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'm really happy that my film screening of Just One Drop - a documentary film about homeopathy; falls on World Health Day! What a great way to celebrate.
It got me thinking about health and what it is to be healthy today (which clearly I give a lot of thought to regularly working with clients and also experimenting with things myself).
Health. So, the World Health Organization (WHO) defined health in its broader sense in its 1948 constitution as "a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."
For me, health, freedom, the ability to adapt, to be flexible and to flow within the situation you're in is important to take into account. It's possible we may not achieve complete physical, mental and social well-being, but we may be able to enhance what is present for us. To be able to adapt better in situations, whether that be on a physical or an emotional level. We all know many of the things we can do to help enhance that - adequate but not too much sunshine, ditto food, exercise and fluid for a good start.
I feel this is our personal responsibility, for each and every one of us to focus on doing. Doug Graham, author of The 80/10/10 diet, much based around a Natural Hygiene lifestyle, says:
“Since doctors generally have nothing to offer us once we shift our focus from treating disease to causing wellness, it is important to familiarize yourself with the elements of health.”**
My experience is that frequently we manage bad health, visiting people to help us out then, but may forget to do anything about creating good health. We forget to exercise, drink too much, eat what we know aren't great foods for us, then suddenly are surprised when we're flagging a little. I believe we've come to this world to really learn about the human experience, which certainly includes having fun, getting it 'wrong' (I'm assuming that's not just in my case) plenty of times, and experiencing many things.
So I'm not here as a lecture, more as a gentle reminder to look after yourself as well as using a team of people to support you where needed.
Excited about the film on Friday, then I'll be away after that getting some sunshine and rest and enjoying the holidays. Back to work from the 22nd April.
Here's to staying well, and do get in touch if I can do anything to help support that aim for you.
With best wishes,
** Clearly not every doctor, and I'm happy to say that I know many who are holistically minded. One of the huge challenges with our health service is the time allowed - however I think our approach to healthcare as individuals is a way we can start to change this. Let's all do one positive thing for our health daily for one way to make a start.
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