Make Do and Mend

“Hoping for the best, prepared for the worst, and unsurprised by anything in between.” Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Both pictures this month show patchworks. The first was made by Mary Lee Bendolph and the second is anonymous, made by Amish women. Patchwork of its nature is a make do and mend, originating …

Parenting Wellbeing Course

As part of Baby Week Leeds 2021, LMM are offering a five week course for new parents to think about how to look after their own wellbeing in this new phase. The sessions will be 2-3pm every Thursday from Thursday 18 November for 5 weeks. It will be in the Community Room at St George’s …

New Beginnings

September is a time of New Beginnings for so many… have you been contemplating what this next season will look like for you? Ask yourself this question with our guided meditation this month. Our guided meditations are inspired by mindfulness and ancient Christian contemplative practices. We hope to help you notice the present moment and …

Quality time

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately” Henry Thoreau Take a look at the first picture. This is a page from an artist’s book I made for a friend ‘s project which was an exploration of time. The following page (not shown) lists all the activities I found myself engaged with …

Monday Mindfulness

After a successful pilot Monday Mindfulness is returning on Monday 6th September on Zoom for the forseeable future. Each Monday Tim of Blackbird mindfulness leads us in 25 minutes of mindfulness. He often includes some breathwork, body scans and helps us become aware of our thoughts and feelings. It is all about us connecting with …

Flow

What does it mean to find flow in your life? Ask yourself this question with our guided meditation this month. Our guided meditations are inspired by mindfulness and ancient Christian contemplative practices. We hope to help you notice the present moment and encourage you to reflect on how you are. This month we look at …

Wellbeing and Activism

A webinar for 8 to 14 year old in partnership with Agents of Change Saturday 17th July 2021, 4-4.45pm This webinar, aimed at 8 to 14 year olds but also suitable for older participants. It will explore ways in which we can look after our minds and emotions as we work to make the world …

Meditation on Flourishing

This is a recorded meditation about flourishing. It explores what is means for us to flourish and gives you a time of stillness. It for anyone thinking about what their life might look like as lockdown eases and life changes. If you want to flourish this could be a useful reflection. This meditation is influenced …

Women’s Retreat – 24th July

Finding your flow: a women’s retreat morning Join LMM and Touchstone for a retreat morning on the theme of ‘finding your flow’. After a difficult year we all need some space for self care and self reflection. Book your place here. The theme ‘finding your flow’ invites you to reconnect after a year of grief, …