Many people find it hard to cope with the pressures of modern living. Every day, a quarter of a million people miss work because of stress, with 75 per cent of all illnesses thought to be stress-related. And when times are hard, It can be difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to the present moment, using techniques like meditation, breathing and yoga. It helps us become more aware of our thoughts and feelings so that instead of being overwhelmed by them, we’re better able to manage them.
Practising mindfulness can give people more insight into their emotions, boost their attention and concentration and improve relationships. It’s proven to help with stress, anxiety, depression and addictive behaviours, and can even have a positive effect on physical problems like hypertension, heart disease and chronic pain.
Anyone can learn mindfulness. It’s simple, you can practise it anywhere, and the results can be life-changing.
The Natural world around us is a precious resource which can help prevent illness and encourage recovery. Physcial, mental health and general well being thrive in a bio-diverse environment like Blissberry Social Farm where we each treasure and enjoy our natural heritage.
Let’s not take our natural environment for granted. It’s our life support system!
GETTING THE MESSAGE OUT
Outdoors and Nature
Parenting today . . .
Most kids plug into the world of television long before they enter school. TV and other electronic media can get in the way of exploring, playing, and interacting with parents and others, which encourages learning and healthy physical and social development. As kids get older, too much screen time can interfere with activities such as being physically active, reading, doing homework, playing with friends, and spending time with family.
Of course, TV in moderation can be a good thing: Pre-schoolers can get help learning the alphabet on public television, post primary kids can learn about wildlife on nature shows, and young people and parents can keep up with current events on the evening news.
No doubt about it — TV can be an excellent educator and entertainer. But despite its advantages, too much television can be detrimental
. . . real outdoor field trips with parents offer better overall learning and healthy environments rather than virtual all the time!
Time spent in Nature at Blissberry heals your body, mind and spirit
You and everyone else in the community are potential community assets. Everyone has some skills or talents, and everyone can provide knowledge about the community, connections to the people they know, and the kind of support that every effort needs – making phone calls, looking after animals, giving people information, moving equipment or supplies – whatever needs doing.
Blissberry Farm believes this suggests that everyone in the community can be a force for community improvement if only we knew what their assets were, and could put them to use.
One of our members form the Healthy Garden noted: “Every single person has capacities, abilities and gifts. Living a good life depends on whether those capacities can be used, abilities expressed and gifts given.”
All Ireland Champions 2013. Great success and credit to all. Warm wishes from Blissberry Social Farm.
FREE MONTE FEST INVITE
Meet the Beekeeprs at our Apiary today Saturday 17th August as part of the Monte Fest from 2.00 – 4.00 at Blissberry Farm Doorin Mountcharles