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SATURDAY SHARE… A GOOD QUESTION

    Yesterday a very special lady, who is currently reading My Wellness Toolbox, asked “How did you manage to turn the news off completely?”… “How do you stay informed on key issues?” this led me to ask the question…Why do you watch the news? Does reading and watching the news keep you informed and enrich your life or does it feed your fears and leave you feeling worried or angry at the world? From an early age it was programmed into many us that newspapers and news programmes are the main source of information to keep us informed…We have been educated to actively keep up to date with current affairs. Even if it is affairs we have no control...

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TUESDAY TALKING TOOLS… LEARN SOMETHING NEW (AND MAKE A WISH)

In 2011 my boyfriend (now husband) and I were blessed to visit Varanasi, the holiest city in India. It has a very magical and spiritual vibe, especially when sitting on a rowing boat in the middle of the River Ganges to watch the sunset followed by a Ganga Aarti ceremony. At dusk the Ganga Aarti ceremony is performed by a number of priests, it is a light and flower festival and it happens every single day at the Hindu Temple on the River Ganges. The idea is to show gratitude and respect to the river and the Goddess Ganga, and ask for blessings.As part of the festival there is a ritual where you place a small lit candle inside a...

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FRIDAY FEELS LIKE… GETTING OUT IN NATURE

YOUR WELLNESS TOOLBOX 2021 DAY 232 / 365 FRIDAY FEELS LIKE… GETTING OUT IN NATURE Many scientific studies have proven (just Google it) that spending just 5 minutes in nature (they do say the greener the better) boosts your mood… and spending over 15 minutes can boost your overall well-being. If you are feeling anxious, stressed, brain foggy, overwhelmed or need some help boosting your mood today then go spend some time in nature. Let it work it’s magic on you. Yesterday I was on an emotional rollercoaster for a number of reasons, including an incident that happened on the beach, the day before, that could have blinded my 4YO (she is now absolutely fine). I was feeling apprehensive about going...

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THURSDAY THOUGHT

YOUR WELLNESS TOOLBOX 2021 DAY 231 / 365 ⭐️ THURSDAY THOUGHT ⭐️Are your actions nurturing your ego or your soul? Have a great Thursday x

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TUESDAY TALKING TOOLS… KINDNESS… AND TURNING SOCIAL MEDIA OFF FOR A WHILE!

This morning I woke up and before I got out of bed I made the mistake of taking a quick look on Facebook as I had some notifications. There were so many posts steeped in passive aggression and lacking kindness. So much judgement and little empathy. What happened to understanding we are all individuals, we all are making decisions based on our own experiences, fears and struggles. Be kind always. …and the kindest thing I did for myself today was hit “unfollow” and switch social media off for a while. Always makes a positive difference. Have a lovely day ❤️

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