Being grateful is not always easy! I know. We therapists are human too😃
It's more of a case of stop trying to be perfect and start doing your best.
Attitude is the main thing over the years that I have seen bring clients to where they want to be. Yes you need to eat right, be healthy, exercise but the way you look at these things makes the difference.
If you see things negatively life will always be that bit harder.
"I can't start today because the house is still full of junk food and I'm not wasting it!!!"
"I'm starting today. This is what I want so no excuses. I'll give the biscuits, cakes, crisps etc to someone else if I don't want to throw them out. Whatever it takes, I'm ready!"
"I didn't get time to juice. It takes up too much time, I'm wasting all the pulp, I don't like waste, the ingredients are expensive."
"I'm going to juice everyday because: I feel better when I do, my energy is better, I sleep better, I stop craving, my skin is glowing. It takes no more time than making my breakfast. I'm not wasting the pulp, I throw out vegetable and fruit peel all the time and it's never bothered me but I can put the pulp in soups, stew, in compost etc. The fruit and vegetables are a lot cheaper than the junk food it stops me craving"
"I know I won't have lost weight this week!! I just know it!! I've not had any chocolate or biscuits all week, I've been so good not having all those things I wanted and I know I haven't lost anything!!!"
"Wow I feel great this week, I'm loving the food, I'm tasting it again, my energy is better, my sleep, woah what happened there? I feel great and I'm trying so many new things. It's not just about the weight but it makes sense that if I keep this up the weight will come off over time and I'm feeling great."
Can you spot the difference?
The negative attitude is always looking at what you are missing, what you tell yourself you are doing without, focusing on the things that brought you to where you are , in a place of either weight gain, I'll Heath, depression etc.
The positive focuses on what you are enjoying. The benefits, the good stuff. It's focusing on the actions you need to take to get you to your goal.
So just remember, no matter what it is you are doing that attitude has a huge impact on your results.
So this year try to have an attitude of gratitude, a more positive outlook😃
So you are thinking about pregnancy?
Fertility issues are a common concern for couples in today's age. For so many it is not just a matter of trying and getting pregnant first time.
This has a lot to do with the way we eat and live these days. We push our bodies to the limit, have ideas of perfection that is exhausting to try to achieve, our diets are not as nutritious as they could be, more and more women are waiting till later in life to have children, regular use of medication, they all have an impact.
We live in a high paced world where we expect to have everything now, but something has to give.
Luckily there is a lot you can do to help your fertility and improve your chances of a healthy pregnancy. It's not just a case of taking a magic pill though.
In the clinic i have a 4 pronged approached to fertility:
Fertility assistance is available for:
Both Men and Women
As a stand alone therapy
Alongside other fertility treatments
Block plan - Nutrition, Herbal medicines, 2x reflexology sessions per month
Tailored plan - Nutrition and herbal medicines - can also choose - reflexology, reiki, bach remedies, cupping,auricular acupuncture, iridology.
When you are trying to improve your fertility and health you should always seek professional advice, get the best care you can.
For information contact the clinic
Fertility clinic day - Tuesdays.
so I am sitting here this morning procrastinating like a pro!
I had a eureka moment yesterday, I actually laughed when it hit me because I can't believe I didn't see it before.
This is one of those realisation that literally hits you like a thunder bolt, it shifted my axis. I am so excited about the purpose and direction it will give my life. Yet here I am procrastinating.
So it made me think. How many times in my life have I had these moments and been paralysed by them. Excited and paralysed at the same time. Weird huh?
Well not really when you think about it. I see it all the time in my clients. When the possibility of real, positive, life changing moments can cripple us with fear
What if moments I call them.
I can't do it
It doesn't work
It doesn't make it all better
People laugh at me
They don't feel the same
They hurt me
Well yep, all those things could happen, but
It's what I'm meant to do
My life becomes amazing as a result
It works and brings joy into my life
I look and feel amazing
They are meant to be in my life
The things that can bring about the best changes in our lives are always the scariest to start
Taking control of your disease
But once you get started you'll never want to stop.
So with that said I'm off to write a new series of workshops and some more chapters of my book.
What is it you've been allowing fear to stop you going after?
Carina Kennedy was formerly a Nurse, now a Nutritional Therapist and Herbalist living in the west of Ireland. Her passion is food, health and teaching clients to gain control of their life with simple techniques.