Monday, 23 September 2013

Macmillan Cancer Support fundraising

Help me raise much needed funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.  During this week I will be donating 10% of all sales to Macmillan Cancer support.  Orders for this event must be sent to me and NOT submitted through my website.  Please share this post with your friends and family; the more people that shop, the more money we can raise. 

Have a browse through my website (or I can email you a brochure) but then CONTACT ME DIRECTLY and let me know what you would like.  As this is an online event, there will be a free draw for all ‘attendees’ contacting me direct to place an order.

Hassle free shopping in the comfort of your own home whilst raising valuable funds for Macmillan Cancer Support; it doesn’t get any better, does it? The event will be largely run through my Facebook page so please make sure you ‘like’ my Facebook page (link below) and then share this post with your friends and family.  

Last but not least, this fundraiser has no geographical limits (other than a UK postal address.) The more people that shop, the more money we can raise.  

Closing date for all orders, midnight (BST) on Friday 27th September 2013.  Any questions, please contact me.  

Thank you

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Friday, 20 September 2013

Filofax on travels

I know some of you love to hear how my Filofax(es) fare in real life. This blog post shows how I use a Filofax as a travel companion.

 I use the Pennybridge in pocket size purple as my travel assistant. I use the Filofax to hold copies of my next 3 months diary, my travel itinerary, essential contact details and my travel journal. The card slots and the zip area of the purse hold my foreign currency and one debit card.

Whilst at the airport, the Pennybridge was invaluable for checking flight times, terminals etc. As you can see, as part of my carry-on luggage, the colours of the Pennybridge and my Radley handbag complement each other beautifully.

Here’s another photo of the Pennybridge enjoying mid-flight refreshments.

During the flight (even when devices have to be completely shut off) I was able to scribble notes and drawings in the spare notepaper.

At the end of every day I spent 5-10 minutes journaling on the day’s activities. When I’m feeling stressed, it’s lovely to be able to re-call those relaxing moments just by reading my journal.

Once again, the Pennybridge has proved its worth. I certainly wouldn’t like to travel without it now. As always, thanks for reading and any questions or comments, I’d love to hear from you below.

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Friday, 6 September 2013

Be compassionate towards yourself and others

In the final blog in the series on Reiki precepts, we look at compassion. I find it interesting that in the precept, self comes before others yet it is something many of us do not find easy.  I believe before we can truly show compassion to others, we must feel compassion for ourselves.  Why do we find it so difficult when we’ve made a mistake to show ourselves a little kindness.  How would we treat our loved ones in the same situation?

Treating others with compassion starts by realising we are all human and all have the same insecurities and the basic wish to feel loved and safe.  We have all suffered pain, loss, loneliness and we are all looking for ways to fill these voids.  We all have our own path and when someone treats us ill, we need to remember they may be in a current cycle of pain, fear and despair.  Can you recall how that felt when you were in that cycle?  Most of us are just doing the best we can at this moment in time.

Why develop compassion in your life? Well, there are scientific studies that suggest there are physical benefits to practicing compassion.  People who practice compassion produce 100% more DHEA (a hormone that counteracts the aging process) and 23% less of the ‘stress hormone’ cortisol.  Win – win.

I hope this series has helped you understand why I love Reiki and just the beginnings of its benefits. 

As always, thanks for reading and any questions or comments, I’d love to hear from you below.

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Quick disclaimer; I am not a medical practitioner so therefore I’m not prescribing.  All of my blog posts are based on complementary therapies and not as a replacement for conventional medicine.