“People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying, "Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner." I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.” (Carl Rogers)

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Reasons to be Cheerful (Part Thirty Four)

I'm finding it difficult to be cheerful right now! The week started well, with a 20 mile walk from Louth to home and my withdrawal headache lifted after a week of it, which felt lovely. But, then something else took over - something likely located in my gut, but whatever it was made me feel nauseous, headachey, energyless and depressed. And I'm still there, bleugh.

So, a quick report on what's done.

Still dancing with Heidegger. He still mystifies and hypnotises. I'm beginning to see (through) our 'world' with his alien eyes.

Got Blake's London learnt and set to music and I like it a lot. Used Phrygian mode to set the melody, which kind of wasn't phrygian at all in the end. And then it was. Perhaps.

Wellbeing and Nutrition MOOC finished - it's helped me a lot, well, if I get past this bleugh! stage. What I learnt about 'prebiotics' (I already take probiotics): prebiotics are a specific type of dietary fibre, and that is a food for the bacteria that already live in the gut. Prebiotics are found naturally in some foods like leeks, artichokes, garlic and onions, green bananas. So, good to increase these foods.

Began a Wordsworth MOOC last week and am enjoying learning about his Prelude. Can't say it - or Wordsworth - moves me too much (yet), but am enjoying learning nonetheless. And did I say bleugh..?

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