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Meditation As A Cure For Modern Madness

3 Jul

By Jenny Burrell BSc (Hons), Founder of Burrell Education, Specialist For Pregnancy and Post Natal Fitness& Therapy Education, London, UK. 


I don’t know who actually said it but it’s priceless….‘Thoughts are just things!’  Indeed, they are but when we constantly stay in the ‘noise’ of daily life we don’t give ourselves an opportunity to ponder and process events with sufficient depth.  The kind of depth that means we don’t over-react, take things personally and blow our tops when it’s not quite the right thing to do ;-(.  Anyway, committing to a daily meditation practice, even for 5-10 mins a day can dramatically improve our ability to process the onslaught of information that we are all fed daily and develop the power of ‘witnessing’ and ‘observing’ events with a lot less judgement and reaction.

For the last 3 years I’ve been a dedicated (most days) student of meditation and on the 30th May, I’ll return to teaching  ‘class’ but no jumping up and down for me 🙂  Instead, I’ll be sitting in virtual silence and won’t be moving very much at all!  I’m teaching my very own meditation class!  It’s a HUGE nod to simply doing what makes me happy, regardless of potential income, and without obsessing about the number of potential attendees.  But I know they’ll come, because PEOPLE JUST NEED THE TINIEST PERMISSION TO STOP! Especially here in London.

It’s being promoted, targetted at local workers, I’ve planned an awesome class and will be turning up with my cushion and my singing bowl and IT FEELS AWESOME!  Over the last couple of years ‘thanks’ to a bout of ill health,  I have finally truly come to love and crave being silent and simply STOPPING and I just want to share the power of silence with as many people as I can because I know with every fibre in my body,   IT WORKS and can be the portal for astounding transformation.  It costs virtually nothing but it’s worth its weight in gold to your sanity and mental wellbeing.  Isn’t that just like most of the things that we hold dearest in this life.

So, in the pursuit of fame, fortune and building 6-figure empires (hmmm), let’s not forget to do the stuff that just ‘feels wonderful!  Remember, on our death beds, not one of us will wish we had worked more 🙂

If you fancy a cheeky afternoon lie-down and you’re in the in the Covent Garden area of London on Wednesdays at 12 noon, come and join me – IT’S COOL TO BE QUIET!  Location: the beautiful, Good Vibes warm yoga studio, Betterton Street, Covent Garden, London.

Check out this simple style below by the lovely Tommy Rosen…..We’ll be doing great stuff like this!

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A Tool To Tame The Ego!

9 May

By Jenny Burrell BSc (Hons), Founder of Burrell Education (www.burrelleducation.com)
Specialist Pregnancy and Post Natal Fitness & Therapy Education

And I say this to myself too…….

When we’re inpatient and frustrated WE PUSH because we think we are our own ‘higher power’, we think we are running the show – the ego is very naughty! Tell it to hush next time you think you might speak or act without true consideration for others or demand things get done ONLY your way!  The world we live in is moving so fast, but we humans are still basic and slow at heart – there’s a place for slow………

Sit back and WAIT, WATCH AND WONDER as it all unfolds EXACTLY AS IT SHOULD & WILL DO.

‘Why has it turned out like that?’ you ask……BECAUSE IT HAS! 🙂  As Byron Katie says…..’If you argue with reality, you’ll lose EVERYTIME!’


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10 Books For An Awesome Mindset!

2 May

 By Jenny Burrell BSc (Hons), Founder of Burrell Education, Specialist For Pregnancy and Post Natal Fitness & Therapy, London, UK.


1.  Gary Zukav – The Seat of the Soul – Deep, deep, deep – like a spiritual punch in the head.  Mr. Zukav will rock your tiny world.  Tough spirtual love but on the money every time.

2.  Steering by Starlight – Martha Beck – stuck in a rut? Get quiet! Simple!  :-)) Then get busy doing what the hell you came here to do!!!!!!!!  Martha holds no punches.  The book is full of gems that will guide you to a kick ass life if you are prepared to go through the ‘ring of fire’.

3.  Age of Miracles – Marianne Williamson – Unashamedly women’s business!!!!!!! Especially if you’re over 40!  You know who you are 🙂

4.  Broken Open – Elizabeth Lesser – ooooooooh this will make you cry, cause that’s what you do when you’re broken down and lose the ‘game face’.

5.  Practicing the Power Of Now – Eckhart Tolle – Anything by this man is gold. DEEP and profound.  A real life changer.

6.  The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen R. Covey – foundation text by the father of ‘get your ass in gear’…with love.

7.  Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill – always think ‘shame about the title’ – gives a false impression.  Written in the 1920’s and still as relevant as ever.  The truth never changes.

8.  10 Spiritual Principles of Successful Women – Victoria Lowe – found this in an airport bookshop in Chicago when I was en route to the home of Oprah, how apt.  Honest and inspiring text.

9.   Life with Full Attention- Maitreyabandhu – a Bhuddism inspired text that just stops you in your tracks and insists you create PEACE AND STILLNESS in your life DAILY!!!!! Amen.

10.  A Thousand Names for Joy – Byron Katie – Ms Katie is peace personified – her quote ‘Happiness is a quiet mind’ is a personal mantra.  De-junk your life on every level  -PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS and keep it simple, simple, simple.

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