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For most of us, the memory of  pleasant events gets pushed aside fairly quickly as new events crowd in. So when you like what's happening, be present for it so as to get the most from the experience. Why seek good experiences and not appreciate them while they're going on?

Try: When you spot yourself enjoying something today, remind yourself that ‘this will be forgotten - appreciate it now.’
Started 12th November, five-lesson course online. You can still sign up. This week's headlines might cultivate a sense of despair but that won't help us personally or in working to reduce climate change. In this brief course you can work through climate anxiety and other emotions in ways that help your wellbeing. Themes include cultivating hopefulness, a balanced relationship with climate anxiety, adopting a planet-friendly identity, efforts to make a difference. Many of the practices in the course will be helpful in your life in general. Pay by donation. More about this course

Main online courses: True Friend self compassion | Easy Mindfulness | Handling climate Anxiety
Yesterday's Daily Bell
Where did I go right? is a question  I often recommend we ask ourselves. And in what feels like an era of endless grumbling, it might also be worth asking, Where did they go right?  so that we don’t lose all our precious days, hours and minutes mulling over mistakes and regrets.

Try: Ask Where did I go right ? and Where did they go right? (‘they’ being other people important to you) at least once today.
TRUE FRIEND, 15-lesson online course on self compassion - pay by donation: set your own price. Sometimes the loudest voice in the mind is the harsh self-critic but you can turn down the volume with self compassion. Student comments include ' ... a life saver ...' ' ... has helped me enormously ...' ' ... super easy to use and follow.'   More about this course

Main online courses: True Friend self compassion | Easy Mindfulness |
Handling climate Anxiety
Easy Mindfulness Online Course
15-lesson course on all aspects of mindfulness - Pay by donation: set your own price. Enhance your life-experience and lower stress with this, my longest-running online course. More about this course

Main online courses: True Friend self compassion | Easy Mindfulness | 
Handling climate Anxiety 
New book on the way: Acceptance - Create Change and Move Forward
I am very pleased to say that my new book, Acceptance - create change and move forward, will be published next March by Yellow Kite Books. As the title suggests, acceptance clears a space for movement either regarding what we've accepted or by giving us space for other activities. Chapter headings include: Accepting Uncertainty; Accepting Our Bodies, Sexuality and Gender; Acceptance and relationships, during and after;Acceptance In Conflict; The Acceptance Dynamic.
 

 You can pre-order at this link.
How I use the Daily Bell
"The daily bell sets me up for the day.   I read it on waking and it helps me to start my day in a positive, kind, compassionate way.   I remind myself all the time about what I read. It is a great help in self regulation." KL
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