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Wonderful Superfoods That Nourish You #7 – Ebly

www.flickr.com Has anyone tried this stuff…Ebly? Its so tasty and nutritious. Take a look at their website for exact information on how it provides you with A full Dose of Energy, Proteins, Dietary Fibres, Vitamins and Mineral Salts.

It’s cooked the same as rice and really versatile. I like to put it into salads or have it with roasted vegetables and herbs. But it’s great with anything. You can have it hot or cold. They have some good recipes on their site.

It’s also very economical. A box will cost you a few pounds and it will last you for ages. Oh and it really is delicious when seasoned well.

I personally am a big fan of grains. They are very good for you and easy on the pocket. My Mum brought us up on beans and lentils and all sorts of other grains. Touch wood, I’ve not really had any stomach problems and I think that’s due to the grains. They strengthen your stomach and keep your digestive system in good shape.


Thought of the Day…………

When you build a house, every brick counts.

When you build a charachter, ever thought counts.

As usual, from the Brahma Kumaris.

Living In Your Nature, by Mike George………

Here is an excerpt from Mike George’s weekly Newsletter that I subscribe to. I totally understand what Mike is saying. I definitly had the “its them not me” problem for years before I took a really hard look at myself with dissapointment with what I had become. But then you have to go through the rough to get to the smooth in this life!


The absence of peace in our life is demonstrated by the number of ways that we search, usually in vain, to alleviate the stresses and strains of modern living.  If inner peace was present in our life we would likely travel less, eat less, shop less, work less, struggle less, talk less and think less.  In some cases ‘less’ might, for short periods, become not at all!  Such are some of the ways that we search for peace.  It is a huge breakthrough moment when the penny drops, and we realise inner peace is generated from within and that no achievement or accumulation of anything ‘more’ from any source outside can induce it.  It is also a moment when peace is recognised as the power in the engine of our life.   It is the very ground of our being and just as buildings are only built on solid foundations so we cannot build a truly stable and happy life unless we find the power of our inner peace.


www.robinsharma.comI do like Robin Sharma. I have one of his books (The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari) that I need to finish. Anyway, he is an expert in leadership and motivation and I wanted to share this with you – I got it from his website which subsequently has some great information on it.

In fairness anyone could apply these simple tasks, whether you are a hot shot career person or not.


1. Begin every week with a clear plan of action. Begin every day with a clear plan of action.

2. Exercise first thing in the morning. This jump starts your metabolic rate leading to higher energy levels. It also pours endorphins into your system so you feel good through your day.

3. Do a Nightly Debrief where you focus on 5 good things that happened during your day as well as record goals for the next one.

4. Read something inspirational and innovative every single day. The best leaders have big libraries.

5. Spend time around art. Art stokes your creative fire and elevates your spirit-helping you play at your best at work.

Again with lots of these things that I suggest, you can go onto Robin’s website and sign up for his newsletter. It is a bit commercial but the information also comes through.

Thought of the Day……….

From the Brahma Kumaris:

Take care of yourself with understanding and love, and make sure that you never compromise your own spiritual growth.

FREE TALK – So Many Choices…What To Do? London 9.8.09 @ 430pm



www.bkwsu.orgHaving a choice is better than not having a choice – agree?  But it becomes a drag when too many choices keep you from acting.
Too many choices and we: get confused; freeze and make no choice; make
the wrong choice; make the right choice but then question our decision.
Faced with choice overload we may find ourselves with decision fatigue.  We worry, because a world of possibilities can also be a world of missed opportunities!
Every day we make hundreds and thousands of decisions.  Despite it being a common activity, making decisions is actually quite difficult for most people.
Join us to discover tips on:
feeling less anxiety and have greater
satisfaction with whatever you choose
limiting the number of options
how to make decision-making easy

Date: 09/08/2009   4.30pm – 6.00pm
Venue:  The Neighbourhood Centre, St Mary’s Church, Upper Street, Angel, Islington, London N1 2TX

To register for this event click here 

All lectures and courses are FREE of Charge
Please arrive a few minutes early
Inner Space – Centre for Self Development
Brahma Kumaris Information Services
36 Shorts Gardens | Covent Garden | London | WC2H 9AB | England | Tel: 020 7836 6688

How To Live In The Moment………………

Rachel Shields writes a column in The Independent called Life Support which I rather like. Here is todays…

Focus on what you’re doing – In his best-selling book The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle argues that, if you are completely conscious of the present moment, you won’t have to rely on external things for happiness, and will discover an inner joy. While many are sceptical about the promises of self-help experts, the idea of being happy in the present – free from worries about the past or fears over the future – is undoubtedly appealing. Tolle suggests that a simple way of reconnecting to the “now” is to think about your breathing, or to spend time contemplating nature.
Slow down – Do you eat breakfast while listening to the radio and reading the newspaper? It may be a familiar scene, but trying to do five things at once makes it difficult to fully enjoy any of the activities you are involved in. Slow down, taking your time over things that you normally rush, and you will find that you are calmer and more focused on the moment. 

Accept your lifeMany of us are plagued by the idea that there is something better we could be doing. If you find yourself looking at a beautiful sunset alone, and saying to yourself, “This is so romantic – it would be so nice if only I was here with so-and-so,” you are preventing yourself from enjoying the experience as it is. Try to avoid allowing such thoughts to distract you from the present.

 Let go – You can’t change the past, so there is not much point stewing over things that have already happened. Similarly, try and stop worrying about the future. Many of us spend a lot of time fretting about what might happen, and mulling over potential scenarios in our mind. While this is a fairly common way of preparing ourselves for bad things that might occur, it wastes a lot of emotional energy – energy which could be better directed into the “now”.

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