Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Are you past, future or present focused?

Eckhart Tolle in his book 'The Power of Now' states:
"There is never a time when your life is not "this moment".
Is this not a fact?"

I feel like we often forget this. We're so focused on what was and what we hope will be that we're missing what is.
Where do you spend most of your time?

Do you worry about things, have anxiety, excessively plan and overthink?
- then you're probably spending a lot of your time future focused.
Do you often have feelings of grief, sadness or guilt?
- then you're awareness is likely to be focused on the past.

If either, or both, of these is familiar to you try asking yourself
- Is my worry and anxiety for the future creating a stressful, miserable now?
- Are my memories of the past creating an unhappy present?

Becoming aware of feelings, thoughts and behaviours is the first step to overcoming them, awareness also pulls you instantly into the present moment.

There's a quote you may have heard by Bil Keane, "Yesterday's the past, tomorrow's the future, but today is a gift. That's why it's called the present."
I'd like to expand on that with "The past is for memories and lessons, the future for hopes and dreams, but now is the true gift - that's why it's called the present."

Wishing you health, harmony & happiness
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Tuesday, 27 September 2016

What are the consequences of your actions?

kinesiology erina terrigal consequences

I was chatting with a wise woman recently about the consequences of our actions and she made the point that there are good consequences for our actions as well.
Now I'd always thought the consequences of my actions should be carefully considered and I'd always viewed consequences as possible negative outcomes for myself or others - the term "dire consequences" comes to mind.
But since this conversation I've started also to think about what good consequences could result from my thoughts and actions. This has been a bit of a game changer for me so I thought I'd share it with you.
If you focus on all of the consequences that could result from your behaviour it takes a bit of pressure off, it helps you to also see the possible positive outcomes and gives you confidence and hope that while there may be some "dire consequences" resulting from your actions there's also this other side of "wonderful consequences" that may result as well.

Here's hoping your thoughts and actions bring a series of wonderful consequences for yourself and others.

Wishing you health, harmony and happiness

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

self nurture

The issue of self nurture often comes up when we are working with clients and how to explain this has been a bit of a challenge.

How would you say you nurture yourself?

Often we think of nurturing as pampering ourselves with a facial, manicure or new hairstyle.

While these things may feel wonderful in the moment are they truly nurturing our souls?

To explain this more I'll use an analogy of a plant in a dark cupboard that I heard recently. Imagine you go into the cupboard and wash or trim the leaves of the plant (the equivalent of a facial or haircut), and tell it it looks beautiful -  this is pampering.
What if instead you were to take it out of the cupboard and into the sunshine, water it and maybe repot it in some nutrient dense soil - this is nurture, and this is what we need to do for ourselves.

So this week maybe see what you truly do in your life to nurture yourself.

In health, harmony & happiness

reclaim wellness kinesiology erina central coast

*** Dandelion Wishes ***

Ever wondered why we make wishes on dandelions?
A book* I read recently provided this answer...

"Hundreds of years ago people used to eat the green leaves
of the dandelion plant because they are extremely high in vitamins,
which gave it its Latin name, which translates as the
'official cure of all ills', so people see them as good luck
and now make their wishes on the seeds."

                                                                                 * 'If you could see me now ' ~ Cecelia Ahern 

So my wish for you today is that you find a dandelion to wish upon that cures all your ills.
In health, harmony & happiness



Human being or Human doing?

Of the three statements above, which do you strive for?
Do you try to do your best, be your best or be the best?

What do you see as the difference?

I remember as a child being encouraged to do my best, and if I was ever disappointed with my performance I would be consoled with "well as long as you did your best".

In regards to being the best - that was certainly prized and rewarded.

But being my best - I don't think that was ever mentioned...which is weird when you think about it considering we're human beings not human doings.

I wonder how different our world would be if we were encouraged to be our best instead of doing our best - would it shift our focus and meaning away from what we do and instead have us valuing ourselves and each other more for who we truly are?

And lastly why are we striving to be the best? What does that even mean to be the best at something and who decides? There's also an element of disappointment attached to this as you will never be the best at anything forever so at some point you are going to fail.

Best, I think, to be your best you because no one else can ever do that better than you!

Wishing you health, harmony & happiness

Monday, 1 August 2016

If practice makes perfect then I guess it might be helpful to look at what we actually practice?

Do you practice kindness, forgiveness or compassion?

Or is much of your day spent practicing annoyance, boredom or sadness?

Up until a few days ago I only ever thought of practicing as something I consciously did to try and learn a new skill or get better at something. I never really thought that my whole day is full of practicing and all those things I'm choosing to practice, I get better at, and they become my reality.

Do I really want to be better at being angry, stressed or uninspired. Would my life be different if I practiced being enthusiastic, happy or calm instead?

This week try being mindful of what you practice and maybe ask yourself "Is this really something I want to perfect".

Wishing you health, harmony & happiness

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Just wanted to let you know that every Friday on our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/2reclaimwellness I'm going to FLIP IT!

I'm going to highlight the flip side of an issue by looking at it from a mind, body, spirit perspective and try to flip the way you think about wellness.

This issue may be a physical symptom, a disease, an emotion, a thought or behaviour. So far I have addressed arthritis https://www.facebook.com/2reclaimwellness/photos/pb.699596323451431.-2207520000.1467695932./1042885435789183/?type=3&theaterhttps://www.facebook.com/2reclaimwellness/photos/pb.699596323451431.-2207520000.1467695932./1042885435789183/?type=3&theater
and shoulder pain
If you have any illness, pain, behaviour or diagnosis that you would like to explore from a mind, body, spirit perspective please send me a text on 0412 335 720, reply to this email, or post your query on facebook - I'd love to hear from you.

Wishing you health, harmony & happiness