Issues can show up as overwhelm, feelings of not coping, anxiety or depression which are very real, there are other signs too.
I was blessed to do this several times recently while on the Outward Bound Trust of New Zealand Wellbeing course, spending time to sit in the stillness as the day dawned and watch the sun came up. Magical.
You're not alone if you're confused by the smoothie and juicing hype and don’t really know why you’d do one over the other. Will this really lead to a healthier life? Or, perhaps you’re wondering what’s the difference? I was recently asked “When you say juicing, do you mean just squeezing the life out of the fruit and veg in a juicer or chopping it up finely in a nutri bullet type thing and drinking all of it? It seems like such a waste throwing out all the pulp.”
Short answer, I do both, depending on how I feel, what appeals at the time, and what I intuitively feel my body needs.
The day was drawing to a close. 2017 was nearly done. I’d walked the tracks in my neighbouring reserve many times before and was out with our dog Jax for my last reserve walk in 2017. I thought I knew all the tracks. I decided to walk further than usual, it was fabulous being out in one of my favourite places in nature. Next minute, Jax dived off down a bank in a different direction to the way we were going. For some reason, I decided to follow her and noticed a path that I didn’t know existed.
It's the time of year when overwhelm can creep up on you. Those words are flying around in your head that "everything has to be done by Christmas (who knows why??!) and you're struggling to cope. Before you know it or realise what’s going on, it happens. You’re constantly tired, there never seems to be enough hours in the day, brain fog has crept in and you can't think straight. Bang!
Halloween has been and gone, it’s got me thinking.............The question I’ve been asking myself this week is, how often do we walk around with a mask on? And why does that matter?
I've recently been working with a client who used to arrive home from work, so tired and wanting to flop on the couch with little energy or desire to prepare that nourishing meal. Feeling guilty about all the “have to dos” with little energy to do it. Not fun. I’m so proud of the work she's put in. She's dug deep and challenged her beliefs about saying no to every request at work when her own workload was already up around her ears.
GF, DF, Veg When you're in those menopausal years, research shows women benefit from a more plant based diet particularly if you've got belly fat you're trying to shift. Our dietary needs are different to men as we go through this stage. If you're estrogen dominant (think stubborn belly fat and more) then steer clear of soy and dairy, making this recipe perfect. Think a low GI, low acidic diet if menopause symptoms are causing you issues.
Here's an easy dinner, great for mid week, make extra and have leftovers for lunch. Get creative, this is a base recipe and you can add what you have on hand in the fridge.
On Thursday, when technology failed and the world seemed wonky (even our dogs were crazy), I put it down to the full moon. Then this morning I questioned, was I being overly simplistic?
Was there more to what was happening? A YES popped up. Over the past fortnight situations have arisen that have really got me digging deep – and I’ll admit, it hasn’t always been easy.
You know you're on the right path to your desired dream job, next step or activity when you feel that rush of excitement when you think about it. Or on the flip side (feeling stuck), Mondayitis creeps in everyday bringing with it no energy, maybe some brain fog, health issues and that overwhelming feeling of losing your mojo. Feeling stuck effects your wellbeing and can show up as stubborn weight issues plus many other bodily aches, pains and dis-eases.
Are you always getting sick?
Suffer from low immunity, always catching everything that’s going around?
Or even something more sinister?
Ever find yourself saying “I’m sick of working around here”?
I read a stat today that said nearly 90% of people report feeling unhappy with their jobs. Gosh that’s a lot of unhappy people! If that’s you, what effect is this having on your energy levels, mojo, relationships and health and wellness?
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