Finding balance in your everyday life is important..
A session, that is part of the COMBAT SAD course explored the idea of balance and how to assess it in our every day lives, was hosted at Big Worle.
Rachel Stark natural health, wellness biohacker and eduhacker led the group in an activity that used the Yin Yang theory to help us see when we are in or out of balance and how finding balance can help us live a happier life.
The concept describes how contrary forces may actually be complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world, and how they may give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another.
The group looked at what each side of the symbol can represent and matched up the opposite forces under the Black feminine Yin and the White masculine Yang.
Light against Dark, the Sun with the Moon, Heaven and Earth, as Above as Below, and Fire with Water were all some of the examples that were discussed as principals to look at areas of our lives that need to be balanced to for us to live in harmony.
In-depth conversations were had and everyone received a journal to help keep records of their thoughts, feelings and life events as a helpful tool to empty busy minds, so we are able too process the fast paced incoming knowledge and information we experience everyday.
We were reminded by Rachel that balance is one of the keys to a happy healthy life.
We are not Human doings, we are Human beings.
It was a very gentle session and we are thankful to Big Worle for making this all possible.
Humans Of Weston CIC Director Bev g Star has been undergoing a mentorship program with the Aster Foundation.
Since October, Managing Director of Humans Of Weston and community artist; Bev g Star has been part of a programme for social entrepreneurs that has been enhancing our social innovation, our community network and has helped us find new collaborations.
The Aster Foundation invest in their communities and their future through a range of initiatives.
The Aster Foundation also supports Housing First tackle homelessness and their Independent Living Services support and enable independence for older customers by providing solutions to address a range of exclusion challenges.
Bev g Star was invited to join a co-hort; a selection of socially focused organisations that have been connected online to undertake a syllabus that drives to develop innovative and sustainable ways to drive change across our communities, to invest in their future through a range of initiatives that improve life chances and remove barriers.
Whilst undergoing this programme, it has assisted HOW to strengthen its Missions, Values and Visions, Aster Inc has helped by hosting a series of workshops and sessions that has enabled us to look at all areas of our business, how we can develop and have been encouraged to assess our ethics so we can grow organically alongside our communities and find our place with what we have to offer.
One of the aims and goals of the incubator program is to develop a pilot project for the Aster clients and, in March, HOW will be visiting Wells to host a selection of creative workshops in aid to show how creativity incorporated into the every day lives of the people who network within our communities, can help lift social engagement too tackle social isolation, help people put into practice skills and generally connect with each other.