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, I love those conversations I have with people that inspire me to write. With people who make me think more, realise things about myself and the world. I had one of those on Saturday night and am very grateful. It's given me plenty to muse on, reflect about and I appreciate that.
One of those things was around a worry I know so many hold, and not to diminish that at all, however, I really wonder if we never know anything. Anything at all. And what we thought we knew can be challenged so quickly and changed in just a moment. So in case you've something you regularly worry about that bothers you or doesn't make you feel great, I wonder if any of these would be worth worrying about for a bit instead...
When did you last…
1. Re-remember the feeling of spontaneous, bubbling, there-for-absolutely-no-logical-reason overwhelming joy?
2. Ponder over the interconnectedness of all things, the web of human interaction, the way we influence those around us and we are influenced by those around us – animals, insects and people.
3. Be kind to someone else
4. Do a random act of kindness (unwitnessed and for no reward)?
5. Sing – out loud (can be in the shower, the car (the car is my favourite - turn the music up, roll the window down and belt it out... (weather/surroundings pending!))
6. Dance, around the kitchen, on the table, or whilst cooking the dinner? Or making breakfast - when I do it I remember it's one of my favourite ways to start the day. Either by yourself or with someone else. Music and movement are, I think, a winning combination. Why restrict them to nights out?!
7. Chat to someone you’d never met before and might never see again?
8. Listen. Really listen instead of planning your response.
9. Sit with no expectation of what ‘should’ happen next in life/your day right now?
10. Love. Unconditionally. Yourself. Absolutely and with all your shadows and flaws and the ‘unloveable’ bits. They are not and never will be unloveable. Honestly.
11. Write a list of all the ways in which you feel loved, and see how many you do for yourself on a daily basis (I’m off to do this right now… Ooops I do 2 out of my list of 13… hmm some room for growth!)
12. Say thank you for everything as soon as you wake up. And again before you go to sleep.
13. Do something practical for someone who can’t. Or send flowers for no reason. Or a spontaneous gift to someone.
14. Learn a new skill – doing it at least an hour a week for a whole month.
15. Notice how you talk to yourself. Listen to the self talk and learn to question yourself – is that true? Really? That bit where you put yourself down… Totally, 100% true all of the time?!
16. Keep a gratitude journal for a month – writing at least 5 things a day
17. Listen to an inspiring talk once a day
18. Walk barefoot in nature (even if only for a short time if it’s really cold or wet outside).
I'd love to hear what you think. Personally I think we could be worrying about the wrong stuff.
With love, as always,
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
Focussed Mindfulness Practitioner
Dip (SNHS) Kinesiology
Dip (SNHS) Holistic Nutrition
Certificate in Whole Food, Plant Based Nutrition