The workouts that will get you started each morning

The workouts that will get you started each morning

If getting yourself up and started in the morning is something that holds you back from being all that you can be, then fear not as there are ways to combat this. Well, you could drink yourself a nice, hot cup of coffee for starters! Or, you could go for a far healthier and far more fulfilling option – working out.  Yes, working out is the best way to get you started in the morning and get your day up and running in the best way possible.  And there are some workouts out there that are better suited to mornings than others.  To see just a few of them, read on…

The Workouts That Will Get You Started Each Morning

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5 great reasons to move your office space around

5 Great Reasons To Move Your Office Space Around To Benefit You And Your Colleagues By De-stressing And De-cluttering For Your Wellbeing

5 great reasons to move your office space around

Have you ever considered how a good office tidy up could benefit you and your colleagues (or just you if you work from home)?

How it could literally ‘mix things up’?

5 Great Reasons To Move Your Office Space Around To Benefit You And Your Colleagues By De-stressing And De-cluttering For Your Wellbeing

Here are 5 ways that tidying up and moving things around in your office space can benefit you:

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Giveaway: Win a reiki distance healing session ~ #TheZenZing

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Being reiki level 2 attuned, I am able to treat family and friends and also myself.

And now I’m extending the offer of a 15 minute distance reiki session to you!

Just enter by using the rafflecopter (below).  The giveaway is open to Worldwide entrants and ends at 12am on 30th November 2016. Good luck to you!

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Kaya Jewellery £40 gift voucher ~ giveaway

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One lucky reader will win a £40 gift voucher from Kaya Jewellery!

How fantasticis that?!

kaya-jewellery-giveawayLet’s have a look at their range of stunning jewellery…

Mother and daughter bracelets

Baby bracelets

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and don’t forget to follow them on social media…

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The giveaway, is open to UK entrants only and ends at 12am on 30th October 2016. Good luck to you 😉

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Goldstone pendant giveaway #TheZenZing

Welcome to a giveaway on #TheZenZing!

Zen Woman goldstone gold stone #TheZenZing giveaway enhance enrich empower balance harmony handmade jewellery inner smile meditation align health wellbeingIn a previous #TheZenZing, I introduced you to Zen Woman.  You can read the post here.  But not until you’ve entered my giveaway to win a beautiful goldstone pendant, made by Kirsty from Zen Woman!

And here is the pendant…

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As the label in the picture says, the properties of goldstone are:

Aids attainment of goals, generates energy and stabilizes emotion…

Could you use some of that or know someone who does?  Then enter below now!

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The giveaway, is open to UK entrants only and ends at 12am on 30th September 2016. Good luck to you 😉

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Why I smudge with herbs … relax with #TheZenZing

Welcome back to #TheZenZing, where I help you put the

zing back into your life.

This time I’m going to tell you why I smudge using sacred herbs to cleanse my living space.

 

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Although I regularly cleanse my living space with reiki symbols, when I’ve got a little more time, I like to use sacred herbs to smudge.  This is because of the science behind it.  Yes, really there is a science… The smoke produced from burning the herbs traps positive ions in the air.  These positive ions cleanse the air (and the person) of the negative and harmful charged particles that accumulate.  It is these positive ions that bring the electromagnetic field into harmony and balance.  And we could all do with some harmony and balance…
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Of course, these ‘negative’ particles have to go somewhere – which is why you should always open windows when smudging.  Otherwise you can end up with a head ache from those negative ions because they will have no where to go and just ‘hang’ in the air, making the ritual really rather pointless.
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When I smudge, I make sure I have an Abalone Shell to catch the ash and some sand in the bottom to rest it in after the ritual.  I never put it out under running water…!
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How about you – have you ever used smudging sticks  to cleanse?  If not, what do you use?
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I’d love to hear from you by way of comment (below) or tweet me @AllSortsHere and please use the #TheZenZing hashtag.
Thank you
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The benefits of aloe vera … relax with #TheZenZing

Welcome back to #TheZenZing, where I help you put the

zing back into your life.

This time I’m going to talk about how I did this with the help of aloe vera.

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You know how you might have to go to a shop (or several) to get a multitude of things to keep you ticking you over and make you feel better?
That was me once upon a time.  Not so any longer because I’ve experienced the benefits of aloe vera for myself and have seen the benefits in my family too.  Thanks to lovely folk like my friend Zoe’s Forever Living business, getting your hands on aloe products is easy peasy…
The benefits are amazing.
  • Take, for example, the shot of aloe I had daily when I found out I was pregnant with our little girl…  It was a complicated pregnancy and our little girl was born at 37+1 weeks, just one day shy of being classed ‘premature’.  While I’m not claiming that aloe is necessarily a miracle worker, I’m absolutely convinced that my drinking aloe every single day throughout my pregnancy made me and therefore our growing baby girl stronger and healthier…
  • Take another shot of the cranberry aloe that we all continue to have daily and the physical strength and visible health that our little (getting-bigger-by-the-day) girl has…
  • Add the fluoride free toothpaste that we use as a family, safe in the knowledge that what we are ingesting is aloe, not harmful fluoride…
  • Pucker up for the aloe lips that I feel lost without.  This is no ordinary lip balm and my lips feel genuinely softer than anything I’ve ever used before.  I don’t do lippy as a rule but aloe lips, I do…
  • Using a dollop of aloe gelly worked wonders on my c-section scar ~ soothing it and helping it to fade.  And our cats have the glossiest coats in the neighbourhood, thanks for the dab on their paws once a week.  Their natural instinct is to lick it off!  Genius…
  • Another handbag essential for me is the pleasant smelling, non-sticky hand sanitiser gel.  Always handy…
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The great thing about aloe is that it can benefit anyone of any age, including pets.
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Do you use aloe?  Which are your favourite products?
Which ones have you found to benefit yourself?
I’d love to hear from you by way of comment (below) or tweet me @AllSortsHere and use the #TheZenZing hashtag.
Thank you 🙂
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Crystals for healing layouts … relax with #TheZenZing

