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!
So much technology around us, constantly pinging, demanding attention, needing to be dealt with! On the surface I think we've coped really well with it all (mostly), and yet below the surface what's happening? I love that I can keep in touch with treasured friends who live further away than maybe I'd like using facebook for example. But do we need to be constantly tapping into everyone else's lives all the time - when we're sat on the train, in a traffic queue. And do we need to be sharing our meals, our holidays, our everyday events minute by minute or event by event?
I don't know the answer to these - and am sure I'm guilty of all of them, so no accusations being made, purely observations and mental musings. I'm definitely inspired by posts on twitter, instagram and facebook and do love to get ideas on holidays, food, things to do on rainy days and more. But when is enough enough?
I've reached an enough place and having worked with social media for the last 20 months I really do love it and see the benefits of it on a wide scale. I also see the downside and plan to introduce more downtime, more unplugged life and - typical to how I like to try things, am off to unplug from the internet for a week from Saturday. Or two. Let's see. I'm looking forward to more reading time, less being aware of analytics, more peace, and more discovering.
With love and peace,
I'll still be seeing texts/voicemail so for any clients needing to make appointments or get in touch feel free to leave a message and I'll be back in touch asap for these.
We all know greens are good for us but how to encourage the little people (or the big kids) amongst us?
How can we go from zero to greens hero?
- Now that we've a masticating juicer it helps for me to sieve the juices before serving to my daughter, no 'bits' definitely more of a success here.
- Start steadily and use a more fruit based juice to get going with. One of our favourites used to be 2 apples, 1/2-1/3 lemon and gradually added things from there. With putting greens in I started at a leaf or two at a time and built up from there. Now I get complained about of it's not green enough!
- Do it together - get kids choosing their own ingredients, creating their own recipes.
- Make it fun and/or a challenge. We did a star chart for a time of how many varieties of fruit and veg we could eat in a day.
- Talk about the benefits in a way that makes sense e.g. If they're into sports you can mention that it'll help them to run faster.
- Join in! If your kids see you eating well they'll find it easier to gravitate towards eating well too.
And lastly, just experiment. There's no right or wrong way to do it!
At the request of one of my meditation listeners over the weekend I finally got myself out of holiday mode (it's been fun though!) and back into work mode for a few weeks!
Last night I mixed and matched with all the things I love and worked with homeopathy, food and mindfulness. Here's part of my mindfulness contribution:
Feel free to give me feedback, ask questions or let me know anything you'd like more (or less) of.
It's summer here in the UK and so easy to get tasty, seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables - the perfect time to get back on track with clean, high raw eating - or experiment with it for the first time.
Having played out a little bit recently and eaten (and drunk) off track here and there - definitely not perfect here!! I thought it's time for a straight full month of eating raw and invite you to join in if you'd like to experience the joys of a high (or even fully) raw month.
There's meal suggestions available, a Facebook support group where everyone can provide inspiration - and just you can follow me on Twitter and Instagram (@HomeopathEm) for menu ideas.
Here's to a happy, healthy, high raw August!
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