Get rid of that clutter

Written by Mary Lambert

Why is it that clutter seems to build up so easily in our homes? No sooner do you have a clearout than it seems to start creeping back in – one pile appears inrepparttar hallway and before you know it, it has spawned other piles that go downrepparttar 147597 hall and uprepparttar 147598 stairs.

So what actually isrepparttar 147599 definition of clutter? Basically it is: • something you don’t use or dislike every time you look at it or wear it • an unwanted present • a broken item that can’t be fixed If you love an item, or it still has a use it’s not clutter, so display it, wear it or store it where you can easily find it.

Clearing out your clutter isrepparttar 147600 first aspect of feng shui,repparttar 147601 ancient Chinese practice of furniture placement and energy flow. Improvingrepparttar 147602 flow of energy (chi) in your home and creating good feng shui is believed to improve different areas of your life, bringing about increased wealth, career success and better health. But when you home is full of clutter,repparttar 147603 energy that first comes throughrepparttar 147604 front door will struggle to move smoothly aroundrepparttar 147605 rooms if it keeps encountering piles of junk stored inrepparttar 147606 hall, hidden behind doors, sofas or crowding surfaces in kids’ bedrooms,repparttar 147607 kitchen or bathroom. The slow, sluggish energy that this creates then has a negative effect on you and your family, often making you feel confused, blocked, lethargic, depressed and reluctant to progress or move on in any area of your lives.

Clutter hotspots So which arerepparttar 147608 worst areas inrepparttar 147609 home where clutter tends to gather? • The door and hallway – Piles of children’s paraphernalia, shoes and bags, boxes and newspapers stacked around here makes a bad impression for visitors and can stop energy entering positively, and prevent new opportunities coming in. • Attics and lofts – these can become veritable dumping grounds for our past. They are often full of mementoes and memorabilia that creates a heavy, oppressive energy that is constantly hanging over us – old love letters and tokens, old school books, diplomas, old appliances and sports’ gear and ancient board games – all gather here. • Wardrobes in bedrooms – these are havens for old clothes, items that no longer fit and shoes that are too tight or never worn. Most people only wear about 20% of their clothes. Your wardrobe should reflectrepparttar 147610 person you are now, not who you used to be.

The Ancient Pathways of Cornwall

Written by Simon Mitchell

The Saint's Way in Cornwall is a story written intorepparttar land. This ancient route existed long before it was used by saints, taking advantage ofrepparttar 147215 unique shape of Cornwall and its rivers. Evidence (especially Pictish Art forms) suggest that Phoenicians, Egyptians and Greeks journeyed to west coasts of Britain and Ireland even beforerepparttar 147216 Iron Age, in search of Keltic wisdom and trade. They would hit Cornwall and Southern Ireland first.

Gold travelled from Ireland through Cornwall and down torepparttar 147217 Mediterranean via sea or overland through Brittany torepparttar 147218 early centres of civilisation. Beforerepparttar 147219 River Camel andrepparttar 147220 River Fowey in East Cornwall became silted through tin streaming they were navigable much further inland. Prior to tin mining there would have been only a four mile gap overland betweenrepparttar 147221 north coast River Camel (at Padstow) andrepparttar 147222 South Coast River Fowey. This is a serious short-cut torepparttar 147223 alternative of travelling right roundrepparttar 147224 peninsula of Cornwall with its dangers of rocks, ridiculous weather and hungry pirates.

Later copper followedrepparttar 147225 same route andrepparttar 147226 Romans 'followedrepparttar 147227 supply' back to Britain. The strong links between Ireland, Wales and Cornwall are still to be found, for example in similar labyrinth carvings found in Ireland and North Cornwall. In terms of an 'English' history, Cornwall doesn't really exist untilrepparttar 147228 end ofrepparttar 147229 Dark ages in 900AD or so, whenrepparttar 147230 English started invading, but there are still many clues built intorepparttar 147231 land. Cornwall is a Celtic land that has its own history. It was one ofrepparttar 147232 earliest civilised trading nations, more linked by sea with Ireland, Wales and Brittany than by long and hazardous overland journeys to England.

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