Healthy Life Essex Newsletter - June 2008
Well, it’s here at last – the first newsletter of Healthy Life Essex. The delay means that this newsletter is a bit lengthy. Apologies! We promise they’ll not always be so long but we have loads of new articles and lots to tell you.
One of our greatest successes are our Wildlife / Countryside Events pages. The RSPB and Essex Wildlife Trust are really pleased with the work we have done on their behalf. Pick a date, see what’s on, and take a trip out in to the countryside!
We love wandering around other people’s gardens so, if you are like us, check out the Open Gardens section. And if your town or village is arranging an ‘Open Gardens’ do let us know and we’ll add the info. No charge – all part of the service!
Do let us know of appropriate events. No charge for any completely charitable events and a small charge for others.
Many of you will have already read the seven issues of Healthy Life – Mind, Body & Soul magazine. (For those of you who may not know, this was the predecessor to www.HealthyLifeEssex.co.uk). All the articles are of course on the site now and if you have not read the magazines you sure have a lot of reading to do!
The following are brief introductions to the new articles added, sorted in to areas of interest. This will be a regular feature of the newsletters. Some areas do overlap, so don’t be surprised if the same article appears more than once.
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Countryside & Wildlife
We have also added to our bushcraft articles ‘Wildfood – Autumn’ from Kris Miners, our resident bushcraft and wildfood specialist. Slightly out of season so do look at the ‘Wildfood – Summer’ article now and check out autumn later in the year. Kris is also a teacher of bushcraft for Essex Wildlife Trust. He offers some great courses. See the Wildlife / Countryside Events calendar.
Wildlife Garden Calendar – exactly what it says on the tin! If you want to garden with wildlife in mind this will provide you with a month by month guide of jobs to do and tips to help you develop that wildlife haven.
Homes for Wildlife – more advice to help you create that wildlife haven including planning your garden, recommended plants, shrubs and trees, and 5 top tips.
Fair Havens Hospice ‘In Need Appeal’
Shamanism and Shamanic Healing by Mark Barwell.
Hypnosis - Examining the Media Myths by Andrew Mercer
Mickel Therapy – Harnessing the Power of Your Symptoms by Saul Levitt of Intuitive Health
Singing Can Change Your Life by Alexandra Conner.
Sound Therapy - Good Vibrations by the School of Inner Sound
Coaching for Children by Jan Grover of Passion4Living. Jan is an experienced coach, based in Leigh-on-Sea, whose speciality is working with children. A coach will listen and help children gain confidence and set their own goals – often the fundamental key to a fulfilling future.
Stroke – Information provided by the Stroke Association.
Heart Attacks - Women and Heart attacks:
Cancer – The Butterfly Effect by Chris Woollams of CANCERactive.
Mental Illness – "The drugs don't work..."
Looking at Food Labels by Melanie Fryer of Health in Nutrition.
Use Real Salt by Phillip Day
Geopathic Stress by Jackie Tyrell of Feng Shui Pathway. Jackie is an accredited Feng Shui consultant who works throughout Essex, London and the South East Counties. According to Jackie, research has shown that 85% of people that are suffering ill health are sleeping in a Geopathic Stressed area. Could this be affecting you or someone you know?
Green Car of the Year 2008. The Environmental Transport Association (ETA) has looked at over 1,300 models of car to create the definitive guide to buying the greenest vehicle. Check out which cars to buy and which to avoid!
The GreenGrid Taskforce. If you are based in the South East of the county and are interested in conservation and the environment, this could be for you.
Books, CD, video reviews etc. will be included in the next newsletter. For this month we have only included our regular review on HiTec walking boots and shoes:
We hope you have enjoyed this newsletter and managed to read most, if not all, of the articles! If you have any comments to make or you would like to submit articles yourself please do contact us.
And don’t forget, www.HealthyLifeEssex.co.uk is a Social Enterprise with a mission to help the community, so do please pass this e-mail on to your family, friends and colleagues.