2020 is, if nothing else, “interesting” – drought, fires, floods and this darn virus! Since sending my monthly newsletter, this public health crisis has continued to evolve at warp speed.
Not at warp speed, however, is the current load time on my website. Be patient, it’s still working and my web guy is onto debugging the back end issues (including post formatting problems)!
Lockdown Facebook Live’s
If you’re not already in lockdown, be like me and play along at home. You don’t need to wait for the government to tell you to begin. Staying home is the new going out. I call it ‘virtual lockdown’.
I’m at home all the time, except for daily walks or a once a week trip to stock up on food. With most of my neighbours also working from home, I’m much more socially connected than usual! We chat regularly at a physically appropriate distance.
On 13 March, I begun doing Facebook Live’s every day on my clinic FB page at 1pm (Sydney) weekdays. You can stream live and interact, or watch later in the videos section of the page or via my YouTube channel.
Most of my consulting has been online for over six years, so it’s business as usual. My local clients now consult this way now as well. All prescriptions are ordered and paid online via my suppliers, even your individual herbal prescriptions are sent to your door.
As always, to make or change a naturopathic or mentoring booking log into the booking site. We have a lot of ways to connect, usually FaceTime or Zoom is the most reliable (though as more people use these services or the broadband network becomes overloaded, I adapt my online options).
Be kind and think of others
A crisis provides an opportunity to bring out the best in people. Be kind, help others who are struggling, alone or not as resourced as you. Remember when shopping (once a week for necessities), that many people can financially barely meet their needs on a day by day basis, take only what you absolutely require so there is enough food (and toilet paper) for everyone.
Thank those working in supermarkets stocking the shelves and checking out your purchases. It’s tough enough to live on minimum wages, let alone deal with the aggro and mayhem.
If you’re fortunate enough to be still working and have an income, think of those who are doing it tough. Support your favourite businesses who are operating online (especially us sole practitioners, who the government so far is ignoring in their stimulus packages!).
Fun new stuff
This month I’ve added a review of a great new book. When Life Is Not Peachy was written for those going through heartbreak and loss, but it’s also perfect for times like now! Take a look at my review. Pip Lincolne (and her latest book) is awesome.
Support our local authors and buy a book!
The latest recipe is for Japanese-style pickled ginger. It’s so simple to make and can be stored for months but be warned, you’ll never want to eat those packets of pink dyed ginger again.
If you find yourself eating in more and looking for more ideas, don’t forget my archive of original recipes. They’re all easy to make, delicious and healthful.
Please get in touch if you need some help with your health – general, mental or viral!