Forgiveness

One of our photographers on the Grateful for challenge sent in the photo below of his mother. What he had written for it to be included on this weeks ‘grateful for’ actually felt like a topic on its own. I felt inspired with his words, they felt powerful and there was clear intention about forgiveness, using gratitude. It made me think of my own parents (above, featured photo), Inner Child work and the challenge of forgiveness.

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December Catch Up

We catch up and say farewell to some of our ten volunteers on a photo challenge of capturing a photo of something they are grateful for each week for a year. Last month they were given the option to leave at the sixth month point and review how things have gone generally. Some wished to write their own blogs to celebrate their journeys, some have written brief messages and others we may catch up with next month.

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Winter Solstice

The Shortest Day in the Northern Hemisphere

Three days in Decemeber when it was said that the sun stands still (Latin: Sol = Sun, Sistere = to stand still). The day in the middle is usually the 21st Dec and officially the winter solstice. The stand still is due to the Earth’s tilt when it rotates and orbits the sun. As we look at the horizon the sun is at its lowest ebb barely making it light and warm during the day, and for those countries in or close to the Artic circle the sun doesn’t feature at all giving them the phenomena known as the polar night. On the same day in the southern hemisphere, naturally, they have their summer solstice and longest day and in the antartic circle the phenomena known as the midnight sun.

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Finding My Inner Fire

Phoenix, Fire, Release, Counselling, Dorset
By ‘Saturday South’ – now chasing her own dream of working with animals

A Year Long Challenge – We asked seven people who manage a mental health issue to take a photo each week, about something they are grateful for. Being In Gratitude starts to change how we perceive things. Read our Original Blog here. In my November catch up, I gave those on the challenge the option of leaving at this point, asking them to reflect on the challenge and how they would like to celebrate their ending. Saturday South has decided to carry on with the challenge and updates us with her progress so far.

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What makes me happy

By ‘Monday’ – a wife, mother and counsellor who manages anxiety and low self esteem

A Year Long Challenge – We asked seven people who manage a mental health issue to take a photo each week, about something they are grateful for. Being In Gratitude starts to change how we perceive things. Read our Original Blog here. In my November catch up, I gave those on the challenge the option of leaving at this point, asking them to reflect on the challenge and how they would like to celebrate their ending. Monday has decided to leave us here and we celebrate her challenge in this blog.

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November Catch Up

Six months ago, I set up a year long photo challenge to be ‘in gratitude’ inspired by the book ‘Your Zodiac Soul’ by John Wadsworth. In this blog, I mentioned that I had been struggling with a sense of lack for quite some time, specifically lack of money and that I would keep you posted on my progress to unblock this.

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October Catch Up

A YEAR LONG CHALLENGE: I originally asked seven people who struggle with a common mental health issue such as depression or anxiety, or a sense of ‘lack’ to be in gratitude for the year ahead. Each of them represented a day of the week and began to post me a photo of something they are grateful for this day for a whole year. We started last month. Since my first request for volunteers three more people joined up and we doubled up on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Read original blog

We catch up with some of our volunteers five months into a year long photo challenge of capturing a photo of something they are grateful for each week…

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In Gratitude: Sept Catch up

A YEAR LONG CHALLENGE: I originally asked seven people who struggle with a common mental health issue such as depression or anxiety, or a sense of ‘lack’ to be in gratitude for the year ahead. Each of them represented a day of the week and began to post me a photo of something they are grateful for this day for a whole year. We started last month. Since my first request for volunteers three more people joined up and we doubled up on Fridays, Saturdays and more recently Sundays. Read original blog

We catch up with some of ten volunteers four months into a year long photo challenge of capturing a photo of something they are grateful for each week.

In August’s catch up the group were additionally challenged with setting their own reminders for their weekly photos so ownership of the challenge becomes theirs. They would receive just one email inviting them to answer some catch up questions.

Lets see how they all got on this month…

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Feel the Feelings

Change your thoughts – think more postive – you become your thoughts – thoughts become your destiny. But what if it’s not about your thoughts?

I got stuck and for some time I wasn’t sure how to become unstuck.

The answer was simple, ‘I need time and space with myself‘. The reality has been harder to achieve; fighting my own default to continue to help others and ignore my own needs, and having this default reflected back from others that haven’t been able to hear my words. Its really not about anyone else, its about me having quiet time to preserve my mental health.

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Who let the dogs out

Self Selection & Essential Oils Workshops for dog and their humans now running at Furzedown Farm

We held our first workshop for dogs and their humans recently. Humans learnt about the physical and emotional uses of essential oils, grass powders and clays, and why a dog may select them. After the theory, the dogs were invited to self select any of the oils on offer.

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