The Warrior’s Way

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Our modern journey carries fragments of our warrior life from long ago.  From the times around a fire, spent celebrating through to the moments where we are alone on a dark, cold night, where the spirit that refuses to sink scratches to our surface and the strength of the world grows into our wings.

When we listen to the earth we remember the ways of the wise one.

That when the battle arises we stand strong.

When we are weary we rest and allow the healers to dress our wounds.

We sense when the battle isn’t ours and turn away.

We protect our hearts, our young and what our family stands for.

We pass on our wisdom giving it strength through sharing, never keeping wisdom a secret.

We know right from wrong and make a stand for justice.

We make personal sacrifices to stay true.

We do the hard work.

We work with the earth and honour the wisdom it brings to aid us on our journey.

We are free and wild yet peacefully focused.

We rise above.

We set clear boundaries and respect those of others.

We don’t settle for anything less than what our heart deserves – we know our worth.

We don’t get caught up in gifting meaning to objects.

We return home when it calls.

We make the kill nature requires of us to survive but also know when to cower.

We reflect on life to learn and grow.

We honour our strengths and respect our weaknesses.

We shine our light for all to see their way and protect it from those with darkness in their eyes.

We are upfront with the reality and do not play into fantasies.

We respect the journey given to us.

We howl at the moon when it calls.

We hibernate when winter knocks.

We are born anew for the spring when it signals our time.

We are fierce yet generous.

We honour the practice.

We let the lost battle soften and cleanse us, as we shed layers of times gone by.

We forgive our human ways and forgive those of others.

The temptations of the world are in our conscious yet we don’t feed them.

We ask ourselves the deeper question and respect our deep emotions.

An ear is always within – intuition is our greatest source of wisdom.

We respect our body but know we are more.

‘I am of this earth, I know I am of all. I seek the moon to remind me that I am you and you are me, and so I remember to bring my open heart always. I know my inner warrior is strongest open, holding a space for love, creating a trail of truth and honour through the power of surrendering to the journey through the wisdom of all that guides whilst embracing the ancient wisdom, always.’

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The Key is on the Path

 

The Key is on the Path

That answer you seek,

…the revelation you pray for ,

…the easing of suffering you wait for,

…it won’t come hoping you might be ready.

You have to begin the journey – give evidence you are ready.

Then along your journey it will unfold.

You will figure it out along the way and not a moment before.

The key is on the path.

 

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The Only Diet to Ever Concern Yourself With

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As a studying nutritionist, you could say I take a keen interest in food.

I have tried, researched and read clinical trials conducted on various diets, and sometimes (rarely) even uncover a key takeaway I build into my daily routine.

I have learnt a thing or two about big corporations who have paid for ‘medical studies’ that provide consumers misleading information which in turn is just about selling a product. The low-fat era of the past was a big one of these – yes I choose full-fat dairy and eat lots of natural fats.

I have listened to my body and adjusted my diet, not so much in a diet sense where it is about short term dress size, but rather, eating for a lifestyle of energy, health, mental sharpness and inner calm.

But if I was to give a broad piece of advice on diets, it wouldn’t be about the food at all.

Whilst yes, you should eat more real food, grown locally where possible with the least amount of chemical and human intervention, there is a key piece of advice that comes before all of this.

It is to eat in a mindful, present, relaxed state.

 

Eating in a way that you listen to how your meal talks to your body, noticing how you feel during and after.

 

In a way where you actually just sit and eat, not read, not surf the net.

Eat in a way where you are eating when hungry, stopping when full.

Eating in a time and space created for eating.

Eating where you taste the flavour explosions each bite fills your mouth with.

Eating and understanding how the meal unfolds in your stomach, how that feels as energy, lightness and happiness – because all are impacted.

Eating at the best time for you, not right before bed.

Eating in honour of what upsets or causes allergy or bloating in you. Understanding the message your body delivers through discomfort and thanking your body for talking with you so you can deliver to it what is right for your individual being.

Eating for a healthy life as a whole, not a rushed taste of sweetness.

Eating is a pleasurable act, one that warrants space, and calm.

If food enters our body when we are rushed and full of stress, the required enzymes may not be properly secreted for digestion, and the full nourishment of the meal may not be obtained by your body.

We need to tell our body, by the way we approach the very act of eating, it is safe, calm and peaceful, and therefore it is ok to fully digest and take nourishment from this meal.

 

 

Practice today sending it a calm message, that says it is safe to focus on self-nourishment from this meal and feel the change inside and out.

 

 

If you are struggling and would like to work with me reach out by emailing me at senseofyou@hotmail.com for one of my summer coaching places just made available whilst I am on UNI break from studying a Degree in Nutrition.

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Bigger Isn’t Better, Slower Is

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We have recognised the unsustainable speed at which we have sped up our daily lives.

Meditation and mindfulness, once only for the hippies, is now a mainstream activity, here is an article on why it is so important for us all and how to find a practice for you.

Yet we struggle to let go. We struggle to find the time. We struggle to move at a normal pace, which now  feels slow.

