2020 has been more about the garden for me, which means not as much writing! I was a bit guilty about it at first then a friend said to me, ‘you know your garden time is okay Annie because there are different ways to express, create and release, this year it’s the garden, and the garden has been your saviour.’
Although looking at me, with the scratches, bumps, and grazes I’ve sustained from moving around rocks, wood chips, lifting fence palings, tripping on pavers, planting trees, uprooting trees, trimming, etc, you may not agree about the ‘saviour’ bit. Thank goodness for Correct X. I use this for my skin cuts etc. I’ll have it on the website for more information.
I find the garden very satisfying, despite the injuries! I was always a bit ‘gun-ho‘ as a little girl growing up. I would dive right in and give my dad a hand moving around garden waste, helping him create a bluestone wall in the back yard, while my more studios brothers were inside studying. (more…)
What do you know about Niacin? Like most people, probably not much! Niacin (Vitamin B3) is one of the most underrated players in the B Complex Vitamins. Your body gets niacin through food but also makes small amounts from the amino acid *L–tryptophan. Every part of your body needs Niacin to function properly.
As a supplement, niacin is vital, especially for ‘mental health’,balancing emotions, and dealing with good and bad news. Niacin may help lower cholesterol, ease arthritis, and boost brain function, among other benefits. Let’s focus on the brain function part first. As you are reading this, your comprehension is related to how much Niacin is circulating through your nervous system. Niacin is water-soluble, so your body doesn’t store it very well. This also means that your body can excrete excess amounts of the Niacin if it’s not needed. (more…)
There’s no replacement for exercising and eating high nutrient-dense food, in other words food that is bountiful with vitality and life force. Did your cereal offer you that? Unfortunately, today’s modern diet falls very short of delivering the nutrition we need. I’m not a fan of taking supplements, but I have found this Lifelong Vitality threesome to be the most noticeable of supplements I have ever explored. This is why I’m including a blog/review on this pack.
Frankly, LLV (Lifelong Vitality) can take up the shortfall. This is not to say that other supplements cannot be used on a regular basis, but these specific supplements are meant for anyone to use on a daily basis. (more…)
Let’s get into it: In other words, what’s the fine print??? You may be managing your busy head wonderfully, or you may find that you get to the end of the day, and you have exhausted your mental capacity and need a little bit of calm around you! Either way, you will benefit from these selected essential oils and blends.
Some people unwind with wine (nothing wrong with that), others drink coffee or the like to keep stimulated when a gentle change of appropriate ‘scents’ and essential oils could enhance your human experience and help you to experience a deeper more restorative sleep at night with ‘NO’ side effects. Okay, you may still want the wine!!!
Annie’s suggestion for ‘Bedtime Bliss’ and a ‘clearer head’ during the day is as follows: (more…)
When I approach the pond in the garden, I count the Goldfish, there are 14 at least. They are cruising in their usual way, so it’s a bit tricky however, they are huge compared with the Guppies so I can count them, I just have to really concentrate and count them in bunches because they move so quick!
It’s been quite a while since I’ve fed them. I sprinkle the fish food flakes over the surface and watch as the fish make their way to the change in vibration on the water, they know there is something good there for them to eat.
In a personal computerwith the Windows operating system, Ctrl-Alt-Delete is the combination of keyboard keys that the computer user can press at the same time to terminate an application taskor to reboot the operating system (have it shut down and restart itself). Imagine if it was as simple as that with your mind? To be able to control a situation, to create an alternative, and then to delete what is destructive and no longer serves us. Well, Control, Alt - Delete can be instant metaphysically, the challenge is inviting the rest of the body to join in with what the mind is willing to change!
In a computer it happens instantaneously at a click of a mouse or the press of the keys; in real life when we need to ‘reboot’ or ‘reset’ our own physicality, health, and clarity, it only takes longer because the wiring between the mind and the physical (the action) can be compromised due to out of balanced chemistry, bias, beliefs or in other words ‘mid-ear banter!’ (more…)