5 days ago

Stress changes our metabolism, research shows

Eve from Eve Rudkin Mindfulness

People talk a lot about eating well as a key part of being healthy. But research has shown that stress not only causes people to eat unhealthily but also can cancel out the benefits of eating a healthier diet because of changes to metabolism.

So stress really matters, says Jan Kiecolt-Glaser, … View more
People talk a lot about eating well as a key part of being healthy. But research has shown that stress not only causes people to eat unhealthily but also can cancel out the benefits of eating a healthier diet because of changes to metabolism.

So stress really matters, says Jan Kiecolt-Glaser, lead study author (pictured). Clinical trials showed that stress affects our biological response to a meal containing healthy fats, with an increased inflammatory response in a stressed state, according to her research from the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is proven to lower stress levels. Have a look at my website below to find out about the courses I teach

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15 days ago

Chatter in your head?

Eve from Eve Rudkin Mindfulness

"This course has been amazing for helping me turn off the unnecessary chatter in my head and take a more thoughtful approach to my emotions"
A. M. 55, Manager
I was thrilled to get this feedback from someone who did my previous course. I will be starting the Term 1 course on Monday night,… View more
"This course has been amazing for helping me turn off the unnecessary chatter in my head and take a more thoughtful approach to my emotions"
A. M. 55, Manager
I was thrilled to get this feedback from someone who did my previous course. I will be starting the Term 1 course on Monday night, there are two places available. For more info about the course see my website at the link below

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24 days ago

Stressed out? Mindfulness course offered in Remuera

Eve from Eve Rudkin Mindfulness

Hi Neighbours, if stress is an issue in your life or those around you, then have you considered a mindfulness course? I have a couple of places left on my upcoming Term 1 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course. It is held at the Contemporary Yoga Centre in Remuera. For more information click the… View moreHi Neighbours, if stress is an issue in your life or those around you, then have you considered a mindfulness course? I have a couple of places left on my upcoming Term 1 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course. It is held at the Contemporary Yoga Centre in Remuera. For more information click the link below

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31 days ago

Ahhhh the sea relaxes me

Eve from Eve Rudkin Mindfulness

Hi Neighbours, I love the way that everyone in Auckland is not far from the sea. In the past I lived overseas and I missed the water. Being near the sea is a way for me to be mindful, taking in the views, hearing the waves and birds, feeling the sand. I took this photo from Kohimarama. Wishing you … View moreHi Neighbours, I love the way that everyone in Auckland is not far from the sea. In the past I lived overseas and I missed the water. Being near the sea is a way for me to be mindful, taking in the views, hearing the waves and birds, feeling the sand. I took this photo from Kohimarama. Wishing you all the best and enjoy your summer! Eve
Ps You can learn to be more mindful, have a look at my website below. I have a course starting in mid-February.

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38 days ago

Stressed out? Mindfulness session - Remuera - Monday night

Eve from Eve Rudkin Mindfulness

Hi neighbours, you are welcome to come to a friendly free session with me, Eve Rudkin, BHSc Hons Psychology, including tips to manage stress and information about gold-standard mindfulness courses, proven to help reduce stress and cultivate calm. 7pm Monday 25th Jan - contact me for more info or to… View moreHi neighbours, you are welcome to come to a friendly free session with me, Eve Rudkin, BHSc Hons Psychology, including tips to manage stress and information about gold-standard mindfulness courses, proven to help reduce stress and cultivate calm. 7pm Monday 25th Jan - contact me for more info or to register

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46 days ago

What it's like to do a mindfulness course

Eve from Eve Rudkin Mindfulness

Hi Neighbours, people often ask me what it’s like to do a mindfulness course. Luckily, Angela Barnett wrote an article about her experience of taking part in the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course that I teach. It is a really great read, open, amusing, and insightful.

For those of you … View more
Hi Neighbours, people often ask me what it’s like to do a mindfulness course. Luckily, Angela Barnett wrote an article about her experience of taking part in the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course that I teach. It is a really great read, open, amusing, and insightful.

For those of you with a NZ Herald premium sub, see the first link below, or it’s on my website in the second link

ps I will be running an introduction to mindfulness session, Monday 25th January, 7pm, Remuera.

My Term 1 Eight-week course starts 15th February, registrations are open and an Early Bird price is still available.

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48 days ago

Curious about mindfulness?

Eve from Eve Rudkin Mindfulness

Curious about how mindfulness helps reduce stress and helps people cope with life’s challenges?

Come along to my free info session Monday January 25th 7pm in Remuera. Bring a friend, it is friendly and relaxed. Contact me or see the website below.

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87 days ago

Simple mindfulness tip to destress

Eve from Eve Rudkin Mindfulness

The single most valuable thing I can offer to people feeling stressed is the first principle of mindfulness practice, paying attention to your body with a friendly attitude.

For example, you might feel into the sensation of the soles of your feet as you stand, wait in a queue, walk on grass or … View more
The single most valuable thing I can offer to people feeling stressed is the first principle of mindfulness practice, paying attention to your body with a friendly attitude.

For example, you might feel into the sensation of the soles of your feet as you stand, wait in a queue, walk on grass or sand. It can be as easy as that.

Being in the present moment like this creates a sense of stability, an anchor for ourselves that helps ease the mind and reduce chronic stress.

