Category Archives: Health

My new bicycle

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As I love riding a bicycle, I found a new one I really liked.

More like a Dutch style bicycle.

This is a big frame, big wheels and it is very comfortable, to get on too.

(more like the bike I had which was stolen 3 years ago.)

After that I bought a folding bike to keep at home.

Now I have a place in a bike hanger, close to my house, so I could get myself a bigger bike again.

The folding bike found a loving new home too.

 

Direct from the dealer I rode it home on the scenic route along the river.

It was a lovely day and perfect for a ride, just glorious.

It is called ‘cafe’ – I like that ūüôā

I bought myself a basket for the front too for little shopping.

Now I can go to many more rides and enjoy the sunshine and outdoors.

Do you ride a bicycle ? and enjoy it ?

Enjoy the little beauties along the road, walking or cycling,

nature calls, go for it!

My special walk

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I heard from Steffi that WordPress is doing this special walk wwwp5k .

A 5k run/walk is approximately 3.1 miles long. That is roughly equal to:

  • Twelve laps around a track.

  • Approximately 6,000-7,500 steps.

  • Approximately 50-60 minutes of brisk walking.

It was any time between Monday, September 19th to Sunday, September 25th, lace up your running/walking/hiking/hopping shoes and join us for the 5k blogged about around the world!

 I participated and here is my post

I made it a mindful walk on my own.

My impressions from my walk:

a beautiful church

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a cat on the windowsill

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lovely coloured flowery bushes

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more sweet flowers

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and now for the count:

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That was a lovely mindful walk,

Why not try a mindful walk yourself,

being fully present,

notice the beauty around you,

enjoy every step you do,

… and you don’t even notice how far you go!

 

 

A new day

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Often the day begins the way we start it.

Rushing around in the morning makes the whole day stressful.

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A happy day begins with happy thoughts.

So try to start your day happy,calm and peacefully.

How about:

a few stretches

giving thanks for a new day,

a short meditation or visualization about the day ahead,

smile to yourself in the mirror,

breathe in joy, happiness, light and health

breath out tiredness, negative thoughts and burdens.

Enjoy a cup of warm lemon water,

energize yourself with a healthy breakfast.

Now the new day can begin!

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Groucho Marx says:

“Each morning when I open my eyes

I say to myself:

I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.

I can choose which it shall be.

Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet.

I have just one day , today¬†and I’m going to be happy in it.”

 

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Welcome every morning with a smile.

Look on the new day as another special gift from your Creator,

another golden opportunity to complete 

what you were unable to finish yesterday.

Be a self-starter.

Let your first hour set the theme of success

and positive action that is certain to echo

through your entire day.

Today will never happen again.

Don’t waste it with a false start or no start at all.

You were not born to fail.

‚ô•Og Mandino‚ô•

 

Have an amazing day!

 

 

 

 

 

Meditation

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Come into my garden,

close your eyes,

and join in a short meditation.

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Make yourself comfortable,

Listen to the sounds of the garden,

bees buzzing,

birds chirping,

rustling of the trees,

feel the sensation of the warm sunshine on your skin,

feel the small breeze against your cheeks,

breathe in the warm air,

gently breathe out,

feel the peace within you.

Focus on the stillness of the garden,

some background noises far away.

Let your thoughts wander,

empty your mind,

feel the stillness and peace.

Concentrate on your breath – in and out.

Feel gratitude for this peaceful moment you can enjoy.

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Slowly start wiggling your toes,

Move your fingers,

open your eyes,

stretch your arms and back,

ready to go back to a relaxed and wonderful day!

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With hope the odds don’t matter

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Hi everyone,

I have decided to post this to have more people aware of this and give hope to some who really do need it.

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Celebrate life, cherish every moment and live and enjoy every moment as they are precious.

Cameron approached me to tell me his wife’s story. Have a read please¬†and watch her amazing video here…

http://www.mesothelioma.com/heather/#.VL4AtEesUmN

Cameron’s wife¬†Heather was diagnosed with mesothelioma; a rare cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Just after the birth of their daughter she was told she had 15 month left to live. She had surgery and to have her left lung removed and

Lung Leavin’ Day was born.

Their daughter is 9 years old now and they are celebrating life together every day!

 

This remarkable story is showing that hope and not giving up is all we need!

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Never give up and give into fear.

Sometimes we need something to happen that we really notice about how precious our life is. I really understood this when I had a tumour in my head removed at the age of 21 and I was wheeled into the operating theatre. I knew I am in God’s hands whether I will wake up afterwards or not.  He has given  me the gift of life a second time.

Then I gave the gift of life to my two wonderful children and they were truly gifts to me, as I was told I could not have children. Miracles happen all the time. One has to believe in them.

These events made me certainly think about life. Even if you do not believe in God or a God, life is precious and you need to treat it that way and be thankful.

Give your fear the boot and believe in hope and miracles. They do happen every day!

 

links:

http://www.mesothelioma.com/blog/authors/cameron/

http://www.mesothelioma.com/blog/authors/heather/

Looking after Body and Mind

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To keep your body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.

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Because I felt so stressed recently I booked myself a SPA weekend in a hotel about an hour away from my home.

It was a package and started with a revitalising massage on Saturday. It was beautiful and so relaxing with sweet smelling oils and soothing music, I loved it!  Then I could use the facilities like the swimming pool, the steam room, Sauna and the gym. There were heated tiled lounging chairs to relax on.  I had some meditation sessions in between for relaxing the mind too.

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The hotel was beautiful, the staff was amazing, the food was super (included was lunch and dinner and the next morning’s breakfast) and I enjoyed this weekend thoroughly. It was total bliss!

Sometimes we need to treat ourselves and forget about everything.

Let go off all worries,

stresses and plans and

just be, enjoy and relax.

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I wish you all a great start to the week

and I hope you feel energised and refreshed!

Healthy juice – green

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I have heard so much about the benefits of green juices and I wanted to try it out.I read about them on the mindbodygreen website, on Renard‘s blog and Sufey‘s blog. It sounds so good.

I told a friend and she loaned me her juicer before I decide to buy one myself.

I had my first green juice yesterday!

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Doesn’t it look delicious?…. and it tasted lovely.

I had cucumber, lemon , kale and apples in it.

I shall try some more out and then decide on buying a juicer, I am not quite convinced yet.

It is rather time consuming to clean it afterwards though.

What do you think?

Anyone has a juicer, is it worth it?

Please tell me of your experiences, I would appreciate it!

I just had another one with spinach, melon and celery to start the day, rather nice.¬† I think I could get used to it! ūüôā