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  • 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
  • gemstones

    Gems of Zen

    Zen Tip Tuesday In January 2019 I kicked off a little idea I had on the blog called Zen Tip Tuesday – a new guest post series that I too contributed a few posts…

    January 25, 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
  • 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
  • Reiki

    ZEN TIP TUESDAY #28 I’m thrilled to welcome back Chelsey Prior to guest post for us for ZTT.  This is Chelsey’s second ZTT post, her first being on ‘The Postively Life-Changing Power of Theta…

    October 8, 2019
  • journals for journalling

    Journaling Zen

    ZEN TIP TUESDAY #27 Journaling Zen is our topic for today and I’m very happy to welcome Patricia Doyle (‘Pat’) to the blog for Zen Tip Tuesday. Pat writes about journaling and how this…

    September 24, 2019