Monday 8 April, 2013

the keys to effective communication

One of the ways that I love to work with my clients is via one-on-one coaching because it often allows for more accelerated progress. I have been fortunate to have worked closely with one of the most experienced and perceptive coaches I know – my dear friend and ex-colleague, Debbie Mattsson-Clarke. Debbie and I have been discussing some interesting areas in recent months and I wanted to share some of this with you.

I was particularly interested in getting Debbie’s thoughts on the topic of communication – something that is central to who we are as humans. “Com” means with/ “Union” means to bring together two parts. Therefore “to communicate” is to have a unity experience with another or others. This is the goal of all meaningful interactions.

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Tuesday 18 December, 2012

destruction is a part of life

In November I returned from a teaching trip to New York that coincided with Hurricane Sandy. Before the storm arrived the weather channel was in overdrive, tracking minute-by-minute the route and intensity of the approaching storm. As I’m sure you remember, it hit land and the impact was felt along the northern Eastern coast. Flooding, fires, tidal swells, 80mph winds and all that followed: subway systems closed, electrical transformers exploding, downtown Manhattan in darkness, basements flooded, airports closed and bridges and tunnels into the city all off limits and a marathon cancelled. Most sadly of all, dozens of lives were lost.

As I reflected on the impact of Mother Nature and the message she was sending, I witnessed the fear and hopelessness that people were feeling. Clearly the message was a strong one. What are we to take away from this? How can we better understand what is going on when we see such destruction and apparent chaos?

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Wednesday 24 October, 2012

is stress causing you to gain weight?

I was recently asked to be a Wellness expert for Amanda de Cadenet’s The Conversation. Amanda began with a TV program in the U.S based on interviews with interesting and high profile women. After the first season, this has developed into a successful blog and resource for women.

I have written my first article for the blog titled: is stress causing you to gain weight?

I’d love it if you would check out the article, click “Like” and/or leave a comment.

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Thanks so much for your support,


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Thursday 11 October, 2012

conscious living inspiration on twitter

Despite my resistance to the latest technology, I have recently signed up to twitter as another way to share my meditation tips, reminders and daily doses of inspiration.

Here is an example of one of my recent tweets:
Suffering is a sign that you are resisting the reality of what is happening. When you go against the laws of nature you always lose.

For those of you who are already up to speed with (and inspired by) the world of tweeting, you can follow me here: @jillianlavender

I look forward to connecting with you in this way,


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Tuesday 9 October, 2012

interview with a meditator – Christelle

Two of the most common questions people have when they are thinking about learning to meditate with us are:
a) am I going to be able to do it?      and
b) will I actually be able to fit it into my already jam-packed life?

We are all leading busy lives and very often it can be a challenge to think of how to add yet another thing into our day. One of our dear students, Christelle has a very demanding job and was going through a particularly busy period when she learned to meditate. I am so grateful to Christelle for sharing her experiences.

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