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This morning I can’t stop singing the 1970’s song ‘ Beautiful’ by Carole King. And sure isn’t it a great way to start a Monday Morning.

IMG_0086 The song goes like this…

‘You’ve got to get up every morning with a smile on your face

and show the world all the love in your heart.

Then, People gonna treat you better.

You’re gonna find, yes, you will

that you’re as beautiful as you feel’.

Note to self

If you don’t know it just press this link  below and away you go

Have fun you guys,

Today is the  29th February on a leap year!

Hugs and Love





It is Monday! It is January! Its your Irish Mammy saying let’s check ourselves out this morning! Are you holding stress anywhere in your body ? and if so how the hell can you get rid of Stress ASAP

IMG_1319 OK, so its January and you have no money. Is there an easy D.I. Y  health check I can do for free?. The answer is, Yes.

 Many people choose to do the Body Scanning as a D.I.Y health check  because it requires little or no effort. In the exercise described below, you simply mentally scan your body for stress or disease.

Getting Started

  • Sit down on a chair or lie on a bed and make yourself comfortable.
  • Close your eyes and imagine that you are scanning your body. Some people like to imagine that there is a beam of light sweeping over the body, checking for ‘tense spots’. Others prefer to ask, ‘Where am I tense?’ Do whichever suits you best.
  • Whenever you discover a tense spot, exaggerate it slightly so that it rises to the level of personal consciousness. If you do this several times, you will become more aware of where tension is stored in your body

It is important to realise and accept that no matter how stressed or sick you feel the body is constantly trying to find ways to restore natural balance

All we have to do is to relax, let go and be still. Sounds too simple to be true? Believe me, its not. No matter how stressed or sick you are, any form of  relaxation  will help to restore your body to a healthier way of living.

If you are stressed ask yourself what are you going to do about it?

Just for today, let us escape for a few moments and daydream. If you are feeling guilty about daydreaming why not give it posh therapeutic name and call it Visualisation Relaxation (V.R.)?

Practicing V.R

  • Begin by imagining a relaxing scene.
  • The peaceful scene can be a soft white beach; a glistening stream in the forest; a walk in the mountains; a calm lake; a cosy turf fire on a wet and windy night. Allow your imagination free rein as you become absorbed in the fantasy of your own making.
  • Here is one example of a peaceful scene I have used it from time to time. Sometimes, I use the sound of the waves and seagulls in the background to heighten the effect. If you like I can guide you through it now.
  • Let us begin…….
    • You are walking along a beautiful deserted beach.
    • It is a sunny summer’s day.
    • You are wading barefoot on the soothing white shore.
    • The sand  feels warm and soft underfoot as you tread, gazing out at the beautiful turquoise sea.
    • Hear the sound of the waves as they crash onto the rocks.
    • Feel their hypnotic sound seeping into you, relaxing you, soothing you.
    • Overhead, the seagulls are flying — their circular movements mesmerise and enchant.
    • Gaze at the seagulls  flying in the summer sun, their reflection shimmering against the pale cotton-clouded blue sky. The more you watch them, the heavier and more relaxed your eyes become.
    • Inhale deeply, drawing serenity and peace into your body.

This scene is described in language that appeals to all the senses, including hearing, touch, taste and smell, as well as the sense of sight.

Using multi-sensuous language like this increases the potency of the scene, which compels you to hold onto the image for longer, and so enables you to experience it as if you were actually there.

Note to self 

Have a great weeks you guys until we meet again Next Monday Morning

Stay well. 

Look after yourself and each other.






IMG_1319It is this time of year again!Everyone around me at the moment is feeling lethargic, suffering from some sort of  flu. It is  cold,dark and wet outside. Death has claimed friends and loved ones including the beloved David Bowie. I did not know him. Nonetheless, I loved him. He was my hero and the world is a lesser place without him. My mother -being the eternal optimist, would say that the world is a better place because of him.

Like many people in Ireland back in the day, my mother also swore that  pepper in boiled milk was great for you if you were suffering from ‘sniffles’, colds or flu.

The following cure I am about to tell you about is a fantastic ‘ pick me upper’ when you are feeling awful. It  is a modification of this old original cure.  I am suggesting using Cayenne pepper instead of the ordinary fine white pepper and water instead of milk.  Be warned however it is shocking hard to take!!

You will need

  • Two teaspoons of dried Cayenne Pepper. You can buy this in any local shop.
  • Water, distilled or boiled.


  • Put two teaspoon of cayenne pepper into a glass
  • Add a small amount of hot or cold water and drink down in one gulp. Some people prefer it hot. I prefer the water to be cold
  • Follow immediately with a glass of cold water.

The cayenne pepper works by dilating the blood vessels. When the capillaries are dilated oxygen and other nutrients are released and is absorbed into the body thereby enhancing the body ability to recovery from the infection.


 This remedy may not suit when  you are taking medications and if you are worried about any aspect of your health whatsoever, check with your own health practitioner before taking Cayenne Pepper.

Note to self

Have a great one you guys.

Stay warm.

If you are brave or sick enough, try taking the Cayenne Pepper in water.

Believe me when I tell you it works. It really does and fast. Once you have taken it you will start to perspire, thereby reducing your temperature and returning your body back to its natural state of homeostasis.  

Hugs and love on this Monday.


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