The monsoon is here! I love this time of year and always look forward to it. There’s something about the weeks of non-stop rain and the dark brooding skies that make me feel uplifted after months of oppressive heat and disappointment when a storm rolls past each afternoon, failing to drop its heavy load. The wait is excessively long; a drawn out process of hopefulness … Continue reading The Monsoon is here!
Chances are you have heard someone talking about ‘grounding’ or ‘earthing’ at one point or another lately. But what does grounding actually mean? Is it hippy-ville quackery or is there more to it? No matter what you think it is, it’s something that is certainly gaining momentum in the health and wellness scene reportedly offering many health benefits including reduced inflammation and pain, better circulation, … Continue reading Got your head in the sand about Grounding?
I collect rocks. As a child I had an old powdered milk tin full of rocks I had found and in around the bush at my grandparents property. There were smooth black river rocks, red and green striped agate and creamy white sandstone with mysterious dark patches in the middle which hinted at amethyst inside. I wanted to break them open to find crystals or … Continue reading Rock solid Mama and how your childhood can overlap your childrens’
If a chicken was meant to eat fish, it would be called a seagull ~ Jason Drew Dear Readers, did you know that our little planet currently has seven billion people to sustain and we’re expanding! By 2050 there will be nine and half billion people all wanting to eat. And we don’t just want to eat anything, our growing wealth means that we want … Continue reading Nutrient recycling and how maggots may save the future of humanity
I have a wonderful life and I have much to be grateful for. I realised it is important to remember this every day, especially on bad days. It’s difficult and like most things it takes practice. It is the ability to find small pleasures in the hustle and bustle of your daily life. So this morning went on the hunt for my small pleasures. Actually, … Continue reading The God of small pleasures
The season has changed. The distinct fresh bite in the morning air is gone. The sun rises earlier. The air is more humid and it’s definitely hotter. But there remains a cooling afternoon breeze so the weather is still perfect for taking a walk. At first glance the coastal woodlands near my home seem sparse and without colour; nothing could be further from the truth. … Continue reading Ode to the coastal woodland
David Attenborough floats my boat. Let’s face it, if you were floating in a leaking boat down the Kalungwishi River in the far-flung reaches of Zambia he’d be the man to be at your side. The thinking woman’s MacGyver; he might not be able to patch the hull with a piece of string and some chewing gum. However, he’d at least he’d be the man to calmly expound … Continue reading Could David Attenborough be the sexiest Spiderman?