It’s no secret that my life is a whirlwind, a masse of wheeling colour and noise, errands, tasks, meetings, duties, to do lists, all underlined by the creative pulse of new ideas begging to be put into action. And so amongst the noise and haste, I harbour a fantasy of simplicity and what it might mean to live more slowly and mindfully, with more presence.
I accept that this time of my life, this period of busy, is what Brooke Mcalary calls “tilting” when we knowingly and intentionally lean in to a per...
Have you ever woken up at 4.30am to do the job of your dreams? And worked until 9pm that same day because of the way it ignites you?
In fact, I did it today.
Bleary eyed and focussed solely on caffeine, jarred by a cruel alarm, I rolled out of bed today in the pitch black darkness of a cold, late June morning. Wrapped in multiple layers and a haphazard layer of makeup, I drove the 45 minutes to Lululemon Karrinyup where I am their newest ambassador. The reason? The International Day of Yoga. I w...
My first blog on this ‘round Australia journey comes to you from the banks of a river a few days drive along the Gibb River Road in the WA Kimberley. Our campsite neighbours are a flock of corellas and a few curious cattle. We‘ve been travelling for two weeks now, just 14 days into a 14 week sabbatical around Australia. Hubby is coaxing Elodie to finish her buttered broccoli, and I’m perched in the top bunk of our camper trailer with a glass of red wine and my laptop to write.
It was a GP that sent me to yoga. He suggested that before I explore medication, that I explore a breathe and mindfulness practice in yoga, and so I started taking classes.
You know the rest of the story ;)
A Naturopath, many years ago, gave me a fabulous piece of advice when I was a time-poor, stressed out Junior in a Melbourne architecture firm. GET A SLOW COOKER.
Now fast forward 10 years, as a mother, and a business owner, I’ve got more need for it than ever! I paid $40 for my 6L cooker, and have owned it for who knows how long! Slow cookers & crock pots fortunately, don’t break the bank and the benefits of slow cooking meals, especially as our Autumn turns to Winter, are well worth the investment.
Sure, they make a great hummus, and yes, sprinkled over a salad they're pretty rad.... but have you tried slow-roasting them in your oven?!
Chickpeas (or Garbanzos), are a legume. They are naturally high in fibre, protein, iron, zinc, and magnesium, and not unlike oats, their fibre helps to balance blood sugar levels and reduce levels of LDL cholesterol.
MY favourite things about them include; how ridiculously easy they are to make, and how r...
And while thats not the best analogy, the same can be said for Pumpkin Soup.
There are literally HUNDREDS of variations to this humble winter staple, but in the spirit of giving, I'm sharing my personal version with you. I love my soups thick and rich and nutritious and this pumpkin soup is exactly that. It's also supercharged with extra nutrient-dense foods, which I'll explain in a moment :)