Happy Autumn.. Can you believe we only have 3 months left of 2018?!?
September was a nice relaxing month for me as we had a few days off from the busy work life that we have and took a few days staycation (see below).
Here are the highlights:
A- Z Blog:
In the “A to Z Blog Series” about how my treatments can help with common ailments, I blogged about the letters Q and R.
Click on the links below for each in case you missed one.
Q is for Quadriceps Muscles
R is for Relief from Pain
Kerry and Cork Favourites:
We went to Blarney in Cork and Killarney in Kerry for a few days ‘off’ in September and below is a list of my favourite’s.
⭐️Chocolate shop: Blarney Chocolate Factory.
They have the most amazing selection of ‘mind meltingly wonderful handcrafted chocolate’ and fudge…Devine!!
⭐️Breakfast: Blarney Old Post
Amazing waffles (with Nutella!)
⭐️Wildlife Park – Fota Wildlife Animal Park
A beautiful location and we spent the day walking around the park amongst all the animals. I couldn’t believe how close you can get to them and to be honest I wanted to bring each of them home with me. This is a place for adults and children a like with loads to do and see for the whole family.
⭐️ Waterfall – Torc Waterfall
At the base of Torc Mountain , this can be seen while walking and rambling through the beautiful Killarney National Park.
⭐️ House and Gardens –
Killarney House and Gardens is stunning and located in the centre of the town. It is a complete sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the town. It has history of the town and the house, stunning gardens, beautiful trees and views and cute little cafe shop with the most amazing home made cakes.
⭐️ Walk – Gap of Dunloe
There was too many to choose from here as both places are very ‘walker’ friendly and offer stunning countryside and views but this walk offer stunning views of both Killarney lakes and the MacGillycuddy Reeks.
They wanted to ‘Energise the body, awaken the mind and inspire the spirit’ and Gerry and Miriam (the organisers of Soul Space) surely did that and so much more. Based in the beautiful setting of the Claregalway castle they started with setting some positive morning intentions in the Soul Arena. They had a jam packed timetable planned for the rest of the day and I intended to dip in and out of as many talks as I could.
In the morning , I did some Yin Yoga with ‘ Dublin Yoga. I listened and learned from the stories of Brent Pope and Jessie Barr to name only two of the amazing speakers there.
While in the afternoon I joined the fabulous Sharon for her mindful meditation.
I even became all shy upon meeting Kathryn Thomas and Sile Seoige. These two inspirational ladies that spoke so well on their daily struggles with life, motherhood and working full time jobs.
I said it at the time and I’ll repeat it here. Well done Soul Space, your goal was achieved, I haven’t stopped talking about it since and I can’t wait for next years one already.
World Reflexology Week
Every year in the last week of September reflexologists around the world organise events to celebrate World Reflexology Week, to promote awareness of our wonderful therapy.
For the week I shared links to my blogs on some of the popular benefits of Reflexology on the body.
Click on the word for more information
👣Reflexology and Sinusitis Issues
👣 Reflexology and Insomnia
👣 Reflexology and Headaches
👣Reflexology and The Urinary System
Jojo Moyes – Still Me
If you liked her other books ‘Me Before you’ and ‘After you’..(which I did) you will enjoy this highly-anticipated latest chapter in the life of quirky, lovable Louisa Clark. I read this on holidays and it’s very easy to read and at times laugh out loud. I enjoyed it and was delighted with how the character has grown but I’m happy to say goodbye to her now if that makes sense.
Mary Higgins – I’ve got my eyes on you.
I’ve never read of this authors books before but when I saw she was an New York Times best seller I thought I’d give it a go. This suspense thriller was set in an American house after a murder has taken place. It’s only ok as I guessed too early on ‘who did it’ and I didn’t really care for the characters after that. I don’t think I’ll been reaching for her books again. Sorry
David Mithie – The Dalai Lamas Cat
I listened to this on Audiobook and it’s a charming little tale as seen through the eyes of a little rescue kitten who lives with the house of the Dalai Lama. It explains in lay mans terms (or cat terms) the teachings of Buddhism, the benefits of mediation, mindfulness, kindness, humanity and so much more. I enjoyed this and will look for other books by the author.