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Taking things to HEART. Monday August 19, 2013

My friend is writing a book. It's about personal and professional development.

'H' is for health. It's to remind us how important our health is and how we need to pay attention to it. We have choices, about what we eat, how we exercise, where we focus our attention, who we hang out with, all of which impacts on our physical and mental health.

'E' is for energy. We need energy to be available to put into life or projects, to make stuff happen. We need to be aware of what depletes us, be sensitive to what inspires us.

'A' is for authenticity. I love that. I guess it's about being genuine, having integrity, working with good intention, being real.

'R' is for resilience. We need to 'sharpen the saw' or else the blade won't cut. We need to fill up our reservoir, take care of our own needs first so we have something to give others. If we deplete ourselves we have nothing left for others.

'T' is for team. Us humans, we are hard wired for relationships with others. Our brains need connection to be healthy so we can thrive.

Thinking about HEART might help us to think about our choices and to wonder about what small steps we might choose to do today to step in directions to support our hearts.

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Anonymous Mon, Aug 19th 2013 @ 10:15am

I like this Bill. I'm going to take it to heart :o) I'd love the opportunity to write a book! How marvelous.

P.S. Just wanted to share with Moodscopers that there is a touching article in this weeks Radio Times about Bill Oddie, his battle with depression and his love of wildlife.

Julia Mon, Aug 19th 2013 @ 11:50am

Hello Bill.
I was wondering if you could write 5 more blogs :) the first one dealing with our health, second, energy, 3rd, authenticity and so on and suggest ways in which we can help ourselves overcome our natural inclination to negative approaches in each of these areas. I suspect most of us know how to be healthy, what food and exercise choices to make, so although we've heard it all before, you may be able to suggest some lateral thinking on this one! And also we know how to make contact with others (but really it's such an effort!).
However the others, energy, authenticity and resilience I found interesting but need to know how I can achieve all three. One would be good.

Lostinspace Mon, Aug 19th 2013 @ 2:50pm

This is great, I love how all the important things can be remembered in one word.Thinking of printing out the HEART stuff and putting it on my closet door!
Thanks again and especially for sending it out on a Monday.

Dasha DS Mon, Aug 19th 2013 @ 4:02pm

Thank you so much! I really love this post!!! I hope it'll helps me :)
Good luck to your friend!

Caroline Ashcroft Tue, Aug 20th 2013 @ 12:06am

Nice idea Julia. Bill's agreed to take a look at this for us.

Julia Tue, Aug 20th 2013 @ 7:41am

Oh that's really good! I look forward to it. Thanks for letting me know Caroline.

Ian in India Tue, Aug 20th 2013 @ 8:30am

Hi everyone. What a great write up and I have good news - the book is published (kindle & Lulu). You can find the details at
Its called In Your HEART - The key to astonishing performance.

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