THE THINGS THAT ARE SENT TO TRY US...
Hello there, sassy ladies
I hope this issue finds you well and happy. Although it’s hard to be happy right now, isn’t it? All that’s happening in the world coupled with the living in a very “Broken Britain”, it doesn’t give you much to smile about.
But, rather than reaching for anti-depressants, wine bottle or even a little spliff (whatever gets you through - no judgement here) may I tell you about a couple of things I’ve come across to help lift mood, change attitude and generally make life seem that little bit better.
The first one is good advice from a natural health guru that I follow - Rina Golan. Rina is wellbeing expert, naturalist and yoga instructor and is so very free with her wisdom, that her newsletters are a joy. Just this afternoon she sent one out outlining how to re-balance the nervous system taken from the four pillars of rejuvenation. It includes wise (and possibly basic stuff that we’d forgotten?) advice such as:
Lowering your intake of news; the nervous system isn’t set up to take that amount of grief daily
Choose to watch soothing and uplifting movies and TV programmes. The brain doesn’t differentiate between reality and fiction.
In times of uncertainty, “setting up a routine that aligns with our lifestyle gives us a sense of safety and stability, which are some of the best balms for our nervous system”.
These are just a couple of wise advice of Rina’s. If you go to Rina’s website - see the link above - you will find just as many wonderful suggestions for helping you to live your best life. And Rina, perhaps more than most right now, has every reason to try and soothe and balance herself. She is an Israeli ex pat living in the UK with family still in Israel.
Another thing I’ve heard of recently of ways of dealing with life’s challenges that could threaten to overwhelm us is to try distraction by setting an ambitious goal. For example, by challenging yourself to swim the English Channel one day.
And this is exactly what the next guest at the next 45 Not Out event on 27th November at 8.00pm at the Bottle Bank bar, London Road, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire. CW4 7AL will be talking about. Dianne Parrish is a Cheshire based business woman who found herself adrift after two major losses in quick succession. Dianne found herself suffering from severe overwhelm and rather than seek solace in the usual way - booze, food or anti-depressant medication - something at the back of her mind told her to set herself the wildest goal she could imagine and focus on that. That’s exactly what she did, with her desire to swim the English Channel being uppermost in her mind. And she did that not just the once, but a subsequent four times!
I’m delighted to say that Dianne will be in conversation with my co-producer of the event - Kate Blakemore - and will be telling all about her amazing story and now, how open water swimming is still her saviour for when times get tough.
If you’d like to be at the event, tickets are still available and you can buy them online here . The event promises to be uplifting and inspiring in the company of women just like you. So, what more would you want - fine company, a stylish, cool venue and the option to have a glass of something cold in your hand. Would love to see you there…
So, that’s it for another edition. I hope the newsletter continues to make life that little bit easier. If you have any ideas about what you’d like to see in the newsletter, just reply to this email and I’ll see what I can do.
In the meantime, stay safe, warm & well and I’ll see you next time.