Spring is here and for many it means Spring Cleaning. For me though it is more than just the cleaning of the windows and getting things all shiny. I get a real “Itch to Pitch.” After being indoors for almost 6 months I get a little shack happy. I am tired of looking at all of the “stuff” I have dusted (or should have dusted) all winter. How about you?
I have researched a few cleaning and organizing tips and I have also included a few of my own. Please read the feature article below to see how to make this year's "Itch to Pitch" a little easier.
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We live in a beautiful world and each year Spring helps us to reawaken and embrace the beauty around us. The early morning light of Spring always reminds me of one of my favourite songs: Morning Has Broken by Cat Stevens. I found this lovely rendition on You Tube. May the song and pictures inspire you to take time to enjoy this beautiful season.
"Morning Has Broken" Cat Stevens
Feature Article - The Itch to Pitch
Many studies have shown that there are health benefits of being organized including less stress, improved energy and improvement in overall health. The clutter of every day living means we have more and more things to organize. Removing the clutter and having some handy tricks will help make it easier to reduce our stress levels and get us well on our way to having time to enjoy this beautiful season.
When we meditate we try and clear our minds of all of the clutter and thoughts so that we can quiet and calm the mind and body. Frank Petter referred to Gassho, one of the 3 pillars of Reiki, as a way to bring ourselves to a meditative state; “We clean the house before the company comes.” Here are a few tips for helping you literally clean the house, de-clutter and get things more organized.
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Special Events You May Be Interested In Attending
Anita Moorjani, author of Dying to Be Me, is speaking at the Blyth Memorial Hall on April 21. I just finished reading this book and it was fascinating. A friend was at a conference last year and saw Wayne Dyer who said if you were going to read any book, this should be it. The , following is a YouTube clip where she talks about her experience.
The session goes from 1:30 to 4:30. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door.
Zen Master Thích Nhat Hanh, an internationally respected peace activist, will be holding a mindfulness retreat Sunday August 11 to Friday August 16, 2013. The retreat is a special retreat focused on educators, however all are welcome. It will include international guest speakers from the field of mindfulness and education. For more information please click here.
Adam McLeod, pen-name the Dreamhealer is holding a Integrative Healing workshop in Toronot on August 24th. Experience two unique and powerful group energy sessions at each Dreamhealer Integrative Healing workshop. I have read his first 2 books, Dreamhealer and Dreamhealer II. The first book was written when he was only 16! I found his work fascinating and I highly recommend his books.