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!
It's hard to believe it's been a month. And yet, it has. I re-started the couch to 5k and have been (ice allowing) out there 3 times a week and loving the endorphin side effects. Those I've been waking up have, perhaps, been loving it slightly not quite as much. The school run fortunately halted for the holidays, so that cut down on the happy mama wake up calls for some. I predict that January will see a return of 'oh mum, it's been a run morning hasn't it?' groans from a sleepy teenager. I love that the difference is so apparent and definitely feel the mood boosting effects myself.
The book recommendation I was given after sharing parts of my story with Mary (of course not her real name, the name came to me from a Dido song, though also apt for a muse in December), The Dark Side of the Light Chasers - was a great recommendation and I've been working through it. More to continue with that into January.
I start my Laughter Yoga course in January which I'm very much looking forward to and will continue to run (all being well finishing the 5K plan by the end of the month). Paddle boarding has been a joy, albeit pretty cold and will continue into the warmer times. There was ice on the board last time we were out. I am grateful for all the cold weather/water gear, whilst being so ready for warm days and bikini time.
The chapter and verse is here if you want a read. Month 1 down. 12 to go.
I'm really excited to be writing, to have discovered something exciting I want to work with. I'm having a year of discovery and have nearly completed month 1 of my 13 month adventure. My last year of discovery was about doing things for me, back in 2012 and I blogged about it here.
2021, with the same numbers, albeit in a different order, is my year of strength and for my development of Boo - the Bad Ass Monk. My inner bad ass monk needs harnessing and now is as good as any time. Dealing with a very local challenge has been the catalyst and I'm really grateful for it.
Approaching the end of month 1, I've started doing some valuable shadow work and have been enjoying working with the Couch to 5K app. I also realised if I wrote about it it would be valuable for myself as a process and in my head it's a book. The beginning is here (it'w 12 pages long so feel free to grab a brew if you want to read and explore it). If you do decide to dive in and have a read, I'd love to hear what you think about it. I'm finishing December's musings and will share that once the month is over. Just a week of 2020 to go now.
You're welcome to join in with the idea if you like - either solo or as part of a group. Let me know if you'd like to be a part of a group and I'll happily set something up. Or take the idea of a year of discovery and play - however suits.
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