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Flotsam and jestsum
In our journey to be healthy and fit we certainly have to be strong! So often we are swimming against the tide of popular culture - and it is hard work!
I just heard my letter box bang - went to retrieve the post with slight expectation;... Read more
Are you eating too much yellow?
My son recently told me that he'd had a check-up (physical) at the new health centre, and been advised to lose some weight. He is just coming up to 30 yrs old, very active and fit, but told that his BMI is too high and he needs to lose about 20... Read more
Finding my happy
It is a really soul-destroying day today - the UK EU referendum result means that we will start a process of leaving the European Union. Me, and everyone I know, voted to REMAIN - but more people voted to LEAVE. The really scary thing this mo... Read more
Happiness is a hoodie!
I'm working through 100 Days of Weight Loss with the Spark Team here - and we've reached a day when we're asked to eat a square of chocolate in six nibbly little bites and savour the experience.
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If Plan A doesn't pan out - try Plan B.......
Last night it was the Summer Solstice - longest day of the year. I really wanted to celebrate it in some way and had planned to have flaming torches in my garden, with something alcoholic, and a good reflective discussion with my best mate (who ... Read more
Today I travelled from West Cornwall to East Devon for a study meeting (Buddhist) with folk from the West Country. That was a car journey of 2.5 hrs - then 3 hrs sitting in a hall.
After lunch I sat with my two friends, and the discussion... Read more
Recipes - Baked Oatmeal and Overnight Oats
For anyone whose interest was caught by the Baked Oatmeal in my previous blog - here are some oaty recipes you might like to work with!
Recipe: Baked Oatmeal
Set the oven at 375F
Line an 8"x8" tin with parchment
Take one mixing bo... Read more
Today I tuned into happiness by preparing food for the next few days! I'm not usually a cook-in-advance person, so this was a new joy for me to experience!
I have a notebook in my kitchen in which I plan my meals for the forthcoming week -... Read more
Stop and listen.......
Today I went for a fabulous walk/hike across field paths from St Ives to Zennor - it goes from farm to farm, through fields (of course!), and over stiles and cattle grids. The fields are ancient - 6th to 10th century - and the fields are tiny, ... Read more
Well, I don't seem to have had much to say this month about what makes me happy - I have been tuning in, but then nothing seems big enough to blog about. Conclusion? It's the small things that make me happy!
Being able to have 15 mins sit... Read more
I tuned into healing green today - and feel so much better for it. I went for a walk in a lovely woodland park where the sunlight dappled through the leaf canopy and the leaves were all so green and vibrant. It was so refreshing, tranquil, cal... Read more
Taking the tour!
Yesterday was a beautiful day - sunshiny and warm - and I was stuck indoors all day. So when I left work at 9.30am this morning, I was desperate for some fresh air! I walked slowly along the sea-front towards the bus station, checked my bus ti... Read more
Living in the sky!
I was able to spend some quiet time sitting on my front door-step early this morning. I love to just listen to the birds. At 6am there is not much human noise - so the air is filled with birdsong - the gulls, the crows, the garden birds, the p... Read more
I've always got several books on the go - usually one main one, and several 'others' I'm working through more slowly.
At the moment I'm reading 'Broadchurch' by Erin Kelly (based on the series by Chris Chibnall); I picked up at the library ... Read more
Don't worry, be happy!
Whilst sitting on my doorstep with my tea this morning - practising being mindful - I realised I was feeling worried today. Not 'tightly sprung' like yesterday, but kind of worried. I could feel it like a heavy, grey lump in my chest......... a... Read more