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Occupation Mindfulness instructor and retreat lead with York MBSR
Location Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Introduction You can now buy one or more of my poetry booklets via PayPal using this link Currently available are "I am Elemental" and "The Unmoving Quiet" £5 each or both for £9 including postage and packing. Please see the post "Poetry booklets now available" (September 2015, on the Mindful Living blog) for details of each booklet and content. Mindfulness and creativity are my two main interests. Mindfulness through my Ph.D. research of Thich Nhat Hanh (a Vietnamese Buddhist monk), teaching Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Courses throughout Yorkshire (, practising with the York Sangha and writing poetry. Creativity through a lifelong practice of sewing, embroidery, dressmaking, knitting, jewellery making, calligraphy, bookmaking, and decoupage, many aspects of which I was taught by my Mum and Nannan.
Interests Buddhism, Mindfulness, Meditation, silence, creative aspects such as calligraphy, sewing and embroidery, felting, jewellery making, decoupage, poetry, music especially Ludovico Einaudi;;;;