After an extremely busy month where extra work commitments clashed with UNI exams and finding a new home, I began loosing sleep and found myself so tightly wound up and I couldn’t relax. I was walking fast, talking fast and listening to my heart beat fast in my ear as I lay awake in bed, more on that here.

But, like everything is in life, it was impermanent and passed.

I am still reflecting on this experience and how I can help myself during periods of high stress, but have put in place what I know, and added going slow.

I walk to work and often rush down the hill, but I decided to stroll at a more relaxed pace. I was surprised to find that I arrived in the same time watching those race past me, meet me at the next set of traffic lights.

I took the slow movement into the day and noticed my head follows suit, that instead of racing away with various thoughts, whilst this still occurs, more and more I am finding amongst the rush, I am more present, calm and in turn, more focused.

I am now eating slow, going to sleep slow, dressing slow – all at a pace that once wasn’t really slow at all.

I am loving how slow is making me more mindful as it holds me in the moment.

 

 

The funny part is, slowing down is making me more productive.

When I am present and intentional I am able to focus in and get the job done extremely well.

When study is my slow movement I am taking more in, retaining, learning, remembering.

With my partner, slow, well I will leave that to your imagination but again obviously it benefits.

There is nothing about becoming slower in my day-to-day that I don’t love.

I can only encourage you to reflect and consider if slower is also better for you too?

What can you do slowly today Even just begin with slowing down your walking pace.

 

Latest Guest Article: How to drive employee productivity in just 10 minutes of wellness a day

10 Often Unexpected Areas Simplifying Your Life Covers 

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Simplifying my life, whether you call it minimalism, intentional, focused, is all that and more, has brought me face-to-face with cleaning up more than just the furniture in my home.

 

MULTI-TASKING
Multi-tasking is a Mindfulness killer. Your commitments, how many and how they overlap comes into view when you start thinking about what has meaning in your life.  Taking on too much and trying to do a number of items at once reduces our ability to be present and mindful. It creates an unhealthy level of stress and takes away from our calm inner peace.
Pick one task, do it well, present with clarity and calm.
That person in front of you, put the phone away, cancel other overlapping commitments and sink into their company – you will never regret this.

 

UNUSUAL MATERIAL POSSESSIONS
Those in the form of nick-nacks, collections, sports equipment, jewellery, kitchenware, DVDs, just to name a few, also need review.

 

LIFE ASPIRATIONS
Are you someone that has a list of to-dos that continues to increase? Or do you sign up for multiple online courses and workshops without taking the time to implement the learnings, as I was/am still working on? Get real about what you can do, if all this extra noise isn’t directly in line with your higher purpose consider cutting it out, or putting it on a list and putting it to the side for 12 months whilst you test out actioning less and see how you feel. We only have so much time in our life and most of us want down time in there too, it is healthy, but we must create space for it.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA
How many social media apps do you have? Yet how many do you actually connect with or get something valuable from when you use them? Remove any that are only visited here and there when you a just killing time – you really don’t have enough of it to be killing it off.

 

DEBT
Write up where to begin and chip away with focus. Keep it front of mind when you go to make that next purchase, or how much further all the pennies spent elsewhere could be adding up to a holiday.

 

COMMUNICATION
When you communicate with more intent and compassion you find you speak less and therefore you hear more. Be present, listen to what they are really saying, what is underlying this dialogue rather than think about what to say next and see your relationships thrive.

 

NEGATIVITY
There is a great challenge going around about avoiding any negative comment or complaint for a week. It is amazing how often we whinge. Give it a go, you will feel amazing at the end.

 

DIET
I have a passion for food and nutrition that has lead to studying a Bachelor of Nutrition. This was born of peeling back what didn’t serve me and when it came to food a lot of what I was consuming didn’t serve me. When I got to the heart of it I uncovered a real passion in understanding what nourishes me and supports my peak mental and physical performance with longevity in mind.  Whilst my interest will be more involved than most, it is a truly enjoyable ritual to return to – cooking. Learning new wholesome food that you can cook with your family or alone, that leaves you feeling light and energised has been one of the best changes. And what hasn’t worked out has been some of the funniest times my partner and I still laugh about. Zucchini Noodle Spaghetti Bolagianse and Cauliflower Fried Rice have become two new stables and household favourites for all.

 

LUGGAGE
I travelled to Cambodia with a backpack. I 3 outfits and just the basics, and loved it. I didn’t miss anything at all. Having less and using less along the way made for a wonderfully light across country trip. Living a minimalist life prepared me perfectly for a holiday that became about the people and place I was visiting.

 

PHOTOS
When you get home from your trip, don’t let the sorting of your photos be a project that gets pushed to the side. Get the photos printed, delete the duplicates and lower quality photos and really enjoy the reflection this brings in the weeks preceding. Digital detoxing might not be as visible, but it feels just as great to tackle as well.

 

Find more tips and info on simplifying your life in my book: Five Bedrooms to Five Boxes; A Guide to Living Simply with Purpose.