Tag: slowing down

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How to Prepare for Great Winter Health

March 26, 2019

Autumn is finally upon us and our good friend Kirsten, from Casuarina Farm, describes Autumn as a ‘season of change and letting go. Many trees let their leaves fall understanding and embracing the notion that a time of rest is approaching. As full bloom has passed, it is now a wonderful time to nurture and support your body in preparation for Winter’. Being biodynamic farmers Kirsten and Adrian really understand the cycles of nature as their whole philosophy is working with our beautiful ea....

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What Does ‘Success’ Mean for You?

April 10, 2017

As the Easter break approaches it may be an opportune time to allow some time and space for reflection and self-evaluation. It’s amazing how the complete removal out of your everyday routine can bring a little clarity – it allows you that rare gift of re-evaluating your values and the way you want to live your life. I worry about the current trend of constantly ‘pushing’ ourselves to succeed – to relentlessly stretch our boundaries, our comfort zone and the constant need to strive an....

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What Does Success Mean For You?

July 13, 2016

Some of you may know that I have just returned from an extended break overseas. And it’s amazing how the complete removal out of your everyday routine can bring a little clarity – it allows you that rare gift of re-evaluating your values and the way you want to live your life. I worry about the current trend of constantly ‘pushing’ ourselves to succeed – to relentlessly stretch our boundaries, our comfort zone and the constant need to strive and reach those ever-accumulating goals. The....

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Stress Check

April 18, 2016

For many, life has lost its lustre and stress, anxiety, lowered mood and a lack of balance is often an underlying factor. To lead a balanced, enriching life we all know that we must eat well and exercise… because without optimal health and energy it becomes a daily struggle to reach our potential. But it is equally important for optimal health and happiness that we create balance in our lives… time to stop, relax, reflect and reconnect with nature. And for most of us therein lies the grea....

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Eating In Season

April 1, 2016

On the weekend we ordered some native plants and trees for our garden as well as seeds and  seedlings for our winter vegie crop (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, parsnips, carrots, winter greens and peas). The expert down at the nursery told us that now is the perfect time to plant because we’ve had some great rain and there’s still enough warmth in the air and soil for the plants to establish their root systems before Winter.  If we leave it too late, when the warmth is all gone, then they....

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Let’s Get Excited About Winter

April 19, 2013

Some people love the cooler months and embrace winter as it is their favorite time of year. Others, on the other hand, struggle with the idea of shorter daylight hours, colder temperatures, wet and windy days and bleak skies. I am one of those people. I like to write about our ‘attitude’ to winter because it forces me to change my mindset and think of the good things about winter rather than focus on the negative things…because let’s face it, Winter is with us for the next 3 months so....

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Traditional Chinese Medicine

May 21, 2012

I’ve been very fortunate to have spent the last couple of weeks in Mongolia and China. I think the more you travel and meet people from other cultures the more you realise that we are more similar than different. However one thing I do love about exploring other cultures is trying new foods and learning about their traditional medicines. I think we can always learn from their ancient wisdom of getting well and staying well. I learnt that there are five ways of Traditional Chinese Medici....

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