I know it’s natural instinct and as a gun-dog breed, flushing and killing pheasants is just part of life. However I don’t think I’ll ever get used to this happening! Especially when he continuously ‘retrieves’ them and chases me down the path with them! At least the local foxes will eat well tonight! I do wish he’d stick to hunting tennis balls though!!! #gundog #naturevnurture #naturalinstinct
Did you know breakfast is the most important meal of the day If you're stumped for breakfast ideas, here's a quick and easy berry acai bowl recipe with all the ingredients available from Woolworths 🍇
Mixed Berry Smoothie Bowl
1/2 cup almond drink
2-3 generous handfuls frozen mixed berries
5 bananas, peeled and sliced diagonally into rounds
1 tbsp almond butter
Almonds, toasted, plus extra to garnish
Chia seeds, to serve
Fresh blueberries, for serving
Raspberries, for serving
Fresh mint, to serve
Method: - Combine the frozen berries, banana, almond butter and almond milk in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into bowls and decorate with the toppings (almonds, blueberries, raspberries, chia seeds and fresh mint)
#naturalinstinct #aafiyahhealth #healthcare #healthy #healthyfood #healthylifestyle #healthyhappylife #naturaleating #nourishyourself #healthblog #aafiyahhealthcare #acaibowl #healthybreakfast
#tgif Shock plans to spend the whole weekend napping 💤
Never in my life did I ever think I would feel #love for an #insect, especially not a #giantspinystickinsect. But this girl is #amazing !!! Of course, when we got them they was jumpy and scared, #naturalinstinct, but now, she absolutely LOVES coming out. She loves to #snuggle into my neck and will climb to there every time. When it comes to putting her back she will cling on with a death grip to stay out!! She absolutely loves to be #stroked and loves looking at you. She used to hate being picked up but now no fuss she loves it! Now they are both getting big, they have been moved to a new house (last pic)
#stickinsectsofinstagram #stickinsectsarecool #stickinsects #papuanewguinea #newguinea #tropical #friendly #beautiful
LOVE VS HATE
Which one wins in this tug of war
The one we choose, it’s often that simple.
Mindfulness to me is about becoming more conscious within a given moment. It can be about connecting back to our breath to buy time within a stressful situation, helping to calm our nervous system and giving us better clarity to make better choices through awareness and build better pathways into the future.
Our natural instinct is to look for the threats and danger, it was how we kept ourselves safe back in the wild, makes sense right
Through immersing myself in two days of mindfulness training last weekend (with the very wise @joshrochecoach ) I’m learning through practice we can often take back our control with breath work, installation of new thoughts and choices, which can result in better behaviours and outcomes.
It’s constant learning and commitment, trial and error, but I thought this quote below from @rickhansonphd explained this tug of war beautifully....
“Love and hate: they live and tumble together in every heart, like wolf cubs tussling in a cave. There is no killing the wolf of hate; the aversion in such an attempt would actually create what you’re trying to destroy. But you can watch that wolf carefully, keep it tethered, and limit its alarm, righteousness, grievances, resentments, contempt, and prejudice. Meanwhile, keep nourishing and encouraging the wolf of love.”
Which wolf will you choose to feed 🖤