Tag Archives: Louise Hay

Natural cures for depression without anti-depressants

Sometimes things happen in life which make you feel in a depressed state, this is completely natural and can happen to anyone, this does not mean you are clinically depressed, it just means right now, at this moment in time you feel low, such as:

Death of a loved one, friend, or acquaintance, health crises, financial woes, divorce or break-up, losing a job, underemployment, moving, children leaving for college or positive transitions laden with deep meaning, such as new jobs, weddings, births

 

depression

Depression can effect anyone, no matter what age, gender or nationality. It’s a hard thing to describe unless you have suffered it yourself, it’s also a hard thing to understand. There have been many ways in the past of dealing with depression, a more popular one is being prescribed anti-depressant tablets. Read More →

Relationship advice for couples

I have been needing to write this for a long time but didn’t want to sound preachy or like my relationship is perfect, it isn’t, we have some things to work on too, but I know at the moment among my friends there are at least 3 couples really finding it hard to communicate with each other to breaking point.

This is an open letter to you:

Dear couples,

I think communication is key and respect in relationships for each others boundaries, hobbies, friends and lifestyles is very important, also for the people we fall in love with. You become attracted to a person for a reason, you like they are powerful in their own being, you love that they spend time with their family, you like the way they have loads of opinions and interests but then over time, you want to change them, you want them to spend less time with other people and more time with you, you want them to have the same opinion as you or you think there is a problem, you don’t want them to be powerful in spirit anymore because you need to tame them or someone else will find them really attractive and steal them away from you, you don’t fully trust them when they go out in case they meet someone better than you, the list goes on and on, am I right?

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Fight colds and flu naturally

Before getting to the natural remedies for colds and flu, I want to explain to you how medicine works, let’s say for example you feel full of cold and have a sore throat, runny eyes, mucus etc.
You go and buy a packet of Lemsip to make you feel better.

The packet says:
“For fever, headaches, body aches, blocked nose, sore throat and chesty cough”
Contains Phenylephrine Hydrochloride, Paracetamol, Guaifenesin:

Let’s look at those ingredients:
The primary side effect of phenylephrine is hypertension (high blood pressure) and it can cause increased heart rate
Some patients have been shown to have an upset stomach, severe abdominal cramping, and vomiting issues connected to taking this drug
Side-effects of guaifenesin include nausea, vomiting, formation of kidney stones, diarrhoea, dry mouth, chapped lips and constipation
Paracetamol can cause your stomach to bleed if you take it regularly, liver and kidney damage too.

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Do you feel good about yourself naked?

I am a big follower of all things positive and try to see the best in situations, always a glass half full kinda girl, you know, I appreciate the sun, the birds singing, the crisp sheets on a freshly made bed, I am thankful for my wonderful life but the thing that doesn’t come quite so easy is when I am naked, looking at myself in the mirror.

There is a lot of forgiveness I need to do, a lot of inner soul work, its hard, its painful but I know it needs to be done. We have changed our foods, our toiletries, we live as eco as we can, we work on lots of other aspects of our lives and now its time to work on ourselves.

Thin, fat, tall, short, any shape or size we all have hang ups, I have been reading a Louise Hay book You can heal your life, so far its a great read and has made me question so many things, it has made me realise the hang ups I have stem back to learned ideas that control me without me even realising.

So this made me go back and think about why I feel the need to cover my tummy that is flabby and full of stretch marks, should I not embrace those marks and think how amazing it is my body has grown 3 healthy boys?

Yes really I should, I need to change my thoughts, this can’t just happen though can it? by changing the negatives to positives, is it really that easy?

We according to Louise Hay who’s strategies and ideas have worked for millions of people says that it is

” Believe it or not, we choose our thoughts.

We may habitually think the same thought over and over so it does not seem we are choosing the thought. But we did make the original choice. We can refuse to think certain thoughts. Look how often you have refused to think a positive thought about yourself. Well you can also refuse to think a negative thought about yourself.”

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This makes sense to me, I think baby steps are needed with truly loving yourself,

Years ago I really didn’t have much self-esteem after a violent and mentally abusive relationship, I believed I was pretty rotten and fat, that no one would ever love me. It took a lot of time and kindness to myself, plus the advances of several men to make me feel better, I did this slowly, every time I passed a mirror I would smile at myself, then eventually when I was comfortable with that and it came easy to me, I would then add a compliment in my head to go with the smile like ” you are beautiful”. I sort of tricked myself at first into believing it and then my confidence grew. I had a 2 year period of being single and in this time solely focussed on myself, I painted, I sang, I read books, played music, lit candles, I did all the things I would do if I had a date coming round but I did them for me. I dated myself.

I loved myself, then I met the man of my dreams, my soul mate, my love. I think we couldn’t have met any earlier because that work on myself needed doing. It is ongoing, I still love myself in many ways but as I have put weight on these past few years, I think from feeling content and secure in my relationship and enjoying food so much I have a negativity about my body again. I am working on losing the extra weight gradually, through better choices and doing more so I can feel happy fully with myself again when looking at my naked body in the mirror.