This blog has now moved to Living Authentically. This will be the last post to appear on this blog.
This is a big relief for me. It means my blog and products will be able to be all in the one place. I have moved all the content from wellbeingandhealth to there, so nothing is lost.
This process has taken me much longer than I hoped it would. Apologies for the infrequent posts of late, this has been the reason.
I hope that you have benefited from this blog and so will keep following me on the new blog. To make it easier to follow my posts there are a couple of options. First, for those who feel at home with blogs there is RSS subscritpion. You subscribe by clicking on the orange button – you will then receive each post I do when I do it in your reader. You can click on the big orange button, which subscribes you through the blog; or the smaller orange button in the first sidebar, which subscribes you through feedburner. Second, if you don’t have a feedreader, or are less familiar with these kinds of things, you can receive each post when I publish it into your email inbox – simply type your email where you want the post delivered into the box at the top of the first sidebar.
I also do a free weekly newsletter. This is a quick post each week to give a practical tip about living more authentically – with ourselves and with others. To be put on the mailing list for my newsletter, on the Living Authentically site, just click on the link in the sidebar headed “Newsletter”, and you will be taken to a page where you can give the email address that you would like it to be delivered to.
On the new site, I also have a free report on living with authenticity. To get a copy click on the link called “My Free Report”, below the newsletter link in the sidebar. It is a PDF of about fifty pages full of practical exercises on living with authenticity so that you can experience a life of lasting satisfaction.
Over the next few weeks I will doing some tweaking of the new blog – adding product pages and the option of booking individual sessions with me, as well as pages that will be a guide to the new blog.
Would those of you who have been kind enough to link to wellbeingandhealth on your blogs please change the link to Living Authentically, I’d be very grateful?
I will also be becoming an affiliate for the first time. (For those not familiar with blogspeak, this means selling someone else’s product for a percentage of the sale price – the online equivalent of retailing.) This will be for Nacie’s Happy Rich system, which I think is excellent. In the meantime you can find out about it and buy if from Nacie here.
I hope you have enjoyed and benefited from wellbeingandhealth, I look forward to seeing you on Living Authentically, Evan.
My partner and I are processing some disappointments in our lives. Not life and death stuff (more about where we live and so on) but significant to us. We also have some friends who are handling major health problems. Which has lead me to think about the process of grieving – and how it applies to more than just someone we are close to dying.
I have done a post about grieving on the Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life blog. It is called Good Grieving: finding a new normal. I take the perspective that grieving is about a loss of what was normal for us and the process of finding a new normal. I hope you like it, Evan.
As we go through life we learn shortcuts – ideas we refer to, habits we develop. This is essential I think – if we had to figure out every time how to start a car or whether we liked a food or not, our lives would rapidly become unliveable.
That is, we learn what we like, and what the world is like, in advance. But how is this different to simple prejudice – judging a situation before we have met it (or met it only briefly and superficially). This is the subject of my guest post on the Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life blog. It is called, “Does Learning Create Prejudice“. I hope you like it, Evan.
Australia, where I live, is probably the skin cancer capital of the world. (It may have something to do with white skinned people adopting an outdoors lifestyle in a sunny climate.)
There was a very good response to this by the Australian government. They ran a huge education campaign about the dangers of skin cancer. (One of the skin cancers, melanoma, is one of the most virulent cancers. If you have a mole that may have changed colour or shape, please get it checked. My partner checked, three years ago now – if she hadn’t then she would very likely be dead by now.)
The government campaign was: slip, slop, slap. (Slip on a shirt, slap on some sunscreen, slap on a hat.)
My partner and I practised this faithfully. We also avoided going out during high the high UV time of day. (This is published online in Australia, for each region, by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology).
In fact it seems that we practised it too well. It seems that my partner may now have a low Vitamin D count (or a very mild deficiency).
The research on Vitamin D and its role in physical and mental health is relatively new. However it does seem that somes things are clear enough to take notice of.
A lack of Vitamin D may be linked to depression and other psychiatric disorders. This is a small study – and I don’t think it proves causation; but it is worth noting.
Vitamin D deficiency has also been linked to some forms of cancer, heart disease and diabetes. A good overview is given in this video from Australia’s ABC TV.
In general the conclusion seems to be that we need about 15 minutes of sun falling on at least 15% of our skin (arms as well as face) each day. To avoid the dangers of skin cancer do this outside the peak times for UV (between 9-3 in most parts of Australia most of the year). This will vary depending on the season and where you live.
You can find information on the symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency and non-medical options for treatment on this page.
Enjoy the summer, if you’re in the northern hemisphere (but look after your skin), enjoy the winter if you’re in the southern hemisphere (and get some sunlight on your skin everyday if you can).
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Last week on the Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life blog I had a guest post about whether there is an experience of belief. I have a follow-up post there this week on whether there are experiences of spirit or what we call spiritual experiences. The post is called: Is there an experience of spirit?
My thinking is that spirituality needs to be able to define what is different about spiritual experiences (being different to intellectual or emotional experience). If you feel that you have had experiences of spirit I would like to hear from you in the comments in the post. I think spirituality is something that we need to talk about. Looking forward to hearing from you.
On the Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life blog I have a guest post about belief. Recently a friend and I have been having an email exchange about authenticity, what this means for our experience and whether this is compatible with any kind of belief.
It has been an extremely stimulating dialogue and got me thinking about what I mean when I say ‘belief’. And how this relates to what I mean when I say ‘experience’. I don’t have a settled answer to this.
The post is called Is There an Experience of Belief? It is about exploring this whole matter – I use the example of what it means that me and my partner believe we will be together for life. I hope you like the post. I am very keen to hear how others experience belief and any thoughts they may have about how this fits with experience.
Looking forward to hearing from you, Evan.