It should be a simple question – Do You Know Your Blood Pressure?
In the UK, Fitness Trackers have taken us by storm, with many of us calculating our sleep, our steps, our activity levels, inclines climbed. As well as knowing the macro nutrients and calorie intakes of the foods we have consumed.
However, many of us will be unaware of such a vital statistic as to what our blood pressure is…
This is not entirely surprising, as unless you have an existing illness, are on medication, regularly visit the Doctor’s or have unexplained symptoms, you could go years without the need for it to be checked.
Without being alarmist, it is known as the ‘Silent Killer’, and that is because often people can have no symptoms, despite suffering with Hypertension. Shockingly, for many, it is only when they have a stroke or heart attack, that they realise they had an underlying condition such as high blood pressure. (more…)
Most of us will have periods in life that cause us stress, from major life events like moving house and having a baby, to dealing with illness or changes in work circumstances, to name a few.
Of course, each of us will deal with stress in our lives differently. Some tolerate stress very well, even thriving under a bit of pressure or a hard deadline. Whist others will feel under the weather quite quickly and may turn to vices like food or drink to cope.
When stress becomes an everyday part of life:
If you have been under stress for a long time, then you may now be noticing daily symptoms, for example:
- Sleep problems
- General feelings of fatigue
- An inability to concentrate for long periods
- Feeling easily irritated
You may have reached a stage where you think, you might want some support in managing the stress in your life. Welcoming angels into your life may be part of the solution! (more…)
Akatriel is an angel who works very closely with God. You might sometimes hear him referred to as an Angel of Presence. Oftentimes angelic guidance can be very subtle, but with Akatriel you should be under no illusion that you are getting wisdom, as if it is was the voice of God.
The wisdom that Akatriel brings, is powerful, thoughtful and direct, but don’t misunderstand, he is not overwhelming. You will still be very much able to distinguish your own thoughts and feeling.
So, when should you invoke Akatriel’s assistance? (more…)
Is there someone that you have met in your lifetime that you admire for their resilience? Their ability to remain calm, when everyone around them is flapping. Who chooses to see the bright side of life even when faced with adversity?
The sort of person I am describing above is one that shows resilience, and it is a great life skill and ability to possess. Even if it is not your go-to position, it is possible to train yourselves to be more of a problem solver.
Generally speaking, people who are resilient demonstrate certain characteristics. The first is that they keep their emotions under control. This is partly why they are able to deal with things in an emergency or crisis situation. The second is they are good communicators, they are able to articulate what they are feeling, without having to act out their emotions. Thirdly, they are very open to new experiences, whether it is meeting new people, travelling to new destinations, taking on different work tasks etc. Put another way, they are prepared to be out of their comfort zone. (more…)
Mabon is another term for the Autumn Equinox, it was used in mid-20th century, and is believed to derive from a Welsh folklore figure – Mabon vab Modron. To the Romans he was called Maponus and he was associated with music and poetry but also hunting.
Celebrations of this time focus on harvesting crops; wine was prevalent and the theme was one of justice and balance. Fittingly then, it is Libra (justice scales) that dominate this period astrologically speaking. Constellations Taurus, Ursa Minor, Pegasus and Cassiopeia are also seen in the night skys. (more…)
You might not have heard of Crystal ‘Palm Stones’ before, but simply they are crystals that are oval and flat in shape, that literally fit into the palm of your hand.
They are perfect for crystal healing, you can just pop one in your pocket or bag, and they are extremely tactile, giving you access to the healing energy whenever you need a boost.
You can simply carry it in the palm of your hand, or lay them on your skin as part of a meditation, helping you to both feel their warmth and harness their energy.
You can keep a selection on display at home, and just pick up what you are drawn to on any given day on your way out the door. (more…)
Book Reviews – 4 to choose from:
The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo
Marilyn and David have four children, all daughters raised in the 1970’s, fast-forward to them being adults, and their parents can’t understand why they are not well-adjusted happy people. Each one is struggling in their own way, their difficulties being as unique as they are. But for each of them the overriding struggle is finding a lasting love that lives up to the happy-ever-after their parents have. But things get worse before they get better, one of the daughters gave up a child for adoption, when that person tracks them down it impacts the whole family. The book explores the dynamic and sometimes fraught relationships between parent and child and sibling to sibling. (more…)
The other day an advert popped up on TV, there is a lake scene, and a circular countdown timer and the advert encourages you to just be calm for 30 seconds. The advert is actually promoting an app called ‘Calm’, the purpose of the app is to aid meditation and sleep. The advert is so successful, as in today’s busy modern world, we find it difficult and a bit uncomfortable to just sit still and quiet for 30 seconds. Hence the need for the app in the first place.
But it is a reminder that we have forgotten how to be still and quiet, and that carving out periods of solitude are seen as selfish and indulgent. But in fact, it is essential for our wellbeing, and highly needed when it comes to our spiritual development and enlightenment.
Pablo Picasso said “Without great solitude no serious work is possible.” (more…)
Its all in a name…
Uriel’s name translates as ‘Fire of God’, or ‘The Light of the Divine’. He is often depicted in purple carrying some sort of torch or flame, symbolising his ability to guide us to peace and a higher spiritual understanding. As with many angels, they are known with slightly different interpretations of their name, in this case – Urian, Urjan and Uryan.
You will see from the picture accompanying this article, that sometimes Uriel is shown with scales, this is thought to reflect his role as ‘God’s Divine Justice’, holding heavenly scales, that literally weigh our lives on Earth.
One last name for Uriel, is that of Archangel of Salvation, so given for he is the angel to call upon during natural disasters. He is the Archangel that most closely works with Earth, and is involved in healing the planet. It was Uriel that warned Noah of the Great Flood. (more…)
Did you watch Big Little Lies? Well, if you did – you will no doubt be interested to know that season 2 gets underway tonight (10th June) on Sky Atlantic. It will be repeated and will also be available to stream on NOW TV.
Made initially as a stand-alone piece of television, based on the book of the same name, by Liane Moriarty, such was its success both in terms of awards at the Golden Globes, but also in terms of audience popularity a second season was made and rumours are that a third might be in the realm of possibilities.
So, what do we know so far:
If you’ve not read the book, or seen the first season, then a bit of recap – without giving too much away. The main characters Madeline played by Reese Witherspoon, Celeste (Nicole Kidman) and Jane (Shailene Woodley), appear on the outside to have perfect lives, but as the series progresses there is an unravelling of those perfections to the point of murder! (more…)