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Come join the discussion – we’d like to hear your views. This is where MindSteadyGo publishes articles written by founder Bridget Rooth, as well as guest authors from the wellness community.

 

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DIY Wellness Retreat to Find Calm & Headspace at Home

A self-led DIY wellness retreat is a restful, reflective, restorative experience … but how on earth do you organise a retreat without someone to guide you? This is the idea behind this simple DIY Wellness Retreat Kit. It gives you a structure, retreat content and guidance on how to design a wellness retreat at home to give you headspace and…
MindSteadyGo
November 15, 2022
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Comfort Food to Boost Your Energy on a Cold Winter Evening

Chipotle Bean and Root Vegetable Chilli made in the slow cooker   Vegetarian, vegan & gluten free *Serves 4 to 6 people   Ingredients: 2 tins of tomatoes 2 tins of beans of some kind (black, black-eyed, kidney, mixed beans) 3 root veggies of your choice (carrot, parsnip, sweet potato, potato) 1 red onion 1 green or red pepper 3…
MindSteadyGo
November 1, 2022
Yoga-retreat Articles

The Top Five Questions Guests Ask Before Booking a Yoga Retreat

Bridge Rooth - MindSteadyGo Founder   Everyone has questions before booking a yoga retreat. Especially if you are about to sign up for your first yoga retreat. Here are the top five themes around which guests ask me questions before booking my Finding Space yoga retreat.   What level of yoga do you need to go on a yoga retreat?…
MindSteadyGo
October 29, 2022
Mindful cooking Articles

Mastering Mindful Cooking to Manage Anxiety and Build Confidence

Mindful cooking - before even considering bringing mindfulness into the kitchen, let’s just make sure we all understand what the concept means. I love this explanation of ‘mindfulness’ written by Pema Chodron, American Tibetan Buddhist, ordained nun and author. It’s simple to understand: I think a kitchen awakens the senses and helps a person to be wakeful there. In your…
MindSteadyGo
October 23, 2022
Writing-to-release-stress Articles

Writing to Release Stress and Anxiety

In this post, I want to focus on how to use writing to release stress and anxiety. I explore the role that writing plays in supporting our mental health by enabling us to articulate, understand and release our thoughts & emotions onto paper. I have just read an insightful book by Louise DaSalvo entitled Writing As A Way of Healing.…
MindSteadyGo
October 6, 2022
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Belly breathing: 10 key answers to help you find calm

Table of contents What is the belly? How is the belly involved in breathing? If you’re not belly breathing – where or how do you breathe? Why should you belly-breathe? What makes you switch from belly breathing to chest breathing? Can you voluntarily promote belly breathing? How can you practise belly breathing? Why is it important to build awareness around…
MindSteadyGo
October 6, 2022
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Interviews with Bridget Rooth

Bridget Rooth talks to a range of other professionals - from voice and presentation coaches to her previous business coach, as well as presenters on BBC Radio Norfolk. Interview on the Speaker Flow podcast In this interview Taylorr Payne and Austin Grammon from Speaker Flow dive into my career in the language industry, especially my years' working in China. We touch…
MindSteadyGo
September 15, 2022
Stress-management-quotes Articles

16 Stress Management Quotes to Help You Understand Stress

How can stress management quotes help you understand stress?   Reminders & reassurance: We need to be constantly reminded that our stress response is evolutionarily coded into our nervous system to protect us and reassured that stress is a natural part of life. Clarity & confidence: We could benefit from a mini revision course on how our attitude to stress…
MindSteadyGo
August 29, 2022
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Outdoor Yoga: Four Fantastic Benefits of Practising Outdoors

Why does outdoor yoga support wellbeing? There are four major reasons to take your yoga practice outdoors: Bringing playfulness and lightness into your yoga practice Broadening your perspective and improving your focus Feeling more grounded in a natural environment Saluting the sun under the big open sky.   Bringing playfulness and lightness into your yoga practice As soon as I…
MindSteadyGo
August 4, 2022
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Sketching My Journey

When I was 50, my last child of three set off for university and I wrapped up my 12-year business life in Beijing. I too set off. I downsized my work load so that I only needed to work a long morning online; the rest of the day I was free. For the first six months, I lived in a…
MindSteadyGo
July 20, 2022
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Three ways breathing affects your business life

This article originally appeared on Maddyness UK   Fact #1 - Reversing poor breathing habits can ease body pain If you suffer from shoulder, neck pain or headaches, there is a good chance it is linked to poor breathing habits. You could be overusing your accessory breathing muscles in your chest, shoulders and neck. Your main breathing muscle, the diaphragm,…
MindSteadyGo
April 22, 2022
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Cultivating a Beginner’s Mind

