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Retrenchment Recess: Episode 3

Retrenchment Recess:

Episode 3

All the while, between writing songs, singing, and swanning from coffee shop to coffee shop, here are a few benefits of being retrenched that I’ve noticed. Yes, they’re all a bit tongue-in-cheek, because nobody wants to wonder whether they can pay their bills, and nobody is poking fun at being financially insecure or losing your job. I’m just trying to see a few rays of light while I’m here…

1) I get to spend a lot more time with our sweet pooches, Jazz (a.k.a. Fatty/ Sneaky, Beardy/ Jazz-Bum/ Schnackles) and Nibbles (a.k.a. Queen Nibbles/ The Niblet/ Little One/ Fluff-Bum/ Nibble-Stinks).

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On a chilly winter’s morning, there are few things better than having a cup of coffee while these two give me some serious hugs! It’s been such a pleasure being able to spend more time with them. Nibbles loves to run and fetch the ball (she could be a little mental though, because it is a lawn bowl and could easily crush her, but that is the only ball she hasn’t been able to shred…). Jazz loves learning new things, like basic agility. The only downside to all this fun Furchild time is that I realise they bark ALL THE TIME (Hey, don’t look at me!)

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8 Basic Motions to Challenge Yourself

8 Basic Motions to Challenge Yourself

I marvel at human nature. It’s a strange thing. 😀

Have you noticed how we think that people who excel at sport or fitness-related activities are “heroes” or “superhuman”?

I beg to differ. The average human body, if looked after correctly, was designed to perform at least a specific set of motions without too much strain. You know, back in the day, we didn’t have wheelbarrows or cars or chairs. Sure, sportspersons are extremely dedicated, have bucketloads of talent, and spend practically all their time training and often have specialists training them and looking after their muscles etc. So they will clearly be better than one of us ordinary citizens. However, we must not sell ourselves short. We can do extraordinary things too!

I believe there are basic motions that we really should be able to perform – if we cannot, then it’s a sure sign that intervention is necessary.

I’ve tried to steer away from gym terminology/ jargon and relate these back to daily life as much as possible.

Go through the list and see what you can do! You might just surprise yourself.

If any of these make you feel very uncomfortable, stop immediately.

If you read through the list and wonder how you’re meant to do this, it may be time to have an honest chat with yourself about the state of your health.

Remember: YOU are the only person who can help YOU.

Do you want to be average or awesome? Maybe it’s time for a change!

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Charity begins at home, in your body!

 

Charity begins at home, in your body!

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There is that old adage, “Charity begins at home.” and I think that it can have multiple meanings.

Your body is your home. Have you ever thought, seriously, about the fact that if your body gives up on you, that’s it..?

 

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The sad case of the modern human is that the majority of illnesses are avoidable. We have become victims of our own endless desire for convenience, and with convenience there are often strange ingredients being added to foods that our bodies aren’t capable of processing.

Have you stopped to wonder where low-fat or skim milk come from? There are no low-fat or skim cows! 🙄

These and related products have been altered by a process to end up in that state. And this makes me rather paranoid. Personally, I’d rather be paranoid than dead.

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