Tired Sam

So SO tired today.

My son is sick and that means I am exhausted .  Not much of a post happening here.

But why is he sick? Germs i guess. He is a tough little guy but germs get us all down from time to time. But this is a health blog you say! tell me how to be healthy! Exercise and healthy food. shocking I know! get out and get at it honey bunch.

But I hate Exercise

we all hate exercise that is exercise.  The trick is to find something that will burn up some calories that you don’t hate, maybe even that you love. Jogging. Cross fit. baseball. lawn bowling. Ok lawn bowling may not be the best form of exercise but Betty the lawn bowler may send you home with an awesome home made pie if you play your cards right. That Betty, she is a real peach :)

Anyway I know this was not profound and not long but you know what? It’s my blog and i am tired and cranky (obviously) not even Betty’s pie is cheering me up.

 

till next time.

 

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Just Sam

Almost Summer Time and That Means Camping at My House!

SUMMER IS HERE!!!!!

I am a summer guy. Love it. Loved winter when i was a kid also but now I am all about the warms rays. I just love how it brings people out of their homes and into the neighbourhood, ,or the park or the campground.

My kids will finally go outside again. I mean they will play in the snow form time to time but it never lasts to long because it’s too dam cold. And who can blame them for wanting to come back inside? I can’t! May be to much of me has been handed over to them, but as a kid i was always outside living it up – no matter the weather. Anyway enough of this old man talk, what i really wanted to talk about is my new travel trailer from Huron RV ….oh did i mention i like camping??

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Color Therapy

What? What the hell does that mean you crazy man Sam? Color therapy?

I know right? It sounds so weird, like some hippy new-old wave of tree hugging way to zone out of the world for a little piece and quiet. And may be it is. But then again may be it isn’t

ENOUGH ALREADY. WHAT IS IT?

I have learnt a lot about colour therapy — the effects of color on the human mind and spirit and mood. Ever heard of a mood ring? of course you have, you are not living under a rock (there is no WiFi under a rock) and you were likely a child at one time that got your poor sap of a parent to put a quarter into a gum ball machine and to get you the ring that changed colors with your mood. Well I am not certain if those rings actually work but I am certain through my research that paint colors, specifically colors of the walls in the rooms in your house can dramatically effect the moods and energy levels in individuals. Now they won’t have the same level of effect on all individuals but there is an effect.

STUDIES

There are 1000’s of studies out there to this affect.  All these studies have found that differing colors have differing effects and that certain colors are best used in certain settings or situations (think different rooms in the house for my arguments sake) Here are just a few colors and their attributes

Violet : 

  • Calming effects for the mind and the body.
  • Good for regular meditation and prayer.
  • Enhances purpose and self esteem.
  • Heightens our awareness and helps us to give of our very best.
  • Purifying

Use it in :

  • Churches
  • Entry areas to clinics and hospitals
  • Festival areas
  • bedrooms

 

Indigo:

  • Helps to open up our intuition about our surroundings
  • very sedative 
  • The colour of divine knowledge and the higher mind.

Use it in:

  •  more ‘quiet’ places
  • Bedrooms
  • Treatment rooms in hospitals or clinics
  • library’s

Black

  • Black used with another colour enhances the energy of that second colour
  • Black gives us the sense of space for reflection on oneself

Use it in:

well no where really as a single color. but use it everywhere to enhance other colours.

 

my daughter wanted to paint her room fire engine red. what does this say about her personality? I am not to sure.

So i interviewed a painting company about some of the more ‘spiritual’ works they have done for clients. I had to ask some weird questions (or so i thought) but turns out that most painters are artists at heart and really understand this whole hippy painting color world. One company i talked with does such awesome work i had to mention them here. Creative Trends Painting has been doing commercial and residential painting for years and specialize in custom artwork and murals. They indicated it is not a weird request to have a client ask for a specific mural to be painted on their wall so the client can just sit in front of it and meditate. Makes a lot of sense. As the world keeps moving faster and faster it would be pretty cool to have a special spot to just sit and think (or not think) about anything.

 

Time to redecorate..

til next time.

 

Sam

Martial Arts and My Daughters Turn Around

I have the best kids in the world. Seriously it has been certified. Look into it. They are mine and you are jealous. Well maybe not, but I still have the best

One of the reasons is that I try to instil confidence and self-esteem into my kids through sport. Any sport. As I wrote before my son is really into hockey right now. I love how he can’t wait to meet up with his teammates and the high fives and the

kids hockey

kids loving the game

tomfoolery that goes with young boys hanging out. It all works toward mental well-being in my book.

Now jumping onto teams and being part of a crowd comes easy for my son, my daughter makes friends easily but needs to be pushed into the situation a bit more. This beautiful creature has so much to offer and pours her heart out to other kids which sometimes leaves her vulnerable to the nefarious kids in a bunch. And there are some. This is my blog and I don’t have to be politically correct about any of that shit!

SO WHAT TO DO?

I started her playing soccer and she liked it but didn’t love it. She played for a few years,  made friends easily but there was no passion for the game so when it came time to register she said she didn’t want to play. No problem from pops, I believe in pushing my kids into things because of the natural unknown from them and the natural fear they have but I definitely don’t believe in making them do something they already know about, and don’t want to do.

Right beside my gym that I take them too is a small Karate, BJJ Brazilian Jiu Jitsu  and other Martial Arts Studio.  I almost joking said to her why don’t you try Karate out, and surprisingly she said yes!  Looking back I shouldn’t have been too surprised as she loves to dance and tumbling and structure so it was almost a natural, albeit weird, fit.

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