Audacious Health Readings..
You don't have to meditate to get the benefits of mediation. Movement and mindful practices will similarly give you these benefits, ie activities / practices such as surfing, gardening, watching sunsets or knitting....
What is your thing? If it gives you a sense of calm and peace it is a meditative practice that is good for you and done regularly will contribute to good health and mental wellbeing.
Below we've shared a couple activities we've found that are calming, stress reducers and spark joy in us:-
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.
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.
Rest is often seen as an 'additional extra' in our modern world. But is it?
Many essential body and mental healing processes only occur during rest..
But isn't sleeping enough? Sleeping is important but sleeping isn't rest and rest isn't sleeping..
Examples of activities you might find restful:
- Reading a book for entertainment
- Walking (with our without your dog)
- Watching a sunrise or sunset
Resting activities are proving to have similar benefits to meditation for our health.