Emails are different these days aren’t they?  There’s less corporate speak and there seems to be more messages written from the heart.  The Ceres Fresh Food email brought tears to my eyes yesterday, so much care and love and raw experience was being expressed, it undoes me.  I’ve noticed how much I’m trying to reduce what’s happening, thinking how it could be worse, other things have been worse…and realised its my protective mechanism, because to sit with the reality of the suffering that’s going on in the world right now, it’s too much, it’s too heartbreaking. And I feel so helpless… my impulse is to get out and DO something, but those avenues are not open to me at this point. So to stop the spiral I keep coming back to breath…breathe….do what you can, join where you can….breathe. Hand on heart…feet on the ground. Breathe.  If you’re having trouble calming yourself, nature can help…immerse yourself in these calming moments and deliberately take some long slow breaths as you do.  Long slow breaths turn on your parasympathetic nervous system, switching you from stress response to relaxation response – and a moment can make a difference.  Calming waters of Loch Ness Calming birdsong in the forest ❤️

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