Audacious Health Readings..
When I sit down to write a post I ask... "what information can I share that might help someone be a little healthier or happier?"
It's also nice to provide advice and observations that appear reasonable, scientific and sensible. I don't want to look to whacky right?
Well this time I'm pushing the limits. Read on if you're game. Here's some observations - are they sensible, reasonable or necessarily scientific???
Dr Bruce Lipton in this recent article, flying in the face of my "no sensible science in this article" approach explains how love effects the biological function of individual cells.
In an acupuncture clinic we often spend time with people who are experiencing new beginnings.
Whether a new beginnings is
- Something we chosefor example a new diet plan to lose weight, a fitness plan to gain function or
- Something we didn't choose for example the loss of a loved one, an injury or illness.
there is an art to navigating new beginnings. We have gathered some tried and tested techniques to support new beginnings..
- Allow Time- Change happens at it's own rate.
Four Focuses in a Crisis
Here’s some ideas on thriving in a crisis. Let us know what’s working for you…
1. Focus on Gratitude and Calm
a. Value staying calm (it may take a conscious effort) and promoting activities that support your calm and avoiding stimulus that disturb your calm where possible.
b. During Crisis we sometimes consider what we have to lose: Security, freedom of movement.
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.
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
5 Tips for Starting a Winter Day
Well. Winter is here and
I’ll not go on about the cold. Needless
to say warming, nourishing foods are the go.
Rest is recommended. Chinese
Medicine says wearing a singlet (camisole for the feminine fashionistas) will
help to keep your kidneys warm and it’s what my Mum always said so it must be
But what about the emotional aspects of Winter? Shorter days, less warmth and less sunlight
can create a challenging situation….
Back by popular demand we have a new Christmas calendar full of inspiring, challenging and fun things to do in the lead up to Christmas. Seasons wishes to everyone and a heartfelt thank you for your support in 2017.
May you be happy, safe and well and all those you love enjoy the same.
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.
Fearless.. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) provides interesting insights into emotions.
A little background..
TCM identifies emotions as very real energies that have a place in the human body and are capable of causing a variety of physical and mental conditions when out of balance.
This might seem quite at odds with the Western science view of emotions but recent studies have shown that the brain doesn't have a monopoly on memory and emotions - other organs do have the capability to "remember" and "feel".