My Nurture Diary is a quick end of week check in to keep my Nurture Mindset (and habits) on track.
I’m barracking for you in your nurturing endeavours. So by sharing mine I hope we can support & encourage each other.
It was holiday time again…and holidays for me mean nurturing mind & spirit with NO LAPTOP access.
6 days in Hawaii sans family came and went with only a few huddles around the Wifi access point, iPhone in hand (and no blog posts).
So my nurturing moments in the last TWO weeks have been
- A break from the computer…
- A break from the family…
- Seeking out wholefoods in Waikiki to stock up on nourishing raw, organic foods (instead of resigning my self to the muffin / donut breakfast on offer at our Waikiki hotel)
- Discovering interval training (thanks to my friend Suzanne). Not only training with friends on Waikiki Beach, but importantly continuing to do so solo once back at home. Which also means not driving to the gym so a few car journeys less for me.
- Stocking up on the greenest airplane reading material – pre-loved books from Vinnies!
- Paying the small extra to carbon offset my flights. (I understand there is a debate about the validity of carbon off-setting, but in my books it can’t hurt…)
- Using up the leftovers! I was inspired by Ozharvest Ambassador & celebrity chef Richard Fox who is visiting Australia as part of his Love Food Hate Waste campaign (listen to his interview with Margaret Throsby here). I am making a conscious effort to reduce waste and re-use/re-invent leftovers. And it’s quicker! Which leads me to…
- Getting my hands on Jamie Olivers’ revolutionary new book – Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals. Of course us amateurs may not whip them up in 15 minutes, but even 30 would be fine by me. I can foresee a bit of a learning curve, and the need to stock up on the “Jamie pantry items” first, but his enthusiastic presentation of nutritious, quick, tasty food served with love is always going to win over the take out in plastic containers scenario. Watch this space…
Small & simple things…but effective…and necessary!
And if I sometimes think my contribution is too small, (which I usually do!) I try remember
“Better to light a candle than curse the darkness.”
I’d love to hear in what ways (big or small) you’ve been able to nurture yourself & your world this week?