Welcome to 2022.
I wonder what the year has install for us?
I’m back in the clinic and it’s delightful to reconnect with clients around the country.
2022 is a landmark year for me, as very soon I’ll hit thirty years in practice. After graduating from the Southern School of Natural Therapies in 1991, I had no idea where this journey would take me.
Significant birthdays and anniversaries can often trigger us to reconsider what’s important. Over the past decade particularly I’ve made big changes in how I work. I love the spaciousness of longer consultations, working from home online, outsourcing my dispensary and seeing an equal number of naturopathic and mentoring clients.
As I shape how the next few years of business will look like, please feel free to share any feedback about your experience of working with me, or the newsletter, social media, workshops or anything else you’d like me to offer.
For now, all naturopathy and mentoring sessions remain online. As much as I enjoy sharing the home clinic with clients, every time I’ve considered reopening it seems to herald another wave.
For everyone’s safety, Telehealth/Zoom is the most convenient and effective option.
A quick Zoom consultation is also handy for a home remedy review and to stock up on acute medicines, in case of infection. If we’ve worked together before and this is all that’s needed, you can book a mini consult for the review. But if there are any significant health updates since our last session, please choose the regular follow up session.
My external dispensary, Ariya, has been brilliant despite the challenges of recent times. It provides access to the widest range of herbs and practitioner-only supplements possible and can usually deliver to your door in two working days.
Word of the year
As 2021 ended, a new word for this year pestered me. After wrestling with it for weeks, finally I’ve surrendered.
To surrender is about acknowledging our fears and letting go of the primitive need to change things that are beyond our control.
Surrendering doesn’t mean giving up or not caring. Rather, it can free us from struggle and the constant urge to be in control. It’s an incredible antidote for anxiety, fear and stress. Want to give it a go?
A new summer ice block recipe
Humid summer days call for inventive ways to rehydrate. This salted coconut and mango sensation is the perfect way to enjoy the summer fruit and stay cool.
Best of the Web
The holidays gave me time to catch up on some reading and listening. Here’s a few stunners that are worth diving into.
A fascinating podcast episode about boredom, creativity and daydreaming.
A quick pick me up with dogs, music, humour from Ed Ayres notebook.
Take (literally) one minute to learn how to do nasal swab correctly.
“Aim small, keep it simple” – perfect advice for the times we live in from Pip Lincolne.
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