These 5 simple things: advice to my younger self

Do you ever wish you could go back in time and give some advice to your younger self?  Here’s what came to me today during meditation of what I might say (with love) to the young girl I once was.  Please bear in mind, we should never berate ourselves for the things we have done in the past, for these all help us to learn life lessons along the way.    This post is also for Debbie Roth’s #forgivingfridays. Continue reading

Nostalgia and Love

 

What if our four-year old self knew what was ahead of us!  Would we still make the same choices, do the same things?  Or would knowledge of what was to come dampen our enthusiasm for being a daredevil, or indeed encourage us to jump outside the box from time to time and do crazy things? Continue reading

Linktree

Do you have lots of social media links?  Are you fed up typing them all at the end of posts and on any pieces of writing that you do?  Try linktree (it’s free!) and really easy to set up and use.  Here’s an image of what my linktree looks like.  If you click on the image, it will take you to my linktree account (@healingwordsblog).   You then simply have to click on whichever link you want to explore.  I think this is a great idea and would be really useful for your existing and potential customers.

Perhaps I’m late on the uptake to Linktree, and if you know all about it already, you have my permission to roll your eyes and give a slight shake of the head in pity at my ignorance, lol !!  Anyway, happy blogging everyone and have a great weekend.  Cannot wait, Spring is definitely in the air here in Scotland and I want to get out for a walk in nature.  Anita 😁🌳

p.s.  have you checked out my new Podcast site? ( healingwordsblogpodcast )  There are only 2 episodes, but more will be added soon.  It’s been fun learning all the new skills involved!  Constructive feedback would be welcome.

Out with the old (2)

I love this quote from Rumi above.  It was the starting point for my new PODCAST channel on Soundcloud (yay! – major learning curve overcome).  This episode offers guidance on how sorrowful thoughts can be used to our advantage.  It’s a 5-minute listen, easy to do while you’re busy with daily tasks.

You can tune in here:  Podcast Episode 2 Out with the Old

I would love your feedback and any helpful suggestions!  Anita.

Breathe the air deeply

Spring won’t let me stay in this house any longer!  I must get out and breathe the air deeply again.  Gustav Mahler.

Spring is in the air:

These were my thoughts this morning, and I hope you like the image I chose to go with the quotation.  Nothing says spring to me like tree blossom and blue tits.  The changes of the seasons can have a real feeling of impetus to them.  I know I always feel the pull to “coorie down” (like the Danish word hygge) with the coming of Winter or the push to spring into action with the first shoots of Spring!

Our house mind:

The Mahler quote got me thinking about the idea of staying in the house, and what other meaning it can have.  Many of us can also be guilty of staying put in the house of our mind, and not just through the dark seasons of the year.  We can become so comfortable with our thoughts, opinions and habits that they end up imprisoning us, don’t you think?  This inertia can make us inflexible, polarised, stuck.  The windows of our mind house become dusty, so that we never look outside of ourselves, never seek other ways of being or thinking.  It’s us and them (and we’re always right in our house mind).  So this Spring, I’ll be doing a physical spring clean of my home and also of my house mind.  It’s okay to change our opinions; it’s great to clean the windows and see all the good in the world; it’s wonderful to dust ourselves off and seek out new opinions, new positive role-models, and rediscover who we really are.

Many blessings for a wonderful Spring day!  If you’re able, get out there and breathe the air deeply again.  Much love, Anita.🌼😁