Birds of Worry and Care

That the birds of worry and care fly above your head, this you cannot change; but that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent. (Chinese Proverb) Yes! Very true, but how can we stop worrying and reacting to everything that happens. Modern life’s message would probably be to take a chill pill; an anti-depressant. Pills are often a quick fix, needing little input from us and often disregard side effects of the drug. If we acknowledge that we have continual thoughts every day of our lives, we know that thoughts play a big part in our life. Yogis call our mind – a monkey mind – chatter,...

We learn when we are ready

We learn when we are ready As I reflect this week, I am reminded how attitudes can disharmonise our energy flows. It was a busy week, but all was going well, then I had distressing news about a close relative. It was something that I was powerless to change or help with, but deeply saddens me. Then I got a lung infection. In the art I study – ‘Jin Shin Jyutsu’ attitudes disharmonise our organ energy flows and depths. Sadness and grieving disharmonise the lung and large intestine energy flows. I obviously didn’t work through my emotions and they settled in my body. The organ sheds the tears the eyes...

Dame Denise L’Estrange-Corbet’s Interview

I was reading about Dame Denise L’Estrange- Corbet in the Herald this morning. Upon reading the article I pondered how incredibly individualistic she is and how  ‘World’ is too. Dame Denise L’Estrange- Corbet has stayed true to herself and her philosophy has continued through her business and now she is being recognised for who she is. I don’t know much about the fashion industry, although I had a distant encounter with Dame Denise L’Estrange- Corbet more than 20 years ago. My daughter, Marie was studying textile design at Victoria University. She designed hand-dyed chunky, oversized woollen shrugs and approached World to buy them, which they did. I remember how supportive, kind and caring Dame...

New Me New Year

2017                                                                                                                                                                                    2016 numerologically is 9. The number 9 is about endings. So we are into a new 9 year cycle in 2017. Now is a great time to reflect on the past 9 years and refocus for the next 9 years ahead. We are already well into our first month. I wonder if you are serious about changing all that which didn’t work for you last year – because if we keep thinking the same way, we will get more of the same. This is fine if you are happy with your life as it is, but if it was a hard year with lots of stress, or you would...