Mindfulness of Relationships Part 1/11 ♥

All types of relationships can benefit from mindfulness. Family, loved ones, friends, co-workers, bosses, employees, teachers and more.

Love is a healing energy to share.

Breathe Love, Share Love, Be Love!  ♥

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VLE gets Greener

At VLE we are committed to using less chemicals. We now only use soap nuts for all our laundry (5 nuts in a muslin bag can do 5+ washes) no chemicals and can be composted safely afterwards. We supply 100% organic natural soap nut shampoo and body soap for all our guests like Hemp & Patchouli, Ayurvedic Blend, Calendula & Chamomile and Oatmilk and Calendula 100% vegan and perfect for sensitive skins or those wishing for zero chemicals. xxx Better for you, better for the planet.

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We are now only planting organic heirloom seeds in our vegetable garden. Our guests are welcome to use our produce. The tomatoes above have just ripened and are a juicy sweet full flavour Victorian variety.

Raw Food Workshop Reminder


Raw Food Class Reminder ♥

Originally posted on Vegan Life Energy:

The next class is on Tuesday 16th September. We will be making Cream of Corn Spicy Soup with kale chips, Parsnip Rice with Vegetables and Pine Nuts Stir Fry plus Cranberry Pecan Torte. Due to the heat we have altered the time to start at 5pm to eat for 8pm. See you soon. Choosing a peaceful and healthy diet is the most profound experience you will ever have…Breathe Love, Share Love, Be Love!

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Summary of Mindfulness Research

Mindful meditation on the Body: Scientific evidence to support the therapeutic effects of mindfulness meditation training on stress related medical conditions: Psoriasis (Kabat-Zinn et al. 1998) Type 2 Diabetes (Rosenzweig et al., 2007) Fibromylagia (Grossman et al., 2007) Rheumatoid arthritis (Pradhan et al., 2007; Zautra et al., 2008) Chronic low back pain (Morone, Greco & Weiner 2008) and ADHD (Zylowska et al., 2008) Also serious mental health conditions, including anxiety disorders, recurrent major depression, chronic pain, borderline personality disorder and binge eating disorder.


Research has consistently shown that mindfulness training reduces symptoms of stress and negative mood states and increases emotional well being and quality of life among people with chronic illness. (cf. Brown, Ryan & Creswell 2007, Grossman et al., 2004, Ludwig & Kabat-Zinn, 2008, Shigaki, Glass & Shopp, 2006)

Eight week MBCT study by Davidson & colleagues 2003 showed that individuals who had the largest shift in frontal brain activity also had the strongest antibody response to a flu vaccine. That study was the first to show that mindfulness training can change the brain and the immune system in a way that might bolster resistance to disease.

Another study found that employees in a corporate setting showed changes in front brain electrical activity (EEG) following 8 weeks of MBCT that were consistant with the experience of positive emotions like joy and contentment. (Davidson et l., 2003)

This is just a small glimpse of the scientific research of Mindfulness.

Bed and Breakfast News ♥

We want all our guests to enjoy staying with us. This is our first season as a Vegan Bed and Breakfast. Below is a copy of our new guests menu and a few first photos of the apartment. We received a message this morning from one of our first guests: ‘Thank you very much for being such a good hostess and for all the lovely breakfasts. We enjoyed staying in the apartment, the weather was perfect for us, and we had a very relaxing break.’


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