Grounding Exercise to Calm the Mind

KICK OFF YOUR SHOES AND GET GROUNDED

Life has become very busy for a majority of us.  We try desperately to balance work life with family, as well as fitting in social life.  All the hustle and bustle can create anxiety in our daily life, but we rarely stop.  Sooner, or later, we may be stopped in our tracks as our physical health, or emotional health deteriorates.  There are so many ways we can take a little time out of our busy lives to prevent ill health, and it is never too late to start. Continue reading

Sending Gratitude Enhances Well-being

GRATITUDE DECREASES STRESS, ENHANCES WELL-BEING LEADING TO A POSITIVE OUTLOOK

How often do we stop and give our thanks and gratitude to the small things in our lives; or to the people that surround us and help us?  Being grateful decreases stress enhances well-being and leads us to a positive outlook in life.

I would like to thank our fantastic Emergency Services, the ambulance service, the fire brigade, the police service, rescue workers and all the other services that are out there in our community ready for action?  As individuals, we probably do not think about them very often until we see something on the news, or we are driving, and we have to give way to the blue lights that are flashing on the motorway, or we see, perhaps, an ambulance at our neighbour’s home. Continue reading

Goal Setting with Positive Intention

A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION:  GOAL SETTING WITH POSITIVE INTENTION

Courtesy of scottchan at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

The beginning of a new year I imagine as a book, each day is a fresh page and each month a new chapter of the book.  We write our own story each day by choosing what we are going to do, by setting goals or how we are going to be.  I first came across the concept of setting positive intention when I became a complementary therapist in 1987 and chose to help others in a way that empowered them – this continues today.  When I read Dr Brenda Davies book ‘The Journey of the Soul’, in 2002, she states ‘Our intention is very powerful in bringing to the forefront of our consciousness what we really want and intend to have in our lives’. Continue reading