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While I was working in the MakeSpace at Bristol Museum last week, I was struck by quite how many people commented on how slowly I stitch - almost everyone who stopped to watch in fact. As I’m self taught and it’s just me in my workshop, I’ve never had a bench mark or given any thought to the matter. Being described as slow is not something that we generally aspire to is it? In school, in sport, in anything - who wants to be slow?! Yet the more people said it, the more I realised that it wasn’t being said in a bad way. A lady sat and watched me work for ages and remarked ‘how wonderfully mindful’ and just like that, slow didn’t seem all that bad.
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There are so many benefits to simply slowing down ... most crucially remembering to breathe. Sounds like a pretty obvious - not to mention innate -thing to do, and yet how often do we find ourselves feeling frazzled, with our shoulders near our ears, barely breathing at all? The benefits of breathing deeply to our psychological and physiological well being are overwhelming. It may seem a little unnecessary to remind ourselves to breathe, but I’ll bet you notice a difference when you do.
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Have a lovely week (full of deep breaths!) Emma xx
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Obsession and addiction.
My husband describes me as someone with an addictive personality. I get addicted easily, to food I love; to people I like, to things I believe in.
I’ve been raised as a typical Asian girl believing in there is No. 1, and then there’s the rest. Anything is either I don’t do, or I am compelled to excel.
Things gets more difficult as life expanded and my roles changed and grew. Again, how blessed I am to have a wise teacher. He told me :’Getting to the destination is as important as being there. So while you are on the way, leave the frustration behind and enjoy your journey. And it doesn’t matter who’s there before you or after, as long as you are on the way..’ Enjoy the journey, wherever you are headed to. Happy Monday!
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“When words fail, music speak.”

Summer is ocean warmed over sun-kissed rocks. Just me and a curious seal hanging in this little bay this afternoon #islandliving #summer #swimming #oceanswim #temperaterainforest #britishcolumbia #sunshinecoastbc #sundayfunday #remembertobreathe #getoutside

My horse gives me wings! He is my best therapy but the hardest part can be getting myself out of the house to drive to the farm. That has really helped a lot with overcoming my somewhat mild but ever looming agoraphobia. Phobias are so hard to understand. How can someone who loves to travel alone and drives all over my metro area struggle with agoraphobia? I sometimes think it’s a fear of leaving my dogs behind as if something will happen to them. #live #depressionrecovery #horsetherapy #friendsarethebest #therapy #livelaughlove #liveauthentic #rescuedog #remembertobreathe #remembertosmile #laughteristhebestmedicine #healyourlife #iamworthit #anxietywarrior #mentalhealth #mentalillnessawareness #todayisagoodday #youcanhealyourlife #suicideprevention #recovering #therapydog #horselover #happy #smile #ireland #rescuehorse #liveinthemoment #highlysensitiveperson #introvert #introvertsunite

Do you ever get completely drained for seemingly no apparent reason? For the last few days I have been exhausted to the point of being shaky. I do have a physical job and physical hobby, working with horses, but I sometimes think that anxiety can be even more exhausting. When something happens like the car accident I had a week ago and dealing with finding a new car and with finding rides to work I think my anxiety taxes all of my energy reserves. It frustrates me as I am not one who likes to rest my body when the weather is gorgeous. I am lying in bed looking out the window drinking caffeine and conjuring up energy to go to the farm because that is where I want to be. #live #depressionrecovery #horsetherapy #friendsarethebest #therapy #livelaughlove #liveauthentic #rescuedog #remembertobreathe #remembertosmile #laughteristhebestmedicine #healyourlife #iamworthit #anxietywarrior #mentalhealth #mentalillnessawareness #todayisagoodday #youcanhealyourlife #suicideprevention #recovering #therapydog #horselover #happy #smile #ireland #rescuehorse #liveinthemoment #highlysensitiveperson #introvert #introvertsunite

Breathe. It’s just a bad day, not a bad life 💖
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Nesten hele Juli har vært en måned med noen vanskelige minutter, timer og dager. Men selv om en dag med tunge og mange vanskelige beskjeder har jeg fortsatt klart og huske at det er en dårlige dag, ikke et dårlig liv
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Every Sunday these past few weeks I have enjoyed a 90 minute practice at @urbanexhaleyoga with @yogalifejoek ...a great chance to really deepen the breath and quiet the mind for me during this time of change, upheaval, and transition. Appreciating the spaces in between the chaos...gratitude for the breath and my daily asana practice. Photo by @esphotonyc Outfit by @aloyoga #wheniexhale #remembertobreathe #movingmeditation #quietthemind #thespacebetween #stillness #dailyasana #yogini #inversionjunkie #handstand #archer #standonyourhands #goupsidedown #gratitude #focus #breath #aloyoga #beagoddess #beautifulblue #yogamodel #yogaasana

#spikestories needed a lift after a long hike in lake louise this weekend. Such a trooper though. #remembertobreathe #travelalberta

I am back to work after an amazing time away in both Vancouver and the Rocky Mountains. Such a beautiful country we live in. #remembertobreathe #spikestories

Yoga is one of mine, as it is a reminder to be in the moment, breathe, and that you can't always fight/push- you put in the work and the foundation, and rewards may come. Health benefits are numerous like improved mood, digestion, decrease in blood pressure, controls sugar cravings, weight loss, better sleep, improved strength, etc. It also tells you to leave your ego at the door- I used to be a gymnast and am still pretty flexible, but still some positions I struggle with, others I may have a good base yet room to improve, and others seems really easy (shavasana anyone?? haha). Yet in whatever moment, I enjoy my mind being clear, focusing on breath, and allowing whatever thoughts/epiphanies to enter. What's your favorite activity for zen time?
#yoga #findyourzen #healthbenefits #movement #changeyourworkout #hearthealth #reducebloodpressure #destress #findstrength #findinnerstrength #breathe #importanceofbreath #nomorecravings #weight #improvedsleep #appreciatewhereyoureat #findyourepiphany #newthoughts #inspiration #remembertobreathe #itsjustlife #reduceyourstress #endocrinehealth

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