As I delve deeper into my Crystal Healing Practitioner’s Course, I become more intrigued with crystal layouts (or grids, as they are also known).
To that end, I have scoured my The Essential Crystal Handbook to learn more about the benefits of each crystal featured, noted which ones I feel will benefit me and decided which crystals I need, along with the quantities, in order to use the healing layouts effectively.
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I already own a small collection of crystals which I use on a daily basis.  My next step is to expand my collection to enable me to use the following crystal layouts:
  • To encourage new ideas ~ place fluorite below the sacral chakra and on the throat chakra
  • To aid inventive solutions to problems ~ hold meteorite (not strictly a ‘layout’ but a healing use of a crystal nonetheless!)
  • To be uplifted ~ place: Citrine at the root chakra and solar plexus; aventurine at heart chakra; blue lace agate at throat chakra; danburite at brow (third eye chakra)
  • For detoxing ~ place calcopyrite at the brow for new ideas; place calcopyrite at solar plexus to increase enjoyment of life
  • To help stop recurring worries ~ place kyanite at the brow and on each wrist pulse (or next to hands); smoky quartz at the feet
  • To encourage restfulness ~ sleep with blue lace agate near to your bed
  • To aid peace and contentment ~ place a blue stone at your throat chakra; larimar at heart chakra and 2 clear quartz either side (with points facing out); citrine at solar plexus; smoky quartz between legs
  • To help achieve your goals ~ place epidote at the centre of your forehead and in each hand
  • To release negativity ~ place 7 tumbled labradorite… around your body to include around your head, by each foot, each side of your body; fluorite at the base of your throat
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I’m very much looking forward to using the above layouts with some reiki and I hope to report back in #TheZenZing post in a couple of months (if not before!) 🙂
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Do you use crystals?  Have you used crystal grids/layouts?
Which ones have you found to benefit yourself?
I’d love to hear from you by way of comment (below) or tweet me @AllSortsHere
And do use the #TheZenZing hashtag.
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The benefits of morning yoga… relax with #TheZenZing

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Hello and welcome to another #TheZenZing where this month I’m looking at the benefits of a morning yoga session.

In #TheZenZing I share how you can put the energy back into your life!

{Last month we looked at reiki and there was a giveaway of a distance reiki healing session (look out for another one very soon!) Would you be interested in receiving distance reiki?  Let me know by tweeting @AllSortsHere.}

Back to this month…. I’ve talked before about how I took inspiration from Vicki Psarias over at HonestMum by doing a morning yoga routine.  It’s 1 of 5 great ways to control anxiety and a month or two later and I can definitely feel the benefit…

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Not only is my morning yoga helping me to right the writing but rising 30 minutes earlier is also energising me.  Yes, really!  (Putting my phone alarm on the other side of the room also helps!..)

I grab my comfy, soft TnS yoga mat, roll it out and start my stretches by following this routine.  Accompanied by my conscious breathing, I really do feel the stretches working and next, I plan to ‘stretch’ to getting a yoga block to help with my yoga.

After my short routine, I feel revitalised and slurp on my hot lemon water (which brews while I’m doing my yoga!), in between doing the pack-ups for the day.

That 30 minutes to myself makes me feel organised, revitalised and sets me up for the day 🙂 …before I get the hubby and our little girl up for brekkie!

What do you do to revitalise yourself for the day?  And don’t say have a coffee! 😉

 It’s #TheZenZing…

I invite you to share your blog posts on anything ‘positive, happy and full of zing’  by linking up each month to #TheZenZing linky.  It will be open from 0600 GMT on the 1st of each month for 2 weeks.   I’ll share each post across my social media and in my monthly newsletter. In the following month’s #TheZenZing post, I will share my favourite post from the previous month’s linky.

So get involved!  Spread #TheZenZing positive vibe 🙂

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Giveaway: Reiki distance healing session ~ #TheZenZing

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Yesterday I spoke about how I am now reiki level 2 attuned, about how I treat family and friends and also myself.

Now it’s time to offer one of my lovely readers (it could be you!) a 30 minute reiki distance healing session.  Just enter by using the rafflecopter (below).  The giveaway is open to Worldwide entrants and ends at 12am on 9th July 2015. Good luck to you!

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