Speak your truth even if they don’t like it

Whether it’s right or wrong or we agree with it or not, it is up to us to make a decision on what feels right for us to either take on board, or leave it with all the other info that is out there.

Sometimes we have beliefs and ideas that are so ingrained in us that we don’t realize how we actually perceive things.

Nope, you may not like everything you hear but it’s all just information right?

Whether it’s right or wrong or we agree with it or not, it is up to us to make a decision on what feels right for us to either take on board, or leave it with all the other info that is out there.

Sometimes we have beliefs and ideas that are so ingrained in us that we don’t realize how we actually perceive things.

We now live in a time where everything is literally out our fingertips.

I was just taking a moment today admiring at how the world is because of the internet. We have data at our fingertips. If we want to find a book we can order it online or head into a bookstore ourselves. It’s all there, accessible like never before.

Perhaps there is too much information for us to get through. We are bombarded daily with media sites, subliminal advertising, news, human talk and everything we scroll through in our phones and laptops. System overload!

I don’t blame you if you have no idea what is actually real and what is fiction…I am probably half way in that thought pattern myself. Truth has been blended with “alternative facts”, reality is hidden through films and books, and journalists have lost their reputation as reputable sources.

If you believe in something say it. If you know something that another person doesn’t, talk about it. Your friends may not agree with you on 99% of the things you say (if that is the case it might be time to get new friends), but that 1% may help them, it may be a seed that gets planted that grows when the time is right.

If you are adamant on your beliefs ask yourself:
Why is that? Where did my beliefs come from? Do they serve me? Do they reflect the person I am today?

It is OK to change your beliefs, in fact it is healthy to do so. It is OK to change your mind. (I didn’t always like spicy food but now I do, the same goes for spinach). It’s OK to grow and to want to know more, it’s a part of life.

Learn, learn, and keep learning. As your mind expands with new knowledge you will find what feels right for you, you will see through the facade of false headlines, through panic and fear, and you will find truth in a world of charlatans, gossip and Chinese whispers. The heart is never wrong…follow it.

Support is more than just a push up bra

Well, sometimes we just need a hand. We have exhausted our own engines and booster buttons, and we need some encouragement from those around us.

Sometimes support comes in the strangest of ways (ie. social media), but it is welcomed nonetheless.

Our very first supporters in life are usually our parents and family environment. As we grow older it expands to our friends, school environment, teachers, fellow team members and so on.

Then we hit adulthood. Things can change greatly with life commitments, new family additions, new locations and different time zones. Support can dwindle and create feelings of unworthiness, and in many cases we push away support due to our pride.

Support in life is essential to moving forward and growing. It comes from a place of love, and that is the essential core of all things. Without love, it won’t work and it won’t last.

Take a look at your body for example. Hundreds of billions of cells support each other for your body to function every single day, and your body alone is a support vessel for your soul to carry out life experiences. Without bones, muscles, tissues, fuel, reproduction and energy systems you could not exist.

Support is instrumental to being happy, healthy, successful and in growth. It is nature’s way.

Just take a look at animals and how they support each other when they are being hunted down by predators. Even trees are known to rest their branches on other trees for support as they sleep at night. What about humans coming together in times of need? It is ingrained in life.

Support isn’t always monetary and it’s not just found online. It can be from a simple phone call to ask how one is, to babysitting for the next few hours while your friend works on her new online bikini business. The smallest gesture can be the greatest leap for another.

We all need some guidance. We all need some help. We all need some advice in our careers, relationships and with ourselves at times. We can even strengthen bonds when we ask for support. Honestly, how good does it feel when someone you care about asks you for your time and help?

So in closing this little post today, make it a point on your weekly goals for this week to send some love to your friends, and let them know you are available for help if they require. Take an extra 10mins with your colleague at work to ease their stress levels (this may also be you that needs that extra 10mins). Help promote your favourite food company’s new product that you love…somebody else’s taste buds might just benefit.

We are all in this together. Support what you believe in, support with what you are able to, and as life has it, what goes around comes back to kiss you.

De-press-your-mind

Depression.

Yes, it’s real. And if you haven’t suffered from it, then you will know of someone who has/is.

Whilst there is a movement to see depression be recognized within our society as a mental health issue, as well as a leading cause for suicide in our youth, our men, and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) sufferers, it’s still under that taboo “don’t talk about it” banner.

