Tag: resilience

Poetry for Mindfulness – I go among trees and sit still…..

On ‘let’s talk’ we occasionally like to post a favourite quote,  a poem that strikes us as relevant to the work we are focusing on or simply words that mean something to us at a particular moment, on which we can focus our minds and enjoy ‘quieting’ our mind. Today we thought our readers (and…

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Keeping Christmas fresh and interesting…

Our second ‘Christmas Tip’ of the week, to ensure you come through the festive season healthily and with your relationships intact… So today we ask the question – Has the Christmas ritual become stale, and boring? Sometimes we just repeat what used to work, and wonder what has happened. What can have happened is children have…

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Christmas tips for a healthy & happy festive season….

Well there is no getting away from it – the shops are full of sparkle. They are also full of expensive gifts we may not have the money for and are playing background music that grates like nails down a chalkboard. With only a few weeks left until Christmas we thought that our popular  ‘Relationship…

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How does the weather affect our mood?

The rain to the wind said, ‘You push and I’ll pelt.’ They so smote the garden bed That the flowers actually knelt, And lay lodged–though not dead. I know how the flowers felt. Lodged by Robert Frost For some of us, our mood seems inextricably linked to the weather. If you live in certain parts…

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Can we grow ‘accustomed to the dark’? – Emily Dickinson & facing your fears

A poem today, from the wonderful Emily Dickinson, who wrote so eloquently about despair, depression and sorrow, but also, in this poem, hope and facing your fears, meeting challenges and finding a way through. It is about ‘groping’ for a way out of that ‘darkness of the brain’, and although those brave enough might hit their…

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Touch For Health – an approach to wellness

Driving home the other day I pulled the lever to wash my windscreen and nothing happened. The windscreen wash bottle was empty.  It was empty because I hadn’t thought to check it while it was still working. Cars are a bit like our bodies. While everything is ok and they’re working well we don’t really…

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Have you seen ‘My Life As a Dog’? A film full of life lessons…

‘My Life as a Dog’ is a Swedish film released in 1985 and having just had the privilege of watching it I realised what a truly touching film Swedish director Lasse Hallstrom has created. In brief, the film is an examination of the adult world through the eyes of an 11-year-old boy in the late ’50s….

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