Autumn Leaves

Autumn

Walking round in our wellie boots,
When they turn from green to brown,
Apples and pears, berry fruits,
Autumn leaves, the fiery crown.

Health Headlines

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“Shock story!”  “Disease risk!”  “…as rates reach record high!”

Illness is categorised and then sensationalised.  It is torn apart from it’s counter-part, health, and presented as an entrancing gruesome tit-bit for you to enjoy with your coffee.

It is telling that only one out of twelve headline articles on the CNN website is even in the vein of  ‘Slow down and live long with the ancient practice of qigong’.

Basically, the media makes health and illness into something completely alien from what it is – to sell papers – by making it exciting, whereas actually we all really just need to listen to ourselves and what we need to be well.

Trust yourself, listen to yourself.  Stay well.

Spring Water

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I get thirsty, a lot.  And when I do, I drink tap water.  My super health conscious friend recently advised I start drinking spring water instead.  I did, and I noticed the difference straight away.  I felt lighter and more well immediately, and it seems to be getting even better with time.  My under eyes are not dark anymore.

I think it is due to the heavy metals in tap water.

Would you be willing to try switching?

Or… Are We Blessed?

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Every creature has a lot to overcome.  I have an illness or two, etc.  Sometimes life can be a struggle.  For everyone.  But how we see our challenges radically changes our future.  Here’s how:  if we just mope around feeling sorry for ourselves, what scope is there for making a positive outcome happen?  I can’t see it.  The only way to make positive changes is to see each challenge as a chance to grow.

How do you see your situation?

Wrapping Up Warm

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It’s got cold here in the United Kingdom, and it is my favourite season.  Hot chocolates, snuggling by the fire.  But the best and most important thing is to wear warm clothes.  That means big coats, scarves, mittens and woolly hats.  Mine has a bobble on it.  What will you wear this Autumn/Winter?

Uncertainty

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How do we deal with uncertainty?  Well, letting go of the ‘I can’t cope’ story is a start.  When we engage in a mindfulness practice, we start to see the narratives we tell ourselves for what they are; stories we tell ourselves.

But what if we’re wrong, what if instead of being fearful creatures we’re actually strong and resourceful?

When you engage in mindfulness, you can battle things that usually give you the trembles, like uncertainty, by seeing through your mind’s usual story.  And you can write a newer, truer one, if you like.

Wearing Your Brand

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What can I say… I always love dressing up.  Dressing for an occasion is one of my favourite pass-times; it occupies a lot of my thoughts.  Recently, I have been thinking about how to dress for ‘work’ (when this blog has got where I plan for it to go), and I have decided to start dressing for it now.  I believe it will open more doors; the right doors, the more I do.

So, I have found the perfect brand and I bought a dress today.  My wardrobe is excited for it’s revamp.

Radical Acceptance

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I am working on it. I am. Acceptance is the root of mindfulness. Sometimes you’re happy, sometimes you’re sad. If you accept each state as it comes, without holding on to any state, then you have done it. You are being mindful.  You are at peace.