Swollen ankles? Bloated?

This week’s blog is taking the form of a huge recommendation.  Remember I am on my own journey to wellness and any wonderful discoveries I make, I share with you. Stress causes lymph (waste products in the body) to stagnate and stagnant lymph stresses the body.  Donna Sam is an expert in lymphatic detoxification massage.  She is competent, caring and knowledgeable and gets results fast. After the first session, the swelling around my...

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Worried about dementia?

The brain, like the body, loves to be active.  What goes to the brain goes to the body and what goes to the body goes to the brain.  You feel better and you smile, or you force yourself to smile and you feel better. It works both ways. Exercise helps prevent deterioration of the brain and dementia. Dr. John Arden, author of “The Brain Bible” cites exercise, diet (primarily no sugar, no alcohol), adequate hydration, learning new things,...

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What are you surrounding yourself with?

   Take a close look at this picture, look at what is surrounding the Buddha figure, then imagine yourself in the centre of the picture and look at what you surround yourself with. What’s there? On some level your body knows what it needs and what is good for it and it will be telling you. Are you ignoring it? Look at what else you are doing or maybe not doing. Are you sabotaging yourself? Food for...

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What does your story feel like?

Everyone gets wrapped up in their own story.  How many times have we listened to So-and-So’s latest crisis in excruciating detail, meanwhile thinking it would be nice if someone asked us how we were and cared enough to listen – really listen. Often it’s not about the words, it’s the unspoken emotion behind the words that is important. This is how our body feels too.  Our body is our story – we are literally wrapped up in it. The...

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Get the change you want

Get the change you want To get back to feeling more like your old self, change something. Just like the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result, doing the same thing in the same routine does not stimulate the brain so you tend to feel emotionally and mentally flat. It’s good to have structure to get necessary things done properly and that doesn’t mean that you can’t do something...

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