One of our favourite places to take a walk is the Minnamurra rainforest near Jamberoo on the NSW south coast, sadly we didn’t make it up the mountain to the falls this trip (I’m still recovering from having my bones pinned back together), fresh rain fall made the forest beautiful. It seems like it is around this time every year, we find ourselves there.
I don’t think I had even given thought to what it is really like to be incapacitated for an extended period. Suddenly needing assistance for everything impacts on your level of happy, combine that with lots of pain and having watched everything on Netflix, and you find yourself really hitting the snooze button on everything. Everything seems to hard to organise so why bother kind of feels.
Having mum out of action is starting to bug the kids too, at least once a day one of them will ask when my leg is going to get better. So our adventures these past weeks have been limited, but I’ve certainly got some reading done and honed some long not practiced drawing skills. Lucky I have a spouse with lots of leave up his sleeve hmmmm? We probably should make good use of this time together and attend to long overdue house/school/parenting/cleaning stuff, yeah we should.
As you’ve probably noticed one of these images is not like the others. Our second ever annual snow trip to Mount Selwyn was somewhat tainted by my breaking bones falling off a big cold rock into a ravine, I may have been trying to take a picture while precariously perched and it would have been awesome, had I had time to press the shutter. Still a good time was had by most, and we’ll probably be back there in 2017, but this time I’ll be wearing snow cleats.
A fabulous new cook book by Lee Holmes has landed on my desk, her latest offering ‘Eat right for your shape‘. Lee is the author of the best selling series Supercharged Foods, she holds extensive qualifications in food and nutrition, holistic health coaching, and yoga teaching. Also a whole foods chef and of course an author.
Book info: Eat Right For Your Shape takes a fresh look at the ancient Indian healing system of Ayurveda and applies it to the way we eat and live.
Originating in India, Ayurveda presents a holistic approach to feeling well and living in harmony with yourself and your surroundings. It is a union of the mind, body, senses and soul.
Through nutrition, yoga and meditation, it focuses on treating the individual as a whole rather than a specific issue or disease, so that you can achieve balance and good health, not only in your physical body, but also in your mind and spirit.
My latest book in the successful Supercharged Food series is a practical guide and cookbook to help you incorporate these principles into your everyday life and bring your body back into balance.
I discuss the Ayurvedic approach to life and how to understand and influence the interplay of your bodily systems to keep your true self feeling balanced, healthy and calm. In the book I offer a wealth of practical advice to eat right for your own dosha or shape. The book includes a section on yoga poses and breathing exercises to pacify your dosha.
The book features an extensive selection of delicious and nourishing seasonal recipes with ingredients that correct your doshic imbalance, in order to create harmony, weight management and health.
My mantra; ‘following your own path will serve you greatly when adopting Ayurvedic principles, so let go of comparing yourself to others and make your own way to your preferred weight and maximum health’.
Not just a recipe book, it contains a guide to defining your dosha or body shape, yoga instruction and tips on mindfulness. It a the whole body health package wrapped up in one book, beautifully presented in an easy to follow lay out. I like that.
And thanks to the lovely folk at Murdoch Books I have an extra copy for one my lovely readers. To be in the draw, please pop a quick comment below (australian readers only, sorry guys). Shall pick a name out of a hat in next week!
At some point this summer the heat must have fried my brain, I know this because it failed to engage when my mouth said “Hey how about we head north for Christmas? But what’s a camping trip without one good story to come from it? We decided our first stop would be Lake Liddell, where we had a little misadventure. Check out my column for the story My Fairfax column page….
Welcome to Tingha!
On top of Mount Topper, overlooking Tingha and Stannifer (Northern NSW).
We climbed Giants Leap near Muswellbrook. Super steep, there were SO many complaints.