Mindfulness standing meditation: How to stand up * * *  Standing up is second nature, if you’re a tree. But as Philip Cowell reflects, mindful standing is a tall order.  http://illustratedguidetolife.com/2014/04/30/standing-meditation-mindfulness-posture/  Trees and a gravel courtyard with a gate and a hedge, Tuscany. Italy

Standing up is second nature, if you’re a tree. But as Philip Cowell reflects, mindful standing is a tall order Can we stop and stare at our own standing up?

Commit #3: An appalling penalty* * *When you take on a challenge, you think you need willpower. You don’t: instead, remove ambivalence by inventing a horrific price for failure  http://illustratedguidetolife.com/2014/03/24/appalling-penalty-commitment/  Drawing illustration of red coat with bird flower embroidery by sans noblesse

When you take on a challenge, you think you need willpower. You don’t: instead, remove ambivalence by inventing a horrific price for failure A challenge is a contract with yourself.

Even in the desert of the soul, you are not alone. * * * Contact page for Laura Eades, Illustrated Guide to Life http://illustratedguidetolife.com/contact/

Even in the desert of the soul, you are not alone. * * * Contact page for Laura Eades, Illustrated Guide to Life http://illustratedguidetolife.com/contact/

Mindfulness field report: illness, recovery and meditation. * * * A stint in hospital was a lesson in mindfulness. Breathing meditation brought acceptance.  http://illustratedguidetolife.com/2014/05/05/mindfulness-illness-recovery-meditation/  Illustration painting print drawing of a hospital bed in a ward

A stint in hospital was a lesson in mindfulness. Breathing meditation brought acceptance I was lucky, this pregnancy, not to get morning sickness.

RETURNING DRY SEASON -  by Alison Chapman-Andrews

"Returning Dry Season" a painting by longtime resident of Barbados, Caribbean artist Allison Chapman-Andrews. This peace captures the tropical colors of her chosen homeland, using lines to express ideas of seasonality and change.

MORNING -  by Alison Chapman-Andrews

MORNING - by Alison Chapman-Andrews

BLACKMAN’S GULLY -  by Alison Chapman-Andrews

BLACKMAN’S GULLY - by Alison Chapman-Andrews

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