Positive psychology, an affirmation

earthTake 2.30mins. Watch. Listen. What a wonderful world @Louis Armstrong….https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5DbZK2W7zw

“What A Wonderful World”

I see trees of green,
red roses too.
I see them bloom,
for me and you.
And I think to myself,
what a wonderful world.I see skies of blue,
And clouds of white.
The bright blessed day,
The dark sacred night.
And I think to myself,
What a wonderful world.The colors of the rainbow,
So pretty in the sky.
Are also on the faces,
Of people going by,
I see friends shaking hands.
Saying, “How do you do?”
They’re really saying,
“I love you”.I hear babies cry,
I watch them grow,
They’ll learn much more,
Than I’ll ever know.
And I think to myself,
What a wonderful world.

Yes, I think to myself,
What a wonderful world.

Oh yeah.



10 keys to happier living

10 keys to happier living – Happiness is a political issue

Their Motto is: Join the movement. Be the change.

Yesterday, at an Inspirational Talk held at the Barbican Centre London, Richard Layard, author of best-selling book Happiness and leading economist, made yet another impassioned case for happier living alongside Professor David Clark, professor of psychology at Oxford University and expert on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Visit http://www.actionforhappiness.org to learn about what they are doing to spread this belief. I was definitely inspired by their dedication, knowledge and assuredness.

Action for Happiness also gives out a simple guide…below…making it easy to get and do Happy.

Do you have any tips that work for you? Share them with us!

Action For Happiness

3 things to sustain you through the week

relax Try this simple recipe for a sea bass meal –http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/salt-crusted-sea-bass-with-rosemary-lemon

Serve with: New potatoes – skin removed after cooking alongside steamed fine green beans. Make a tasty dressing for potatoes – by mixing chopped fresh chives and thyme with dried oregano (a spoonful each). Add the grated peel of half a lemon, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 6- 8 of extra virgin olive oil. Crushed garlic (1 clove) is optional. Season with salt and pepper then add the potatoes and beans and mix well.


Relaxation Tip

Relieve stress and relax and invigorate your upper body muscles with Yoga Lion Pose. Yoga practitioners say this pose effectively gives you an outlet for this negative energy. This posture gets its name from the way you stick your tongue out as far as possible and the way you hold your fingers splayed out, resembling a roaring lion.

Learn how to practice here… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lGbSkrqTME

I find that just sitting comfortably or standing straight with hands on knees while practicing is also helpful.


Relaxation Tip

Frankincense Essential oil can be comforting and useful for helping overcome stress. Easy ways to use it include applying it topically, inhaling, dabbing a few drips onto your pillow at bedtime or even in your bath or face and body creams.

This is how to beat Monday morning blues

starting point

Start the Week…with stamina- inducing tips from long distance runners…

Stay hydrated by programming yourself to reach for water at very regular intervals.

Maintain good blood glucose levels by selecting food, snacks and drinks e.g. complex carbohydrates. Some people swear by half an avocado dressed with a little lemon juice and pinch of salt – as a pick me up.

Feed even when you lack appetite or have little time.

Eat a variety of foods to avoid flavour fatigue.

Be wary of sugary drinks whether promoted as ‘sports or soft’ drinks.

Consume enough calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium in your diet and adequate electrolytes particularly sodium.

Doses of caffeine can boost performance and alertness but is usually best when taken after a meal to aid digestion.

Be flexible and open-minded and reach out to your support crew whenever needed.


3 herbal energisers to start the week with

useful daily herb teas

Start the week with these useful daily herbal teas…

Green Tea – a stimulant that contains caffeine and is a healthy alternative to coffee or ordinary tea and does more than just keep you awake.

Compounds in green tea can improve brain function, physical performance and health as well as being active against bacteria.


Peppermint and Licorice Root Tea – a cup during the day when you start flagging is marvelous.

Peppermint herb tea opens up the circulation and refreshes the head, mind and body. Its oil is used to relieve various aches and pains.

Combine with a little licorice root for a delicious drink to improve the function of the adrenal or ‘stress’ glands and help soothe the stomach after meals.


Lemon balm and Chamomile Tea – works well when taken at night after dinner or just before bedtime.

It is a nice combination of herbs that are known to calm digestion and nerves and increase overall relaxation.

Tip – Herbal teas keep your body hydrated throughout the day, which is important for healthy organ function. You can buy loose organic herbal teas and combine them to your taste or have these combinations prepared for you.


Refreshing spray to lift your skin and mood

Cooling Mist

This organic aromatic water is our hero product so says clients’ feedback!

“Well balanced and effective “

“Aroma is minty and cooling”

“Sensation on the skin is fresh”

“Really does calm the mind and cool the skin”

This blend seems to work great as a mood lifter, aftershave spray and “hot flush” spray for menopausal women.

Comprises of fresh geranium and peppermint leaves distilled in spring water until enriched with both the essential oil and the water-soluble volatile components.

Best Healing Cream for cracked lips, nappy rash, bruises, surgery cuts and wounds.

healing cream

This Granary Herbs Healing Cream works wonders on the skin! Contains Essential oils – Rose, St John’s Wort, Echinacea, Calendula and, Oil of Tea Tree.

Use twice a day until area is healed. Then apply Lavender oil to ensure no scar tissue remains! Buy from www.granaryherbs.co.uk.