Today I visited my Dad in the funeral parlour. This is the last time I will see him. I feel like we’ve just been waiting. It hadn’t sunk in… until today All the planning for the funeral and wake is complete. We are now waiting again. Waiting for the day when we finally say Goodbye.
On Wednesday last week my father died. I held his hand as he struggled to breathe. I told him that we were with him. It is all I knew to say. Rest easy Dad, I’m with you. You are not alone. You made your choice to stop the pain and the indignity that you felt.
I’ve always thought that I couldn’t make decisions. I’ve analysed this so many times, so many ways, looking back to the past and how I experienced the process of decision making. I’ve realised now that I can make decisions. I take time with the process. I think on the issue for a while. I discuss
An angry man interrupted one of the Buddha’s lectures and verbally abused him by hurling insults. The Buddha just sat there calmly. Finally the man asked the Buddha why he failed to respond to the insults and abuse. The Buddha replied, “If someone offers you a gift, and you decline to accept it, to whom
By not making a decision I am making a decision. So when I am debating what to eat and I say “I can’t make a decision” I should really be saying “I have the option of not eating along with these other options of what to eat”. By not deciding on a physical activity to
Twice in as many days I have received the advice that diet juices can be doing me more harm than good and that they are unlikely to help with my weight loss. Diet juice is off the menu for me but I still need to get my 8 glass of fluid In the UK, you
There is beautiful sunshine outside our window this morning and what better way to start the day than to sit in the back garden watching the birds while eating a bowl of handmade muesli. J’s Handmade Muesli 2 tbsp. of oats 1 tbsp. of oatmeal 1 tbsp. of sultanas One medium banana 1 tbsp. of
If I lose 2 lb per week, with a little leeway over Christmas, I will have lost 7 stone by this time next year. If I lose 1 lb per week, I will have lost 3 stone by Christmas. I have to ask myself “Why am I not doing it?”
A shared lunch today with a group of individuals who offer alternative therapies got my mind thinking about the holistic nature of health and how my mind, my emotions and my environment have a major effect on my health. I’m not one for taking pills. If I can avoid them I will. Deep inside somewhere