Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Super Green, Super Refreshing Smoothie...

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Super Green Smoothie

Yesterday I tried this super green smoothie that I found online as part of a winter detox, personally I will use it as a healthy booster. It’s really tasty with all the flavours coming through it is very refreshing & pretty pulpy. I halved the recipe for an extra-large smoothie, I found that blending all the ingredients together except the spinach is easier, then adding the spinach to the mix and blend.

Ginger-Mint Pear Smoothie
Makes 3 cups / 700ml
Ingredients (all organic if possible):
2 pears
1 avocado, flesh scooped out
1½ cups / 35g firmly packed baby spinach
1 cup / 250 ml water
2 tsp. minced ginger
1 ½ Tbsp. freshly-squeezed lemon juice
10-20 mint leaves (to your taste)
1. Place all ingredients except the spinach in a blender, blend until smooth, then add the spinach, again blending until smooth.

Shanti Kate 78
Transformational Coach,
Alternative Events UK,
Love Biodanza

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Moving from fear to balance…

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The last two weeks have been very calm and peaceful, prior to this although I was happy and positive fear was driving me. The fear of lack was creating panic and a lot of adrenaline to get me up working morning, noon and night was rushing through the system. I felt I was aligned and working well but having stopped for the last Biodanza training weekend I came to realise my body is exhausted from tension, stress and adrenaline.

This morning my body aches and I have a headache, I feel it will take some time for the body to recover from over use of the adrenal glands, hyper tension and stress over years of allowing this to happen. I know a physical shift and a negative mental belief has shifted so I will not default to the panic and adrenal setting which is the usual case.

Sometimes life or the experience of it has become truly painful until I really listen, wake up and make the changes!

Transforming base metal (fear) to gold (love).
Biodanza, Ars Magna.
(the magnificent art 23rd– 25th Jan 2015)…..

FEAR; Fear has been living my life, making the decisions. Fear of lack, fear of not being good enough, fear of time, fear of human beings, it has been running me, a stress that has run through my blood and seeped into my bones. If fear is the sting, then love is the balm.

LOVE; Love is not something that can be obtained, love is something that is to be experienced, to run through the body as life, Love is Life, Life is Love. Fear is the guard, the padlock. Recognising and welcoming the fear to transform it with the surrender to love.

From base metal (fear) to gold (love), it is through the dance, the group, the music, and the movement that love can begin its transformation.

Shanti Kate 78
Transformational Coach,
Alternative Events UK,
Love Biodanza

Monday, 2 February 2015

Lifestyle and stress

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Starting to wake up and question my lifestyle after the last Biodanza training weekend, realising I live with high levels of stress in my body when I work, even when I am feeling positive a certain level of tension, fear and stress are driving me.

According to Pathologist Arthur Jores (1901 -1982 Germany ) there are 2000 diseases common in humans, 1500 of which are due to lifestyle.

Learning to find a balance is a challenge, but is key to feeling happy and healthy.

Biodanza lowers stress levels and helps to regulate the body, dancing on a weekly basis can contribute towards raising happiness and bringing a sense of peace.

Shanti Kate 78
Transformational Coach,
Alternative Events UK,
Biodanza, Inspiration

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Celebrity Big Brother, the fascinating social experiment.

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I watched celebrity big brother last night, lots of conflict, abusive behaviour towards one another which apparently makes goods viewing because let’s face it if everyone got on in peace and harmony there would really be nothing to watch according to the mind.

As I watch people tearing each other apart & colluding my mind starts to make judgments about others behaviour, likes, dis-likes, “ooo that woman is poison”. I sit there both fascinated and saddened by the human interaction & conflict.

I feel sad that it is a challenge for a group of people to be put in a somewhat unnatural environment without their usual human comforts for a short space of time and actually get on. People operating from personality, from their model of the world, their beliefs and values so strong that they cannot accept the others. Operating from a place of conflict & not being able to see one another.

I fantasies about getting them dancing Biodanza together, removing their daily masks and body amour to have a real meeting with a human being who has a different view of the world, connecting through the heart through the universal language of music & movement.

Questions start to arise in me…..Has humanity/society got so individualised, so separated, so isolated and neurotic that living closely with each other is impossible?

How has it become that a group of people have become so attached to their values that they cannot accept another’s, even for a short period of time?

Now don’t get me wrong I am not saying I have this all sussed and sorted myself, I have lived in communities and shared houses my whole life and I still struggle to find peace within myself whilst doing so but it is getting easier over the years as I keep questioning myself, my thoughts and my behaviour.

Overall I did enjoy big brother as I find human behaviour a fascinating subject.

Comments and conversation welcome below...

Shanti Kate 78
Transformational Coach,
Alternative Events UK,
Biodanza, Inspiration