Conscious Eating

As the weather grows cooler (albeit very up-and-down as usual) we can quickly start turning to stodgy, heavy comfort food replacing the healthy salads and fruits we ate in the warmer summer months.

Often this is because we feel the need to ‘feed’ what we think is missing in our lives, be it the sunshine, warm weather and memories of lovely summer holidays, or something deeper like dissatisfaction with our lives in general or even a specific area like relationships or career.

When you start to eat consciously however you can continue a much more healthy approach to your eating habits in the cooler days. Making delicious nutritious soups, healthy casseroles and warming wholesome puddings in bulk takes the effort of finding the time to cook every night, something we can all struggle with. Prepping on a Sunday for the week ahead really does help as you can plan your weekly menu and by sticking to it, it will eliminate the chances of reaching for those chips or tons of pasta.

So get planning and use the abundance of autumnal vegetables and fruit to plan your healthy nutritious and exciting menus for the weeks and months ahead. Remember when you are cooking in bulk you can always freeze portions for you to use at a later date.

Changing habits of a lifetime can be difficult of course. Enrolling the support of friends and family can be a great help and if you are cooking for the family they will benefit as well.

Do let us know how you plan your healthy colder weather menus. Sharing tips can help those who are struggling with ideas, we’d love to hear from you.

Often we all start off with good intentions and that soon trails off as ‘life’ takes over. Need some impartial advice, support and accountability? Do get in touch for my objective overview of how you can personalise new healthier eating habits.

 

 

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Restful Bliss

How did your summer go? Did you get away to some beautiful destinations? Did you kickback and get some well-earned rest? And how did you feel about life in general after your restful break? Hopefully more rested, calmer, rejuvenated and energised. A good sense of well-being.

My last blog was on kicking back and enjoying the summer by carving out some time for yourself. As we move towards the end of summer and the beginning of autumn we can take what we gained from our summer break into our everyday lives.

Remember the good times you had, the rest periods, the gain you got from spending time with loved ones and of the new people you met.

When we go somewhere different we see things with new eyes and notice all the finer details. These all add to the pleasure of our new experience and it is restful to us. We can bring some of that new found relaxant to our more familiar surroundings by taking the time to notice all those beautiful things we already have in our lives. By noticing even just the trees you pass when you are walking, the people around you on the bus or in the shops, being grateful for the coffee you just bought, heightens your senses just like they did when you were on holiday.

So bring that sense of relaxation and calmness with you into your daily life and keep hold of that sense of well-being. Keeping a sense of awareness is key.  It will help you on many different levels, physically, emotionally and mentally.

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Kick back – it’s summer

How is your summer going? Are you able to take some down time to support your health and well-being or are you still going at it at a frantic pace?

More and more information is coming out about how important it is to get our work-life balance in balance. This does not mean that those two things are mutually exclusive and even though a lot of us work from home these days we can still get that balance wrong.

What we are trying to remember is to have some fun throughout our day and yes even in our working day. That may feel alien to some of you and you could be saying “what fun in the work place? That’s not possible!”

It is possible that you’re not having fun at work because you have too much on or hate your job. However if you can change your attitude towards your job and workplace you might find it makes a difference. How do you do this?

Firstly, you can take a more light-hearted attitude to whatever it is you’re doing and by this I mean that you can adjust your thinking by feeling gratitude for all the other things in life that are working for you. This can allow you to not feel so bad about a job you dislike.

Next, you can make sure that you are getting plenty of rest and space to allow your mind to switch off on occasion and for your brain activity to calm down.

The importance of rest is so underestimated in our society today. We are constantly told to strive and push in order to get through our day and get what we want. But if you look at yoga for example one of the main postures is the ‘corpse pose’ which is lying down and doing nothing.

Recent studies have shown that people who take rest more seriously and of course there are different forms of that, are actually more productive. Why? Because research shows that rest can play a part in enhancing the brain and its activities, so by resting you are actually empowering your brain to work more effectively.

So kicking back with some delicious summer strawberries or going for a walk in nature has even more health benefits than we ever knew!

 

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Faith, Hope and Peace

We are all troubled by the recent violent events that have been taking place in this country. On hearing about another hideous act of hatred it brought to mind a part of a prayer that I’m sure most of us are familiar with. That’s the prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi.

If I may quote the first verse of it here.

