A beautiful goodbye

Homeopathy, London, Skype, grief, loss, depression, anxietyThis week I spent a day out in Oxfordshire at the funeral of a dear friend’s mother.

I was glad to have the chance to attend.

It was a beautiful service in a small village church.

The coffin was a woven basket, with a garland of white roses and greenery around it.

We sang simple hymns that reminded me of my childhood and recited the Lord’s Prayer.

There was a reading from Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas, a book I’ve not yet read. It reminded me how much I used to love reading classics. I’m going to look for a copy in my local Buddhist charity bookshop.

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Festival Reflections

Festival homeopathy Festivals are something that are part of summer for me. Midsummer festivals especially.

As humans we are naturally connected to the sun and the seasons and it’s lovely to celebrate that.

Gathering in a special place, dressing up and enjoying good food and drink, with music, dancing, and bonfires.

These are all traditions that go back to ancient times.

My week at Glastonbury Festival gave me a chance to step back from everyday life, and while it is nearly a week since I came home, it’s still with me. This morning I’m taking some time to reflect, and I have some thoughts I want to share with you.

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Simple things to enjoy

Homeopathy, London, east London, self-care
There’s something luxurious about the simple pleasure of a bank holiday weekend.

It’s always lovely to get away somewhere for a short break, but that’s not always possible or practical.

I’m not going anywhere this weekend but I don’t mind.

A long weekend at home can feel like a holiday too.

Having three whole days off is such a treat.

I’m trying not to do too much, but I know that if I don’t make a plan, the time could easily just slip away without me feeling I’ve made the most of it.

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