Healthy Life Essex Newsletter - January 2009

Welcome to our January 2009 Newsletter. We hope you enjoy it and look forward to your comments.

The following are brief introductions to the new articles added, sorted in to areas of interest. Some areas do overlap, so don’t be surprised if the same article appears more than once. .

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Countryside & Wildlife The Arts Health/Therapies
Environment Gardening Reviews

Countryside & Wildlife

Country Walking in Essex
We have yet to visit the new walk we have added to the site. If you have done it yourself, or we inspire you to do it, do let us have your comments:
Sandylay & Moat Woods.
This walk starts in Great Leighs, just north of Chelmsford, and encompasses the Sandylay & Moat Woods Nature Reserve. Enjoy a walk along delightful country lanes and attractive, undulating countryside, including part of the Essex Way. Options of a short walk (3 ½ miles) or the complete 6 ½ mile circuit.).

The Herring GullThe Herring Gull - by Julian Kaye,
SEECV (South East Essex Conservation Volunteers)
The Herring Gull, commonly known as the seagull, is one of the most familiar of the larger gulls, particularly around our Essex coastline. Find out more about this well-know scavanger.

Southend Park Watch
This borough wide scheme covering all parks, recreation grounds, public gardens, open spaces and cemeteries was launched during 2005. Find out more about the scheme, three major park projects and, if you would like to volunteer for an hour or two, task dates at the Southchurch East Park Conservation Area..

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The Arts

Open Arts.
Open ArtsAre you suffering from stress or more serious mental health issues? Did you know participation in art can provide huge benefits? If you would like to join a warm and welcoming open arts group you can find out more about this fantastic initiative, course dates throughout the county and the Open Arts Showcase in March.

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Health/Therapies

Healthy Eating on a Budget
by nutritional therapist and homoeopath Tanya Artus BSc. Nutritional Medicine, Dip.HOM.
Healthy eating can help us cope with these challenging times. Tanya shows that anyone on a budget can still eat healthily with some planning and a little creativity. Includes some tasty recipes!

Understanding Physical Stress: Part 1 by Gavin King.
Gavin, a martial arts instructor, shiatsu practitioner and bodywork therapist, explains how ignoring the body’s physical warning signs can result in long-term problems.

Time to Detox.
by nutritional therapist Sanna Anderson Dip.ION, Sd.BSc.

Sanna explains how to detox sensibly without resorting to expensive and extreme detox regimes..
Feng Shui in the Garden

Feng Shui in the Garden. By Jackie Tyrrell of Feng Shui Pathway
The ancient principles of Feng Shui can be applied to our gardens in a natural way to bring harmony and happiness into our lives.

The Importance of Good Posture. by Cristian Ramis, CHEK practitioner and personal trainer at Phoenix Health & Fitness Studios.
The better your posture, the better your body will move, function and last! Bad posture can also be associated with an amazing number of aches and pains. Extremely good reasons to make sure your posture is correct!

LINk.
Do you have a problem with some of the health and social care facilities available (or not available) in your area? Would you like to be involved in improving these facilities in Essex? Find out how you can have your say in this essential aspect of our future health and wellbeing.

Open Arts.
Open ArtsAre you suffering from stress or more serious mental health issues? Did you know participation in art can provide huge benefits? If you would like to join a warm and welcoming open arts group you can find out more about this fantastic initiative, course dates throughout the county and the Open Arts Showcase in March.

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Environment 

Travel BUDi scheme
Why not drive to work, or further afield, with a companion instead of being alone? Its much more environmentally friendly, saves money, and you can make new friends. Find out how to meet a Travel Budi.

Love Food – Hate Waste
Lots of hints and tips for Essex residents on how to reduce food waste, including associated packaging. You will be staggered by some of the figures; for example, how many bananas do you think are thrown away every day?

Home composting Home Composting
Home composting is easy, but our tips provided by Essex County Council will help you ensure you have lovely crumbly, nutrient rich compost (not the slushy mess we had when we first started!)

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Gardening 

Feng Shui in the Garden. By Jackie Tyrrell of Feng Shui Pathway
The ancient principles of Feng Shui can be applied to our gardens in a natural way to bring harmony and happiness into our lives.

Shed Time Reading.
Are you interested in allotments and / or growing your own food? The list of suggested ‘shed time reading’ has kindly been updated by Southend Library Service.

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Reviews 

Shed Time Reading.
Are you interested in allotments and / or growing your own food? The list of suggested ‘shed time reading’ has kindly been updated by Southend Library Service.

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The DIRECTORIES

Don’t forget to use our directories. We continually add new directory entries to these categories and more directories will also be added. Watch this space

Current directories:

Find a Therapist in Essex.

Health Foods & Supplements

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Perhaps you should be advertising in our directories?

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Don’t forget, when we come out of the recession it is going to be those businesses that have continued to advertise and just ‘keep their name out there’ that are going to be the most successful – a proven marketing concept!

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News Blog

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Quotes of the Month

"‘To the dull mind all nature is leaden. To the illumined mind the whole world burns and sparkles with light."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

When the world seems grey and dull and the news is bleak, we should always be able to find something in nature to lift our spirits.


"In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins...not through strength but by perseverance"

H. Jackson Brown

If life seems challenging don’t give up. Have faith, persevere, and always do they best you can.