Come along to my free info session Monday December 7th 7pm in Remuera. Bring a friend, it is friendly and relaxed. Contact me or see the website below.

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101 days ago

Glorious spot for a peaceful retreat

Eve from Eve Rudkin Mindfulness

It was wonderful to have two of my mindfulness groups at the glorious Mary Mackillop retreat centre looking over Kohimarama on Sunday, a perfect day. My Term 3 group had missed out due to the second lockdown back in August so it was pretty special to finally get there, peace, silence, awe at the … View moreIt was wonderful to have two of my mindfulness groups at the glorious Mary Mackillop retreat centre looking over Kohimarama on Sunday, a perfect day. My Term 3 group had missed out due to the second lockdown back in August so it was pretty special to finally get there, peace, silence, awe at the view ahhhhhh. If you want to find out more about how mindfulness helps reduce stress, see my website below

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107 days ago

Always rushing?

Eve from Eve Rudkin Mindfulness

Mindfulness can help with that.

It trains us to pay attention to the present moment. This protects us from this constant state of feeling we have to be rushing to the next thing. It helps us manage the racing, repetitive, and non-productive thoughts that lead to stress, and cultivate the state of… View more
Mindfulness can help with that.

It trains us to pay attention to the present moment. This protects us from this constant state of feeling we have to be rushing to the next thing. It helps us manage the racing, repetitive, and non-productive thoughts that lead to stress, and cultivate the state of calm that is the antidote to rushing.

I am a local who is trained to run courses which are the gold-standard of mindfulness training. I have a free intro session coming up on the 7th of December 7pm in Remuera - contact me to book a place - Eve - see website below

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129 days ago

A fine (feline?) way to start the day

Eve from Eve Rudkin Mindfulness

With the mornings being lighter, Sparky is helping me start the day mindfully. I watch the sun rising, do some stretches, and meditate, setting up the beginning of the day so I can take that sense of being present, calm and grounded through the rest of the day.
For me, it sure beats reaching for my… View more
With the mornings being lighter, Sparky is helping me start the day mindfully. I watch the sun rising, do some stretches, and meditate, setting up the beginning of the day so I can take that sense of being present, calm and grounded through the rest of the day.
For me, it sure beats reaching for my phone as soon as I wake up, a tendency I used to have which left me feeling agitated right away, yet the documentary “The social dilemma” suggests that is what most people do. If you would like to find out more about the mindfulness practices I teach, see my website below or contact me directly - Eve

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143 days ago

Is your "stress alarm' going off?

Eve from Eve Rudkin Mindfulness

After such a year, there is a lot of ongoing stress from the dramatic changes, uncertainties and losses. For many people, after a period of acute stress, the “alarm” system in body and mind stays on alert, creating chronic ongoing harmful stress. As the gold-standard in mindfulness training, … View moreAfter such a year, there is a lot of ongoing stress from the dramatic changes, uncertainties and losses. For many people, after a period of acute stress, the “alarm” system in body and mind stays on alert, creating chronic ongoing harmful stress. As the gold-standard in mindfulness training, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is proven to reduce stress levels. My last course of 2020 starts on Monday in Remuera. Find out more on my website below or message me.

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150 days ago

Do you have a special lake or body of water?

Eve from Eve Rudkin Mindfulness

Bringing a special a lake or a body of water to mind can be a helpful metaphor of the mind and a path to reducing stress.

Why? A lake is exposed to external weather forces which cause surface choppiness. At the same time, it is also contained by the land, and in the deep water the surface … View more
Bringing a special a lake or a body of water to mind can be a helpful metaphor of the mind and a path to reducing stress.

Why? A lake is exposed to external weather forces which cause surface choppiness. At the same time, it is also contained by the land, and in the deep water the surface turbulence is felt only as gentle undulations.

Likewise, we have the capacity to observe the storms in our minds and the tumultuous external world from a position of stillness where peace can be found – that is what the practice of mindfulness is about. Maybe you can bring to mind a lake or a body of water that can offer you this? What is your special place? Orakei Basin has a special place in my heart.

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157 days ago

Stressed? Register for Term 4 Mindfulness course

Eve from Eve Rudkin Mindfulness

Hi Neighbours, if stress is an issue in your life or those around you, then have you considered a mindfulness course? Registrations are open for my upcoming Term 4 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course, I already have a number of people signed up so let me know if you are interested, there is … View moreHi Neighbours, if stress is an issue in your life or those around you, then have you considered a mindfulness course? Registrations are open for my upcoming Term 4 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course, I already have a number of people signed up so let me know if you are interested, there is an Early Bird price available until Saturday. It is held at the peaceful Contemporary Yoga Centre in Remuera. For more information click the link below

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178 days ago

Free mindfulness Intro session in Remuera Monday 21st 7pm

Eve from Eve Rudkin Mindfulness

Hi neighbours, if you are feeling stressed then come along and experience a simple and friendly introduction to mindfulness, and hear about how the world's leading mindfulness courses reduces stress levels. At the Contemporary Yoga Centre, in Remuera Village - bring a friend. Find out more by … View moreHi neighbours, if you are feeling stressed then come along and experience a simple and friendly introduction to mindfulness, and hear about how the world's leading mindfulness courses reduces stress levels. At the Contemporary Yoga Centre, in Remuera Village - bring a friend. Find out more by clicking the link below, or email everudkin@gmail.com to register

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