Be humble but also BELIEVE….

The smartest people I know are full of doubts….

it takes balls to lead because you step alone..

It’s easy follow and think you know it all.

be humble, but also BELIEVE

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Does life feel ‘Happy’

Life presents very clear cross roads at various points in our lives.

Did you choose well?

How you measure success and how happy this makes you feel is a big indicator for the choices you’ve made.

Love,
Andrea

Our special Blaze

For those of you interested in following the story of Blaze our rescue beagle here she is.

She LOVES bird feeding time; this is about the happiest that you will ever see her.
I still cannot get close enough to put a lead on her without significant trauma to her (so she has only seen our home and garden for the past months) but we are working on her getting used to what my hand moving near her with a lead is like.

She will however take peanuts from my hand, and she follows me around like a body guard but will still jump a mile at a sudden movement, and has days when I cannot get this close or get her in to feed her.

Some days blaze is frightened of a shadow and others she surprises me like on Sunday when she sat 1 foot from my feet while i was meditating!

She is a precious dog and the Dogs Trust have taken a very active role in supporting us as well as interest in her progress. She was apparently their worst case from the lab; most other beagles integrated faster. Blaze must have seen things that impacted her more seriously in her 5 years there.

we are so happy she is with us now  I was sending this up to the dogs trust and thought that i would share.

Love,
Andrea

 

Anger doesn’t belong in your body…

Anger, don’t chuck at it at others and don’t accept it from others; and if it hits you take a moment to regroup and refocus and let it all go. There is no need for an angry person to ruin your day.

And if you are the angry person 😛😈 don’t skip around it and avoid it… figure it out, process the emotions, allow the feels to express the story of what you are holding within, thrash it about to get to its roots, do something to feel better and move on. Don’t lash it out at those you love.

(or if you are the angry driver that drove after me for no reason whatsoever yesterday to yell profanities out the window at the roundabout… good for you… I was laughing at your insanity and desire to ruin my day. It’s ok, maybe you had a bad day; and I can be compassionate about this; but I will not allow you to transfer it to me).

Love,
Andrea

 

Where is your ‘go to’?

I encourage everyone to have some “go to places”, of peace and calm where you can empty your mind, offload the burden from your shoulders, and open your heart and knowing to the ALL that is out there.

Open the doors for love, wisdom and support to come flooding to you, OR if the universe deems more appropriate, for the nothing space of calm, recentering, grounding and recharging.

Where are your safe places? I have many; and they call when I must visit.

Love,
Andrea

Show up being you….

Being a spiritual or as I’d rather say kind, good, and aware person is not about how well you yoga pose or detox or the island retreat week; it’s about how we turn up in every single minute of the day.

It’s about who we are at work, in sport, in the community, in our travels, at home and in our inner moments of thought.

It’s not easy, there is no getting it perfect, we all mess up, but the intention to be kind, good and awake to our surrounding worlds makes us more compassionate people, prepared to go out and give life a shot and lead by example.

Focus, intention and the ability to detach from the nonsense around us while being aware and able to see past dramas are crucial skills that we can hone in many ways from our sports to.our personal and professional lives.

Show up being you…that’s a good start.

My dogs, they teach me a lot about patience!

 

Heal the relationship with yourself first…

You don’t find self-worth changing your body.

But change your self-worth and you can change your body…into something healthy, vibrant, strong and ‘happy feeling’.

Why? Because suddenly your body and health matters deeply to you; a sacred relationship and journey for a lifetime…

One of the places I reconnect to me, soul, mother nature.

Celebrate the relationships that truly count

People often least appreciate those that teach them the most in life – family. Too often we put the wrong people on pedestals, the outsiders that really haven’t been there for us. We scramble to other people for healing when in truth the answers are always within, nudged to the fore by family and loved ones.

And when i say family count, I don’t mean for the family stuff, no I mean the deep spiritual lessons, the profound journey.

Be grateful for every single lesson because it defines you. Whether it’s struggles or triumphs our family forms us and if we do the inner work; grows us and expands us. These experiences softens our hearts to the human journey.

Value the time of your family and immediate circle.

And more then ever respect what they give in service. Honour this…be it in time returned, gifts repaid or in payment. It’s a circle of energy that deserves respect.

Love,
Andrea

Escaping The Loneliness Trap

This is a brilliant piece of writing from my cousin Nicky Cullen

Click the links to read on

According to Psychology Today, in 2010, roughly 40 percent of Americans reported feeling lonely on a regular basis compared to 20% in the 80s. I’m not American, nor do I know what the figures for 2018 and the rest of the world are, but I’m guessing they’re not good.

Before we dive into it, let’s just go ahead and blame the Internet and Social Media at large for making addicts and hermits of us all. One could argue we’d be better off addicted to crack!

“We are social beings evolved in an anti-social world seeking social validation from an anti-social platform.”

Say that 10 times fast!

The Internet and Social Media are here to stay, and I’m not going to be the one to start a mainstream crack movement, so let’s move it along.

According to the Internet’s most reliable source, Wikipedia…

“Loneliness typically includes anxious feelings about a lack of connection or communication with other beings, both in the present and extending into the future. As such, loneliness can be felt even when surrounded by other people.”

Basically, loneliness sucks balls. I don’t know about you, but I hate seeing people who are noticeably sad, lonely, and maybe too shy to do anything about it because society has scared the shit out of them to the point they’re living in absolute terror.

Read on here: https://medium.com/the-mission/escaping-the-loneliness-trap-2373bb2c5f0b

Love,
Andrea

5 key self-care steps to health and healing

Hello all,
Here is a short video that I have put together detailing some of what I believe are important steps to self-care; they are crucial for my own well being and for me to continue my work caring for people in my own full health.

In order to be there for others, we must be there for ourselves and to do this we must set time aside to re-balance our energy, re-ground our energy and gift ourselves breathing time to remember what matters most and to keep perspective (and sometimes sanity!).

To give to others, we must first give to self….
To give to others with no expectation, we must come from a place of peace, calm and well-being.

Love,
Andrea

This is my play-ground for recharging.

PS. If you know of anyone suffering from stress and overwhelm please do share this and furthermore, if you have any tips please do share in the comments.

 

“As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”.

As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody if I try to force my desires on this person, even though I knew the time was not right and the person was not ready for it, and even though this person was me. Today I call it “RESPECT”.

As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life, and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow. Today I call it “MATURITY”.

As I began to love myself I understood that at any circumstance, I am in the right place at the right time, and everything happens at the exactly right moment. So I could be calm. Today I call it “SELF-CONFIDENCE”.

As I began to love myself I quit stealing my own time, and I stopped designing huge projects for the future. Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness, things I love to do and that make my heart cheer, and I do them in my own way and in my own rhythm. Today I call it “SIMPLICITY”.

As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health – food, people, things, situations, and everything that drew me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude a healthy egoism. Today I know it is “LOVE OF ONESELF”.

As I began to love myself I quit trying to always be right, and ever since I was wrong less of the time. Today I discovered that is “MODESTY”.

As I began to love myself I refused to go on living in the past and worrying about the future. Now, I only live for the moment, where everything is happening. Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it “FULFILLMENT”.

As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me and it can make me sick. But as I connected it to my heart, my mind became a valuable ally. Today I call this connection “WISDOM OF THE HEART”.

We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems with ourselves or others. Even stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born. Today I know “THAT IS LIFE”!”
― Charlie Chaplin