New Me New Year

2017                                                                                                                                                                                    2016 numerologically is 9. The number 9 is about endings. So we are into a new 9 year cycle in 2017. Now is a great time to reflect on the past 9 years and refocus for the next 9 years ahead. We are already well into our first month. I wonder if you are serious about changing all that which didn’t work for you last year – because if we keep thinking the same way, we will get more of the same. This is fine if you are happy with your life as it is, but if it was a hard year with lots of stress, or you would...

World Abundance

Economics isn’t my field at all. But the big picture of abundance for the whole world’s population excites me. How cool is everyone being able to live with abundance and not poverty? I feel hopeful we are going down this global track of abundance for the whole world, not just abundance for some privileged people. An end to gobal, cheap and nasty products that put our local businesses out of business because they are so cheap; yet to be cheap – human lives are made miserable? An end to the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer? Amin Toufani is a director of strategy at a university in USA and is speaking at...

We Can Create Heaven on Earth

We can create heaven on earth… This is one of my favourite parts of the book ‘Karma for Today’s Traveller’ Floating in water. The pool represents our mental world. Every thought/intention we have sends waves out into this pool. All of these waves taken together, along with echoes of our old waves, form our mental environment. If we fill our mental environment with angry waves, then that is where our mind lives, seeing angry waves everywhere. Similarly if we use our mind wisely and compassionately, we will find our pool becoming clearer and more beautiful. The vista we see will be something to   behold. Our mental environment is up to...

Never diet again

Isn’t it interesting that the simplest things in life are usually the hardest to do? I have struggled all my life with eating. I love food and it has almost been like how to eat as much as I can without putting on weight. It is a game. And loving all the wrong food. Somehow yummy food tastes the best (but of course it does – otherwise the manufacturers wouldn’t be able to sell their processed ‘food’. And so, eating and I have an interesting relationship. And as I get older my body is starting to assert itself and I am having to listen. If I eat a big meal...

How our Feet Help us to Earth

Our feet not only support us, they are conductors of energy for our body. This is known as ‘earthing’ or ‘grounding’. Just as the sun gives us warmth and vitamin D, the Earth underfoot gives us food and water, a surface to walk, sit, stand, play, and build on, and an eternal, natural, and gentle energy. Think of it perhaps as vitamin G—G for ground. Why is earthing important? Maybe the difference between feeling good and not so good, of having little or a lot of energy, or sleeping well or not so well. You can’t see the Earth’s energy. For this reason it is usually disregarded, but just because...

Ready to Start Yoga?

Ready to Start Yoga?

  How to Start Yoga Choose a time of day that suits you. If you are a morning person, first thing in the morning is great. Set your alarm clock for fifteen minutes earlier to start with. If you don’t enjoy an early start, it may be better for you to do yoga before you go to bed which will help you to sleep soundly and unload the day’s worries. Start with 10 minutes yoga each day I found over the years that I felt better after doing yoga in the morning instead of staying in bed no matter how tired I thought I was. When I did stay in...

How can I create a fabulous life for myself in a few breaths?

Once you know how simple it is, your life will change from as it is now to a dream life – as you make it part of your daily living art. You can harmonise your energy and attitudes simply by breathing and holding our fingers and it is so easy. When you have a few minutes, see the power you have in your breath and fingers to change your life.  Keep breathing as you are. Notice how you are breathing. Is it shallow? Fast? Now breathe in through your nose for 5 counts and breathe out through your nose for 5 counts. Do the same but this time drop your shoulders when you...

What Happens When We Get Sick – 6 Stages of Illness

What Happens When We Get Sick?  With proper diet and lifestyle, medicine is of no need. With improper diet and lifestyle, medicine is of no use (Ayurvedic Proverb) When we get a cut we put a plaster on it, expect it to heal and it usually does. Our body is always healing and protecting itself. But if our body is out of balance, eg. being stressed, tired or not eating well, or through our attitudes –our body can’t focus on healing itself as it would like because it is busy dealing with the stress etc. These imbalances cause the body to be overwhelmed and can eventually lead to disease. Sometimes...

Be Kind to our Feet in Winter

Be kind to our feet in winter It is easy to forget about our feet when they are tucked up in shoes or boots all day, then into slippers at home, then into bed for the night until it all starts again the next day. It can be out of sight and out of mind with our feet in winter. Even pedicures may be forgotten, which is sad because our toenails, cuticles and exfoliation still need attention. With a little nurturing during winter our feet will repay us tenfold. And what is nicer than a hot footbath on a cold winter’s night? Caring for our feet is both pampering and therapeutic....