Autumn Leaves and your Health!



(At least in the northern hemisphere of earth anyway)

So what has that got to do with my health you may ask?

I was with someone the other day who made this observation;

“I suppose the leaves will start falling again now, and we’ll have that mess to clear up!”

Reminds me of the question “Is your glass half full, or half empty.”

For those who are wondering what on earth I am talking about, the saying means that if you are a pessimist, then you will observe a glass of water that comes to the halfway mark, as half empty.

If you are an optimist you will observe it as half full.

Just so with the leaves.

Autumn is a lovely time of the year for those who see the beautiful awe inspiring colours,

or it is a messy time of year when all we think about is having to clean up the leaves.

The same can apply to our health and taking care of ourselves.

A lot of people can be grateful that somewhere along the line when they were young, they began to realise that they need to be watching their weight.

Watching their weight in a lot of the cases led  them to being careful with what they eat, not just how much.

They became “aware” of the need to look after themselves.

Many I know don’t just leave it at that.

They become health gurus and keep a careful eye on the rest of their health, by eating the foods that nourish their bodies and gives them the vitality that goes with not eating products that pretend to be foods.

So being an optimist can make you grateful that you have had a weight problem.

If you are pessimistic however, you may just stay where you are, bemoaning the fact that you have a weight issue,

and accepting that and just carry on sabotaging your chances of being healthy,

and have diseases that could have been preventable and leads into a very unhealthy Autumn of life.

So are you going to see the beauty of the Autumn leaves?

Or the mess that they make?

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Healthy Eating? or not?


Healthy Eating??

Have you been told to lose weight?

Whose advice are you going to follow?

Have any of the tips in this link worked for you?

There is not enough room here to take up all 8 tips, so let’s just look at two that I cannot believe are there.

What do you think of this one?

Quote; “Eat the right number of calories, for how active you are, so that you balance the energy you consume with the energy you use. If you eat or drink too much, you’ll put on weight. If you eat and drink too little, you’ll lose weight. The average man needs around 2,500 calories a day (10,500 kilojoules). The average woman needs 2,000 calories (8,400 kilojoules). Most adults are eating more calories than they need, and should eat fewer calories.” Unquote.

Waow, now aint that helpful? 

I am not disputing that if we eat too much of anything, we will put on weight, as that means more calories but it is not as simple as that. This theory was taking machines into account, your body is alive and has other ideas! Are you among the people who have been doing that and it has not worked? There are all sorts of reasons why, and if you go to you-tube and look up Zoe Harcombe, she will give you the science.

Another one is;

Quote; “Base your meals on starchy foods.  Starchy foods should make up around one third of the foods you eat. Starchy foods include potatoes, cereals, pasta, rice and bread. Choose wholegrain varieties (or eat potatoes with their skins on) when you can, they contain more fibre, and can make you feel full longer.

Most of us should eat more starchy foods: try to include at least one starchy food with each main meal. Some people think starchy foods are fattening, but gram for gram they contain fewer than half the calories of fat.” Unquote.

Consider this; We have seen all the news recently about how sugar is now the arch enemy with weight management and type 2 diabetes.

But did you know that when you eat starchy foods the body converts it to sugar?

Just try a little experiment. Put a piece of bread on your tongue and see what happens.

It becomes sweet! Why? Because the moment the starch enters the body, it goes to work converting it to sugar.

I like the bit about “Some people think starchy foods are fattening!” But just because they have less calories gram for gram, does not mean anything. This is simply taking calories and nothing else into consideration at all.

If only it was that simple!

These are just two of the tips in the above link, some of them make sense, but most of them not so much.

So before you do what your leaflet from the NHS tells you to, look it up for yourself.

Have a look at my website for reading material and also download a FREE weight loss tool kit there. That will explain all about nutrients and nourishment and a whole lot else that you need to know before embarking on any weight loss regime.

Or have a look at my book on Amazon Kindle. –


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Energy and the Law of Attraction



 Hi folks. October 2014

I have just got back from London having had a wonderful get away weekend with some real fun loving friends.

There was a lot of “energy” around being there.

Laughter, fun, peaceful humans just seeking to make the most of the sunshine, the first “nip” of Autumn.

Saw everything from our seat in the coach that people want to see on a visit to this historical city.

Fish and chips in the evening, sitting outside on the busy London street, being warmed by the overhead heaters, and a glass of wine.

Friendly people working in cafes and restaurants and hotels. Nothing too much trouble for the coach driver and tour manager.  Smiling theatre staff who laughed with us when we thought we had lost our tickets and reassured us that it would be ok. Then we found them in a jacket pocket!

We hear so much negative stuff in the media about this world that we are forgetting about the good stuff that is happening.

This weekend gave me a good illustration of the “energy” that we are surrounded with, and how powerful this stuff is. 

From a beautiful opera singer and a comic entertainer in Covent Garden, to the Prince Albert golden statue, catching the sunlight in Kensington Gardens, which Queen Victoria had built to commemorate the love of her life.

It was felt in modern times when people went through such experiences as 9/11 and 7/7. Through a terrible tragedy, people’s lives were changed in a profound way.

You can feel it at football matches, or gigs, when everyone is doing something together.

Like electric it is all pervading, when you are with people who are happy it rubs off on you, and when you are with negative people that can rub off on you too.

I went to see the stage show “Warhorse”  

This was a perfect example of how strong energy is.

Take a perfectly empty stage.  Then fill it with puppets and people, noise, lighting, fog, brilliant acting and you were “there” right on the front of the first world war.

Scary and so realistic that you were reminded of the suffering and horror of this shameful period in our history.

For me the puppets, (and what puppets!) showed how strong energy can really be.

Take a bundle of bamboo like canes, canvas, string and rope and glass eyes.

Very clever shaping and design.

Add three people controlling this bundle, and putting their “energy” into it.

Add in other puppets and bundles of rags, a few marvellous props and even a goose on the end of a stick being controlled by a human, putting her energy into it, and you have a tear provoking, emotional scene, in which you were “there” in 1914-18.

This is what the Law of Attraction is all about.  We hear so much about attracting things using this law, but as Bob Proctor says, “It’s Not About the Money!”

It’s about the energy flowing through us and around us.

It is so powerful that it can manifest anything. Positive or negative. And even convince an audience that a puppet is a living animal.

It is not about what we attract from “Out there” but what we give out and are willing to receive.

It is within us. We become aware of it when practising meditation, mindfulness, prayer, or whatever means you use to get in touch with it.

You have this energy and can use it to change your life.

Whatever it is that you want, as long as it is helping others and not just for your own benefit, or is detrimental to others, you can receive it.

Look at ways that you can channel this energy to be of service in the world for others.

Be kind to one another and see what you can do for someone today to get this energy flowing. 

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