enjoying the process

I was staying at my friend’s house recently, and her daughter and I decided to bake muffins.  We decided on white choc with mixed berries, and proceeded to commence measuring, sifting, mixing, tasting.. I threw a few extra berries in and we substituted brown sugar for the castor sugar (as we didn’t have castor sugar at the time)  Once we had our batch made up, we spooned the mixture into patty cases in a muffin tray, and then placed them in the oven.  My friend’s daughter went to sleep as it was getting late.  So I was now in charge of getting them out of the oven.

I checked them just before they were ready, and noticed the front muffins still needed cooking, while the rear ones looked almost overdone.  So i turned the tray around and left them baking for another 5 mins.  I took them out of the oven to cool…and then came the test…the taste test.  I picked one up, and it seemed a little moist.. the flavour was good..yet it didn’t seem to have cooked right through.. as they had browned on top, I didn’t want to put them back in the oven.  

I tried a muffin again, once they had cooled.. this one was slightly better…but not delicious as we had hoped… I went to bed wondering how my friend’s daughter would feel when she tasted one in the morning (she had been planning to take them to her friend’s house)  

When I woke up and went to the kitchen.. my friend’s daughter came over to me to see how I felt about the muffins…as she didn’t like them, and was worried about my reaction….

She told me ‘that making them together was the best part’ and that ‘it didn’t matter that they didn’t work out.    I looked at her and gave her a big hug… it had been fun cooking together, making a mess, trying something new…

I thanked her for the lesson we had shared… 

We had learnt through failed muffin baking… that enjoying the process was the real reward. x

 

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it truly is the little things

an interesting thing happened at work today.  By work I mean the retail store that I occasionally work at to to help keep a roof over my head and pay for dance classes.  

It had been a very busy lunch period… there were soo many people in the store as it’s currently sale time, and we also had a radio promotion out the front to encourage more people in.  

I had literally not stopped for a few hours, and was just taking a small breather.. arranging clothes, helping people choose jackets, when one of my colleagues asked me to help an elderly gentleman who was sitting over near the shoes.. who apparently had a thick accent.

I approached the gentleman who was waiting patiently, and explained I’d come over to help him.  He smiled at me and explained in slow broken english that he wanted to buy some trousers.  We walked slowly over to the trouser section.  He was very specific about what he wanted.   I assumed he had owned a pair and wished to replace them.  i showed him several different pants, they weren’t quite what we was looking for.  He started to get a little impatient/ upset that we couldn’t find what he wanted.  

At that point i noticed him, really saw him, as a frail elderly gentleman, who may or may not have been looked over in the past by retail staff who were ‘too busy’.  I could have easily left him at that point, however i suggested that maybe we may have something for him in the clearance section of the store.  We walked slowly over to the other side of the store, Alas there was nothing suitable for him there.  He asked if we may be getting in more stock, or if he could order something in.  I explained that during sale time we don’t order stock in,  and that perhaps the trousers he was after would come in the next delivery.

I walked with him back to the counter, and he turned to me and said ‘thank you for your time, thank you for your patience’ and gave me such a beautiful smile.

I realised in that moment, that it is the little things..the little acts of kindness that can often go unnoticed every day, that can truly help us to become more compassionate and more kind toward each other.

We didn’t find what he was looking for..but we did find a momentary connection.  He needed help..and i was willing to offer it.

I share this story..not to decorate myself, or wear a badge of compassion.  But to demonstrate how easy it is, to take the extra time to be nice to someone else.

May you find simple ways to make your day more kind ❤

 

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Focussing on grace and compassion for my Inner Radiance workshop at Lululemon this week .  Inspired by Oxfams 3 things campaign

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December…. a month of gratitude

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I ran an Inner Radiance workshop recently, and encouraged the participants to start a Gratitude journal for the month of December.  December can be a time for work Christmas parties,  catching up with friends/ family/ a holiday.. present buying.. Late night shopping, turkey baking on hot Christmas days….

Things can get a little full on at this time of the year.  That’s why it’s good to have some useful ‘coping’ tools.  A gratitude diary is one such tool.  By acknowledging the little things that make you smile each day.  You learn to appreciate all the things in your life.  

