Wild Geese by Mary Oliver You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile…
It’s been a while! I wish I could ask you what you’ve been up to; how you’ve been. I’m going to take a wild guess and assume that you’ve been feeling somewhat happy, somewhat blue. Or maybe just happy ? (!).
Do you ever get bored of just listening to music? I have got you covered! Here is a list of all of my favourite podcasts on topics ranging from philosophy and religion to veganism and sports. They’re the perfect way to get your mind off things (e.g. a long run), get inspired or simply learn something new! Happy listening 🙂
“Love yourself before anyone else can.” Clichés aside, behind this saying lies a concept that is both extremely easy to grasp and strangely difficult to apply to yourself. At first glance, who loves you first does not seem to have that great of an impact on your happiness. And yet, if you are anything like me, there is always that little panicky voice reminding you of the vulnerable position you are putting yourself in by relying only on others to feel loved and happy. What happens when they are gone?!
This should actually say: “What if projecting into the future just isn’t for me?”. When it comes to eating healthily, working out regularly, and getting stuff done, planning ahead is usually seen as something very positive.
It seems that, every time I scroll through my Facebook or Instagram feed and remind myself that there never really seems to be anything substantial on there, I come across just one remarkably inspiring post. In hindsight, this might have something to do with the fact that I constantly seek connections between just about everything in my life.
One of my favorite activities, and I am probably not alone in this, is watching Youtube videos for hours on end. Usually, the videos I watch aren’t very educational (think: The Ellen Show and Casey Neistat’s vlogs). However, there are always a few inspiring ones that stick with me.
“There is an alternative to this potentially dire situation. Humanity now, perhaps more than in any previous time, has an opportunity to create a new, saner, more loving world. This will involve a radical inner leap from the current egoic consciousness to an entirely new one” (Eckhart Teachings).
Josie Elles is a qualified Nutrition Coach with a special interest in stress related issues, such as fluctuations in weight and mood, lack of energy and depression. She is publishing articles to The Doctify Journal, which is a Patient-Facing Medical Journal, where Doctors and health specialists write in-depth articles on the latest relevant healthcare topics…
Before I say anything else, the answer is NO. If you want you can stop reading right now, or you can continue reading and find out what I have to say on the matter.