Audacious Health Readings..
Sleep – are you setting yourself up for good night’s sleep?
I don’t know about everyone else, but I have had some difficulty with sleep in the last week. Sleep is a topic we’ve often mentioned – why – because it is so important. A lack of sleep negatively affects your wellbeing, and with a less than ideal mental and physical state, it starts to negatively impact other areas in our lives - like forgetting things, doing things slower than normal, etc.
So, during winter, we suggest that you maintain good digestive health, maintain exercise and keep up good sleep habits so that you wake well rested and energized for the day.
We all would like to have less stress in our lives. It is good to stop and reflect on how our lives would improve if we had less stress. Make a list of the reasons for wanting less stress. This list will be what motivates us to actually implement some changes and take action to reduce stress and to cope better with it.
For example, when I have less stress, I will have more energy. With more energy, I will:-
* spend more time playing with the kids
* improve efficiencies at work
What is Qi Gong and how can help with stress?
Often find ourselves overworked, stressed and fatigued. One of our favourite ways to help manage stress and improve our energy is to have a daily practice of Qi Gong.
Qi Gong is a ‘moving mediation’ practice that is over 5000+ years old. The movements (like Tai Chi) are soft yet powerful, working the breath and working the energy meridian channels. There is mindfulness in the movements whilst being in a state of relaxation.
Goodbye Summer. Hello Autumn in Australia - March, April and May
For a lot of people, this is their favourite season of the year? Why?
- it isn't too cold or too hot
- comfy candies and knitwear
- autumn leaves
- calmer days, less wind
- warmer meals like soups and stews
- great range of seasonal fruit eg avocado, apples, pears, bananas, custard apples, kiwifruit, pineapple, pawpaw
- and veges eg beetroot, asian greens, broccoli, asparagus, mushrooms, silverbeet, sweet potato
- end of daylight savings.
Well, it is my favourite season, but I would say that given April is my birthday month.
TIME AND FIVE GREAT WAYS TO USE IT….
One of my favourite movies is the Justin
Timberlake movie “In Time” from 2012. If
you haven’t seen it, in brief, it is about a futuristic society in which people
are genetically modified to “expire” on their 25 birthday – unless
they are able to acquire more time credits from some means eg income or
obtained from someone else’s time, thus making time a very valuable commodity
indeed. No, I think you will have to
watch the movie to get what I am saying…
We’ve talked around this topic for quite some time but today
let’s get down to it. In Chinese
Medicine it was a truth that your body health is a reflection of your
Modern science tells us:
Our thought patterns influence our health
Pain affects our psychology
Our emotional health is part of our health as a
So why don’t we just relax and enjoy good health in the
lovely surrounds of the Glasshouse Mountains, Landsborough Mooloolah and
Do you plan to achieve big things? Weight loss, learning a new skill, running a certain distance?
Often we make grand plans to achieve something in a year or longer and if we don't achieve that goal we can be discouraged.
Sometimes just looking at a year long goal can be disheartening. Can I really walk 10KM when I haven't walked more that a short walk before?
One of our mentors recently suggest having a 12 week (or 90 day) plan. A 90 day plan is a good start with managing your time and tasks in achieving your goals.
Winter is on its way.
Autumn may have had a bit of a false start but the Winter chill is now
Here are 5 key tips for Winter
that you may have lower energy. We
just don’t have as much energy in Winter as we do in Summer. Some clients feel more energized as they don’t
have to battle the Summer heat but at the heart of it you have less energy.
2. Cut out
the cold foods. Chinese Medicine
never favours cold foods.
It sometimes seems to me that there are two distinct ways to live life.
- Unconsciously: living life as dealt to you
- Consciously: Living life as a choice
Now I'm not talking about ambitiously driving ourselves forward (bit of a liver issue perhaps in Chinese Medicine). Simply are you living life in neutral or are you going somewhere on purpose.
I once read an interesting statement "We all need a compelling reason to live. It doesn't matter so much what that reason is.
This August, we are reminding ourselves of all that we are grateful for and all the abundance we have.
With this in mind.....
- have dreams, know what your burning desires are,
- plan (and write the plan down!) and take action
- believe in your dreams, have faith in them and your abilities and know that there is enough abundance to go around
- be ready to receive and recognising the opportunities (even those that follow on from sad or tragic circumstances)
- stay focused, be resilient, stick with it and achieve your goal.