 

The first day of the month is always a fantastic time to start something new. I’m going to encourage everyone to start a gratitude journal starting this Saturday Dec 1. 
Purchase a journal dedicated to the month of Dec, and each day record three things that made you smile. It will help you take notice of and appreciate the little positive things in your day. It’s also a great tool to help you set some real new years intentions at the end of the month.
Have fun 🙂

 

Here’s a poem to help get you started…

Gratitude

Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities.

 It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend…

when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that’s present – love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure 

the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience Heaven on earth

– Sarah Ban Breathnach

Spring Newsletter

Spring spring such a joyous thing

This first day of spring

The sun was out, the sky the bluest blue

Cherry blossoms waiting to be found

Picnic season has come around

As you can tell, Spring is my favourite season, a time of growth and movement. Spring is a fantastic time to start something new. This is why we spring clean the house, to get rid of the old (winter hibernation) and allow in new energy/ new potential. The organ related to Spring according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is the liver. The liver is the general of the body and is in charge of the free flow of energy.

 

We have a saying in Chinese Medicine

Tong zhi bu tong, bu tong zhi tong

Which translates as:

Free flow means there is no pain, pain means there is no free flow

Therefore if the liver is balanced and harmonised, the blood will be able to flow freely and there will be no pain.

So how do we harmonise the liver?

The liver belongs to the wood element, and its colour is green. Eating green leafy vegies can help keep the liver happy. We also want to avoid the things that can unbalance the liver such as very spicy foods, fried foods, take-away foods, excess alcohol, irregular eating patterns and stress.

Spring is a fantastic time to start bringing back healthy salads into your diet. Some greens to consider trying could be kale, silverbeet, bok choy, broccoli, broccolini, spinach, rocket, rainbow chard…

Salad can be a lot more interesting than iceberg lettuce with some tomato and dressing:)

Experiment, have fun making salads, most of the leafy greens can be eaten raw. Kale is lovely with a squeeze of lemon juice and a touch of salt. You can even use your green leafy vegies to wrap your meal using avocado as your butter, kind of like a literal salad sandwich  (see pic below)

Make your own salad dressings with apple cider vinegar, balsamic, olive oil, lemon juice, sesame oil or avocado. Add some nuts and seeds…and you have a lovely delicious tasty healthy meal.

sesame oil rubbed kale with mashed avocado, lime, salt, grated carrot, beetroot, corn and parsley

and it is as delicious as it looks 🙂

Here is an example of a lovely green spring inspired salad

Green bean and avocado salad

Handful of green string beans topped tailed, cut into 1/3’s

Mushrooms quartered

Small red capsicum diced

Fresh corn off the cob, ¼ cup

Roma tomato

A few Snow pea sprouts or mung bean shoots

½ cup Roughly chopped nuts (cashews, almonds, hazelnuts)

Handful baby spinach

Dressing

½ avocado diced into cubes

Balsamic vinegar

Lemon juice

Mix all the ingredients together except for the dressing ingredients.

Add avocado, a splash of balsamic, squeeze of lemon juice, toss gently.

Enjoy your crunchy raw treat 🙂

Natural body rhythm

Spring is a fantastic time to start waking up earlier, in harmony with nature. When you are eating the right foods in tune with the season, such as leafy greens in Spring, you are helping to reset your body clock back to its natural state. You will find yourself waking up earlier and perhaps even ‘springing’ out of bed 🙂  Walking bare foot in the grass is lovely and grounding, and can really help when you have millions of thoughts running around inside your head. Any chance you can get to go outside, please do. Your body has no doubt been missing the sunshine over the long winter months.

Meditation for spring

Meditation is another lovely way to help bring you back into balance. It’s lovely to wake up in the morning and sit in quiet meditation for a few moments before you start your day. It can be as simple as sitting comfortably, hands resting in your lap, or on your knees, and becoming aware of your breath. Slowing your breath down to breathe deeply into the tummy… and gently pulling the tummy back to the spine on the exhalation.

Breathing in for a count of 5…out for a count of 5… just focussing on the breath.

Once your mind has slowed down a little, you can bring your awareness to your hands… see if you can feel them tingling a little… bring your awareness to your arms…your shoulders..

Bring your awareness to your feet, can you feel them tingling… your lower legs…thighs..

Bring your awareness to the base of your spine, going up one vertebra at a time till you reach your neck. Bring that awareness to the back of your head, forehead, eyelids, eyebrows, nose, mouth, lips, tongue, chin, jaw.

