- The method of human communication, either spoken or written, consisting of the use of words in a structured and conventional way.
- A system of communication used by a particular country or community.
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Throughout the month of October we have brought you notes all things spiritual, from number meanings and mindfulness to haunted reads and a Halloween special coming next week. This week however, we want to focus on something that is close to our own hearts and affects all of us. This week we would like to talk about being human, a raw instinct that in todays digital world we easily forget.
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As you may have guessed, our Spiritual theme for the month of October isnâ€™t going to be based purely around horror stories. This week we focus on Spirituality. When defined â€œSpirituality is a broad concept with room for many perspectives. In general, it includes a sense of connection to something bigger than ourselves, and it typically involves a search for meaning in life. As such, it is a universal human experienceâ€Šâ€”â€Šsomething that touches us all.â€ At CBTHBN we have been looking into the personal aspects of spirituality rather than religious ones. How can we achieve the sense of connection the above definition talks of? We believe spirituality is about gaining the ability to pause life and focus; about making the opportunity to spend a portion of time daily / weekly simply being. Hereâ€™s how weâ€™ve found our inner focusâ€¦
For many meditation seems like a bogus idea, something for hippies, we have to hold out hands up and agree that until recently we hadnâ€™t given it much credit either. But with the increase in popularity and media around applications such as â€˜Headspaceâ€™ and â€˜Pauseâ€™ we decided maybe it was time to take a closer look. Surprisingly we found both applications beneficial to our minds, in different ways. Pause enables you to clear your mind without focusing on anything in particular. You can set the time you wish to Pause for and your off, following a mesmerising blob around your smartphones screen as it grows to engulf all of your minds worries.
Headspace on the other hand is more focused, reminding you daily to â€˜Get some Headspaceâ€™ and waking you step by step through different meditations. You can choose the generic Headspace path or select a themed on meditation, from relationships to anxiety.
If youâ€™re not keen on spending 15 minutes of your day sat still perhaps Yogaia is for you. A simple smartphone app that enables you to attend a Yoga class of any length at any time of day. Some sessions are free and others paid, you can even join live sessions and turn your webcam on to receive tuition from the Yogi teaching the class. We love that you can pick the length of the class to based on how much time you have rather than having to commit to an hour long session at a much greater cost. Recently weâ€™ve been doing 15 minutes at the start and end of each day, mixing in meditations with neck and back focused sessions or ones to hone our abs. Thereâ€™s a session for everyone so why not give it a go.
â€œScience has empirically shown that sitting still, or meditation, can lead not just to better health or to clearer thinking, but even to emotional intelligenceâ€
Weâ€™ve been meditating and â€˜yogaiaingâ€™ for two weeks now and have been amazed in how our minds have been able to clear, sort and reshuffle the usual brain haze that comes from day to day life. If this sounds like your brain or life at the moment why not try one of the above listed applications or perhaps like us all three! Hereâ€™s to a month of mindfulness.
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As #OrganicSeptember draws to an end we are looking back on a month of Unearthed knowledge. From eating local to organic cotton and understanding where our food comes from. #OrganicSeptember has taught us many things whilst also widening our appreciation and tastes for fresh produce. One thing weâ€™ve loved this month is the different shapes and sizes our organic fruit have come in. Continue reading “CBTHBN | UNEARTH #4”
That famous question asked in Douglas Adamâ€™s â€˜Hitchhikerâ€™s Guide to the Galaxyâ€™ and answered by his fictional supercomputer â€˜Deep Thought,â€™
â€œthe answer to life, the universe and everything isâ€¦42â€
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We are now half way through organic September and have learnt so much about living and eating organically in our first of our new #UNEARTH series. From eating local to how to wash our denim one thing we have realised is how easy it is to make the change and go organic.
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â€œWanderlust, a strong desire to travelâ€
Wanderlust, that elusive feeling, a hunger or irrational urge to pack your bags and go. Some people call it itchy feet others call it running from reality; whatever you call it we all feel it. The triggers can be anything, from Instagram envy to Facebook travel tales or David Attenboroughâ€™s latest show. Travel is something personal, it holds a different meaning to each of us, one mans heaven is another mans hell. But how do we decide when the time is right to go?
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