Rachel the Vagabond Baker

I have very many talented friends with excellent blogs so will give some of them a plug on here. I have known Rachel and her partner Chris for years and they have quite an unconventional life. Most of their time is spent travelling or house sitting and  they have recently bought a fab demountable camper to live in. They are both photographers and I think the eye for a good picture is what makes this blog a real gem.

Vagabond Baker is not just a recipe blog..  but also a wonderful showcase for their extensive travels, photographs and unusual nomadic lifestyle.

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Strangely.. the most popular blogs she has ever written are about her reasons for learning Finnish!

So pop over to Vagabond Baker and have a browse or find her on twitter @vagabondbaker or Vagabond Baking on facebook.



Alan Watts – What if money didn’t matter?

Some words of wisdom on life, work and money. I have read various things about about working 9-5 lately and I’m very grateful I have never done a job like that. So a reminder of an excellent little video featuring Alan Watts.

I always recommend this to teenagers wondering what to do with their lives.. much to the shock and horror of some of their parents!

What If Money Didn’t Matter (Alan Watts) from Anthttp://stuffjolikes.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=91&action=edithony J. Grande on Vimeo.
And for a different take on this.. I recently came across a fabulous cartoon version by Gavin Aung Than on zenpencils.com.


Some musings on pain and painkillers

There have been lots of stories in the news over the years about potential heart problems caused by long term use of painkillers such as ibuprofen and diclofenac (Voltarol) but the very well known link between these drugs and gastrointestinal bleeding doesn’t often get a mention.  See this old article on Ibuprofen on BBC website

Doctor and medical columnist Thomas Stuttaford says in that article he thinks ibuprofen is a reasonable analgesic and anti-inflammatory – but it has more side effects than people realise.

“Side effects include renal damage. It’s not terribly well tolerated by the over 65s. It can cause gastric bleeding. And NSAIDs [the group of anti-inflammatory drugs that ibuprofen belongs to] contribute to something in the region of 2,000 deaths a year in the UK.”

I came across this video of Lorimer Moseley talking about the the role of the brain in chronic pain. He is a physio who has become interested in pain research and the psychology of pain. He is a very amusing speaker and gets his message across extremely well.. this video is 25 minutes long so grab a cuppa and watch it.

Much research has been done between the link between emotional and physical pain and, in my experience as a homeopath, helping people deal with difficult emotions such as anger or grief will often will reduce or eliminate their physical pain.

Clare Walters at Absolute Specialists runs training courses for therapists in various mindfulness techniques including the Pain Release Process which she has developed from her experience working with people with fibromyalgia. I completed the practitioner training course a few years ago and am now accredited in Focussed Mindfulness Techniques which I often use alongside homeopathy in my consultations. I have found these techniques to be simple and profound tools for dealing with physical and emotional pain and I will write more about them another time.

This was originally posted on http://www.jorhodeshomeopathy.co.uk/

An animated tour of the invisible with John Lloyd

This is a cartoon version of a TED talk by John Lloyd who is better known for being the creator of intellectual and excellent quiz show QI acheter du viagra avec paypal.

Gravity. The stars in day. Thoughts. The human genome. Time. Atoms. So much of what really matters in the world is impossible to see. A stunning animation of John Lloyd’s classic TEDTalk from 2009, which will make you question what you actually know.

Welcome to stuffjolikes

This blog has come about really because I constantly come across what I think are interesting blogs, news articles, videos or books and I just want to share them with anyone who might appreciate them.

This will be a very eclectic mix of topics. I already blog sporadically about homeopathy, wild food and mindfulness in business so will probably repost some of those on here.

Any suggestions or comments feel free to get in touch.


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