Mindful Photography Course – Week 8

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This was the final week of our 8 week development of mindfulness through photography, and along the way create some fabulous photos. This week we covered two more mindful attitudes: Acceptance and Non-Striving, shot a little video of the some of the students sharing their experiences on the course and had some lovely cake (provided by the students)! Just so … Read More

My Path

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“I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads.  Not knowing where I am going is what inspires me to travel it.” – Rosalia De Castro I have been a little preoccupied of late. Very busy living life; fulfilling commitments, completing tasks. It leaves little room for reflection and contemplation. As a consequence my blog posts have echoed … Read More

Mindful Photography Course – Week 7

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The home stretch! This penultimate session carried on with our consideration and development of mindful attitudes through photography and we started by reviewing the photos created by the students for their homework. After that we looked the mindful attitude of Beginner’s Mind, before setting more homework around Acceptance. Homework – Rightness and Wrongness Last week I finished by setting the … Read More

Zen reasons to love photography

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What is Zen? “To study Buddhism is to study the self, to study the self is to forget the self.” Dogen Zenji OK, let’s start with a definition. Or let’s not! For that’s how slippery Zen is. For there are those that suggest that defining Zen is like describing the taste of honey to someone who has not tasted it. … Read More

A Tour of my Online Course

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LIVE! with a 20% discount until 18th October 2017 Mindful Photography 1 – How becoming mindful can help you to create fabulous photos is LIVE! Maybe you have not yet enrolled on the FREE Introduction to Mindful Photography 4 Day Challenge and wonder what it is all about. How about a little tour of the content of the full course … Read More

Mindful Photography Course – Week 2

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This week was all about developing a Mindful Photography Practice where Seeing was our anchor. Clear Seeing was the key topic and we looked at what that is and how it is that we see. We then compared how we see to how a camera sees and began the process of noticing those differences. The foundation of Mindful Photography is … Read More

Ruth’s Story – How Mindful Photography helped me

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Today’s blog post is a personal story from a friend of mine who is also a Mindful Photographer. Ruth’s story is a personal account of how mindful photography has helped with her wellbeing and mental health. It is an honest account of living with difficulty and how mindfulness combined with a creative outlet can support you to live with the experience. … Read More

Mindful Photography Practice on the Gower Peninsula

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As you may have seen in my last post 5 Mindful Photography Tips to help you create fabulous photos I recently followed a mindful photography practice on the beautiful Gower Peninsula. I am fortunate to live a short 15 minute drive from the south coast of this ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’. The beach at Pwlldu was viewable on my … Read More

15 tips for your next retreat

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I try to schedule 3 retreats a year. These are a time when my intention is to slow down and be present. I sometimes have a goal, often something creative, but the intention is the foundation. There are all types of retreat possible, but at the heart of any ‘spiritual’ retreat is “a period or place of seclusion for the … Read More

Ailsa’s story – How Mindful Photography helped me

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Hello there I hope that you’re enjoying the day and have taken the opportunity to enroll on my FREE Mindful Photography Course. This post is all about what it is like to do a Mindful Photography Course with me. Ailsa Brims, whose story follows lower down, enrolled on my Mindful Photography email course a couple of years ago. Her story is … Read More

Mindful Photography Online Course – LIVE

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Yes it is LIVE now There is 33% off AND a Bonus Bundle if you enroll before 3rd October 2017 What is on the course? This is the world’s first online course in Mindful Photography. It will help you to develop mindfulness through photography and you will create fabulous photos! This course will develop your ability to see a photograph. It will demonstrate … Read More

Beginner’s Mind Practice

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The phrase ‘beginner’s mind’ is used in meditation and mindfulness as an encouragement to greet the present moment as if it was the first time we had experienced it. Of course it is, but we don’t often live as if it is. When we are sat, meditating, the object of this intention is often the breath. To sit and experience … Read More

How it is

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How is it for you? As a mindfulness practitioner being aware of how I am is a regular practice. Do the questions why and how interest you? Let’s investigate them. Why be aware? Mindfulness encourages you to pay attention to each moment as if it is all there is. Which it is of course. But your attachment to past events … Read More

Generosity

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Generosity is regarded as a mindful attitude. Jon Kabat-Zinn added it to his initial list of seven attitudes that are found in his book Full Catastrophe Living, along with gratitude. How is it now seen as a mindful attitude and how can you develop the attitude through your photography? What is Generosity? Generosity is defined as the quality of being … Read More

Renaissance Photography Prize 2017

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Renaissance Photography Prize is an international award that showcases outstanding photography from emerging and established photographers while raising funds to support young women with breast cancer. Renaissance Photography Prize website If you have never heard of this photography competition now is your chance to find out all about it. I have in the past years entered but have never been … Read More

Ooh, Shiny!

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I very rarely set out to create a selfie. But if I look through my mindful photography practice photos there are dozens of examples when I appear. Why? I get excited with a bit of sunshine (I do live in Wet Wales) and the opportunities it provides. There I am out paying attention to what I can see. Coming back … Read More

The River

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From the Elders of the Hopi Nation To my fellow swimmers: Here is a river flowing now very fast. It is so great and swift there are those who will be afraid, who will try to hold on to the shore. They are being torn apart and will suffer greatly. The River is a fine metaphor for this thing we … Read More