Are you green and Growing?

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Or do we?

It seems to me in a world that is trying it’s best to make you…….

be better, work harder,earn more, spend more to keep the economy a float.

Save more for your old age. Well stay slimmer, eat better, look younger

to be true to yourself is the hardest thing you can do.

And yet who else can you be? You must always be authentic to your self, how else can you bring the gift to the Earth that only you can deliver.

A few tips:
1. Meditate daily
Start with your breath. Each morning just  5-10 minutes each day to sit quietly, close your eyes and just breathe.

Take this time  to see how you feel, not how others expect you to be. Develop a relationship with self.

2. Enjoy some simple pleasures
Easy to spiral downwards when the world seems too much. By giving ourselves small gifts we are able to refill our reserves, which in turn allows us to be our very best.

Only you know what pleasures you can you feel happy. It can be something very simple that takes only a few minutes or something that takes a bit of planning for later in the day or week. my brother told me of organising a trip to surf.Quite an undertaking he said. But the joy of the final half day surfing  travelled well into his working week.

A walk on the beach always lifts my spirits. and I’m sure the dog is smiling at me when we share the beach walk.

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wet dog heaven.

Perhaps your simple pleasure is taking a bubble bath, watching a movie . catching up with friends for coffee, Being absorbed by a hobby etc.Remember the challenge is to be green and growing. The alternative is not so healthy. Overipe and rotting.

3. Rest
When you give yourself plenty of rest and time to sleep, you make better choices.

To remain green and growing takes energy, as you spend your energy for the things you want to do  you  become a master of your own destiny.

No time for yourself you say well try just one, and see how it feels. After all, it’s YOUR life. YOU get to choose how you live it.

Green and growing? Is that your choice?

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About lorraine

After a nasty fall from my bicycle, coming home from high school, I began suffering from migraines. After a term of Chiropractic adjustments, which helped but did not entirely stop the migraine headaches, my parents in desperation sent me to yoga classes, The only available evening class in our area was filled with pregnant women. I felt out of place as a shy teenager, but persevered. adjustment,breathing, meditation and yoga proved the only therapy that bought relief from the headaches. Feeling well I got on with life, married moved from my home town and forgot the daily yoga practices and there benefits. Coming back to Yoga and meditation helped me manage during the time of my father's Cancer. and death. Later when my Husband became ill the natural decision was to qualify as a Yoga, meditation teacher to further assist others through the difficult times of illness and recovery or death. I have now been benefiting from the science and art of Yoga, Meditation for well over twenty five years.
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