I’ve been thinking a lot about ‘practice’ these past few months. Perhaps the new year period put me in a reflective mood as I looked ahead to what I want to practise in 2022. There is comfort in practice. Whether your practice is yoga, finding stillness, writing, sketching or something else. When I was in my 4-year travelling period, my daily practices…
MindSteadyGo
March 4, 2022
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From doing to undoing: three ways to free up time and headspace

Originally published on Maddyness UK   Do! Do! Do! What have you been doing? In our business culture, we are feted for our doings. Proclaiming them makes us feel validated But constant doing comes at a price. We become enslaved by our doings. They rule our business and home lives as if we have stepped onto a doing travelator with…
MindSteadyGo
December 23, 2021
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The power of micro changes

One of the recurring themes I hear from guests on my Finding Space retreat is that they don’t have time to make changes in their everyday lives! And that’s the challenge facing most of us. We lead busy lives; we push ourselves hard and we’re not so good at making changes. This post is about inspiring you to make a micro change in…
MindSteadyGo
November 19, 2021
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The Art of Contemplation

Do you have a place of contemplation you visit regularly? Unlike brainstorming which is an active practice, with a specific goal and often the sharing of brains, contemplation is a solitary practice and is “the act of looking attentively at anything.” My place of contemplation is a section of sea wall on South Beach, Heacham. As I walk along the dunes to it,…
MindSteadyGo
November 1, 2021
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How to Use Nature to Disconnect Your Thinking Mind

So, tell me, do you sometimes wish you could step off the treadmill of your thinking mind? Do you ever wish you could switch off the inner chatter? I do. Often! One way to do this is to bring your awareness to your five senses. We tend to naturally filter out sensory details during the day while we focus on…
MindSteadyGo
August 11, 2021
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Unsetting My Mind

This is a story about stones. One gratitude stone starts the tale. I gathered it from a Norfolk beach the day I ran away from London in March 2020. London locked down and I fled in a van. Although I drove the van forwards, I could see no way of moving forward in my life. I was driving away from…
MindSteadyGo
June 15, 2021
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Oxygenating Your Business Brain

"Focussed, sharp, clear thinking, creative." What am I describing? A successful entrepreneur? Correct - also the benefits of a well oxygenated brain. Your most complex organ, the powerhouse of your nervous system, the brain consumes 20% of the body’s oxygen supply. Limit that supply and life quickly becomes unfocussed and foggy. Does that describe how you have been feeling during…
MindSteadyGo
May 10, 2021
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Seven Signs You’re Stuck on Autopilot

Originally published on Maddyness UK   Have you ever driven or walked somewhere only to realise you can’t remember a single part of the journey? Or driven or cycled to the wrong destination and wondered what you’re doing there? When life is stressful, when you are juggling too much, when ‘busy-ness’ is your catchword, autopilot becomes your default setting. It’s…
MindSteadyGo
January 15, 2021
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Why I love sceptics

“What do you do?” people ask. “Put simply, I teach people to breathe better and stress less,” comes my reply. “Oh!” go the sceptics confidently, “Surely we all know how to breathe!” My challenge when I deliver a breathing workshop is that the room is mostly full of sceptics. This is sometimes verbally shared with me as attendees enter the…
MindSteadyGo
March 8, 2020
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Exercise for the desk-bound

Exercise for the desk-bound on National Fitness Day National Fitness Day today in the UK. People are joining in fitness activities all over the country. And you are? ………. Sitting at your desk! Want to take part in the day and contribute to your fitness? I’ve got your desk-bound body covered. Lungs. You can exercise your lungs. Here are three…
MindSteadyGo
September 25, 2019
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Sun Salutation: A Moving Meditation

A Salute to the Sun   The Sun Salutation is a sequence of yoga poses, generally practised in rounds of twelve, that is just what it says it is – a salute to the sun, a way of showing gratitude to our planet’s burning orb. It does not appear in the traditional Tibetan or Indian yogic writings; it is thought…
MindSteadyGo
August 28, 2019
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Silencing your inner critic

Silencing your inner critic  How polished and wily are our inner critics? They are the public speakers we all wish we could be. Confident, charismatic, convincing. Their audience sits there in stunned silence - not a heckler in hearing. There’s no Q&A. There’s no discussion. They are never booed off the stage. Even though we’ve heard their opinion before, we…
MindSteadyGo
July 22, 2019
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Through the Body Door

An innovation to mindfulness programs is to introduce the ‘body door’ when the ‘mind door’ has been shut. This is a more comprehensive approach to health and wellbeing and much more effective.
MindSteadyGo
April 24, 2019
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