Is it time to inject some ‘yin’ into your life? Calming the mind is yoga. Not just standing on the head -Swami Satchidananda Phew, what a relief as I don’t do ‘standing on my head’. I’ve always resisted it, pre and post head injury. Yoga is my medicine, a pill popping substitute with lasting results . If … More Inject ‘Yin’ Into Your Life
Remember, remember the 4th September, it’s back to school day! I hope the uniform you are wearing is ‘back to school’ smart – shirt starched and ironed, shoes polished? Our daily uniforms certainly help to get us into the zone. This blog is an ode to back to school Septembers and how remembering our school years … More Going Back, Back Back To School Again
Once up a time, a young girl with Crohn’s went to live in Japan. Lucky for her, the local doctor was fluent in English and, as serendipity would have it, he also specialised in internal medicine. Dr Hayashi turned out to be, not only a great doctor, but also a real friend. He, and his … More There are times to ‘sit’ on life’s bench
calmingcrohns.com was set up to remind anyone interested, that our day to day lives, our health and our thoughts are what we make them. … More “Seize the day” to live in the present moment
On a recent sojourn in ‘Tuscany, Italy a wonderful book found me: Papale Papale by Florentine chef Fabio Picchi…”Thoughts and recipes to nourish your soul.” As I wandered around the Marcato Centrale, or Mercato di San Lorenzo in Florence, three floors of foodie heaven from sublime local Tuscan produce to a food hall where you … More Nourish Your Soul Through Your Body And Mind
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” I was taught the lesson of Eleanor Roosevelt’s words by five year olds at kindergarten in Japan. After overcoming the hysteria of the looks of their manga character English teacher, the inquisitive kindergarten class would question me: “Jennie chan…….what’s your dream?” The first … More Never let the stars out of your sight #daydream believe
Sometimes, when you open your door to experiences you didn’t invite in, you might be pleasantly surprised I recently experienced, what anyone would consider, to be pretty unpleasant, I fell and hit the back of head hard on a stone floor. When I came round, and in the immediate aftermath, I was focussed on how unpleasant … More An accidental ‘reframe’ of life
The 3 Wise Monkeys and Gandhi Rumour has it that Mahatma Gandhi made the exception to his rule of non -possessions by having a statue of the 3 Monkeys at his home in India. I have the opposite problem…. I have far too many possessions so I had absolutely no problem sweeping up this bronze cast … More The Three Wise Monkeys of Marrakech
Source: Could Twitter actually be making me more mindful?
Social media has taken a bit of a bashing recently, with articles suggesting that it can cause addiction, unhappiness and envy, amongst other negative emotions. I for one have never taken to it…that was until I set up my calmingcrohns.com blog and a mindfulness twitter feed at the end of last year. Immediately hooked, I’ve not looked … More Could Twitter actually be making me more mindful?