A friend of mine sent me this great piece of writing the other day. I want to share it with you because I think it really sums up the impact habits have on our experience of life. See what you think ..... Who Am I? You may know me. I'm your greatest helper; I'm your heaviest burden. I will push you onward or drag you down to failure. I am at your command. Half the task you do might as well be turned over to me. I am able to do them quickly, and I am able to do them the same every time, if that's what you want. I am easily managed. All you've got to do is be firm with me. Show me exactly [...]
We all know that laughing feels great but did you know that it's actually good for the body? I recently found an article about the benefits of laughter... 'Humor is infectious. The sound of roaring laughter is far more contagious than any cough, sniffle, or sneeze. When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness and intimacy. In addition to the domino effect of joy and amusement, laughter also triggers healthy physical changes in the body. Humor and laughter strengthen your immune system, boost your energy, diminish pain, and protect you from the damaging effects of stress. Best of all, this priceless medicine is fun, free, and easy to use.' Laughter is good for your health Laughter relaxes the [...]
For many years the 'feminine' has not been celebrated. In this moving film, Dear Woman, men talk about their desire to change that. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_uRIMUBnvw&feature=player_embedded Do let me know your thoughts. Speak soon ......
Isn't it good to know that we can do something about the way we feel, simply by changing our posture? Consultant psychologist Ingrid Collins believes there’s an intrinsic link between the body’s position and our ‘psychological posture’. ‘At a cellular level, when happiness molecules — or endorphins — produced within the brain circulate in the blood, they send a signal to every cell that we’re happy and healthy,’ she says. ‘If we arrange ourselves physically in a positive manner with the shoulders back, the spine straight and the chest open, it informs the brain to send out more endorphins, triggering a feeling we experience as happiness.’ I talked to Chiropractor Dr Mike Cassidy Hogg about his thoughts on the matter. Our [...]
Our words matter. What we say has an impact not only on ourselves , but on everything around us. Our words can literally shape our reality. Watch this extraordinary film to see what I mean.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAvzsjcBtx8 Speak soon.....
You may have noticed that I haven't blogged for a while now. I've been rather busy moving out of my house and settling into a new chapter in my life. During the process I have been really struck by the support and love I have had from family and friends. It's been truly wonderful. Yesterday a friend sent me a little film all about geese and the way they are there for one another. In the film below you will see that each goose benefits by helping another..beautiful...what fantastic teachers! Click on the link below and enjoy...(approx 3 mins) The Power of Pulling Together Speak soon ....
If you knew that the World was going to end on December 21st 2012 what difference would that knowledge make to your life right now? It's easy to stumble along imagining that 'day in day out nothing much changes' and take people and the planet for granted; but what if you were told that you, or someone you loved, was going to die tomorrow? In that instant everything would change. I can only imagine that if everyone shared the belief that 2012 was the end of civilisation, people would start working together, after all what would be the point of a war, there'd be nothing to fight for? This is not about scaremongering or wanting anyone to panic, but really to [...]
If you want your relationship or business to flourish, you need to have the attitude to match. Carolyn St John Loder runs a very successful company called Zest4Life. Today I talk to her about the importance of having a positive attitude when it comes to business. You can find out more about Carolyn and Zest for Life by visiting the website http://www.zest4life.eu/ The interview lasts approx 12 minutes. To listen, click on the 11 link below. 11 If you would like to feel more confident why not download my 'You Can Feel Confident' recording http://habitfixer.com/products-and-courses/ Speak soon......
Not everyone likes our ideas and whilst it's great to get different viewpoints, if we allow ourselves to be completely influenced by others opinions, we may well squash ourselves in the process. The smart thing to do is to get feedback from people who can really help you develop your ideas. When you can have fun, allowing your imagination to flow, you never know where it might get you, or what you might come up with! I was sent this film today, which really illustrates beautifully how important it is to not let others dampen your enthusiasm. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3c9YSrNRgY&feature=player_embedded Take Thomas Edison for instance, he never gave up on his idea for a light bulb..... 'One day, Edison was sitting in his [...]
I went to see the film, 'The Kings Speech' yesterday and I was very moved by it. It's about the story of King George VI of Britain, 'his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become King'. It's a wonderful film and the relationship between the King and Lionel Logue is a joy to watch. For me Life is all about relationships and the quality of those relationships affect the quality of my life. It's so important to 'invest' in relationships; take time to nourish and nurture them, and 'do the maintenance'. Intimate relationships can be particularly challenging, but if we want them to be extraordinary, we need to be honest, empathetic, loving and [...]