Allow yourself to just be aware of the gentle pulsation going through you. You may even feel a little warm. If you find your mind straying, just come back to the breath.

Allow yourself to slowly come back into the room, breathing a little deeper, wriggling fingers and toes, slowly opening your eyes when you’re ready. Thank yourself for taking the time to harmonise and help bring your body back into a peaceful calm balanced state.

Hay fever

Spring can signal hay fever time in some people. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine techniques, can help you find out the reasons why. The causes of hay fever can be dietary related, improper food for your body type, erratic eating patterns, related to stress and other causes… Regular Acupuncture treatments can help you gently strengthen your immune system, so that you are less likely to suffer the uncomfortable symptoms of runny nose, itchy eyes, and irritability
A great technique to help strengthen the immune system involves tapping an acupressure point in the middle of the chest. This is known as Ren 17, or Sea of Qi

Tapping this point 36 times while stating to yourself,‘ I am healthy’ or ‘my immune system is strong’ ‘my lungs are strong’, is an incredibly powerful positive affirmation to the self.

Try to incorporate it into your morning routine under a hot shower.

located on the centre of the chest, between the nipples. Tap 36 times (Tarzan sounds optional 🙂

* Having hot water with lemon and ginger in the morning can also help ward off colds and flu.

Cold and Flu

Spring is a time of change of season and extreme weather, gorgeous sunny picnic days one day, raining and hailstorms the next…and it could even be in the same day… if you’re a Melbournite 🙂

This means that your body has to continually adjust to different temperatures. Many people come down with colds in the first weeks of spring, due to the onset of windy weather. It is important to always keep your neck and lower back covered… keep the scarves and cardigans handy when it’s cool or windy outside 🙂 If you get caught in the rain or the cold, have a hot tea with ginger when you get home. Ginger helps gently warm you, and can prevent the onset of a cold.

If you do happen to come down with a cold, drink plenty of warm fluids and rest for a few days. Your mum possibly gave you hot honey lemon ginger tea as a child. Keep drinking this tea throughout the day as is it is antibacterial, antimicrobial, warming, tastes really yummy, and is one of the simplest most effective ways of treating a cold.

For the more adventurous, at the onset of a cold you could try hot water with two fresh spring onion stalks and fresh ginger boiled for 10 mins. This tea can make you sweat and bring on the cold quite strongly, so it’s best to hop into bed and sweat it out. The best thing about this tea is it generally gets the cold over and done with, in a few days…rather than a couple of weeks.

Alternatively you could come in for an acupuncture treatment.  Acupuncture if given at the onset of a cold, can help strengthen the immune system and can sometimes if treated early enough.. fight it out of the body on the spot

Spring is such a fantastic season of new energy and growth….
Try incorporating more leafy greens, hot water with lemon juice in the morning, walks in nature, and some meditation. If you set up the foundations now, you will have an amazing rest of the year 🙂

Namaste –  may the light in me recognise the light in you 🙂

Jessica x

References:

Food for the Seasons; Prof L Wong, K Knapsey; Griffin Press, Australia, 2002

Chinese Medicine- The web that has no weaver; T J Kaptchuk, Random house, Australia, 2000

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Buy Nothing New Month

I started August with the intention to buy nothing new.  It had been on my mind for quite some time… Thinking, how hard could it be? I allowed myself a little breathing space.   I could continue to buy organic food (as I don’t have a garden and I didn’t wish to starve).   I would be able to purchase public transport tickets.  My bike can only get me soo far.. and isn’t as fun when it’s cold and raining.  I would also continue my dancing classes (limiting to 2 nights/week).

So bearing all this in mind, I decided I would reword my intention and make it to ‘physically buy nothing new’.   It seemed a lot easier to face and workable. 

 

 Day one arrived and I was fresh and ready to embrace a life of simplicity 

It all started well, buying my fresh food from the organic store, enjoying cooking at home.   Inviting friends round for tea.  Then I started to get invites for coffee, chai, business meeting catch ups.. .   I attended these, with the intention of purchasing my coffee, or chai, or hot chocolate.   At the end of every single meeting… my drink was paid for by my companion.  (having not breathed a word of my  ‘buy nothing new’ status.)  I found it quite interesting that what I had set into the universe was working.

 So food was under control.   I made the point to buy only what was necessary. ( good quality organic dark chocolate fitting that description)  I began to limit my dancing…to just turning up to social dancing events, and I was riding my bike and walking almost  everywhere… was all going well..

