How are you feeling?
November is traditionally the time when socialising and work deadlines ramp up, as we sprint to the festive finish line. It’s the month that the nation stops for a horse race, Christmas parties kick off and good cheer prevails.
This year is bit different some parts of the world. Melbourne celebrates coming out of over 100 days of lockdown (congratulations), just when many other countries in the Northern hemisphere head back into it. If nothing else, it’s been a year of adaptation through adversity.
Lifting our spirits when feeling depleted
What I’m hearing from both naturopathic and mentoring clients, is that many of us are feeling wrung out from the extraordinary year we’ve lived through.
The good news is there are easy and accessible ways we can lift our spirits, amidst the busy-ness and exhaustion. Such as simple pleasures, or spending time in nature, hugging ancient trees or swimming in the sea.
Kickstart your cooking mojo
For months I’ve been cooking three meals for myself most days. Without my Sydney pantry, garden and markets I’ve lost my mojo and become uninspired about food. But I’ve put my naturopath hat on and am getting my mojo back. If your enthusiasm for cooking is flagging or are too busy to make meals from scratch, here are some suggestions on how to cover the basics and eat more healthily.
It was a pleasure to talk recently with Westside Naturopaths about disaster planning in business, which spurred me on to publish another update.
The latest mentoring update includes some strategies for naturopathic businesses to survive through the depression and to plan creatively for the year ahead.
There are also new resources in learn, so dive in and get started!
I’m grateful for the ‘disaster planning’ I’ve done for my business over the last couple of decades, which has culminated in a truly location independent and flexible way of working. A good internet connection, Zoom and online dispensaries have meant the unexpected demands of the year, have had minimal impact on my services.
My time in New Zealand has been very productive. I’ve been able to continue working and volunteering, while getting the family home ready to sell. All going well I will fly back to Sydney at the end of December.
Book now before Christmas
Like most of us, it’s been a while since I’ve had a proper break. Returning home at last, I’ll take a few weeks off to unwind and prepare for 2021.
A heads-up that my last day for the year is Wednesday 16 December and I will reopen Tuesday 12 January.
There are still some naturopathic and mentoring consultations available in coming weeks but book now as slots are limited. If we’ve worked together this year and you’re running low on herbs or supplements, just book a mini consultation so you don’t run out of the medicines you need.