COVID-19

As we continue to cope with the restrictions of COVID-19 and practice social distancing we need to practice some calm in the environment of uncertainty.

 

At the moment, walking the dog seems to be a great way to enjoy the outdoors yet still practice social distancing.

 

Connecting with friends and family on a regular basis and live meditations from 10% happier are a great way to spend the time.

 

Some people are painting rocks in their free time....gardening if possible.  

 

I spotted this bunny outside my kitchen window eating the birdseed.  He is now a regular.   Signs of spring are starting in the gardens so, we have that to look forward to.  We need to stay positive, reach out to our community and help any way we can in these challenging times.  It is also a time to be grateful for all we have in our lives and of all the healthcare workers who are on the front lines!  Thank you!

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Coping with Social Distancing

As we deal with COVID-19 and handle the protocols to reduce the transmission of the pandemic we find ourselves a bit isolated.

 

However, rather than focus on all the limitations posed by COVID-19 we should focus on how our communities of kindness are  helping those who are confined to their homes.  Reaching out to neighbours to buy some groceries, picking up the telephone not to text but to actually speak to someone helps with these feelings of isolation.  Now more than ever we need to practice mindfulness, meditation, yoga, reiki and being kind.    It is a time to go on walks in your neighbourhood, walk the dog and perhaps start your spring cleaning..

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Forgiveness

As we move into the yet another month it is a time to reflect upon recent events and move forward.  As I cope with multiple personal losses, it is a time for mindfulness, meditation and forgiveness.

 

Letting go of events which happened and you cannot control is key into moving forward in your life.

 

"Your peace is more important than driving yourself crazy trying to understand why something happened the way it did.  Let it go"  Davidji

 

Recognizing change is difficult, it is a time now to reach for Louise Hay affirmations, try Davidji's meditations and courses.  Keep practicing your reiki and sending it out to the universe.  Be kind to yourself and others and keep the positive energy flowing as you heal.

 

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Goodbye Willow

It is with great sadness that I have to say goodbye to Willow who has been apart of my life since 2001.

 

 She has supported and assisted in my reiki practices allowing students to practice on her.  I have been blessed to have such a wonderful friend in my life.

 

I have been giving her regular reiki sessions that are short to help her through her illness.  I will continue to miss her for she made life more interesting as only cats can do!  I am grateful for all of our shared experiences, eating ice cream and snuggling on the sofa together.

 

 

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Dealing with Grief

As the new year begins we all face challenges.  Dealing with grief has been all encompassing lately.  I have been looking for all sorts of solutions to dealing with all this pain.

 

Practicing reiki and mindful meditations have been useful. Also journalling and sharing your story is beneficial.  The more you discuss your grief it helps you uncork some of those bottled up emotions.  

 

I would like to recommend The Grief Recovery Handbook by John James & Russell Friedman.  This is proving to be an invaluable tool for myself.  I am currently looking for a grief partner as I participate in this program.

 

Sending reiki blessings to all!

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