Nature Lessons 219

Sometimes those hills we have to climb in life look easier when we look at them with someone else. It’s good to be independant but important to be able to acknowledge when we might need some help. Looking at the hill is the first step in climbing it, let someone point out the way even if it’s a journey you will make alone.

~ Liza



Holding Space

To help another we need to ensure first that we have the capacity to hold their emotions, sometimes hold them until they are able to manage themselves. Make sense of these muddled emotions, process them and give them back in a way they can be understood and worked through. To do this, we need to ensure we are well prepared and able to to act as a safe container. Because if someone puts their trust in us to help, we need to make sure our container is water tight.

~ Liza


Should I?

Should I cling to sanity, when that’s not how I feel.

Should I just plod along, when all around’s unreal.

Should I really just let go, if I just uncurl my hand.

Should I take a wonder, walk through another land.


Tell me to hold tightly, that it will all be over soon.

Tell me you’ll be with me, move and give you room.

Tell me to keep on clinging, maintain my grip so tight.

Tell me at the end of this, that my life will be alright.


I think I can cling on a bit, if you stay there by my side.

I think that I’ll believe you, I know how hard you try.

I think I might just make it, as I have got you along.

I think I’ll reach the other side, I hope it won’t be long.


Daily Prompt – Cling




So for the last seven months I’ve been a vegan, I’m very proud that I managed it, a decision I made on the spur of the moment.  I don’t want to eat animal products anymore, I enjoy being a vegan.  Initially I made the decision to go the whole hog (excuse the pun) as I didn’t want to be pumped full of antibiotics that I didn’t need.  I wanted them to work if ever I needed them and know they are in abundance in the meat and dairy food industry.

But I have to tell you I have never been as sick or prone to illness as I have these last seven months.  I have always been healthy, I’m good cook and understand nutrition and what I need to keep my body functioning but for some reason I just keep getting sick.  Now I’m beginning to question if I am constantly poorly because of the change in my diet?  Does the vegan diet suit everyone?

I hadn’t eaten meat or drunk milk in years, so I only really gave up fish, eggs, dairy such as cheese and butter.  I cook from scratch and get a plethora of plants, pulses, nuts, seeds and tofu etc.  I make green smoothies, add plant protein and sprinkle nutritional on my food.  My diet is diverse, okay I have the odd chip and eat more bread but not to excess and I take organic supplements and more recently a tonic.

What’s going on, I feel so poorly I couldn’t even look at WP this weekend, I missed it but didn’t have the energy!  So I’ve had tooth issues, gum boils, colds, coughs and constant tiredness.  I have put on weight and my cholesterol has gone back up since I became vegan resulting on me having to go back on statins, go figure!  Cholesterol is hereditary in the family, but prior to my becoming a vegan it was right down!

I’m going to the doctor’s to get my bloods tested but I also need the help of the blogging community to explore this, give me some ideas in the comments please, before I boil an egg!