With just having had Easter and the start of spring new beginnings are everywhere to be seen. If you look outside you can see flowers emerging from the earth, leaves starting to reappear on branches and new little lambs running around the fields. It is impossible not to think about one’s own life and reflect … Continue reading New Beginnings
“For now remember this. Even though you don’t have what you want right now, keep your heart open anyway. Later, you’ll see more. You’ll see how it worked out. How it needed to be just so.” Melody Beattie – Journey to the Heart Heart opening yoga poses: Bow pose (Dhanurasana) Camel pose (Ustrasana) Cobra pose … Continue reading Keep Your Heart Open
So, how do you identify a "toxic person"? Here are some of the signs? They talk more than they listen. they have difficulty on focusing on things that don't directly affect them. they listen half-heartedly rather than trying to engage in two-way conversations. 2. They are never wrong. They externalise responsibility when things go wrong. … Continue reading Toxic people and removing them from your life
I recently bought "The Art of Extreme Self Care" by Cheryl Richardson and it inspired me to write my Absolute No list. I am learning to prioritise my needs and to look after myself. As the saying goes "you can't pour from an empty cup". So, here goes: I no longer: argue with people who … Continue reading My “Absolute No” List
"I release all things from the past year that has caused any negative attachment. I prepare and welcome new changes, new lessons and new adventures. I welcome new opportunities to grow emotionally, mentally and spiritually." Namasté The Buddha Way I have been giving a lot of thought this week to setting new year intentions. Having … Continue reading New Year Intentions
So here we are - the 27th December, Christmas over for another year. I put myself under too much pressure to keep everyone else happy this year and have learned an important lesson from that, sometimes we need to put ourselves first to ensure the happiness of others. Let me start at the beginning, I … Continue reading Christmas 2017
At Christmas, it’s easy to get caught up in the seasonal excitement of buying and exchanging often expensive gifts we can’t afford and they don’t really need. We look forward to seeing the faces of our loved ones light up when they open our presents, the all-round smiles say it all. But sometimes it can be just a temporary happiness: the item breaks down, doesn’t fit, goes out of fashion or needs updating, it wasn’t the right model, they already have two… And then the credit card bill often provides one heck of a shock in January.
Many of us are feeling the pinch this year and Christmas can be a worrying time financially. But there are other ways of giving that bring joy and make a positive difference to the lives of the recipients which won’t almost bankrupt us when the festive season is over. There are…
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It is thought that a common cold signals an emotional cleansing process and a search for clarity. Well that’s all well and good but when you’re in the midst of suffering all you want is to feel a bit less miserable. I’ve been looking for remedies this week to help with my own cold and … Continue reading Cold Remedies
"Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has plenty ..."
So de-cluttering is something that I have been thinking quite a lot about this week. Fall seems like the perfect time to clear out and start again. I have been thinking about how things change in nature, the trees are losing their leaves, animals are getting ready to hibernate and everything is preparing to change. … Continue reading De-cluttering