Wednesday, 30 July 2014

HATE CANNOT DRIVE OUT HATE #GenocideinGaza

When is the bloodshed in Gaza is going to end? Does mankind never learn that hate cannot ever drive out hate? When is the international community going to stop pontificating? Hamas undoubtedly has a case to answer, but to most of us on the outside looking in, Israel seems to have lost all sense of perspective and humanity. It's leaders express no will to find a solution, their spokespeople flair up and become aggressive whenever confronted with an uncomfortable question.
Israel and the Jewish people have received a great reservoir of sympathy and good will, we all know their appalling history. But from where I'm standing it seems that reservoir has well and truly dried out. This god fearing yet apparently lawless nation has lost sight of any sense of human decency and humility. 
The international community needs to step down off the fence and make Israel and it's leaders accountable for such disproportionate actions right now. Their unprecedented aggression against The Palestinians and anyone else - even those of their own faith and nationality who dare to challenge,  has to stop however uncomfortably that sits with international seats of power.    

Sunday, 20 July 2014

LOVE THE SKIN YOUR IN - YOGA FOR OUR SKIN

Many skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, and atopic dermatitis can be triggered by or made worse by stress. Sufferers often feel self-conscious and even depressed which will have a negative effect on the condition and make it even harder to treat.




It is well known that yoga and meditation can positively effect the mind and body.  By learning  ways to relieve stress we can help to alleviate some of the symptoms or aggravating factors of skin conditions that are associated with stress.  It would be disingenuous to suggest that by themselves yoga and meditation will cure all common skin conditions but they can definitely help. So why not give it a try.

You will quickly discover that yoga practice and breathing techniques can have a profound effect on how we manage stress. Helping to balance moods and form a positive connection to the body by learning how to let go of the negative feelings that often occur when suffering with a skin condition. 


Gentle poses such as child's pose, short meditations and breathing exercises carried out on a regular basis will have a positive effect on both the mind and body and teach us to begin to love again the skin we live in.