Interview with a Fitness and Life Coach — Unique Times (Reblog)

Good Morning, I am so honored that Kally from MiddleMe invited me to interview on her blog. Kally comes from a corporate background, and is a online entrepreneur. She does a mirage of various projects and assisting start-ups and is a writer and a recruiter, coaching freelancers. I hope you enjoy the interview…… One of […]

Interview with a Fitness and Life Coach — Unique Times

*It’s likely that health and fitness are going to become even more important from now on.

Stop Judging and You Begin to Free Yourself — Share Your Light (Reblog)

We are talking a lot about unveiling the ego and letting go of its destructive grip. It is much easier said than done. For years, the ego has grown as part of our own development. Of course, it depends a lot on the inner steadfastness we had in our younger years and on how much […]

Stop Judging and You Begin to Free Yourself — Share Your Light

***Reblogged by Francis Barker 2020. Spiritual philosophy is one of my favourite subjects; the Upanishads, for example, used to be one of my favourites areas of solace… I must return to them.

Astrology & Health — Libra, the Beginning of Fall (Autumn)

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In astrology, Libra is the seventh sign of the zodiac, ruled by Venus. It is the sign of cardinal, or dominant, air.

Libra begins with the autumnal equinox, where the sun’s path moves south of the equator, when the days and nights are of equal length. Perhaps for this reason, Libra is associated with balancing, justice, weighing up opinions as only an air sign can, in a cool and rational manner.

In physical health terms, the kidneys are traditionally associated with Libra, those two excretory organs either side of the lower back. This is often said to be likely weak point for those with Libra strongly emphasised in individual charts.

Equally, the endocrine system performs a similarly balancing function within the body, which is also associated with Libra. Interestingly, one of the major endocrine glands are the adrenals, situated above each kidney, the latter as we have seen being linked to Libra, whilst the adrenals are commonly linked to Aries, Libra’s opposite sign.

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Those with Libra emphasised in their charts can also often suffer from headaches more than most; this is sometimes a result of kidney malfunction too, highlighting once more the polarising aspect between Libra and its opposite sign, Aries, which rules the head.

That said, as Libra is often an intelligent and fair minded sign, more typical individuals are usually very interested in their health and will usually have set in motion health regimes, involving diet and exercise, to stave off more serious health issues.

As the kidneys are a potential weak spot, keeping good hydration would seem to be especially beneficial to such types to help the proper functioning of these organs.

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Book Review by Milly Reynolds — The Poetry of John Clare

Of all the types of poetry, the pastoral theme is probably the most English. Listen to Milly’s take on one of the most important English poets from the midlands, John Clare.

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

“In Mind” Poem Published in Ephemeral Elegies. — Lucy’s Works (Reblog)

catalpa, heart-shaped and boney your daddy died years ago, in redress of his mind, where I leave my fingers on the stone…

“In Mind” Poem Published in Ephemeral Elegies. — Lucy’s Works

*Very well done. I am reminded of the work of Sylvia Plath, who work is still an inspiration.

Mental Health Is ‘My Thing’ — Bombay Ficus (Reblog)

With everything that is going on around the world, we are exposed to crises on a daily basis each time we scroll through our feeds. So naturally, one day gender equity is our thing, one day it is equal wages, another morning we are moved by farmers’ plight, and then our new thing is mental […]

Mental Health Is ‘My Thing’ — Bombay Ficus

*Check out this great article above — our mental health is so important and especially right now.

17 Amazing Health Benefits of Yoga — daneelyunus (Reblog)

Yoga – The word”yoga” in the Western world which indicate a modern form of Hatha yoga and consisting largely of the postures known as asanas.  It is one of the six orthodox schools of traditions of Hindu philosophical. Yoga is a group of mental, physical and spiritual practices or disciplines which started in ancient India. […]

17 Amazing Health Benefits of Yoga — daneelyunus

*Great article above. There is never a bad time to take up good practices — and yoga is one such good practice.

Health & Astrology — Virgo

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Virgo is the 6th sign in astrology, ruled by the winged messenger Mercury, and is classified as mutable (changeable) earth. This sign is usually very interested in health and wellness issues.

Virgoans, or people with this sign emphasised in their chart, are often worriers, obsessed with the minutest details of their life and usually their own bodies. For this reason, their health can be a great cause for concern, whether there is actually anything genuinely concerning or not.

The part of the body associated with Virgo are the intestines, where food is processed and dealt with systematically — a very Virgoan trait. Traditionally Virgo is said to be susceptible to intestinal problems, perhaps as a result of too much worry and anxiety. Such conditions can lead to complications such as gout later on in life.

Yoga for better Virgoan health?

Most especially, despite Virgo’s great strength in dealing with life’s minutiae, he or she needs to take time off and relax, to take a look at the bigger picture. The strong Virgo is usually very interested in diet and being active, so practices like yoga can be very beneficial and will also help to the person to calm down.

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Copyright Francis Barker 2020

‘Sovereign’ Haikus for Health

*Each day is a new beginning, embrace your sovereignty.

Haiku copyright Francis Barker 2020

Haikus for Health

Haiku copyright Francis Barker

*What is the nature of the mind? Can anyone really say? Yet we know a healthy mind goes a long way to maintaining a healthy body…

Haikus for Health No.5

Copyright Francis Barker 2020