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!
Perhaps homeopathy is not so comic after all, although have just had a lovely chat with a beautiful client about how life doesn't have to be serious all the time and perhaps we all sometimes need to 'grow down' a little. OK maybe some of us don't but when's the last time you danced around a lampost? Or skipped down the street? Sang in the rain? Did something totally ridiculous for absolutely no reason? It's easy to forget it all in the seriousness of it all. I do love the way homeopathy is able to get us back in touch with the joy of life, the love of little things and that sparkle in a client's eye again.
Tonight is Comic Relief night and we're planning a girls night in. It's a rare Friday night treat to snuggle up with Lil for me so am looking forward to that. No work and all play. What got me thinking though was a comment my sister had made years ago about the 'big charities'. What my sister accounted was the huge cars, shiny limos and other chaffeur driven treats, turning up to the UN meeting she attended in Kenya, and all the glamour and glitz associated. Each to their own and many of these people do great work for their organisations.
What I choose to do though is to support smaller, more grass roots charities who don't know where their next million is coming from, don't know if the car will break down (OK - not so ideal doing outreach clinics but if we gave more maybe there'd be more vehicular security?!) and who've put enormous amounts of man power into what they do themselves.
So in case this appeals to you too, here's my top three for the moment:
Homeopathy for Health in Africa. Jeremy and Camilla Sherr set this Tanzanian NGO up in 2008 to support people who have HIV and AIDS and are doing incredible work, largely self funded and supported by other homeopaths. Have a watch of Linda's story for a teeny idea of some of the chance they're creating.
The second is the Just One Drop Film. In the words of Laurel and Kate:
'Please consider contributing to our Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to support JUST ONE DROP: a documentary film that takes us on the journey of homeopathy, a system of medicine that is used by more than 200 million people.
For over six years, award-winning filmmaker Laurel Chiten has been traveling the world exploring the world of homeopathy. After filming over 100 hours of footage, and many months of editing we now have a rough cut! The finish line is in sight.
This crowdfunding campaign is to raise the final finishing funds to complete Just One Drop!
Please visit the film’s campaign page to learn more and contribute http://igg.me/at/justonedropfilm. Help us spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, and by word of mouth!'
And lastly, Homeopathy Action Trust who support projects in the UK and overseas - we're currently working on some great new projects to be released soon, so watch this space too!
Hoping you have a very happy Friday night,
With love, Em x
PS I last danced around a lampost last Friday morning and got told off for singing in the rain whilst skipping down the street a couple of months ago. Pah 8 year olds - what do they know?!
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 Homeopath
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