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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In Gratitude: August 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 our ten volunteers three months into a year long photo challenge of capturing a photo of something they are grateful for each week. This month some of our group members ask each other questions about the challenge and we catch up with what they have to say…

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Reiki Healing Exchanges

Our first group of Reiki II practitioners will now be offering Reiki exchanges at Furzedown Farm to help gain their hours for certification. If you would like to help them and fancy some healing too, this blog is for you…

HUMAN REIKI/HEALING EXCHANGES

Our first session will be on August 14th, at 1900 to 2100hrs for human/human reiki exchanges.

Reiki lying down outdoors in the shade
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My Journey with Oils

How did I get into Essential Oils for Animals?

I had just left teaching with stress related illness, had to quit renting my home and decided to finally set up my Animal Behaviour business. I had studied BSc Hons Animal Science (Behaviour and Welfare), before I embarked on a PGCE in Secondary Science. I returned to my first passion, of working with animals. I figured if I wasn’t going to ever find paid work with animals, best create a job and afford to rent again. I stumbled upon a website doing Essential Oil Therapy for Animals and was hooked. I went to Cambridge to do a zoopharmacognosy workshop with Caroline Ingraham in 2010 and then embarked on a diploma in Essential Oil Therapy with Karen Bourdon/Menzi and the rest is history.

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Healing with Oils: A catch Up

A few weeks after our first essential oils workshop at Furzedown Farm we catch up with our group to see how they have got on offering oils and herbs to their horses.

Essential Oils Workshop for Equine Owners
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