Lifestyle & Wellness

Golden Apple-Dapple Oats (with a shout-out to Aussie dairy farmers)

Kick-off your day with these gently spiced oats: a bowl of nutrients and energy-to-burn. Here's how: 1/2 cup rolled and/or steel cut oats, but definitely not instant oats. We're not making slush; we want texture, and the reverie of standing at the stove and stirring the pot. Finely grated fresh turmeric root, about 1 teaspoon,... Continue Reading →

An arboreal alphabet

I'm not showing you any images with this one. Head over right now and read this interview with Katie Holten and see the examples of her work, and then you might want to create your very own arboreal alphabet. Or perhaps, instead of trees, you might choose flowers, or leaves, or birds, or insects or fish;... Continue Reading →

Get out there! Health benefits from nature are real

With thanks today to Senator Scott Ludlam, who shared this juicy science on social media today. Health Benefits from Nature Experiences Depend on Dose We show that people who made long visits to green spaces had lower rates of depression and high blood pressure, and those who visited more frequently had greater social cohesion. Higher... Continue Reading →

Periods, healing spaces and science. 

A new purchase, and an older one. Lara Briden's Period Repair Manual: Natural Treatment for Better Hormones and Better Periods Esther M. Sternberg's Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-Being  Does the world make you sick? If the distractions and distortions around you, the jarring colors and sounds, could shake up the healing chemistry... Continue Reading →

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