Why do I say this?

Because last week on the way home from finishing a fitness class, I encountered 2 road blocks. One was a car accident that held up traffic for over an hour, and the other, while traffic was held to a complete standstill, got no mention in the press the following day. Why? because it was a suicide jump.

This surely should have been reported, but you rarely here of suicides in the press unless it’s suicide bomber or terrorist related.

Firstly let’s understand what depression actually is.

Depression is a low mood that lasts for a long time, and affects your everyday life.

In its mildest form, depression can mean just being in low spirits. It doesn’t stop you leading your normal life but makes everything harder to do and seem less worthwhile. At its most severe, depression can be life-threatening because it can make you feel suicidal or simply give up the will to live.” – Mind

Now this is an explanation of what depression is from a clinical perspective. Let’s look at this a little deeper.

Our bodies are filled with billions and billions of cells, each one of them carrying DNA, ancestral emotions, trauma, thoughts and genes.

Our cells make up who we are, and when we carry those traumas of our ancestors, we are influenced to think and feel by what is in our DNA. This can be changed with Epigenetics, but we will discuss this later on. (Dr Bruce Lipton speaks of this in his research of Biology of Belief)

Not only do we understand that our family history affects us, but we also live in an environment that is disconnecting us from our heart, from others, from nature and from our selves; what is really important to us.

We have a society that shuns expressing thoughts and emotions.
We have a system that does not support free thinking and creativity. If anything it condemns it.
We have a world that is driven by money, profit and greed.
We have younger generations communicating through technology and emoji’s.
We have instant gratification to please our wants and drugs to fix our needs.
We have highly evolved beings amongst us, and due to ignorance we medicate and institutionalize them.
We idolize celebrities and rich people for just being famous.
We look outside of us to fill voids within us.
We continuously remind ourselves of the past, rather than creating our future.

WE ARE DISCONNECTED but times are changing and we are being reconnected.

So, where do we begin to come up out of the darkness of depression.

  • Acknowledge that you need some help. We all get down and we all need some lifting up in our lives.
  • Realize that medication and anti- depressants are not long term fixes. Placebo effect does wonders.
  • Stop thinking and start feeling. The mind feeds on itself.
  • Get moving and get exercising.
  • Breathe more deeply, it helps you to become more mindful.
  • Do some healing work.
  • Eat cleaner, organic, fresher, more alive foods (cut out processed/toxic foods)
  • Change your environment.
  • Talk more with people, spend time with others, RE-connect without technology
  • Start loving yourself and forgive yourself
  • Remember that you are a spiritual being that feels, loves and is ultimately happy.

Men are by far the greatest to suffer from depression and suicide. 45-49 year olds are the most affected in all societies. In the U.K alone they take up 26.8% per 100,000 suicide deaths. (Samaritan 2014)

Men do have feelings, they do cry, they do feel just like women do. Men don’t have to be strong and “suck it up”. when life gets tough on them.

The pressure of life is real. There are work, bills, family, job deadlines and lifestyles to maintain, along with health issues and daily struggles.

But you can change your life. It wont happen overnight but it will happen. You just need to believe that and let go of what is not working for you.

The most powerful way to begin change of your DNA, is by changing the way you think. This is what epigenetics is all about. You can change your DNA and biology by simply changing the way you think. Yes you read that correctly.

Dr Bruce Lipton has made this his whole life’s work ever since he discovered that cells would change depending on their environment.

Your environment is paramount to your life. If you live in an unhealthy environment you get sick. The same is said for your cells. If you want happy, thriving and positive cells then you must supply that kind of environment for them. And you can do this by changing the quality of your thoughts as well as taking notes from the list above.

We all need healing. Our world is a beautiful reflection of where we need to heal.

I refuse to accept depression as something one has to suffer for the rest of their lives.
I refuse to accept that medication is the only accepted way forward for treatment.
I refuse to accept depression and suicide as a weakness in people.

If you or anyone you know suffers from depression, suicidal thoughts or have been in a low frame for some time, then reach out. There are many health professionals who have overcome their demons and now seek to help others do the same.

Heal your past. Heal your thoughts. Heal your cells. Heal yourcelf.

Reconnect with your heart, and allow it to guide you back to your light and to your magic of why you are here and what your purpose is.

You got this x