 

Two weeks into August, my flatmate announced she was moving out, to her own place.  I wished her well, and set about interviewing new potential housemates.  We found someone straight away, and she was able to move in two weeks’ time.  It all seemed great.

 My flatmate moved out taking almost all of the kitchen stuff with her.  We were left with very empty cupboards (which is a great time to clean out cupboards by the way)   So empty cupboards meant…one pot for the stove.. a handful of cutlery.. no wooden spoons.. two tea towels…one bowl…no sieve…or  toaster  or kettle…. (it was beginning to sound like a famous Christmas songJ )

Suddenly cooking became a little more challenging… I adjusted to stirring my porridge with a black plastic spatula (that may or may not have been for making omelettes)   I got very good at making stir fries.  Cooking on top of the stove was my only option.  There were so many times when I thought….’buying a wooden spoon would be very helpful right now.  Or perhaps another bowl’, so I didn’t have to wash my one bowl after every meal for my flatmate to be able to use…or some more tea towels…

But I realised this is what ‘buying nothing new’ is all about…working with what you have.  Living sustainably and being flexible and creative in the way you do things.

Then my trusty mobile phone…which I had had for over two years…decided to just ‘not work’ for hours on end.  This was quite concerning as I run my own business and this is the main way patients contact me.  After careful consideration and advice from friends, I went into a phone store and found that I could switch phones and go onto another plan without paying a cent on the day.  This fit in with my ‘buy nothing new’ philosophy…I kind of saw it as trading to an upgrade.

This same day of phone upgrading… my brother contacted me to see if I would mind his puppy for a week while he went to the gold coast to visit our parents.  I gladly accepted, I love dogs…especially little ones.  The next day Oliver came to stay.  Luckily all his food came with him… as I was wondering do dogs like stir fries or porridge??… He also came with puppy pads ( he was still in toilet training being only 13 weeks old)  I managed to get him to go outside…mostly… but he still went through almost a whole bag of puppy pads.  So I was thinking…I’m going to have to go out and buy some more puppy pads…where do you even get them???  I was sure the organic store wouldn’t stock them. 

Then I was reading the local newspaper…and remembered back to childhood when we had kittens and would lay newspapers around them…

I wondered if little Ollie would know what to do with the newspaper…I just placed one in his corner, and it worked.  Making me realise that we have become so used to convenience and buying things… we even buy special made puppy pads…in plastic wrappers…that look like they would never break down naturally… to save ??? time? 

So as I come to the last few days of my ‘buy nothing new’ month… I’m happy to report I’ve actually stuck to my word… and bought nothing new. 

And there were so many temptations…

A new pair of shoes for a swing dancing night…so I could co-ordinate my outfit a little better (not a necessity)… my old shoes worked just fine. And there’s always electric tape that apparently I can stick to the base of any pair of shoes…to make them dance shoes J

A wooden spoon, or extra bowls, or tea towels

Books that I wanted to buy (I’ve got to finish my current ones first)

And …It seemed to be the month for ‘sales’ being advertised in all my favourite shop windows…

 

My new flatmate has moved in… bringing a whole kitchen worth of stuff… It feels so abundant to have a full kitchen again J with muffin tins (waiting to be filled with delicious muffin ingredients) and lots of tea towels…and cutlery.. And a toaster and kettle (though I did enjoy boiling my water on the stove…my one little pot could be used for anything in the end J

Working from home has made it easier, as there’s less temptation.. Though I must admit to having a koko black chocolate strawberry heart while out…  (I didn’t declare it to be a ‘no chocolate month’ )

I have learnt my lesson; we really don’t need so much stuff.  We have become incredibly comfortable with living a life of convenience, taxis… puppy pads…having 10 saucepans.. , that we end of spending so much just out of habit.  When really we don’t need many ‘things’ at all…to be happy

During my ‘buy nothing new’ month, I cut down on my rubbish produced, I was very careful with the food I bought, so it wouldn’t go to waste.  It’s amazing how many different meals you can make with kale, carrot, mushrooms, corn and some chopped nuts J  I learnt to soak almonds overnight, so they tasted better, and I could eat less of them.   I didn’t eat anything that was wrapped in plastic, or was microwaved.  So my health definitely improved, and all that walking and cycling, means I may have even dropped a dress size J

I hope maybe my tales can inspire you to think of doing something outside of yourself, to live with compassion and kindness and think about the size of your own footprint on this beautiful planet we inhabit named earth.  

