Strawberry Teff Loaf + Cooking Therapy

I’ve been cooking a bit lately. And I find it deliciously therapeutic. I love the process of combining and creating because it’s rhythmical and calculated. It’s quiet. And I’m happy to admit that I still feel a surge of excitement when everything works as it’s supposed to! Whoever knew that adding this to that would make something so-damn-goooood?! I’ve also realised that mixing a bowl of ingredients … Continue reading Strawberry Teff Loaf + Cooking Therapy

Love is in the air.

Two weddings in two weeks, one Saturday after the other. That’s a whole lotta love in a very short space of time. To tell you the truth, it’s totally overwhelmed me. Totally and utterly, because I was reminded of the human capacity to love. I guess that sounds a little bleak (and soppy), doesn’t it? But honestly, I needed to be overwhelmed. Because it can be so very easy … Continue reading Love is in the air.

Fearfully and wonderfully made… or not?

Recently, I stood up the front of my church and told 25 or so highschoolers that they are all fearfully and wonderfully made. I told them that their bodies are precious, precious temples and that God doesn’t make mistakes. I meant every word of it. Every single word. Not long afterwards, when all the hype and craziness of the night had passed, I felt a prick of … Continue reading Fearfully and wonderfully made… or not?

How to go slow: part 2

If you’ve been tagging along with my exploration of slow living, you’ll know that I’ve been doing some weird and wonderful things in an attempt to cultivate slowness in my life. You might want to catch up with Part 1 of How to Go Slow before reading on. This is Part 2. I like to think that it’s equally as weird, equally as wonderful. The executing of slowness, extended edition: … Continue reading How to go slow: part 2

How to go slow: part 1

To do nothing at all is the most difficult thing in the world, the most difficult and the most intellectual – Oscar Wilde Lately, I’ve been trying (sometimes in vain) to live a slower life. I’ve been trying to quieten my mind and focus my attention on single tasks in order to cultivate productivity and efficiency. I’ve been trying to practice mindfulness, notice my surroundings, … Continue reading How to go slow: part 1

Is the entire human race rushing to its death?

I have been pondering slowness as of late. And I very much like the idea of it. But what does it actually look like to live slow? And how can I live a slower life when all around me things demand my attention, demand to be started and finished and started all over again? In my writing class at uni the other day, we read an … Continue reading Is the entire human race rushing to its death?

Slow down everyone, you’re moving too fast…

She moved softly about the kitchen in the quietness of the early morning. Eyelids downcast beneath the heavy, happy warmth that filtered in through the open window. Outside, gentle, blue-skied winter. On the stove, yellow flames licked at the bottom of a blackened pot, its contents slowly bubbling. Slowly, slowly. Stirring slowly. Yesterday, three things happened that I felt compelled to put into words. 1. I … Continue reading Slow down everyone, you’re moving too fast…

7 things I am digging at the moment

For better or for worse, I’m the sort of person who gets really into things. And by “into” I mean a step down from completely obsessed. So I thought I’d share the random assortment of things that I’ve been digging (not literally) as of late, just for conversation’s sake, ya know? Soon enough I’ll be up and gone, so I figure it’s good to make the most of … Continue reading 7 things I am digging at the moment

Would you like beans with that?

If you read my post “5 Things I Love to Hate About Air Travel“ you’ll know that I greatly dislike plane/airport food. Not only because it is astronomically expensive, but also because it is stodgy and less like food than one cares to admit. It’s also heavy on the waste and packaging which, truth be told, stresses me out. Heck, except for a few items … Continue reading Would you like beans with that?

Why fitness magazines are ruining your health

Our society’s current interest with health and wellbeing is a great thing, but when that interest is driven by guilt and obsession, things start to turn nasty. Unfortunately, fitness magazines have been, well… less than helpful in promoting a sustainable approach to fitness, health and wellbeing. Your body is not a “problem” that needs solving. Does seeing images of taut and toned tums on every … Continue reading Why fitness magazines are ruining your health