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LIPS – Anti-Bullying Poetry Film. Written and Performed by Award-Winning Poet Patricia Foster McKenley. Produced by Mellow 9 Productions. Anti-Bullying Week 2018.

As a young child and teenager, I was bullied. As an adult, I have been bullied. These experiences prompted me to write my poem ‘Lips’.
I recently had the poem ‘Lips’ skilfully made into a film by the brilliant Mellow 9 Productions. So thankful for this. 


The poem and film focuses on the traumatic impact of bullying and how important it is to reach out to and seek comfort and refuge from those who can support us. 
I currently use my poetry film ‘Lips’ in poetry, self esteem and anti-bullying workshops. Please contact me for more details and to book a workshop.
Bullying affects more people than we realise.
Watch the film here!
https://youtu.be/DuzFlvl25qg

#AntiBullying

#AntiBullyingWeek

#AntiBullyingWeek2018

#SelfEsteem

#ChooseRespect

A Quick, Homemade Vegan Country Cake Recipe. From YouAreYOU founder, Vegan and Wellbeing Coach Patricia Foster 

A Quick, Homemade Vegan Country Cake Recipe


I fancied a vegan cake snack treat. Something comforting and warm. Natural with no sugar.

I threw together, very quickly, a few ingredients and mixed them together in my smallest baking bowl.

After 15 minutes, I covered the bowl with a lid, while it finished baking, so it didn’t dry out too much.

20 minutes later!

Voila! 

 

Photo: Patricia Foster

 


Yum!


A moist, sweet enough, no sugar-egg-dairy cake.


Satisfied my snack craving as well as my desire for the aroma of home baking throughout my house (who doesn’t love that smell). Yum!



The ingredients are approximate:


I Cup organic Oats

1 Cup Spelt flour

2 x Tbsp Agave nectar

1 Medool date chopped

1/2 Over-ripened banana
1 Squeeze of Fresh orange juice, from 


1/2 Organic orange


1/2 Cup Alpro Coconut rice drink (or use almond milk or other Coconut Milk varieties)


1 Tsp coconut oil
1 Tbsp Sunflower oil
2 x Tsp Cinnamon
1 Tsp Vanilla extract
Sunflower Seeds
Chia Seeds
Walnuts
1 Tsp of baking powder
Oven: 160° Fahrenheit 

Unfortunately, there are no photos of the whole cake, as I ate it very quickly!


 

Photo: Patricia Foster

 

Event: Women’s Nutrition Made Easy, with Patricia Foster of ‘You Are You’ Holistic Coaching & Training Services and Kitchen Buddy founder Theresa Webb. 24/3/15 Torridon Library, Catford 1RQ. Coach, Vegan, Mentor, Raw Food.

Women’s Nutrition Made Easy: With Kitchen Buddy founder Theresa Webb and YouAreYOU founder Patricia Foster Tuesday 24th March 2015 (7:00-9:00pm), Torridon Library, Catford London FREE! 

Patricia Foster, qualified life coach and founder of You Are YOU holistic coaching and training services, will be providing practical, every day healthy eating and Wellbeing tips for women 25 years and over.

Tickets may already be booked up. Contact Torridon Library for  further details.


FREE event, but booking essential.

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Reiki Healing – What is it All About? By Patricia Foster

Creating Positive Shifts in your Life

Photo courtesy of Microsoft Office Online Clip Art and Media Gallery

Photo courtesy of Microsoft Office Online Clip Art and Media Gallery

 

In 2012, I received my Reiki Level 2 certificate! I am thoroughly pleased to be a certified Reiki Practitioner, as I love the benefits of Reiki Healing, as well as delivering it. I also receive an incredibly sense of wellbeing, as does the recipient.

Reiki finds its origins in Japan and is a way of directing Universal Healing Energy to a client through a healer/practitioner. It has mutual, positive benefits for the client as well as the healer. It also promotes relaxation, wellbeing and reduced stress, as well as healing on many levels (emotional and physical) in recipients.

The Reiki Healing tradition was developed in Japan by Dr. Usui and allegedly brought to the West by Mrs Takata. Many Reiki practitioners and scholars have identified parallels between traditional Christian healing and Reiki. For further information about Reiki practices, visit http://www.reiki.org/

 

I can safely say that I have experienced many positive changes during my Reiki journey thus far. I have also received many positive and startling feedback from recipients of my Reiki healing sessions.

Photo courtesy of Microsoft Office Online Clip Art and Media Gallery

Photo courtesy of Microsoft Office Online Clip Art and Media Gallery

It is possible for you to also experience positive changes and shifts in your life!

Contact me for Reiki healing sessions on:

Email: prfoster@hotmail.com
Mobile: +447956 476 546
Skype: patricia_foster_trainer

This blog was originally posted on Thursday, June 14th, 2012 and is filed under Energy, Healing, Health, Holistic, Reiki, Spiritual, Wellbeing, Workshops.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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‘Celebrate Power Within’! Seven Ways to Activate the Power Within YOU!

‘Celebrate Power Within!’

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Time To Celebrate Your Innate Power!

This month, I thought it would be a great idea for us as individuals, to ‘Celebrate Power Within’; to acknowledge and celebrate how we tap into our inner resources to overcome life’s many obstacles. I would love you to share your stories of powerful moments in the face of adversity. Tell me how you displayed your inner power – the Powerful You, who you perhaps didn’t know existed – to overcome a difficult situation.