 

I heard a beautiful quote yesterday.

‘ if I have two coats…I will keep one and give the other away to someone who needs it more than me’

On that note I’m off to the opp shop to deliver my coats … so someone who needs them more than me can stay warm 

Namaste – may the light in me recognise the light in you 

Jessica x

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 My trusty kitchen companions… they stood up to the test and passed with flying colours 🙂

 

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sweet heart

i found this strawberry heart when i was working in an organic food store. It was such a lovely surprise, and soo lovely to share my ‘find’ with my co workers. It reminded me that ‘love is everywhere’

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Food combining

I thought I would write a blog on food combining, as there seems to be a lot of information to be found on the web.  I wanted to give you the reader, as clear a picture as I could to help make this concept easy to understand and most importantly to follow.  This information is intended as a guide, it is my own research.  I have found this works, and I wanted to share it with you.

I believe food combining is where it’s at, in terms of a healthy digestion.  It makes sense from both a scientific point of view, and an intuitive feel.

You may be eating all the right things, whole foods (fruit, veggies, grains) , avoiding sugary snacks,  limiting wheat intake, on a raw food diet or paleo diet…yet still be troubled by an imbalanced digestive system.   I’m here to try help you bring back that balance.

Let’s start with a little science…

Food digests and is processed at different rates in the body.  Fruit is generally absorbed within 30 – 60 minutes.  A heavy meal such as meat, or complex carbohydrates such as pasta can take up to 4 hours to digest.

If you were to eat a typical meal of meat and three veg, followed by some fruit for dessert..  You would find it difficult to digest this meal, and would probably experience indigestion symptoms of burping, reflux, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, wind.

If this was your general diet, you could also experience daily symptoms of  tiredness, lethargy or you may be finding it difficult to lose weight.

The indigestion is due to the food being eaten in the wrong order.  

Ideally you should eat your fruit 30- 60mins before a meal,  to give it time to digest, and allow the nutrients and vitamins to be utilised effectively.

So we now know that  fruit takes 30- 60 mins to digest.  When you combine this with meat and vegetables as in a typical dinner and dessert,  you are effectively keeping the fruit digesting in the stomach for much longer than is necessary.

If we go back to chemistry class, you may remember that when you digest/ add  acids (such as is found naturally in your stomach )  to  fruit for an extended  period it ferments to become alcohol. The fermentation process is a lot of bubbling and gurgling, as it changes to a lighter gaseous expanding state.

Therefore all this bubbling and gurgling is going on in your stomach (sometimes you can even hear it!)  when you eat large complex meals  (meat, grains, veggies, followed by dessert)    This is experienced as bloating, wind, hiccups, burping, abdominal pain. ( all signs of indigestion)

Your stomach can’t separate the fruit and the meat into separate compartments…it all goes in together. 

If we don’t want to experience abdominal pain, bloating, wind, indigestion.  Then we need to follow a few simple food combining rules.

Firstly we need to know the rate at which  foods are absorbed.

Rates of digestion

Juice

15-30 minutes

Fruit

30-60 minutes

Melons

30-60 minutes

Sprouts

60 minutes

Most Vegetables

1-2 Hours

Grains and Beans

1-2 Hours

Meat and Fish

3-4 Hours+

Shell Fish

8 Hours+

So now  we know the rates of digestion, it’s important to know the different food groups..not all veggies are created equal 🙂

 

Basic food groups

Protein – meat eggs, dairy nuts and seeds

Fats – oils, butter, avocado

Starches: Breads, pasta, rice, potatoes, and legumes such as lentils and peas

Sugars: Refined sugar, honey, jams, syrups, sweet fruits (bananas, dried
fruit)

Vegetables: Leafy greens, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, celery, chives, cucumber, capsicum, garlic, green beans, leeks, onion, parsley, radish, rhubarb, turnip zucchini

Starchy Vegetables – potato, pumpkin, beetroot, carrot, corn

Grains – Quinoa, millet, amaranth, oats, rice, spelt, wheat, flour

Acids: Vinegars, pickled goods, grapefruits, orange juice

Melons: Watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew

Based on the rates of digestion, here are some simple rules to follow for optimal digestive health

