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Gems of Zen – ZTT Posts

  • Calm scene

    The Vagus Nerve

    GEM OF ZEN #40 It came to me one day that the purpose of all posts so far as part of this Gems of Zen series was to assist in activating a particular nerve…

    March 8, 2023
  • 10 things that may help you during hard times

      GEM OF ZEN #39 10 THINGS THAT MAY HELP YOU DURING HARD TIMES Life has thrown many curveballs at me in the last 12 months. I’m not going to lie – it’s been…

    November 16, 2022
  • Art

    The Healing Power of Visual Arts

    GEM OF ZEN #38 The Healing Power of Visual Arts Today I warmly welcome Alexander Grosse to the blog. Alexander guest posts on a topic of which he has much experience and on a…

    July 26, 2021
  • joyful


    GEM OF ZEN #37 What does it mean to feel joyful?  The word ‘JOYFUL’ is defined as “Feeling, expressing, or causing great pleasure or happiness”.    Around this time 2 years ago I wrote…

    April 26, 2021
  • sky, clouds, and sea

    21 Quick Ideas to Find Calm in 2021

    GEM OF ZEN #36 Today I welcome Natalie from Natalie the Explorer as my first GOZ guest post for 2021!  I’ve known Natalie in the online world for quite some time now as we…

    February 8, 2021
  • Completing the Stress Cycle

    GEM OF ZEN #35 Hello and welcome to the 35th GOZ in our treasure chest and the very first for 2021. I’ve decided to write this one myself, but as I mentioned last week,…

    February 1, 2021
  • The Biggest Benefits of Yoga for Anxiety

    ZEN TIP TUESDAY #34 It’s been a while since the last Zen Tip Tuesday post but lovely to kick it off again with this week’s post from Tsvetty, a Social Work & Psychology student. …

    June 2, 2020
  • No. 1 sitting on a windowsill

    One thing at a time

    ZEN TIP TUESDAY #33 This week’s Zen Tip Tuesday (ZTT) is again written by myself!  This will be the last Gem of Zen for 2019, but ZTT will continue on an ad hoc basis…

    December 17, 2019
  • ASMR - Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response

    ASMR – Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response

    ZEN TIP TUESDAY #32 This week for ZTT I welcome back myself!  This is my second Gem of Zen contribution, the first being ZTT #21 – Rainy Days, White Noise and Hygge. If you would…

    December 3, 2019
  • Writer

    5 Simple Ways to Find Inner Peace as a Writer

    ZEN TIP TUESDAY #31 This week for ZTT I welcome New Zealander – Maia Fletcher.  Maia’s topic of ‘5 simple ways to find inner peace as a writer’ is not one I had expected…

    November 19, 2019
  • Photography – as a hobby and source of zen

    ZEN TIP TUESDAY #29 A big welcome to Suzanne Vosbikian, another fellow mid-life blogger who I’ve met virtually via Sue & Leanne‘s ‘Mid Life Share the Love‘ linky (#MLSTL) that takes place every Wednesday. …

    October 22, 2019