Cultivating Patience During Expansion

Cultivating Patience During Expansion

“Sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes and the grass grows by itself.”  Matsuo Basho

Spring is a time of sudden growth, rebirth and expansion.  However we’re also entering a period where we need to have patience, during the beginning of this new cycle.  

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Small shifts can have a big impact

Small shifts can have a big impact

How are you feeling today? 

Do you feel alive, vibrant, ready to take on the world; or a bit sluggish and fatigued, perhaps wondering how you’re going to get through the day? 

Grabbing a coffee might make you feel great for a few hours, and a glass of wine may give you the pep to get through your evening; but are you running on empty under the surface?

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SAD?

SAD?

My first winter in Copenhagen I turned up at my acupuncturists/naturopath and burst in to tears.  I had no idea why, and this had been going on and off for the past week or so.  I was confounded as to what to do, and was exhausted.

Her diagnosis.... SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) which is a condition where people with normal mental health can experience depression.

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Adjusting to Autumn

Adjusting to Autumn

I know a lot of you enjoyed the post I did on Spring.  Southern Hemisphere readers you may want to check it out again here.  http://www.sachastewart.net/blog/2014/4/24/spring-in-your-step-no  So I thought I would look at the ways we can transition into the colder months with ease.

We are at the equinox with equal light in both hemispheres.  For those in the north it means our days are slowly going to get shorter and shorter, and we need to start adjusting our bodies accordingly. 

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