This is a wonderful Ted talk that explains why self compassion is so valuable.
http://www.911memorial.org/survivor-tree A useful exercise for the soul, is to lie back in a quiet comfortable place, close your eyes and imagine you are a tree. What kind of tree are you?
I must admit I love surfing TED.com for interesting talks and this is another one that I would like to share with you. Guy Winch tells us in a clear and entertaining way why psychological hygiene is just as important as bodily hygiene. We are taught from being very young how to take care ofContinue reading “Emotional Hygiene”
Walking this furry, family friend always cheers me up, despite the fog and the gloom. Animals really live in the moment and they can teach us to do the same, no pointless worrying for them. They know what’s truly important….all that unconditional love!
Beating the Blues with….Chocolate….mmmm! Believe it or not, if not overdone, chocolate is good for you emotionally and physically. It stimulates your endorphins and makes you feel sooo much better! So if you are feeling a bit down following the Christmas and New Year celebrations, perhaps a little chocolate indulgence maybe just the pick-me-up youContinue reading “A Chocolate Fix”
This interesting experiment, reveals how preconceived notions can shape our view. Six photographers take a portrait of the same person, but what transpires are six portraits of six different characters. I wonder how often our understanding of someone is coloured by the voices of others, rather than what we actually see and hear. 6 PhotographersContinue reading “Points of View”
Singing makes you happy! All that controlled breathing has to be a good thing for starters, then there is the joy of the music itself. Joining a choir can also be great fun and a good way to make new friends. Follow the link, to feel inspired. http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/dec/18/why-singing-makes-people-happy-oliver-burkeman
O Christmas Tree O Christmas Tree Try this creative exercise and see what it says about you! Do part one without reading part two. Take some paper, coloured pencils, crayons or paints and draw a picture of an outdoor scene. Include a tree in your landscape, it can be any tree of your choosing; notContinue reading “O Christmas Tree”