At the beginning of each new season I suffer from a kind of temporary amnesia – what on earth do I wear and eat in this chilly weather? It can take a few days, or weeks, to remember my favourite comfort meals, clothes and rainy day activities.*
Once I’ve dug out a warm coat and boots, I enjoy invigorating walks in the winter landscape, almost as much as getting reacquainted with cosy activities at home. But when the novelty of the new season wears off, it can be easy it is to get stuck in a rut, like watching Netflix or eating the same soup or stew for nights on end.
To help jump start your winter mojo, I’ve posted some great winter food ideas to keep you warm and satisfied through the cooler months. I’ve also added a new soup, so now there’s a different soup for every week of the season in the recipe archive.
The jolt into winter felt especially marked this year as I recently returned from our inaugural health practitioner retreat Bali, to rain and hail in Sydney. The retreat, with my colleague Charmaine Dennis, was everything we dreamed it would be – and more! Our eco home away from home, just outside the hustle and bustle of Ubud, peacefully nurtured body and soul. We were nourished by organic food and soothing massages, providing the ideal support for the transformative work. If you’re a health practitioner and couldn’t make Rest, Revitalise and Inspire this year, let us know now if like to join us in 2018.
I hope you can create the time and space you need to dream this winter. If your body is holding you back from fully engaging with life, you kow I can help you get back on track.
* What look’s amazing after days of torrential rain? Waterfalls of course! This is the Fitzroy Falls in all their winter glory.