  1. Eat fruit by itself, fruit digests in approx 30 – 60 mins.  It’s best eaten 30 mins before a meal,  Eat fruit for breakfast, or between meals, as a snack.
  2. Eat veggies either by themselves ( big plate of steamed greens, carrots, green beans) or with protein – meat, nuts, soy, beans, lentils

veggies and leafy greens should take up 80% of the plate

3. Eat one protein at a time – meat, or eggs, or nuts

Majority (75%) of daily protein intake should be from seeds (sunflower, pumpkin, sesame) and nuts (almonds, brazil nuts, pecans, walnuts, pine nuts)
Minimal (25%) amount of daily protein intake should be from meat, poultry, fish, milk, cheese, eggs, peanuts, cashews.

4. Eat grains/ starches  individually – don’t combine garlic bread with pasta, potato with rice

grains (quinoa, rice)  can be combined with non starchy veggies, such as green leafy veggies, broccoli, green beans, kale

5. Eat melons separately to other fruits, as they absorb much faster.

6. Best to eat mono-foods.  One type of food at a time, plate of veggies, handful of nuts.

this is how our ancestors ate, and how all other animals eat ( you don’t see  a wild lion eating a piece of meat, and then some juicy fruit 🙂

7. Drink room temperature water/ herbal tea separately to your meal, allow at least 15mins before or after.

8. Eat slowly, chew your food properly to allow your body to be able to digest your meal efficiently.

Remember, with a little practice, it’s easy to incorporate food combining principles into your lifestyle.  You don’t need to change what you eat, as long as you are eating whole foods, whole grains (real food). You just need to change when you eat and what you eat it with.

Happy digesting 🙂

-Jessica x

References:

http://www.acidalkalinediet.com/food-combining-chart

http://www.alderbrooke.com/chart.php

http://www.thewolfeclinic.com/index.php/information-and-tools/dr-wolfe-article-archive/177-acidosis-and-food-combining

lecture notes ACNM – Food as medicine 1

A chart for you to print out and put on your fridge, to help you plan your meals 🙂

http://www.gliffy.com/pubdoc/3804755/M.pngFood Combining Chart

the hero’s path..

I found this on an amazing inspirational site called Om times..and wanted to share it with you…

for those of you willing and brave enough to carve your own destiny 🙂

the hero’s path  http://omtimes.com/2012/04/are-you-on-the-heros-path/

3 things

http://3things.org.au/

I visited the finders keepers market at the Royal Exhibition Building Carlton Gardens Saturday 21st april, and came across the Oxfam table.. The girls encouraged me to write down 3 things on a blackboard that I was willing to do to help change the world. I wrote down my affirmations..A photo was taken, and my promises were sent into the universe, here they are :

Connect with my community

Volunteer my time

Find the love within and radiate that love outwards.

Connect with my community: having just moved to the northside of melbourne, it’s a fantastic opportunity to get to know my neighbours. Catch up in the park over a game of frisbee. Introduce myself to the local shop owners, keep my shopping local, fairtrade, organic. Have a chat with the elderly, they always have such good stories 🙂 Get involved in local events.

Volunteer my time: I was quite excited to be able to join the co-op at Friends of the Earth Fitzroy. You can find me there on a tuesday, helping in the kitchen, taking food orders, chatting with customers.. I think it’s a win win situation, as I’m learning how to cook delicious vegetarian meals, while getting to know the locals.

Find the love within and radiate that love outwards : This is actually my mantra for Anahata Healing Acupuncture and Wellness.

http://www.anahatahealing.net.au

I teach my patients to reconnect to their source of love within.. through the use of good nutrition, exercise, relaxation techniques and acupuncture.

I am learning to find the love within by, going back to basics,

* good wholesome food (organic where possible)

* plenty of rest and stillness to recharge

* time in nature (loving the autumn leaves everywhere )

* getting my heart rate up ; through dancing, boxing, running after trams 🙂

* spending quality time with friends.

To radiate it outwards, means to smile at strangers while walking though the park to work. Help others if I see an opportunity, Be joyful and radiant, ‘when you smile, the world smiles with you’

I love the fact that anyone can sign up for the site and add their 3 things. http://3things.org.au/ I would love to see all my friends sign up for this site 🙂 If we each make a small commitment to change our own world..I can only imagine what will happen

Namaste

the divine in me honours the divine in you

Jessica x

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