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How did it make you feel? Share your story of a powerful moment, whilst facing a major setback. What obstacles or fears did you have to overcome to feel enlightened or Powerful Within? What did you conquer to feel like Superman or Wonder Woman?

Send me a Tweet at @Ms_P_Foster with #CelebratePowerWithin + your story of triumph over adversity.

I’ll share your tweets/messages of ‘inner power’ below on my blog! Feel free to leave your messages or responses. Let’s celebrate!

‘Celebrate Power Within’! Seven Ways to Activate the Power Within YOU!

Life sometimes has a way of dampening our spirits; creating obstacles and challenges that can block our path to happiness and success. We all have the innate power within, to flourish and live life to our highest potential. How can you access this innate power? Click HERE to find Seven possible ways to activate the power within YOU!

Read messages in response to the original post May 2012:
@estherpoyer: 6/8wks ago I started taking raw juices. Life transformed! #Adversity to happiness at the speed of light. #CelebratePowerWithin

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@Ms_P_Foster: Today was an incredible day. As my thoughts become more positive, many amazing outcomes are #manifesting. #CelebratePowerWithin

@Ms_P_Foster: #CelebratePowerWithin I chose 2 see the higher self of some1 who had spoken negatively 2 me; positively shifted our relationship

This entry was originally posted on Saturday, May 12th, 2012 at 3:01 am at http://patriciafoster.blog.com/2012/05/12/celebrate-power-within/ and is filed under #CelebratePowerWithin, Celebration, Coaching, consultancy, Creativity, Energy, Female, Healing, Health, Holistic, poetry, Power, Reiki, Spiritual, Triumph, Wellbeing, Woman, Women.

© Patricia Foster 2012

‘Sensitivity and the Artist: The Link Between Sensitive Personalities and Creativity’  – by Award-Winning Writer & Holistic Coach Patricia Foster McKenley

‘Sensitivity and the Artist: The Link Between Sensitive Personalities and Creativity’
by Patricia Foster McKenley

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Being a sensitive adult can be viewed as either a curse or blessing to the said sensitive individual.
For many sensitive adults, who may deem this a curse, they can probably list a range of unwanted or difficult circumstances such as:

• Being highly affected by harsh and nasty comments
• Taking on board and feeling deeply saddened by others’ misfortune
• Being affected by criticism and judgment from others
• Always wanting to avoid confrontation or uncomfortable conversations
• Bearing childhood traumas that trigger off reactions to relatively similar adult situations
• Excruciating shyness
• Labelled too shy, too sensitive or a walkover by others
• Become stressed easily
• Experience low self-esteem
• High bouts of depression

However, many sensitive adults may deem it a blessing and look at the advantages such as:

• Being a good listener
• Possessing empathy
• Being excellent authors and poets
• Having the ability to express themselves as artists
• Being highly intuitive and spiritual
• Having high levels of patience

I have witnessed highly sensitive individuals, who champion the causes of other people, encouraging them to utilise their gifts. However, when it comes to expressing their own gifts, or operating from their higher selves or to their highest potential, they almost enter the realms of martyrdom, where it is virtually difficult for them to speak up or express their true selves.

Research has shown that many highly sensitive adults end up working as counsellors, teachers, artists, poets, writers, authors, social workers and healers /natural health practitioners and other caring professions.

According to Elaine N. Aron Ph.D., the author of ‘The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You’, the world can be an extremely, overwhelming and unassuming place to sensitive people in general and certain situations and environments are too overly stimulating. She also acknowledges that “one in every five people is born with a heightened sensitivity” and gifted with “intelligence and imagination”.

I speak as a sensitive adult myself, who has experienced or displayed many of the above traits. Reading Elaine’s book about The Highly Sensitive Person (HSPs) was a welcome breath of fresh air; it made me realise there was nothing wrong with me and indeed others I know who bear similar traits.

Due to the, at times, overwhelming and difficult circumstances in my life, I have had to identify the personality traits that I have and go through a stage of healing and being kind to myself. This ‘self identification’ and healing process allowed me to develop the skills and empathy to understand, listen and heal others (especially those who are sensitive) through teaching, training, art, film making, poetry, coaching and Reiki.

Over the years, I focused on ways to harness my sensitive nature and also balance this with being grounded and looking after my physical and emotional health.

I discovered that my emotional health was impacted by consuming certain foods that created imbalance (such as meat and alcohol). Through following a vegan and raw vegan diet and being teetotal, this has prevented me from becoming too overwhelmed and over stimulated by the world.

Being highly sensitive is a personality trait I feel blessed to have and with this, I endeavour to make this world a better place to exist in.

However, this is not to say that non-sensitive personalities are insensitive, impatient or possess little or no creative skills. This is to highlight that sensitive people are ‘wired’ uniquely and therefore respond to external stimuli in a unique way.

© Patricia Foster McKenley

Please feel free to leave a comment below
or email: info@youareyou.co
Patricia Foster McKenley is a Holistic Life Coach, an Award-Winning Internationally Published Poet, Performer, Visual and Multimedia Artist (BA Hons), Broadcaster, Certified Tutor/Trainer & Facilitator, Dynamic Educator and Creative Consultant. She is also a Certified Reiki Healer, Wellbeing Advisor, Vegan and lover of Raw Food. As a writer, she has worked for the BBC and has toured, performed and delivered Workshops in the UK, Europe, Jamaica, Gambia and the USA. 


For further info, email info@youareyou.co


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