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MEPs back complete ban on bee-harming pesticides

Hurrah!!! Thanks the Positive news!

MEPs have overwhelmingly rejected an attempt by a UK Conservative MEP to oppose a full ban on neonicotinoid pesticides which have been linked to the decline of bees

Some 42 MEPs on the European parliament’s environment committee have voted against a proposal by Julie Girling MEP, which spoke out against plans by the European Commission to extend current restrictions on three neonicotinoid pesticides to all crops.

Neonicotinoids are the world’s most commonly used insecticides but have been banned on flowering crops in the EU since 2013. However, the European Food Safety Authority found in 2016 that using the pesticides on all types of crops poses a high risk to bees.

There is mounting scientific evidence supporting the proposal to extend the ban to more crops

Because of this, the European Commission proposed a ban on all uses outside greenhouses. Girling’s attempt to block the full ban was voted on today. Eight MEPs backed the motion, with seven abstentions.

Friends of the Earth nature campaigner Sandra Bell said: “We’re delighted MEPs are backing our bees and have overwhelmingly rejected this attempt to oppose a complete ban on bee-harming neonicotinoid pesticides.

“There is mounting scientific evidence supporting the European Commission’s proposal to extend the ban to more crops, and this should now be backed by national governments.”

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Corbyn surge shows the need for positive politics – and positive media too

Jeremy Corbyn

I am a fan.  when  hear JC speak I feel it is coming from a really fresh perspective for a politician.  I believe him.  I believe in him.  When I came across this article I felt it hit the nail on the head on many counts.  The idea of more balance in the news, the idea that we need lifting as part of our reality check.

What do you think? Thanks to the gems at Positive News

' The Labour leader has moved ahead in the polls, showing a clear appetite for his positive approach to politics, writes Giselle Green. And it’s not just politicians that need to take note, it’s journalists too

Jeremy Corbyn may not have won the election battle but he did win the battle for electability. Today a YouGov survey for The Times puts him ahead of Theresa May for the first time as voters’ choice for who would make the best prime minister. Some 35 per cent of respondents thought the Labour leader would make the country’s best leader, while 34 per cent backed May, and 30 per cent were unsure.

May’s collapse began with her negative, soundbite-driven, policy-lite campaign and her ‘manifesto of misery’. In stark contrast, Corbyn’s meteoric rise was rooted in his positive, energetic and policy-driven campaign, and his manifesto of hope.

Where Corbyn refused to indulge in personal attacks, these were the lifeblood of May’s approach. Where her campaign was mirrored by the right wing media’s Project Fear (and Project Terrorist), his was bolstered by social media’s Project Hope.'

 

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How to Bring Mindfulness to Your Company’s Leadership

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How to Bring Mindfulness to Your Company’s Leadership

Sometimes life can be very stressful for yourself and your colleagues. However, adopting mindfulness when leading a time can make a huge difference. We at Cherish Healing provide onsite workshops on Mindfulness in the work place.  To read more about what Harvard think see below.  To work with us click here at get in touch

"Mindfulness is the height of fashion in leadership development circles. At a recent conference in the field, we saw a missionary-type fervor among some trainers who claimed that mindfulness could fix every ill in the organizational world. It’s easy to..."

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Five Benefits of Adding Yoga to Your Training

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Five Benefits of Adding Yoga to Your Training

Making yoga part of your daily exercise routine can have many benefits. This article covers 5 that really stand out. 

"Yoga is beneficial for more than just a solid deep stretching session, it also transforms awareness along with increasing your flexibility and breath control. It teaches you things about your ..."

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Instead of Detention, These Students Get Meditation

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Instead of Detention, These Students Get Meditation

More and more schools are adopting meditation instead of detention when children have been naughty...

"Into a room of pillows and lavender, an elementary school student walks, enraged. He's just been made fun of by another student, an altercation that turned to pushing and name-calling. But rather than detention or the principal's office, his teacher sent..."

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Kindness Key to Happiness and Acceptance for Children

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Kindness Key to Happiness and Acceptance for Children

Children can sometimes find it difficult to express their emotions. There has been a study that proves children who perform acts of kindness are happier.

"In the study, published December 26 by PLOS ONE, researchers examined how to boost happiness in students aged 9 to 11 years. Four hundred students from Vancouver elementary schools were asked to report on their happiness and to identify which of their classmates they would like to work with on school activities. Half of the students were asked by their teachers to perform acts of kindness -- like sharing their lunch or giving their mom a hug when she felt stressed -- and half were asked to keep..."

