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(Belated) Monday Mindfulness ~ July 24, 2018

Well, it isn’t Monday…but it’s always the right time for mindfulness.

Apologies for the scarcity of posts lately. Work has been keeping me fairly busy the past few weeks, what with needing to run adventurous activities for school groups plus all the deep cleaning and facilities touch-up that goes into getting the centre ready to shut down for the summer holidays.

Now it’s officially the summer break, it’s time for some more think-y thought-y stuff!

When I’ve had a day or so off, I’ve been delving into a fantastic game recommended to me by friends – Dragon Age: Inquisition. I finished it last week, but – you know what – I’m very likely to play it through again sometime very soon, because it’s just that great. I’d say it’s currently my second favorite game ever, not far behind the extraordinarily mind-blowing Horizon Zero Dawn.

Anyway, seeing as I’ve just finished DA:I and it’s still on the brain, I felt like sharing some positive thoughts from it. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ll be chilling out at home whilst enjoying some of the delightful tavern songs from Skyhold’s Herald’s Rest, conveniently on Spotify for my listening pleasure!

DA.I - The Space Between Stars

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Monday Mindfulness ~ May 21, 2018

Hello, lovely people. Monday Mindfulness is back! Here’s hoping you have a week filled with contentment, joy, and fulfillment. 

I’ll be traveling back ‘across the pond’ this Saturday and will be Stateside for about a week and a half while visiting my much loved and much thought of family. As such, it’s unlikely there will be any new posts here on Cathedral Grove until after I get back and have had a bit of time to adjust. 

In the meantime, be well and be happy! 

Chinese Proverb - Relaxation is Who You Are

Monday Mindfulness ~ April 16, 2018

Here on Cathedral Grove, I hope to be able to feature a post like this one each Monday – a ‘thought of the moment’ to consider at the start of each new week.

Each text-on-image graphic will be unique and something I myself have created. More often than not, I hope to add a bit of context and a touch of interpretation to get you started in thinking about the quote and how it might apply to you and your life experience, but on occasion I may simply leave things open for you all to ponder as you like.

Of course, I hope you’ll always feel free to share your thoughts below, as well as to share these installments of Monday Mindfulness with others who you feel might appreciate or benefit from them.

Let’s start simply, yet boldly. Today I will leave you with this, a quote from the 13th century Persian poet Jalal ad-Din Muhammad, known more commonly to English speakers as Rumi.

Rumi - You, the Universe

Hello! And Welcome…

Megan here. Many thanks for checking out my little seedling of a site, Cathedral Grove. Let’s go on an adventure, between the pines of possibility!

If you haven’t already, I’d encourage you to take a wander over to our About page to see what sort of posts you can expect in the future. It’s my hope that the site will change and grow for the better with time, so I couldn’t possibly tell you precisely where the path forward will lead. One thing is for sure – there will be bad, tree-related puns.  (Sorry. Not sorry.)

Do you have any ideas for topics you’d like to see explored on Cathedral Grove? Let me know! Comments are always encouraged and alternate views also quite welcome  – but please, share with respect and kindness.

John Muir - Every Two Pines