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Wellbeing / 25.11.2017

What's for breakfast this morning? A massive bowl of "Ritual", perhaps? In Western culture we seem to have abandoned everyday rituals that deepen our connection to the self. There is such beauty in the sacredness of a ritual - whether it is a prayer, chanting, bathing, meditation, dancing, writing...

Feature, Food, Wellbeing / 23.11.2017

I spoke earlier about being drawn to activities that activate & support my bodies’ need to “Rest & Digest”. One of these is “Body Mapping”. Don’t freak out – you don’t have to be an artist & it’s literally as simple as it sounds. All you need is a piece of A4 white paper, a pen or black marker to outline a body (which basically ends up looking like a gingerbread man) & some crayons, chalks or pencils of your choice. Oh, and a willingness to connect with...

Wellbeing / 23.11.2017

The Parasympathetic Nervous System. Sound like jargon rubbish to you? In short, our nervous system is made up of different responses. Most of us have heard of “Fight or Flight” – it’s the way our body responds to stress or danger. But we also have the “Rest & Digest” response. These activate the more soothing functions of the body that promote a healthy overall balance in the self. For years my adrenal system has been on “high alert” & “survival mode”. I have pushed myself to extremes both physically...

Food, Wellbeing / 22.11.2017

Cherry picking season starts this Friday at Coldstream's Big Fella Cherries, can you guess what I will be doing this weekend? I have a killer sorbet recipe for this summer! Being in a field of fruit & veggies is so soothing on my nervous system - the outdoors brings me such comfort & joy. I remember running around in my Nonna's garden equipped with just cherries for earrings & my big imagination! This photo is from my family's garden in the mountains of Napoli - a little secret...