Leanne Barrett: September 2020

Wednesday 30 September 2020

Mindfulness: Being in the Moment

There are times in life when you suddenly realise, that while you thought you were partaking in a experience, you actually weren't. 

On my recent Dream Nourish to Kiama I experienced one of these moments. We had decided to revisit the blowhole, anticipating higher spouts of water due to a weather warning about the ocean swell. When we arrived at the point we saw the water shooting high into the air. Marvellous! Exactly what we hoped to experience. Then, out came the camera/phone to capture what we were seeing.

But though this action, our experience changed. We lost being in the moment. We became caught up in capturing the moment for future use. The dialogue in our head changed because we began to view life though the lens. 

The experience of the blow hole began to look like...

Thursday 24 September 2020

Art of the South Coast NSW

When travelling on holidays (my dream nourishes) with my hubby I adore visiting regional art galleries, local art galleries, art association galleries, artist workshops and I also keep an eye out for public art.

When near Nowra I love to visit the Shoalhaven Regional Gallery. At this gallery we have been fortunate to view a wide range of art from their annual Art Prize to art exploring one of their recent exhibitions with the theme of Parkinson's disease and dementia. 

Fortunately our most recent trip away, to Tilba Tilba, coincided with the River of Art festival and we took the opportunity to visit several galleries and artists. This art festival runs until 27 September 2020.

Monday 14 September 2020

Spring Renewal: There is still time to achieve your 2020 goals

During winter I found my new daily practice began to give way to past habits, old excuses came flooding back. With the colder days I wanted to hibernate inside and by the end of August I didn't want to walk outside in the darker morning light. My energy was low and before I knew it I had stopped journaling. 

With the end of winter there was a shift in the air. A switch had been flipped to spring. With the coming of spring there is more daylight hours. The air feels warmer and nature is awaking from its torpor and so am I. 

On the first day of spring I went for a morning walk. I noticed buds swelling and blossoms unfolding. My energy levels began to grow with the daylight.

Spring is a perfect time to reconnect with my goals.
With one quarter of the year still to come it's not too late to revisit what I want to accomplish in 2020.

Monday 7 September 2020

Dream Nourishing: Taking a time out of your regular life

Taking a time out of your regular life can be as small as taking an afternoon off work or something longer like a two week holiday. 

It is important to schedule these breaks into your calendar. The intention behind this is to ensure that you have opportunities to relax, recharge, do something you enjoy and to get away from the normalcy of your daily life.

I like to call this time, Dream Nourishing. It is time to do things that are on your dream/bucket list and time to nourish your body, mind and soul.