Welcome to Angelic Complementary Therapies February 2023 Newsletter
I do hope you are well as we move closer to spring.
What a busy month it has been for me, I’m sure I had 40+ days in my month of January instead of the usual 31 days! When I look back and reflect on January, wow, quite a lot happened.
Anyhow, we are now in February. It’ll be a year on the 3rd of this month that my lovely mum passed. Not a day passes when I don’t think of her. This Friday I have decided to spend the day in nature recalling the many, many happy memories I have of her, and I’m sure there will be a few, “I can’t believe Mum said/did…” The ones I internally think “Mum!” She was never one for holding back her thoughts or opinion, you truly knew where you stood with Mum. I can see her now, walking up South Street in Dorchester and it would take so long, not because she was unable to walk, but because she seemed to know everyone! She’d stop and chat, walk a bit more, then stop again to chat. I miss her, but know she’s never far away and always here when I need her.
Along with working, writing, flying visit to Dorset to see Derrick, and looking after my youngest son who has been very unwell (more blood tests this afternoon) I was fortunate enough to attend Angelic Reiki – Angels of the Tree of Life (Kabbalah) with Sue Owen. It was a beautiful workshop and just what I needed.
Something I read from Dr David Hamilton, a person whose work I admire very much, I wanted to share it with you. It’s all about Hope. Sometimes all we have is hope
Sometimes, hope is the light that shows the way.
Sometimes, it ignites inspiration.
Sometimes, in darker days, it's all you have.
Hope can lift you. It can keep you afloat.
Hope is transferable. Your hope can lift others.
It can be their light.
Hope can exist anywhere, even in places where willpower and positive thinking fall away.
It is the belief that tomorrow can be better.
Let yourself hope, then.
Hope for great things. Hope for everything you can dream of.
Who knows what might happen?
Quote for the moment
“Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.”
Robert H. Schuller
A little bit of pampering and treating yourself to something you enjoy is a great way to lift your spirits on this potentially cold month of February. This could be anything from cooking a yummy meal, snuggling up on the sofa to watch your favourite TV show or pottering around the home.
One way would be to take a relaxing warm bubble bath. It’ll loosen your muscles and help you feel pampered without doing a great deal. Maybe light some scented candles and play some calming music to enhance the mood.
Most of all, do something that makes you feel special without spending money.
Why do many people feel more tired and low during the winter?
During the winter, we generally get less sunlight meaning our serotonin levels automatically fall. Having lower levels of serotonin can lead us to having less energy, fewer positive feelings and decrease our immune system (more prone to illness).
A good night’s sleep is one of the best ways to boost your immune system, as well as make you feel less tired and more energised. The quality of your sleep is also very important so a good bedtime routine is vital. The recommended amount of sleep for a healthy adult is at least seven hours. Most people don't need more than eight hours in bed to be well rested.
Here are some useful tips to help obtain a sanctuary for sleep
· Declutter and keep your bedroom tidy
· Keep your bedroom at the right temperature (between 16 – 18 degrees C)
· Avoid technology in the bedroom and have a separate alarm clock
· Block out any light as this is essential for good sleep
· Have a comfortable bed - you spend many hours in it
· Go to bed and get up at the same time every day, including weekends. Being consistent reinforces your body's sleep-wake cycle.
· Limit daytime naps. Long naps can interfere with night sleep. Ideally a 20 min power nap is all you need, certainly no more than 1 hour (and not late in the day).
· Be aware of what you eat and drink. Don’t go to bed right after a heavy meal or hungry. Caffeine, nicotine and alcohol deserve caution too – it can take hours to wear off and therefore interferes with sleep.
Crystal/Stone of the month – Amethyst
This month I have chosen Amethyst as the crystal of the month – one of my favs. It’s a crystal many are familiar with and are naturally drawn to. Amethyst has been highly esteemed throughout the ages for its powers to sooth and stimulate the mind and emotions. It has the ability to expand the higher mind enhancing creativity and passion. It also strengthens intuition, and refine the imagination and thinking process. I have a piece of Amethyst on my desk as it helps me puts thought into action and brings projects to fruition. It is also well known for focus and success.
As I write this newsletter, the sun is shining through my window, the birds are singing and spring bulbs are beginning to peak their leaves above the ground.
I wonder what February has in store for each of us?
I genuinely hope for everyone’s nearest and dearest to be healthy, happy and content -and lots of smiles too. Be kind to all, but mostly yourself, and I look forward to seeing you soon, with Love and Light.
Kate x ^i^ x
Kate Palmer-Marshallsay MAR BA (Hons) Complementary Therapist - Professional Reflexologist, Angelic Reiki Master, Reiki Master and Angelic Practitioner
Angelic Complementary Therapies
Email – Kate@angelicct.com
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