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Documentary Explores Meditation in Mexico Prisons

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Documentary Explores Meditation in Mexico Prisons

Meditation can be adopted in many environments. This article explores how meditation helped those in prison in Mexico. 

"When Greg Hopkinson walked into one of the most violent prisons in Mexico - a jail where 44 inmates died in a battle between rival drug cartels - the experience was mind-blowing. "It was just unbelievable - the peace, contentment, and stillness in the place was palpable. "Effectively we walked into this massive meditation..." 

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South Korea Focuses On Happiness

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South Korea Focuses On Happiness

It's very nice to see how happiness is slowly becoming a bigger focus in life. We all try our best to be successful at whatever we do, whether it be a teacher, a business man, a president etc. Though it's important to remember, happiness plays a big role in the overall success of ones life, regardless of where you are in the world.

" "Overall, national growth in the past did not secure a virtuous cycle of happiness of the people,” said Dr. Lee. “Despite national economic growth, anxiety about the future because of growth stagnation and social polarization makes individuals feel..."

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Mindful motors: How Ford is embracing this modern meditation phenomenon

Calm cars are the future.

Motor companies and mindfulness don’t seem like they should go together, but Ford wants to do something about that.

Mindfulness is one of Ford’s key trends of 2016.

“To describe something that’s been around for thousands of years as new is questionable, what we’re really calling out is how mindfulness has become very mainstream and is showing up in unexpected places,” Sheryl Connelly, Ford’s in-house futurist, told The Memo.

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Could Mindfulness Really Work For Me?

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Could Mindfulness Really Work For Me?

Mindfulness has been backed up with a lot of scientific evidence proving that mindfulness is an activity anyone can undertake to be more happy with life. 

"Put simply, mindfulness means paying attention to the present moment. It draws on eastern meditation traditions and was introduced as a clinical therapy in the 1970s by American professor Jon Kabat-Zinn. Therapeutically, it trains people to focus their minds and understand that negative thoughts may come and go..."

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New Project Examines Use Of Mindfulness Therapy In Preventing Drug Abuse Relapse Among Young Adults

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New Project Examines Use Of Mindfulness Therapy In Preventing Drug Abuse Relapse Among Young Adults

Mindfulness does not have to be taken up in life once things aren't looking as positive as one would have hoped. If an individual adopts mindfulness as soon as possible, they are a adopting preventative therapy. 

"A research project at the University of Illinois is examining the use of mindfulness therapy in preventing drug abuse relapse among marginalized young adults.

Jordan Davis, a doctoral student in social work at the U. of I., has been awarded a $100,000 grant by the National Institute on Drug Abuse to study the effectiveness of Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention at helping young adults stay sober after substance use treatment. The institute is a unit within the National Institutes of Health..."

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Students As Young As Five Doing Daily Meditation

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Students As Young As Five Doing Daily Meditation

There are many benefits to children adopting meditation at an early age. Even children undergo stress during their lives and knowing how to relax and think mindfully is the first step...

"Students as young as five are doing daily meditation in class as the mindfulness movement sweeps Victorian schools. Wellbeing workers are becoming more common as schools integrate mental health into learning to improve student wellbeing, grades and social skill..."

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6 Ways to Strengthen Your Immune System to Fight Allergies

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6 Ways to Strengthen Your Immune System to Fight Allergies

Reaching optimum health while being a victim of allergies/weak immune system is what many would like to achieve. 

"If you have seasonal allergies, chances are you've spent plenty of time cruising drugstore aisles looking for relief from allergy symptoms. You know just how wide a variety of medications there are — both over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription — for seasonal allergies.

What's less well known is that you may also be able to get allergy relief by building up your defenses against them. Check out these tips to enhance your immune system and send allergies packing...."

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Why Not Book A Place On The Yoga Nutrition Workshop To Find Out More About Holistic Wellbeing

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A Holistic Approach To Healing Allergies And Food Intolerances

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A Holistic Approach To Healing Allergies And Food Intolerances

Many of us suffer with allergies and are bombarded daily by by products specifically designed to help ease the symptoms. However, research has shown there are many holistic ways of treating the symptoms.. 

"Do you dread the change of seasons because you know you will fall victim to relentless itchy eyes and a watery nose? Or maybe you live in constant paranoia of accidentally consuming a food that leaves you stuck in the bathroom for hours?

You don’t have to live like this! Recent research has uncovered the amazing potential of ancestral nutrition to heal the modern plague of allergies...."

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Why Not Book A Place On The Yoga Nutrition Workshop To Find Out More About Holistic Wellbeing

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