Saturday, 30 November 2013

This article links so many of my strategies for living a healthier life

This weeks blog article is actually linked back to another article.  Pamela from Reiki Medicine and Self Care posted a link to this article:-

6 Unexpected Ways Writing Can Transform Your Health

I love this article.  It links emotional healing (Reiki can help you with that too) whilst writing with your chosen instrument and paper (my beloved fountain pens and Filofax).  It also mentions how writing can help cancer patients and helps with gratitude and thankfulness (see my blog article on gratitude here).

So what are your thoughts?  Why not try writing down your health issues or what you are thankful for.  It doesn't have to be grammatically correct, just emotionally felt.  Here's to your good health. 

As always, thank you for reading and have a great weekend.

Heather x

Saturday, 16 November 2013

It’s a ladies prerogative apparently – I’ve changed my Filofax set-up again

Sometimes I think I’d be a honorary member of the Filofax Anonymous Group.  You know the one where you sit in a circle (similar to any addiction support group) and plead your case. 

“Hi.  I’m Heather and I buy new Filofaxes at regular intervals AND change my setup frequently”

Don’t they say that admitting you have a problem is the first step to being cured.  Except I’m not sure I want to be cured.  You see I was beginning to lose my lust for my Filofaxes.  My IPhone did everything I needed my Filofax to do and I rarely checked my ‘Day to Day’ Filofax that I carry in my handbag (purse for my American readers).  Except I missed one appointment and several tasks and with the start of a busy project at work, I was beginning to fray at the edges (metaphorically speaking of course). 

I began to wonder how to solve this issue when I realised I could use a Pocket sized Filofax as a combined Purse (wallet for my American readers), diary, shopping list and task list keeper.  I already printed my IPhone calendars out in mini format for my Filofax – why not upsize slightly and print them in Pocket size.

I’ve not got the setup correct completely yet but I found the Cuban Pocket has the necessary back note pocket, a zip pocket for change, it’s wide enough to almost print my diary out on A6 size paper.  I managed to find a bargain price for the Cuban Pocket in brown and I just love the smooth leather.  Although initially quite stiff, it’s gradually beginning to soften and although it doesn’t lay flat just yet, I’m sure it will with a little more training.  Anyway, enough of the chatter, here are some photos of the gorgeous Filofax in question.  Some with the big brother, my household A5 Cuban.

As always, thank you for reading this blog and following my crazy flitting from one filofax (size and style) to another.  If you have any questions or comments, please chat to me below.

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Friday, 1 November 2013

William and Reiki on his last day

Hello all. I hope you're feeling well. This week I've taken my boys to the East Coast for half term. I love our family time and I'm grateful we have a bolt hole to escape the 'Rat race'.
I've always wanted to visit Northcote Heavy Horse centre and I had a real calling to visit this week. The weather was wet and windy but we donned our waterproofs and in our eagerness arrived before opening time. On arrival it was explained today wouldn't follow the normal plan as one of the heavies was very ill.

We loved meeting equines of all shapes and sizes; from the Shetlands to the enormous (and aptly nicknamed Rhino) Belgian Trekpaard.   In the sand school was a beautiful Shire who was in considerable discomfort. I dropped the boys into the cafe and enquired if I could offer the distressed Shire, William some Reiki.
I quietly entered the indoor school and stood just in the entrance offering Reiki. Waves of energy flooded through me and William appeared to settle a little, turning his body in whatever direction was necessary. I truly felt William knew his time was limited and after a while he hobbled off so I closed the session.

I continued to send distance Reiki throughout the day and several hours later whilst out walking, a beautiful rainbow appeared above us. My soul realised Wiliam had passed over Rainbow bridge. I therefore wasn't surprised when I read on Facebook that William had been put to sleep.

It was an honour to meet such a beautiful, magnificent creature.  I’m sorry it was in such sad circumstances.  I can only hope the Reiki made his transition more peaceful.

Please, when you’re next in Lincolnshire (check opening times at their website below) go and visit this small sanctuary where heavies are treated (entirely by volunteers I hasten to add) with complete love and respect.
Alternatively spend some money at their on-line shop and help support this wonderful place.  You can find their webpage here:-

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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.