Is the grass greener….

If you think the grass is greener….

you haven’t been  on unfertilized lawn

that has brown spots from little rain…..

or uneven and furrowed grass from long games of

football and cricket played on them. You haven’t laid on

that lawn and stared at the stars at night

and remembered the good old days. The grass may

not always be greener, but it holds

some dear old memories.

 

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…The Butterfly..

When you see the butterfly…….

– and it is floating past gently using its

wings in the wind to guide it, know that

its beauty and loveliness is for your eyes

only. Know that the butterfly wants to

remind you that transformation is in

your hands. Sent to remind you of

someone or something beautiful.

Beauty is everywhere.

The butterfly is to

remind us of this.

Riss Dolman.

 

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…Remember…

This month I am reminded that

life is not a set of random ongoing

events – but a path of living and learning

and growing…. With new found knowledge

I can create my own story and be thankful

for being capable of infinite wisdom…

As we all are.

 

Riss Dolman

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How’s the Weather……

Feel the Warm

They say that the weather can influence people with how they behave and how they feel. Doctors now believe that differing weather conditions and change in climate can and does in fact affect our well being, albeit our health.

Some people appear to be affected differently to others, but it is obvious to most that fresh clean air and a beautiful sunny day can have an invigoration quality.

Sunshine …… Surveys have been shown that those people reportedly in good or ill health had felt better when days were sunny rather than when the sky was overcast. Doctors and psychologists have now recognised a conditions called Seasonal affective Disorder (SAD)that alters peoples perception and mood alongside the type of weather experienced. During periods of where there is little natural daylight or a lot of cloud coverage, people express moods of being lethargic and depressed. These moods seem to differ and lift as the longer days commence and once normal sunshine hours extend. It is also noted that sunshine helps with the function of vitamin D. This is helpful in people prone to weak and brittle bones. Spring weather creates opportunities to improve tha  lethargic feeling and help drive away depression after the long winter months. Seeing and feeling the warmer weather encourages you to get active. 

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Popping Pooch…

“What now”,

I screamed out to the young girl sitting

calmly behind the reception desk,

My Pooch – ‘Minky’ has just devoured

a full bag of unsalted popcorn………..

Looking up and clearly not as worried

as I was…… coolly, calmly, and with

a wry smile – replied. “Well, firstly

I’d keep Minky out of the sun……….

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Meditate on it………..

Is life full of noisy cars, busy people, screaming kids, barking dogs and slamming doors. Has the stress level reached the peak and do you sometimes feel you’d like to pack up and move to a quiet mountain in China. Well in this day and age I dont think you are the only one. Life has become a full bodied well rounded event that seems to be flying quickly past us. Of course you cant stop time – however you can slow it down a little and take time to reflect.

It is when we are at our stressed – out worst, our lives can reflect   the same – stressed out. The concept of looking after ourselves involves many facets. One is the body and its encompassing wellness. Feed and nourish this amazing temple and keep it active, and in kind it will display talents beyond compare. The other very important part to consider, which fairly well oversees the temple (body) is the Mind and all that goes with it. In order to sooth the overactive, overzealous, over excited and often over-tired mind sometimes means……Stop, Pause, Listen……..

To promote good mental health it is imperative to be good to your mind.  By practicing Meditation and using it often,  it can relax –  and bring a central soothe to your soul. What does that mean, you say?

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Well, in the 1970’s medical researchers at Harvard University Massachusetts studied Indian Transcendental Meditation. They found that the deep “relaxation Response” from meditating, is a deeper rest than rest from sleeping. Sixty per cent accounts for stress related visits to the doctor and as a result of this, many become solved by taking unnecessary medication. As a result there has been a shift in thinking about how we take medication and its long term affects, and whether we would be better served to look at alternatives such as meditation to solve some of the stresses attached to life.

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How to Improve those female muscles (Curves)

MOVE IT OR LOSE IT..

If its muscle tone you’re lacking and when waving those arms there is a recurring – self wave of skin and flab that has a mind of its own – then it has to be suggested that some small weight strategy may need to take place. Moving our muscles with a little bit more…. Oomph – when exercising, encourages them to become toned and firmer and optimizes a better look.  Exercise needs to be safe and effective when using weight/hydraulic driven machines and there are some important strategies to follow.

  • You need to make a choice as to whether you will use free weights or machines. There are a lot of types of equipment available and hype with the introduction of new fads, so it is wise to consider what you would like to spend your money and time on first. Home gym, public gym, small to big weights, hydraulics, resistant training, arm weights and so much more. Female only gyms are just a Google away.
  • Once you have decided what it is that you will use to improve those muscles then it is time to get started.
  • When committed,  your first couple of sessions should include enough exercise to exact the type of regime you will use every workout – along with the number of repetitions. ( ie 20 hydraulic reps x bicep- triceps curls.  A good example of this is with women’s exercise    and a 30 minute workout at Curves. (Female only gym) You need to make sure that is is a safe and clean area where you are  to exercise because balance and space help optimize your workout. Getting someone to support and show you how to use machines is important. Maybe go with a friend for motivation. Once you get into a routine it becomes a normal part of life.
  • To enhance the ability  and improve muscle integrity all over includes a whole body workout. The stamina requires that you use lots of different muscles. When you attend exercise the balance needs to be for an improved output of cardio and large and small muscle building.
  • Make an effort to understand the different muscle groups and how your exercise regime will improve them.
  • Get an initial weigh and measure along with BMI (Body Mass Index) and Body fat reading so you can track your progress. It does help for you to see some form of progress, however, make sure you are not checking those scales ever day. Once a week or month is sufficient.
  • Make it a time for yourself to put health on the top of the priority list. You will find the benefits far out way that sagging look you were trying to pull off for years. It only takes half an hour three to four times a week to see and feel the difference. The outcome far out-ways the current status quo.
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