Alice Berriedale

  • 3 Easy Steps to Mindful Eating (and why you should do it).

    3 Easy Steps to Mindful Eating (and why you should do it).

    As always, keep it simple. Sit down to eat your food and: Step 1: Really take in your food. Notice the colors, the smells, the textures. Savour the taste of each mouthful and notice how it changes from first bite to last, and from first chew to when you swallow. Step 2: Slow down. Chew…

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  • How Do You Know if Slow Living is Right for You?

    How Do You Know if Slow Living is Right for You?

    If your mind, body and soul are crying out for you to slow down you’re probably experiencing a few of these things: Physical: Emotional: Behavioural: If you recognize any (or all) of these points you’re getting clear signals that it’s time to slow down. Here’s a good place to start: You Don’t Need to Overhaul…

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  • You Don’t Need to Overhaul Everything, Just Do One Thing:

    You Don’t Need to Overhaul Everything, Just Do One Thing:

    After I became interested in slow living, I didn’t do anything about it for ages. I was like a rabbit stuck in headlights, so overwhelmed that even the thought of trying to slow down seemed too much for me. If you can relate to that feeling, here’s my advice. Don’t try to change anything. Instead…

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  • A Few Words to Help You Overcome Resistance to Mindful Living.

    A Few Words to Help You Overcome Resistance to Mindful Living.

    Stop trying to force yourself to be mindful and slow down. Pushing yourself too hard wasn’t the answer then and it’s not the answer now. That feeling of having to fight and struggle is a symptom of having spent too long on the road to burnout. Slow living can be thought of as less what…

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  • How to Overcome the Guilt of Prioritizing Self Care and Relaxation.

    How to Overcome the Guilt of Prioritizing Self Care and Relaxation.

    Know that you can better serve those around you when you are feeling well-rested, fulfilled, and taken care of. The love you show yourself is the foundation of any love you wish to show others. That’s it.

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  • 8 Ways to Be Mindful When You Eat

    8 Ways to Be Mindful When You Eat

    Eating on autopilot is not as fun as fully engaging with your meal. Here are 8 ways to do that.

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  • 7 Sentences to Help You Feel Good about Slowing Down.

    7 Sentences to Help You Feel Good about Slowing Down.

    1. Your success is what you say it is – not what someone else says it is. 2. You always have the right to say no, without any explanation. 3. When you choose quality over quantity you are teaching yourself that you are worth more. 4. Your value is not determined by the speed at…

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  • Should You be Journaling?

    Should You be Journaling?

    If you want to, yes. If you don’t want to, no. If you want to but don’t know how to, here’s what you do: Get a book and a pen, and write whatever you want to. If you want to keep a record of the daily events, do that. If you want to scribble until…

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  • If You are Struggling.

    If You are Struggling.

    Be present with it – the struggle. Don’t try to hide from it or deny it. Accepting it is the first step to changing it. Because there is a power in acceptance that no amount of fighting could ever muster. And this power is only found in peace. As soon as you stop fighting, as…

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  • 30 Small Ways to Start Decluttering Your Home

    30 Small Ways to Start Decluttering Your Home

    Here are 30 simple things you can do today to make your home more homey. Entryway and Living Room: Kitchen: Bedroom and Bathroom: If in doubt just pick one area, tidy it and get rid of what you don’t need. As always, keep it simple. 🙂

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