Healthy Life Essex Newsletter No. 7 - February 2009

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This year’s Open Gardens are now listed in the events section.
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Nest Box Week
14th – 21st February
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Countryside & Wildlife

Country Walking in Essex
We have two new walks for you to try. If you have done these walks or any of the other walks on the site, do let us have your comments:

Cudmore Grove.
An exhilarating and sometimes muddy 3½ mile walk in East Mersea incorporating sea walls, grassland, saltmarsh, beach, mudflats, dykes, and woodland.

Weald & Navestock.
Moving right across to the west of the county, the stunning Weald is close to London and yet offers quiet, beautiful landscapes, lakes and delightful country lanes. The complete walk is 9 miles but can easily be split into two manageable 4½ mile walks.


National Nest Box Week (14th – 21st February)
It’s time to make sure your nest boxes are in place and maybe get involved in the Nest Box Challenge.

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The Arts

Writing your life history by author Samantha Lierens
Memoir writing is a very cathartic experience. Samantha explains how you can get started.

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Benefits and effects of sports massage
by Lorraine Cole of Silhouette Diet & Fitness.
Lorraine discusses the physical, physiological and psychological benefits of a good sports massage.

Understanding Physical Stress: Part 2 by Gavin King.
Gavin, martial arts instructor, shiatsu practitioner and bodywork therapist, continues his series on how the body deals with physical stress.

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The Centre for Alternative Energy (CAT)
According to CAT, Britain could be carbon neutral in 20 years if it adopted some of the latest sustainable technology. Could it be worth a trip to Wales to find out more?

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Open Gardens.
This year’s Open Gardens are now listed in the events section. Why not visit some, meet like minded people and get some new ideas? The Open Garden events will be continually added to - if you know of an event not listed then please let us know.

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Trust Links.
Trust Link’s continues to build on the success of its first project, Growing Together. Our article brings information on the wonderful charity up to date.

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Quotes of the Month

"‘Many things will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart...


"It is not length of life, but depth of life."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Heaven on earth is a choice you must make, not a place we must find."

Wayne Dyer

Life can be so rich if we allow passion in to our hearts and embrace the wondrous bounties that nature provides.






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