Getting Some Perspective and History Lessons in Nepal – Part 2

Getting Some Perspective and History Lessons in Nepal – Part 2Welcome back to my Nepali adventure! If you haven’t read Part 1, then hightail it over there and check that out first, then come back and get into Part 2 below (it will make more sense that way!).

So where did we leave off last week..?? Oh yes, that’s right. I was in Lumbini. And I was feeling pretty disheartened by the selfies and selfishness I’d experienced at the birthplace of Buddha. But there was something that brightened my time there – the food! Read the rest of this post »

Getting Some Perspective and Being Busy in Nepal – Part 1

Getting Some Perspective and Being Busy in Nepal – Part 1For the last two-and-a-half weeks, the hubby and I were traveling through what is quite possibly one of the most interesting and eye-opening countries I have been too (and I’ve been to over 30 countries so I’m not just saying that! I have some good comparisons out there). Nepal is stunning. The scenery, the people, the culture, everything just took my breath away.

So why did I choose to go to Nepal? It’s been on my bucket list for a while, and I think the most attractive quality for me was the religious aspect. Read the rest of this post »

Pondering the Power of Plants and Modern Medicine

http://www.dreamstime.com/-image29465427I was at a workshop over the weekend called Medicine Cabinet Makeover and it was all about using essential oils to keep you and your family healthy. We ended up having some great discussions (as we usually do at these kinds of events!), and there was one comment made that really struck a chord with me. The comment was this:

“Isn’t it funny how we’ll take a pill from a doctor, without knowing anything about it, and not question it at all.

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My Goals, Dreams and Desires for 2015

New Year 2015It might be almost two weeks’ late but… Happy New Year!! I personally love the new year. I love the ritual of shutting the door on the year before, and opening the door on the new possibilities of the year ahead. It’s not like anything actually happens, the sun rises just like every other day, but yet it brings so much hope and optimism and inspiration to people the world over.

It makes you feel like you have a clean slate, you can make a fresh start, and anything that happened before is wiped away. Read the rest of this post »

Food – It’s Not All Good Looks and Vitamins

FoodI’ll be the first to admit it, I’m a greenie. There’s a bit of hippy inside me and I will proudly rock it freely whenever I get the chance. So when I think about what I’m putting on my plate, I’m not just thinking about taste, smell, look, or satisfaction. Believe it or not, I’m not just thinking about its health benefits either (yes, I know, that’s a bit of a shock!). I’m also thinking, to put it quite simply, about the effect that me eating that food is having on the world around me. Read the rest of this post »