Tuesday, January 18, 2011
It is incredibly easy to go about our business without taking a single moment to look at the beauty around us. No matter where you live there will be beauty, it may a view, it could be a bird singing in a tree or the first sign of blossom on the trees but whereever you are it is there.
Just by taking a moment to admire the beauty of nature you will be taking a moment for yourself which is a form of meditation and even if you step out of your world for just a minute it will help you.
Appreciating nature can be incredibly uplifting, it shows strength that no matter what is thrown at it, it will win, think of battle fields where the flowers still push through, or the single green leaf that appears out of world disasters. It teaches us that no matter what happens we can overcome it, that we all have inner strength, that we can all survive.
We are all one with nature, their skills are our skills, we just need to recognise them and use and be held back by nothing.
Have a wonderful day!
Sunday, January 16, 2011
The news in the UK is filled today with how this is the gloomiest day and how everyone will feel fed up throughout this day! I have to say, if you keep saying that you will feel like that so why on earth do we not have the happiest day, or presenters offering us news that will give us a lift and make us feel great.
I flicked through several channels early this morning, when people are at their most vulnerable including the BBC, ITV, CCN and many more.
How we feel is a state of mind. If you walk around feeling down, moaning about everything, seeing the bad in everything obviously you are going to feel awful. What we need to be doing is looking at all the positives in the world, identifying all the great things about our own lives and building on these feelings.
The media is great at bringing people down, controlling them using emotions that can only lead to a demotivated society. When society is demotivated it is easier to bring in changes that we may otherwise stand up against but if you feel down you generally do not have the energy to stand up and we start to accept more and more. The same applies to your own life.
If you feel down you will allow more and more negativity into your life. Someone may say something to you that makes you feel, well in short horrible, but without the energy you do not confront the remarks, you simply accept them.
Put a smile on your face, confirm to yourself what is great about you and no matter what the media or anyone else tells you, this is a great day and you only accept positivity, you reject any negativity, because you love life, you love yourself and you want only happiness and peace for your future no matter how hard others try to restrict it.
Friday, January 14, 2011
I often hear people saying how much they would like to do something, be something or get something and yet their is often that sound to their voice that almost gives up before they even start.
Anything in life is possible but only you can achieve your goals. You need to identify what it is that you want and then work out the process of how to get there. What do you need to do? What help do you need? How are you going to do it? You also need to ask yourself the honest question as to why you want it, by which I mean, is it something you really want or are you trying to impress someone else. Success comes from believe and passion, if your goals are based on trying to please others you will often fail because your faith and passion simply is not in it.
So, this weekend ask yourself what it is that you really want followed by working out how you are going to do it. No problems, just solutions. Never give up just because you think you do not have enough money or time, all of this comes to you as you start to move forward. Be realistic, understand that it may take time but I assure you, when you get their the sense of pride in your achievements will simply be fantastic.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Friday, January 7, 2011
If you are unhappy with how you look and feel you can take control and deal with it.
I am not interested in how much you weigh or even how much you think you should weight, in my opinion there are no set rules it is simply about feeling great.
Most weight issues go much deeper than just eating too much so even if you stick to a diet and reduce your weight you will probably end up back where you started without dealing with the real problem first.
When I work with people who are overweight we never even discuss food for the first couple of weeks, it is about establishing when the problem began, finding the trigger, finding out what people are currently eating and moving forward from here.
You need to start building your confidence and self esteem which will not be gained simply by reducing your weight.
I have no interest in calories or what ideal weights should be based against height. Everyone is different, your body will find its perfect weight without constantly standing on scales to see if you have lost weight.
One of the biggest problems with loosing pounds is stress and standing on your scales every morning just adds to your stress and will prevent you getting into balance.
