When a Monk Came to Tea

A small street in the North of England, isn’t really where you’d expect to find a Tibetan Buddhist monk.

This week however, my good friend Geshe Lama Ahbay Tulku Rinpoche stopped by to deliver Medicine Buddha blessings & healing prayers.
The meditation room came alive with the sound of Throat Chanting, bells, drums & Tibetan mantra.

This will be the 4th year Ahbay Rinpoche has visited my home, sharing his wisdom, love & compassion and infectious laughter.

Ahbay Rinpoche gives so much to everyone he meets as he travels the world and as anyone who ever met him will agree, ‘once met never forgotten.’

It’s amazing how the presence of one person can change the energy of the whole house just by filling it with loving energy.
Such a beautiful experience.

Barking Up the Wrong Tree – When our Animals Are Sick – Julie Kelly

Is Your Animal Lacking energy? Looking unwell or Simply not Their Usual Self? 

Our animals are sensitive souls. From the moment they meet us, they know us – just by the energy we give out. 

They don’t need any other information.  For animals, their only interaction is energy.

Animals live & work with energy it’s all they have. So any change in the environment, or our moods can affect them massively.

If your fur baby is unwell, here are some things you might not have considered:

The Tales We Tell – Growin Up in’t North – Julie Kelly

Green Shield Stamps, Woodbines, Spangles, Nits, Jam Butties & Derbac combs.

All memories of growin up in’t North. But what memories do you have of childhood in the working class backstreet towns of Manchester?

Lets take a trip down memory lane & keep our heritage alive.

Please post your memories here!!!

The Tales We Tell – Growin Up in’t North – Julie Kelly

Woodbines, Arrowbars, Double Diamond, spangles & sarsaparilla – Bringing back any memories yet?

Jam butties for your dinner, and if you dropped it on the floor, you’d just brush it off and eat it.

Growing up in the 50s & 60s Northern backstreet towns of Manchester were hard – but there were good memories too.

Here are a few memories but please share yours….

When folk smoked Woodbines, Camel & Park Drive and cashed in Green Shield Stamps.

The only sanitizer was your mum spitting on her handkerchief to wipe your hands and face?

Summers were hot & winters freezing. And you went out playing in the morning and came back at tea time black as the ace of spades.

When we all shared the same bath water and a single bar of soap washed everyone.

Laugh Yourself Well at 50+ Julie Kelly

When was the last time you had a really good belly laugh? The ones that make tears roll down your cheeks, making you hold your tummy with pain? 

Did you know – A right good belly laugh, not only decreases stress hormones & increases immune cells, it also triggers serotonin known as the body’s natural feel good chemicals.

This & other endorphins released in laughter, can also act to temporarily relieve pain. It’s probably also why, many of us ‘middle agers’ are trying out Laughter Yoga.

Laughter Yoga was created in 1995 by Dr Madan Kataria in a park in Mumbai India, and it’s really taken off. Please see link. 


50+ & Unleashed

“Act Your Age” they say. You’re over 50 and still acting like a teenager!

Do you feel, like turning 50 made you invisible? Overnight, people suddenly seem to speak louder & more slowly because you’re ‘old’.

The wolf whistles definitely stopped when I turned 50 but thats ok – I don’t keep my wisdom in my ass.

Wisdom of Experience & Wisdom of ageing, both the most precious gift a person can share or receive.

But don’t be fooled! Hitting the big 50 doesn’t mean holding back – or (in the words of the hilariously brilliant ( Sir Billy Connolly) ‘Become Beigeist’

On the contrary!! Listen up our stick thin, fresh air sandwich & skinny latte brigade! We middle agers were once just like you. Before the fat rolls & creaky joints that is, and one hair started sprouting from the chin with a life of its own.

Calming Down With Calcite – Sleep Resolution in the Over 50s

Sleeplessness, irritability & feeling generally unable to relax are all issues affecting us at some point in life. As we age, our sleep patterns change but it doesn’t need to be a challenge.

Blue Calcite is a very powerful stone when it comes to soothing and relaxing the emotional body. This stone is known to calm emotions and offers mental and etheric protection.

Blue Calcite is protective, and when it comes to one’s aura, it offers incredible trans mutational energies. When carrying or wearing Blue Calcite, it acts as a sponge absorbing all energy coming your way.

It filters out the negative vibrations and transmutes them back out into high positive energy.

Blue Calcite has many beneficial effects for anyone who suffers from anxiety or depression. Its powerful blue rays, soothe and relax nerves and its calming effects on the mind, allow the user to think about emotional situations with more of a level head. By doing this, Blue Calcite opens up a stronger communication channel between your thoughts and feelings.

If you’re over 50 & struggling to sleep or relax, why not try putting Blue Calcite by your bed?

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It’s a Dog’s Life 7 times over- By Julie Kelly

Ageing can be far from fun thats for sure. But if you thought we had it tough – try seeing things from a canine perspective.

These days, when I get home from work, it’s on with the PJ’s and a good chill out on the sofa. That’s my relaxation buzz.

But just imagine, if each year of your life was the equivalent of 7.

According to a recent article by Almanac.com, that’s exactly the case with our pets. Research suggests, multiplying one year of your dog by 7, gives a pretty accurate idea of their real age. So it makes perfect sense, as our little fur babies get older, they too start to need extra care just like humans.

Arthritis, Irritability, Weight control, Sight and Hearing issues are all

Penny For Your Thoughts! Julie Kelly

It’s 3am and there you are – wide awake staring at the ceiling, pondering life’s dilemmas. What are you thinking?

For me, its how I don’t want the silence of the dawn to end. The birds haven’t woken yet so I give myself permission to think in silence.

Soon the day will erupt into an orchestra of sound, each instrument playing a different note – some flat and others beautifully melodic.

The realisation has come in the silence, at 50+ Im over half a century old. This being said, what does it matter about the tune of life? At least I can still hear it. 🤣

What do you think about in the silence of dawn?

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On The Rhodochrosite to Self Esteem & Confidence

Rhodochrosite is all about selfless love, compassion and positive attitude- something we all need as we get older

This amazing little stone, is mostly known for reminding us of the things we love. Furthermore, its energy field creates a more upbeat and confident feeling, helping us meet life’s challenges.  Rhodochrosite releases feelings of loneliness & insecurity improving self-worth.

This powerful little crystal should be cherished at all cost as it soothes emotional stress, lifting depressed mood and bringing lightness into our life.
Rhodochrosite is excellent for people who feel unloved because of their isolation and loneliness

To find out more on Rhodochrosite