There’s something in the air. It might be spring but that all depends what day it is! In NSW we’ve had both a fresh flurry of snow and bushfires, in different parts of the State.
But despite the crazy weather, there’s a noticeable shift here in Sydney. There seems to be more of everything. More socialising, gardening, creating, spontaneity, making and meetings.
And you know what? It’s only going to get busier from here.
Does this make you feel anxious?
While some people enjoy emerging from their winter chrysalis, for others spending more time in the world triggers anxiety. Recently I made a video about a symptom that many anxious people have, that you mightn’t be aware of. Do you have a habit of catastrophising? Take a look.
In the kitchen, salads are back on the menu. My spring salads still have a cooked component, such as baked vegetables, legumes, or grains – like the latest recipe on my site for a brown rice and tuna salad. As the ingredients are flexible, it can also be veganised.
To help you have a healthy spring, I’ve created a new spring resource, full of seasonal articles – from hay fever, to spring cleans and seasonal produce. There’s even a spring challenge for you to try, let me know how it goes.
Thank you for the fabulous response to last month’s update. I know many of you are as excited as I am about the online herbal prescription service. It’s a delight to be able to create personalised herbal prescriptions for all my clients around Australia, when they need it.
Everyone seems to be very happy with their prescriptions, which in many instances arrive the next day.
I still have a small dispensary on hand for Sydney clients, but it’s wonderful to have access to such a wide range liquid herbs when needed for clients near and far.
Looking back on the past few weeks of behind the scenes activity, life has certainly changed up a gear. Beyond the clinic and mentoring, I made a quick trip to New Zealand to celebrate a family birthday, have increased my volunteering and attended some fum workshops.
I’m excited to take on more consumer activities, this time as a volunteer with the Australian New Zealand Gynaecological Oncology Group. They have a fantastic program called Survivors Teaching Students. STS takes ovarian cancer survivors into the classrooms of the next generation of health professionals, to teach them about our experience of the disease. If you are involved with educating health professionals and would like to book a session, there are volunteers around Australia and New Zealand who would be happy to present to your students.
The coming weeks are equally busy, but there are still some weekday, early evening and Saturday consultations available. Book in now, so you can feel better – faster.