So, if you want to get back into balance talk to me, you will not find the answer in a pre prepared meal, a magazine suppliment or anything else promising you success. The success is in you, and you alone and if you want to move forward feeling healthy and confident both on the inside as well as the outside let me know.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Thursday, January 6, 2011
If we start the day with positive thinking we can be pretty sure that the rest of the day will go on to be positive.
Start by looking in the mirror in the morning. It is easy to start the day by saying how tired you look, or how your hair could do with a tidy up, but this just leads to a day of feeling less positive on your overall outlook.
Start your day by making a promise to yourself that today will be a positive day, that their are no problems only solutions, that this will be a fantastic day.
The moment any negativity enters your head simply reject it. Your energies should be put into positivity at all time. Negativity feeds on your energy and once it gets a hold it will continue to feed until you feel exhausted. Take control of negativity and do not allow it in.
I know that live throws problems at us but letting them take a hold, making us feel less confident and therefore affecting our self esteem does nothing. Taking control and actually reacting to problems in a positive way increases our confidence and therefore our self esteem and with a hightened self esteem we can do anything.
Today is a fantastic day and it is only going to get better.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
It is incredible how people plan so far ahead. Now I do realise that some things need planning but to be honest worrying about what is going to happen next week, next month, next year really does nothing except bring us stress.
What we all need to do is focus on the here and now, making sure that each day is a worth while day. Not to be morbid but who says we are going to be here next week, next month or next year.
Our time should be spent taking in every moment, finding the positive in everything we can.
If there is something you really need then find a picture of it, or draw one, and stick it on a wall. This becomes your vision board and just by it being here, if it is meant to be it will find its way to you without the need for stress and worry.
If you think that sounds nuts just try it. I am not promising that it will happen over night but when things do happen take a moment to realise how it happened and say a big thanks and go on living for today, remember, tomorrow never comes.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
The news is simply loaded with information on the weather conditions around the world and it has to make you wonder.
The word ´biblical´has been used in the media and no matter what your believes you have to ask what is happening.
Australia has flooded covering a space the size of Germany and France combined. People have lost everything and now the crocs and snakes are moving in. Arizona has snow, the UK reached minus levels that fell below that of the artic. Russia is a frozen wilderness, disease has started spreading amoungst humans, birds are falling from the sky in their 1000´s, fish are dying and floating on the rivers. Volcanos have caused havoc with travel and health.
What we need to do now, in my opinion, is to start thinking outside the box of comfort and start thinking about our future.
In the event that something like this happens to you, you have to be prepared. You need to have drinking water on standby, you need to have foods that do not need electricity to store, you need to ensure that you can keep warm without the use of electricity or mains gas.
If this all sounds a little bit out there, just look around the planet. Who says you will be safe where you are?
There is nothing we can do to stop what Mother Nature decides, so be prepared, open your eyes and make sure that if and when the time comes you are ready. What you see from your windows may not always look the same in the future.
Sunday, January 2, 2011
I read today that the UK government are planning to hand out 50 pound vouchers to help people get healthy and avoid obesity but aren´t they missing the point?
People who are overweight are not going to suddenly become fit and healthy because of a few vouchers designed to help them buy frozen vegetables and alcohol free beer at a lower cost. What these people need is time to understand why they are overweight, to understand the root cause of the problem, followed by an education on what foods can do for you along with clear demonstrations on how to prepare the food.
Most overweight people do not eat nearly enough food, the problem is the food they do eat is not feeding them on a nutritional level so they constantly feel hungy so they eat something else that will only give them a short term solution before they feel hungry again.
You cannot solve the problem of obesity with vouchers, money needs to be spent to work with people, to engage them into the idea of eating well, to scrap the idea of calories or points but to show people that eating well means you are always full and satisfied and that in fact, it is actually much cheaper to eat well and therefore to feel well.
This is, once again, just a band aid solution.
If you, or anyone else you know, is interested in changing how you look and feel then they can contact me, or any other holistic nutritionist, who will help get the whole you back into balance for a long term solution. firstname.lastname@example.org