Welcome to the first step on our journey.
Daily Harmony was born from a mix of our respective ideas, knowledge and interests. At first blush the categories and posts may seem quite diverse, but the topics do have a common thread: balance. Lack of balance or harmony doesn’t just affect individuals, it impacts on world affairs and the environment too.
Like many people, we often re-evaluate our lives, especially during stressful periods at work or due to challenging personal circumstances. During these periods, we reflect on our current work life balance and levels of anxiety versus happiness.
Cath’s work involves research into mental health, giving her an understanding of how stress and anxiety can affect both mind and body and a keen interest in mental wellness. As someone who has practised Martial arts for nearly twenty years I have studied how to remain centred and how the mind and body interact.
A common interest is financial security, or an ability to retire comfortably. How much do we spend now and how much do we save for old age? We set many goals revolving around increasing our income whilst working less. Perhaps creating passive income streams, which would allow us to reduce working hours or retire early and travel. We have both researched these extensively.
We also share a love of nature and the natural world but don’t profess to be knowledgeable on key topics of how pollution, war and terrorism affect the earth’s delicate balance.
Therefore, we intend to explore any topic related to bringing more balance and harmony to all areas of our lives including: physical, mental, financial, relationships, environmental and the all important work life balance.
Maintaining balance takes discipline, there is rarely a quick solution to any of the above issues. Sure, there are fast detox and de-stress programs for the anxious, websites and schemes for those in debt or who want to give up work (we have tried many!). There are crash diets, fast track exercise programs, and there are radical ideas for improving the environment and eliminating extremist views. Often the answer is simpler: eat a little less or more healthily and exercise more regularly. Plant a tree for every tree taken from the rainforest, invest little, often and as early as possible.
Daily Harmony doesn’t set out to be the solution or cure-all. We simply aim to use it as a tool for enhancing our own self-development, by continuously improving our knowledge through the research for our articles. Another aim is for the site to be a source of knowledge and a resource for anyone looking to restore a little balance to their lives. A final, perhaps loftier goal is to develop a community and create areas of discussion to feed into this resource.
We hope you will participate in our journey.
Steve and Cath.