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Word Jam® – 6 Ways of Being Impeccable with Your Word

Impeccability of the Word (card set) from The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz.
On July 23rd, 2016

Do you think for very long before you speak ? Or do your words tend to roll around your head and even out of your mouth before others have finished speaking: almost a competition to get your thoughts out before … Continue reading » »

Word Jam® ~ The Chipped Ink Bottle and 5 Ways Writing Can Help with Wellbeing

Chipped Ink Bottle from the 1900s. Photo: Renee @ Word Jam®
On July 16th, 2016

A chipped ink bottle from last century stands proudly on my writing desk. My dad found it on the farm decades ago: maybe left behind from a former household or somehow drifted into the ploughed fields from the local school … Continue reading » »

Want calm? Get outside!

On July 14th, 2016

Feeling overwhelmed, over-busy or frazzled? Get outside! Simply stepping out into nature can help reboot your mood and transform crazy into calm. Our human-made, urban landscapes can bombard the senses with artificial light, crowded spaces, noise and pollution, contributing to overstimulation, … Continue reading » »

Is this busy life getting in the way of your best life?

On July 6th, 2016

How often do we put on hold the most important things in our life because of a deadline, because of work, because other things get in the way?  I did a presentation last week on Ten self-care strategies to transform … Continue reading » »

Healing yourself on all levels

Healing happens from without and from within
On July 6th, 2016

Our psychological health depends on this state of mind and the interconnection between our inner self and the outer world we live in. Healing yourself can take place from either within or without. It takes place from without by our inter- reactions with people around us, the food we eat, the supplements we take, getting enough sleep, enough exercise, relaxation, meditation and fun. Healing yourself takes place from within through our interconnection with our soul, clearing our energy, our connection to God, the universe or whatever else we believe in, our religious practices, our values, our stability of mind and how we manage and conduct that calmness. Both of these make up what we call the person and when any one of these are out of balance healing yourself does not take place. It therefore becomes important to find a therapist not only to help you heal outside but someone who can become a teacher, an ‘acharya’ or even a ‘guru (one who sheds light) to awaken that healing yourself within your soul and lead you to fulfil your goals, your dreams and your destiny. Continue reading » »

Ten steps for happy children: part 1

Clever kids student group at school classroom
On July 1st, 2016

Do you, or someone you know, have children who never seem to be happy? Many children today are lost in an immersive world of social media and online gaming, with insufficient time to enjoy their childhood years. This, however, does … Continue reading » »

Dutch apple cake & winter reading: Word Jam

Dutch Apple Cake by Ria Legdeur. Photo: Renee @ Word Jam
On June 30th, 2016

Winter is such a delicious season for snuggling inside devoting hours to a session of Word Jam® - that’s a jam session for lovers of reading, writing, word puzzles or listening to gorgeous songs. I love to indulge when reading: whether … Continue reading » »

How to save money on tax using your health

Want more money in your pocket? "If EVERYONE did it together, as a society and as a team, our health costs and expenditure would be far more manageable."
On June 30th, 2016

A-ha! That got your attention didn’t it! No one likes tax! What would you do if I said I had a way of reducing EVERYONE’S tax, and it doesn’t cost anything? No, I’m not crazy. Have a look at these … Continue reading » »

8 essential ingredients for yoga that calms

On June 29th, 2016

Have you heard of restorative yoga? It’s the chilled-out, relaxed cousin of the more vigorous styles of yoga that may spring to mind when you think of yoga. Most yoga classes move through a sequence of active poses, and conclude … Continue reading » »

Spirit Sorbet ~ How to Prepare Chinese Medicine Herbs – Part 2

Raw TCM Herbs. Photo: Renee @ Spirit Sorbet
On June 28th, 2016

In Part 1 of this post, I looked at five amazing benefits of using traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and raw herbs for healing and wellbeing. Part 2 is a step-by-step look at the ease and benefits of decocting your own … Continue reading » »