Thoughts on the world, homeopathy, mindfulness and food...
A collection of blog posts - feel free to respond with your thoughts and comments - I love to have feedback - thank you!
I was thinking about this this morning, and seem to have had several conversations with clients around the topic so thought perhaps was time to muse more here.
How often do we say this to people? I would say several times a day I do. And to ourselves? Well my brief and incredibly statistically unreliable survey so far said 5/5 of people questioned didn't say any loving words towards themselves at all.
And then we wonder why we feel bad? I'm personally not of the affirmations school, and whilst they may work for many, it doesn't work for me. But to genuinely look at yourself and see someone you like or even love, something you like or love, and to take the time to realise that you are loveable too is different. Maybe my survey is mostly women, many mothers who do do everything for someone else and they come last. Still, I think this phenomena exists outside this group with so many.
If we really, truly value ourselves will we put up with some of the things we used to? I'm not sure we would, or may at least step in feeling more empowered. The Fifth Agreements work would suggest that we tolerate abuse up to the limit that we abuse ourselves and above that say enough is enough. So if we're busy abusing ourselves (for our skinniness, fat thighs, round cheeks, pointy nose, sticky out bum or stretch marks, quiet nature, anger towards others, excessive joy or whatever else we choose to pick upon) then why wouldn't someone else?
Just one to muse on. And feel free to let me know what you think... or take a few moments to think what you love about yourself and how you might show this.
It seemed the sort of day to bring the sunshine in. I woke up this morning (for the second time after the cats had awoken me to let them in at 5am), to find the sun streaming through the window and a glorious blue sky.
Being we're in England though and things can change just like that, by the time we were trekking up to school the rain was descending. Still, one happy bike ride later, it felt like time to welcome the sunshine back.
And this felt to be the easiest way to do it as, by now the rain lashed against the window. A sun dance would have been another option I guess...
Anyway, to make the raw energy balls (which were actually the leftover from the cheesecake base):
1 cup dates, 1 cup almonds, 3/4 cup raisins, 1/3 cup mixed seeds (I used pumpkin, sesame, sunflower).
Mix in food processor until starting to stick together. If too dry add more dates/raisins/tbsp tahini), and if too wet, more of the dry ingredients.
Form into small balls.
OR use as the cheesecake base and press into ramekins or pie dishes.
The topping is simply:
1 cup cashews, 1 medium avocado, 1 banana, juice of 5 limes blended in the vitamix.
Add the topping to the base and voilà- easy tasty cheesecake. I'm storing mine in the freezer until I'm ready to serve/give away - I made it specially for my mum who'd donated some extra limes my way...
I'm a Homeopath working in the Skipton (North Yorkshire) area. I am also able to offer food intolerance testing using Kinesiology and advice around diet and lifestyle.
Em Colley MARH, Practitioner of Classical Homeopathy
BSc(Hons) Psychology and Neuroscience
Laughter Yoga Leader
Focussed Mindfulness Practitioner
Dip (SNHS) Kinesiology
Dip (SNHS) Holistic Nutrition
Certificate in Whole Food, Plant Based Nutrition