Tag: heart centred healing
A humorous lesson in karma & the futility of anger
July/August held two eclipses with one more on its way. As the moon eclipses the sun we are in shadow, a chance to look at the shadow self. Our conscious mind is eclipsed and we can experience our subconscious selves, providing us with the opportunity to go inward and evaluate the self with truth and honesty. Not to judge ourselves but in order to liberate the aspects of ‘self’ held in past experiences.
For me I was working through some past childhood disappointment and anger around what I felt ‘should’ve’ happened. I knew it was time to let it go but a deep ‘shadow’ part of me wanted my pain to be validated and for the other person I had felt disappointed by to acknowledge how they had a … Read More
Like any change, adapting to a plant based eating style requires imagination, and preparation. This will help to avoid those moments where offspring open the fridge and say, “there’s nothing to eat”! Which of course would initially appear true upon opening the fridge to …..plants, and lots of them!
With one of my daughters choosing to follow a vegan eating plan, it has been my creative challenge to take plants to the plate, providing a variety of meals that are balanced and tasty each time. Despite the initial extra time in food prep I’ve enjoyed getting back to basics and as the very wise Michael Pollen said “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants”. So i thought I’d share one of our favourite recipes at the moment. This batch makes 3 pizzas so you can freeze what you don’t eat for next time.
How we carry ourselves can send direct messages to our body about how we feel.
Did you know it’s possible simply by altering your body position to influence hormones such as cortisol in as little as 2 minutes?
Have you noticed how you feel stretching after sitting at the computer for a while? Or Have you tried smiling when you are sad and found it has made you feel a little better? In Craniosacral therapy this can be observed and expressed by ‘how our psychology feeds into our physiology and vice versa’. For example, if we clench our jaw and tighten our shoulders we can activate the vagus nerve, stimulating the flight fight response. Conversely if we experience a threatening situation and as a result the vagus nerve is activated, it can in turn lead to the body language … Read More
Life is increasingly sped up in this crazy, busy world. In every moment there is the opportunity to fit ‘just one more’ thing in. There always seems to be more to do. I find this in my own life, especially now as I add teenage Uber driver to my CV. So how is being present going to help, and why?
Firstly let me differentiate, being present doesn’t necessarily mean making a clean swipe of life’s tasks and abandoning all else to sit and ‘om’ in a corner. Although I’m sure that may work for some!
Being present simply means being in the moment, whatever activity you find yourself undertaking.
Are you driving the car, hanging washing or completing that assignment with your mind already many steps ahead of you, thinking about the other million tasks you may have to do? … Read More
Ramen for a Rainy Day
A cold rainy winter conjures up cozy thoughts: ugg boots, an open fire, sharing endless cups of tea with friends and family, and of course warm nourishing foods.
These last few weeks I’ve been staving off the cold by cooking my way through soup made from just about every vegetable. We are part of an organic buying coop so basically I was making soups using whatever came in our latest delivery. In just one week I had made and sampled; green soup, cauliflower tofu and mushroom soup, potato and leek, and tomato basil and capsicum soup.
When a virus visited our family I needed a food as medicine soup…and this is what came of that thought…Ramen! It was so easy, quick, and popular which means it’s been on our weekly dinner rotation since. Enjoy!
Ramen … Read More