I beat the blues!

What can we do when the blues take hold of us?  How can we function in daily life? And can we really beat them?  Are the blues more likely to be depression?  This has been my story over the past month or so.   Read on.. Continue reading

Things that make my heart sing

Don’t you just hate those times when you’re in a low mood and none of your usual strategies works (see my previous posts on distraction, gratitude, acts of kindness, meditation)!  At times like these, I just allow myself to feel the emotions fully, knowing from experience that for me this low mood will pass tomorrow.

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The Siren’s Call

How many of us hear the call home?  How many of us stop and listen, to hear if God is speaking to us in the silence, in the peace, in our growing intuition?  Take a few moments now to read my beautiful poem, The Siren’s Call, which was published on the Women’s Spiritual Poetry blog.  Click on the image below to read the poem (you can also watch and listen to the video version)!  I hope you find your own “quiet beacon through the fog“.  Blessings, Anita. ❤

The Siren’s Call

Happy holidays from Healing Words!

A big Hiya from beautiful, sunny Scotland!  I’m taking a social media holiday for 2 weeks.  I’ve got some books to read and review, and lots of time to spend with family and friends.  I’m so grateful to everyone who reads and interacts with me on my blog.  It really does mean a lot to me, and I adore reading your blogs too!  It’s so cool to connect with like-minded people all over the world.  Speaking of cool, I think it’s time for an ice-cream…..

Much love, Anita.🍦🌴

Bring me sunshine!

Morecambe and Wise came into my mind this morning along with the song, “Bring me sunshine” which they used to sing at the end of every show (for those who don’t know them, they were a comedy duo on UK television in the ’70s – that’s the 1970s – so last century!!).   Their song and dance routine always made me giggle, especially the silly little skipping dance at the end.

What’s at the heart of all this?  Sunshine! Light! Laughter!  I had glanced at my wall calendar for June 2018 this morning and noticed that I had drawn in a big sun symbol on the majority of the days.  This is something I do to uplift my spirits on a low day, so I thought I’d share some more sunny, silly ideas with you today.

So, why not think, say or do something silly to bring a smile to your face and help lift the spirits of others.  Here are a few suggestions for you (I’d love to hear yours!  I’m always on the look-out for good ideas):

  • watch a short Morecambe and Wise video on YouTube (any will make you giggle)
  • find a really good joke (from a book, or google (?) and share it with others).  Here’s one:

  • draw a big sun on the calendar if it’s a beautiful sunny day, and colour it in with yellow highlighter.  Encourage others to do likewise.  Here’s my calendar for June:

  • record your pet snoring and share with your friends or on social media.
  • see the funny side in everything today.  Laugh out loud as often as you can.  It may freak people out, but it will be infectious.  Check out laughter therapy.
  • Make it your mission to get others to smile/laugh today. eg:  smile at them; compliment them; hold the door for them; give them some chocolate.  Share your results with us / others.
  • Follow your intuition.  If you see something that you think will make someone smile/laugh, don’t hesitate with excuses.  Just make them a gift of it and brighten up their and your day.

I leave you with this iconic song from ELO, Mr Blue Sky.  Just click on the image below to listen, and have a happy, sunny day!  Anita.😎