Lord make me an instrument of your peace,

Where there is hatred, let me so love;

Where there is injury, pardon;

Where there is doubt, faith;

Where there is despair, hope;

Where there is darkness, light;

Where there is sadness, joy;

Whilst we can’t change what has already happened we can have faith, hope and peace in our hearts that this kind of mindless violence will be no more.

You see when we don’t have faith, hope or peace in our hearts we react from a place of disempowerment and weakness which results in this kind of behaviour in the first place. But it can also make us want to behave in the same way out of retaliation or revenge. This kind of harbouring of ill-will serves no purpose in your quest for health and well-being at all times, nor the well-being of society as a whole.

Focusing instead on what it takes to generate a sense of faith, hope and peace in your life will bring in these feelings as your feelings are the result of what you are thinking about at any given moment. So starting with the small things in life and bring in that sense of faith, hope and peace and start to see the results manifest in your life. From there and when your sense of well-being is stronger, you can start to expand the desire for faith, hope and peace into your wider world. Have no doubt that these seemingly small insignificant methods are far reaching.

Get back to us if you have any particular methods that you use to reset your centre of well- being when you are thrown out of sorts for whatever reason. Remember what you share can often help others. So let’s spread the word for well-being. Thank you and blessings.

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Only Love Prevails

It is with a full heart that I write these words again after the tragic incident in Manchester.

Again, this week I understand how much sadness, fear, and concern for one’s safety is foremost in our lives, however we cannot let these people who haven’t any value on other people’s lives let alone their own strike fear into the core of our beings.

We cannot let hate grow for them as they may have for us. This country is more understanding than that. This country is built on freedom of the individual and we want to keep it like that.

We are not condoning any acts of violence if we choose to remain positive, happy and fearless as we go about our daily lives.

We cannot let fear prevail, only love.

When you choose to come from a place of love for yourself and for your world, you are minimising fear and not allowing it to control your life.

It cannot. We have to carry on and not only live our lives to the full but find the space somewhere in our hearts to forgive these people who chose fear instead of love.

Try choosing to let go of the fear that has been put upon you from an outside source. Try choosing to come from a place of love no matter what is going on in the world around you. Notice how this makes you feel and most of all congratulate yourself for having the courage to look at life differently.

Blessings to all of you.

 

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Be nice

In this age of mass media we can often get critiqued for things we’ve put on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. This can be hurtful and not good for your sense of well-being. But instead of retaliating, which can often prolong the debate, why not turn it around and thank the person for their comments –  everyone is entitled to their opinion right? Then you could explain briefly what you meant if you wish to but remember you don’t have to engage in the debate.

If you can, find something positive in what they’ve said. Maybe you can learn from it. We don’t know everything and what might be right for you could be antagonistic to another.

If you find this impossible then it could be that it’s stirring muddy water.

Criticism often triggers negative self-beliefs so it might be useful to take a look at what that is and whether it’s holding you back in anyway. If criticism is hard for you to deal with and you find this happens frequently it really might need some investigation. Not being able to accept criticism or  being continuously triggered by it is not good for your well-being so please do get some help to resolve this for your own benefit, to help your self-confidence and self-worth.

How do you deal with criticism you encounter? Do you have a tried and tested method? Do let us know as often we learn from each other’s useful tips. And if you find you need some assistance in dealing with any triggers please do get in touch.

 

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Happy Easter Everyone!

Are you feeling the joys of spring? With all this warm sunny weather it’s difficult not to isn’t it? Even the bluebells are out as if they can’t wait any longer to participate in the plethora of colour at springtime.

Even if there is a lot of negativity around you or things are not going well for you, you can still find a few small things to be grateful for which will lift your mood and your behaviour as well as do wonders for your well-being.

And of course it’s that time of year for a good old spring clean both materially and internally.  Getting rid of things we no longer need creates a space for something new to come in.

Physically you can have a spring clean by adding more fruit and vegetables like salads to your meals. Or try some juicing, a great way to add in those extra veg to reach a target of 5-10 fruit and veg a day. Also a good mini detox after perhaps eating lots of sugary chocolate Easter eggs?

Have those New Year resolutions gone out of the window? Have no fear it’s never too late to start again. So find that gym membership you signed up to or take up that yoga class you have been meaning to join and just get going!

Taking control of your life has never been easier, there’s so much info out there so easily accessed these days.  Need some help to stay on track just get in touch and I would love to support you..

Looking forward to hearing from you what puts the spring in your step!

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