Healthy Life Essex Newsletter No. 9 - June 2009

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Country Walking in Essex
If you have done this walk or any of the other walks on the site, or have new Colne Valley Walkwalks to share, do let us have your comments:

Colne Valley Walk.
A delightful walk around the pretty villages of North Essex including riverside meadows, ancient woodland and even an old railway nature reserve.

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Dystonia by Sharon Cattermole.
Sharon explains how she has been affected by this little known, debilitating neurological disorder and provides information and advice.

Inner Calm by complementary therapist Sue Thomas.
Sue deliberates on the way we run our lives: are we being our true selves or is the doing of day-to-day living making us feel overwhelmed and negative. Sue explains how meditation can help.

Bike BellesBike Belles by Sarah Leeming.
Sustrans’ Active Travel Coordinator in the East of England.

Be inspired to enjoy the promised summer sunshine on two wheels!

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Cancer Research UK – Race for Life.
It is not too late to raise funds for this worthwhile charity by joining in a Race for Life event (and you don’t have to race – walking is fine!)

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Allotment in WestcliffTransition Town Westcliff by Kamil Pachalko.
Kamil was one of the founding members of Transition Town Westcliff and worked hard to spread the word. Find out more about the transition movement and progress in the Westcliff group.

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Grow Your Own Organic Vegetables by Robert Wiseman.
This is the first in a monthly series of articles designed for the beginner. Robert explains how to get started with a few easy vegetables in pots.

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Reviews No Hands Massage

No Hands massage
Jill explains her experience of a No Hands massage with experienced nurse and complementary therapist Cathy Black.

The Low-GL Bible by Patrick Holford
Patrick Holford is a leading spokesman on nutrition. This tome explores the science behind the low-GL diet, dismisses many diet myths and emphasises the many health benefits that are a pleasant side-effect of the low-GL regime!

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Quotes of the Month


"The only thing that stands between a person and what they want from life is often the will to try it and the faith to believe it's possible."

Rich Devos

"It is one of the greatest compensations in life that no one can help another without helping themselves."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Take care of your body.
It's the only place you have to live."

Jim Rohn

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