Sunday, May 7, 2017
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Permaculture offers a natural and sustainable gardening philosophy, developed by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in 1978, it has taken off as a means of looking after plants and animals holistically and organically. Energy is conserved, rain water is used rather than reservoir water, natural compost is used too. Prince Charles, next in line to the British throne, is very interested in using these permaculture methods. Three core laws apply:
- Care for the earth: Provision for all life systems to continue and multiply. This is the first principle, because without a healthy earth, humans cannot flourish.
- Care for the people: Provision for people to access those resources necessary for their existence.
- Return of surplus: Reinvesting surpluses back into the system to provide for the first two ethics. This includes returning waste back into the system to recycle into usefulness. The third ethic is sometimes referred to as Fair Share to reflect that each of us should take no more than what we need before we reinvest the surplus.
Free ebooks on Permaculture: http://www.green-shopping.co.uk/ebooks/free-ebooks.html
and blogs here: https://www.permaculture.co.uk/writers/maddy-harland
and podcasts here: https://www.permaculture.co.uk/podcasts
Friday, April 7, 2017
Elisabeth Sahtouris is a highly qualified evolutionary biologist and environmentalist, whose work mirrors that of James Lovelock. For more information: https://ratical.org/LifeWeb/
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
'I love you' 'I am sorry' 'please forgive me' 'thank you'
Monday, April 3, 2017
Sleep paralysis is a sleep state where the person thinks they are awake, but cannot move their muscles. They have very vivid dreams that they think are true life. It is very common and the person loses good quality sleep, feeling very tired throughout the day. Stress tends to make this worse. Create a stress-free bedtime routine where you have a light meal, listen to some gentle music or a relaxation meditation. Organise your life for the morning when you awake and forget the stresses of the day. For more information: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/csr/CSRIssues/2005_Spring_Issue.pdf
Sunday, April 2, 2017
For more information, visit: http://isainfante.org/Downloads/SimplifiedTaiChiChuan.pdf
and here: http://www.taowoods.org/texts/tai_chi_1.pdf
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Anger is a natural emotion which humans and animals feel for a number of reasons, such as a result of injustice. However, it is also very common when a threat is perceived - the fight or flight response, either run away or turn and fight the perceived opponent. Often these reactions are aggressive, and can make an already difficult situation even more difficult. There are many ways to deal with angry feelings. Often underneath the anger are feelings of grief and fear. If you are an angry person, relax and deal with the situation at a later time when you are not overwhelmed by what is happening. Learning a few simple steps can put an end to over-reacting.
For more information, visit: http://www.gov.scot/resource/doc/98780/0023932.pdf
Friday, March 31, 2017
For ways to cope with grief and loss, visit: https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/hr/hrdepts/asap/Documents/Coping_with_Grief.pdf
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Myalgic Encephalomylitis is abbreviated to ME and has all the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome. Tiredness, muscle aches, brain fog, depression, are part of a syndrome that has baffled doctors. It has now been accepted by the medical world as being a genuine illness and not one that has been imagined by the patient. Many treatments are available, from diet, sleep treatment, physical therapies, etc. It is best to avoid medications if they can be avoided. For more information: https://www.cdc.gov/cfs/pdf/cfs-toolkit.pdf
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Monday, March 27, 2017
Perfectionism can be disabling with attendant anxiety and low self of self esteem. The Nirvana Fallacy is an academic definition. For many, perfectionism is painful and the person is very tough on themselves. Of course, we need surgeons, vehicle drivers, and other professionals that do their work to the highest standards. However, we also need to be kind to ourselves, to understand that our health and wellbeing must be given priority as this helps us to be high achievers and accomplish a great deal in all areas of our life. For more information: https://www.anxietybc.com/sites/default/files/Perfectionism.pdf
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Panic attacks are very common and are hugely disabling. People who experience a panic attack often feel that they are going to die. Going outside the house, meeting people, just waking up in the morning to face the day, can trigger an attack. Until a panic attack is defined and dealt with, it is a crushing and terrifying illness. It seems to run in families. Even some doctors do not understand, they hand out tablets which have side effects and can cause addiction. If this is happening to you or someone you know, there is a great deal this person can do to help themselves.
For more information: https://www.anxietybc.com/sites/default/files/adult_hmpanic.pdf
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Helplessness, anger, feelings of being out of control are common following emergencies. Depression can also follow, exhaustion and can compound the situation. Stressed minds only come to stressed conclusions. Get into nature, see friends and speak to them about your problems, seek professional advice and take it. Buold you own immunity to stress during quiet times, prepare for the worst but hope for the best.
For more information, a resources link here: https://depts.washington.edu/hcsats/PDF/TF-%20CBT/pages/cognitive_coping.html
Friday, March 24, 2017
Thursday, March 23, 2017
For more information: http://www.theway.org.uk/Back/28Callahan.pdf
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Dr Ida Rolf founded a new method of treating the structure of the body, especially where there are postural problems, causing pain and discomfort. These can be eased and relieved. Her method, known as 'Rolfing' is also known as 'Structural Integration'.
For more information, visit: http://drleonardcoldwell.com/structural-integration-rolfing/?print=pdf
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
For more information, use this link: http://www.herrmann.com.sg/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/White-Paper-Left-Right-Brain-Research.pdf
and this: http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/army/rotc_right-left_brain.pdf