Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and forgiving heart. Be the one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.

—    Marvin J.Ashton

I Promise.

As you build up your collection
Of pearls that you pulled from the deep
A landscape more beautiful than anything that I’ve ever seen
The sound of the branches breaking under your feet
The smell of the falling and burning leaves
The bitterness of winter
Or the sweetness of spring
You are an artist
And your heart is your masterpiece
And I’ll keep it safe”

–  I’ll Keep You Safe, Sleeping At Last




Today I enjoyed wandering in the sun, getting movement into my day whilst getting where I needed to go.  It is amazing how much more time you have when you stop rushing through life! Time to actually enjoy living!

Learning begins at birth.

Annie Murphy Paul has written a book called, Origins, which discusses how the 9 months before birth may effect the rest of our lives.  What do foetuses learn whilst they are still in their mothers stomach? Do they learn? What impact does the environment and emotional wellbeing of the mother have on the foetus? Fetal origins is a scientific discipline that emerged just about two decades ago, and it’s based on the theory that our health and well-being throughout our lives is crucially affected by the nine months we spend in the womb.  We’re all learning about the world before we even enter it.

In this fascinating TED talk, Annie discusses those questions and opens up what we know already of the importance during pregnancy for not only health and wellbeing but also preconception care.

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