends' house for a night and they have seen me asleep on their loungeroom floor, drunk, a couple of times.