Cristian Lopez from Five Elements Academy has over thirty years of experience in the Internal martial (Kung Fu) and healing arts, including Tai Chi, Qi gong, Meditation, Massage Therapy & Tui Na (Chinese Cupping massage) and other Chinese forms of internal health arts. He has gained various recognitions and diplomas in China (Wudang Mountains) and Europe.
As World Wellness Weekend is upon us today I wanted to catch up with Surfing the Sea of Life and gain a few tips on what we can all do to relax, feel less stressed, and what Jenni has done personally to help cope with the lockdown over the last few months.
To me, September is a bonus month.
Well for a start it is sunny, warm, and feels like Summer wants to stick around for a while longer and I love that. It’s confusing though. I want to sit outside with a nice cold beer and the sun is going down much earlier (about 7.30pm) just as I’m settling in for a long evening in the garden! Having this bonus month is wonderful as we change seasons and you just have to enjoy the warm daytimes and embrace the Autumn times to come as we all start asking, “Is it getting a bit chilly now?”
Our last day of interviews sees us catch up with Flowvers and Hallan, both great bands. Its been so good to highlight local talent and share with you their thoughts and memories of Victorious. Please look out on my Instagram stories for an Insta takeover by the Flowvers!
Our second day of interviews continues with Crystal Tides and The People’s Lounge. It is so important to support local bands and musicians as it’s their grassroots that helps them to feel local support that then helps accelerate their music on a national and international level.
Highlighting Victorious this week has been a fab thing to do, creating the playlist with Ella from Missing has brought back some decent memories of sunshine down at the seafront.
Right now I should be staring up at the Croatian city of Pula’s magnificent Roman amphitheatre about to head inside and explore its ancient surrounds. Instead, 2020 had other ideas and I instead find myself staying ‘at home’ this summer and holidaying in the UK.
We all know how the song goes ‘You say tomato I say?” but were you one of those people that just had to grow tomato plants during lockdown? Having a tiny seed and watching it spring to life by just adding water has kept the nation occupied during those lockdown weeks. Some people even managed to grow tomatoes just from the seeds of the little round red juicy things they kept in the fridge!
Winniemmay (Donna Poingdestre) has been a full-time artist since 2017 and has a style that I feel is distinctive: Often using strong images of women in her artwork. Working on both large and small scale projects allows Winniemmay to continue developing her technique and unique style.
If getting away is not possible over the Summer then don’t despair! You live in such a vibrant place that you can still have fun now that lockdown has eased. Southsea has that wonderful holiday vibe all year round so you can feel like you are on holiday most of the time.