Blog

On the blog you will find articles and posts about my personal musings on the topics of food, eating and body image as well as my take on how we can live a more mindful and wholehearted life!

Food as Self care

What does self care through food and eating look like? This was the question I proposed at our latest Nutrition & Mindfulness Retreat. The overarching theme have been that of stress and how to develop stress resilience, so that we can live in the most fulfilling...

Cultivating Body Awareness

For the Senses “May the touch of your skin Register the beauty Of the otherness That surrounds you.   May your listening be attuned To the deeper silence Where sound is honed To bring distance home.   May the fragrance Of a breathing meadow Refresh your heart And...

How to develop an attitude of gratitude

The definition of attitude is “a way of thinking”, “a frame of mind” or “a view point”. All too often “having an attitude” is said implying that it is something negative. That if we have an attitude, or a particular view point, we are stubborn, difficult or...

When judgement gets in the way of change

I’ve been pondering all week, what to write about next. As I wass doing some research into the relationship between stress and digestion for our 1 day retreat this past weekend, I thought perhaps I should share some of those findings with you. But then I thought, what...

Feeding the Hungry Ghost – Cravings & Desires

Have you ever heard the saying “feeding the Hungry Ghost”?   In Buddhism these creatures are depicted as having large empty bellies but with thin necks so they don’t get nourished and are never really satisfied. These ghosts are always looking for external...

Life Lessons Learnt from Hiking

Why is it that sometimes we need to repeat the same learnings over and over?   Last week, I started the week with all guns blazing, lots of enthusiasm and energy for the task at hand. Sometimes I get so consumed with a project and the desire to complete it that pretty...

What speed are you living at?

“If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a  perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live” - Lin Youtang   Twice this week I had reminders of the modern speed of living. Early in the week a colleague posted on Facebook about the convenience of...

Food + Love

Food + Love. I was recently reminded of the healing power of having a meal made and shared with love. You know, the truly nourishing experience that it is, when you allow yourself to be fully present and engage all your senses in the eating experience. It becomes not...

Less as More

Do you ever feel like your life is spinning out of control? Or like you are suffering with sensory overload? I sure do. Sometimes more often than I would care to admit, even.... Lately it seems to manifest as “social media fatigue”. Like when I scroll through Facebook...