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Formerly named Zen Tip Tuesday and only posted on Tuesdays, from January 2021 this guest post series has been renamed GEMS OF ZEN and can be published on any day of the week.  Everything else remains the same!


This guest post series kicked off on 22 January 2019.  I threw open the doors of my blog to guest posters from across the world in order to hear from a wide variety of people with various areas of expertise, experiences and perspectives on ways and means to achieve a sense of zen!

I have an open mind and encourage my readers to also by reading and listening to various lifestyle choices that people make and that they recommend as helping to achieve a sense of zen.  

There used to be a Zen Tip Tuesday Link-Up Party on Tuesdays too but that is now closed and no longer operational.

What does Zen mean?

Well I think it may mean different things to different people, but here at Write of the Middle it means to feel peaceful, relaxed, and calm.  It means feeling a sense of balance of body, mind and spirit.

Why have this series?

Life is wonderful but let’s face it – life can be tough.  Some people are thrown more curve balls than others but ultimately none of us get through life without challenges.  There’s all manner of things that we could be faced with during our lifetimes: stress, anxiety, grief, frustrations, worry, sadness, illness, pain, trauma, a COVID-19 pandemic, and more.

I think most of us would like to be able to handle these challenges that life throws at us better and most of us would like to feel more peaceful, relaxed and calm.  Agree?  

I would love to hear from you!

I want to hear from as many people as possible on what helps them to achieve a sense of zen.  Let’s keep an open mind, an attitude of beginner’s mind, and enjoy.  There may be something amongst this series that could change a life.  My life.  Your life.  Who knows!

Please note that I will only accept genuine posts on appropriate topics from people who are opening their hearts and sharing from experience and/or expertise. I will not accept posts from people or organisations just wanting to plant a link on my blog to increase their domain authority ranking and/or to increase sales of their product or service.

I want to contribute a Gem of Zen. Where to next?

Contact me at min@writeofthemiddle.com if you are interested in contributing.

And finally, I’ll leave you with this quote from Oprah Winfrey.

The smallest change in perspective can transform a life. What tiny attitude adjustment might turn your world around?


Ciao for now,