Progress with health, slowly, slowly catchy monkey. And I’ve made one granny square, aiming for more so I can make a cardi thing, inspired by one of Pip’s recent makings.
I’m craving zesty, fresh and light things, salsa, tzatziki, baked salmon, steamed veg, sushi. I do a little bit of food prep but husband does most of it, given my state of not-too-wellness. Continue reading →
first trip out of the house, with headband for visual cluing and one ear deafness comfort
It has been an age between blog posts but I feel compelled to write.
The tables have been turned, the world is upside down and I’ve been turned inside out. And I am literally spinning.
This blog and website used to be about me as a Naturopath and my pursuit to assist others to follow their wellness path. But because of my own health issues over the past few years I am no longer a practicing naturopath and my health focus has become introspected. I’m grateful for all of those years of naturopathic training which now make me an accomplished medical self-advocate and make it easier to navigate the illness landscape.
My collection of health tags over the past year or so include: chronic fatigue syndrome, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), severe obstructive sleep apnea, fibromyalgia, depression, recurrent miscarriage and infertility. Continue reading →
On Christmas Eve a new book I had ordered arrived. It was a good Christmas present for myself.
365 gratefuls, the book, originated from a project by Hailey Bartholomew. In 2008 Hailey had decided to embark on a year long project in which she took a polaroid of a moment every day that she was grateful for, in order to fight depression. It worked. Continue reading →
I have loved the work of Be Free for a while now – this was one of my first exposures to her work that I loved – here.
So I was SO excited when, this morning, early-ish, I popped onto facebook and discovered that she and Akemi Ito, were installing super fabulous free zine package boxes around my locale. I immediately popped on my trackie daks and ran out the door. Continue reading →
But with the risk of being immodest I’m quite good at it. I’ve taken to it like a duck to water. Sometimes the needle appears to be working under its own steam as if I am just an observer to what it creates.
So… it feels good. But getting started is hard. I fear this one isn’t going to be as good as the last one and a creative freeze descends. But I push through. And it thaws. Continue reading →
So….. lots of people around me are getting a bit sick with the lurgy. Ewww. nasty. Starts with a sore throat, full on head cold and then a cough that could light your lungs on fire. not nice.
I don’t want to get this…. no no no.
I have noticed the warning signs, a slight tickle in the throat, a bit stuffy in the nose and just a sense of ‘oh no i feel like i might get sick’-ness. So here is what I’m doing, I’m on the attack, I don’t want to get sick and more importantly, I want to support my bodies immune system raising it to optimum level so it can fight the threatening attack of pathogens. Continue reading →
For all those Melbourne crafty types out there I’m sure you will be popping along to Finders Keepers market this weekend. I’ve just been, it was great, a visual feast of goodness.
These are my top picks:
Cat Rabbit – Brilliant felt creatures that are so character-full I just want them all Jack of Diamonds – Beautiful machine knitted garments using gorgeous yarns Abby Seymour – Super illustrations and porcelain finery Emily Green – Colourtastic wonderland of neck pieces and fabric prints Victoria Mason – Love the foxy necklace and all the other jewellery delights Bonsai Kitten – Really comfy big knickers and the like with a vintage feel
So many people with so much talent and so much good stuff. Go! Enjoy! It opens at 10am on Saturday, go early to avoid the hordes.